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Chrysta Bell's Announces New EP SOMEWHERE IN THE NOWHERE with David Lynch
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2016

Chrysta Bell, longtime musical partner of David Lynch, will release the Somewhere in the Nowhere EP, the follow-up to her critically acclaimed debut album This Train, on October 7. (more...)

Photo Flash: The 3rd Annual Chicago Musical Theatre Festival
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2016

Underscore Theatre Company is pleased to present its third annual CHICAGO MUSICAL THEATRE FESTIVAL, featuring 14 new musical productions. Created to showcase and support Chicago's burgeoning field of musical theatre creators, this year's festival will be held August 9 - 28, 2016 at Victory Gardens Richard Christiansen Theater, 2433 N. Lincoln Ave. in Chicago. Each production will receive four performances during the Festival. The full schedule (Tuesdays - Sundays) and can be found at, with tickets currently on sale ($20 per show, $200 all-festival rush passes). The press "sneak preview," featuring a sampling of songs from the 2016 Festival, is Monday, August 8 at 7:30 pm. (more...)

First Look: Snakehips Reveal Official Video for 'Cruel' featuring Zayn!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2016

Snakehips has released the video for 'Cruel' featuring Zayn (Columbia Records) Watch it now! (more...)

Kurtis Simmons Makes Solo Debut at Rockwell Table
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2016

Recording artist Kurtis Simmons will make his LA solo debut at Rockwell Table & Stage in Los Feliz on Monday, August 29 at 8pm. With music direction by Sean Bart, Simmons will perform songs from his critically acclaimed pop/rock CD Fraction of a Thread along with some tunes from his original musical Hipster Sweatshop (co-written with Kyle Puccia and Darryl Stephens). (more...)

Planet Connections Theatre Festivity Awards Come to Cherry Lane This Weekend; Nominees Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2016

Planet Connections Theatre Festivity, New York's premiere socially conscious-eco-friendly theatre festival, caps off its latest season with its annual awards ceremony on Sunday, August 14, at 7pm, at the Cherry Lane Theatre, located at 38 Commerce Street. (more...)

SARTA Announces 2016 Elly Nominees!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2016

More than 410 Elly nominees for the 2015-16 season were announced at an informal nomination reception on Sunday, August 7, 2016 beginning at 7pm. More than 100 actors, directors, technicians, and producers were on hand to listen excitedly for their names to be called.  This year's theme is Some Enchanted Ellys.  (more...)

The Writers Lab, Funded by Meryl Streep, Selects 2016 Participants
by TV News Desk - Aug 4, 2016

New York Women in Film & Television (NYWIFT) and IRIS, a collective of women filmmakers, are pleased to announce the selected screenwriters to participate in the second year of The Writers Lab. (more...)

Biffy Clyro's First US Video 'Howl' From Their Acclaimed New Album Ellipses
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2016

Biffy Clyro are back with a bang. Their new album Ellipsis still commands a Top 10 chart position in their native U.K., after shooting straight to #1, upon release. (more...)

Sarah Harding and Andy Moss Set to Star in GHOST: THE MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2016


Photo Flash: Betsy Wolfe, Margo Seibert, Shaina Taub and More Take Part in WOMEN OF NOTE at NYMF
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2016

The New York Musical Festival (NYMF) presented the Women of Note concert series, celebrating female, queer and trans artists who are changing the landscape of musical theatre, on Monday, August 1 at The Duke on 42nd Street. Featuring dynamic sounds and incredible performers, this one-night-only concert event showcased even more artists than last year in two back-to-back performances. BroadwayWorld has photos from the show below! (more...)

Review Roundup & Set List for Night One of Barbra Streisand's Summer Tour
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2016

Barbra Streisand, who last year became the only recording artist or group to achieve #1 albums in each of six decades, is bringing her legendary live performances to 9 cities, beginning last night at L.A.'s Staples Center. (more...)

Patrick Zimmerli Quartet Celebrates New Album
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2016


Marsai Martin to Lead Amazon's Original Live-Action American Girl Special MELODY
by TV News Desk - Aug 25, 2016

Marsai Martin (Black-ish) has been cast in Amazon's original upcoming American Girl live-action special Melody, 1963: Love Has to Win, an American Girl Story as Melody, which will premiere on Amazon Prime Video this fall. (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...)

Photo Flash: Black Box Studios Presents BAD JEWS
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2016

Black Box Studios ?proudly presents the first fully­produced show of the 2016-17 season, Black Box Studios' inaugural season of professional theatre: a new production of Bad Jews by Joshua Harmon? (B'way 2016-­17 season: Significant Other), directed by Black Box Performing Arts Center's Artistic Direc ? tor, Matt Okin?. (more...)

Bang on a Can's 2016-2017 Season Announced
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2016

Bang on a Can's 2016-2017 season continues the "relentlessly inventive" (New York Magazine) new music collective's mission to create an international community dedicated to innovative music, wherever it is found, with performances throughout the U.S., Canada, and Europe. (more...)

American Entertainer Pat Boone Takes the Stage at the Suncoast Showroom on Sept. 9 and 10
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2016

Legendary singer and entertainer Pat Boone will perform at the Suncoast Showroom on Sept. 9 and 10. (more...)

Breaking News: Jennifer Holliday Will Return to Broadway in THE COLOR PURPLE; Heather Headley Set to Depart in October
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2016

Beginning performances Tuesday, October 4, Tony and Grammy Award winner JENNIFER HOLLIDAY will assume the role of Shug Avery in John Doyle's Tony Award-winning production of the Broadway musical, THE COLOR PURPLE.  HEATHER HEADLEY, who is currently performing the role, will give her final performance on Sunday, October 2. (more...)

Return of the Queen! Take Your Afternoon Coffee Break with Broadway-Bound Jennifer Holliday
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2016

This will mark Holliday's first Broadway show since 2001, when she played Matron Mama Morton in CHICAGO. To celebrate the big news, take your afternoon coffee break with the Broadway legend and some of her most memorable performances! (more...)

BWW Review: It's Fine and Memorable, No DOUBT About It
by Steve Callahan - Aug 23, 2016

Christine Brewer stars in 'DOUBT' at Union Avenue Opera. (more...)

PAPER ROUTE Announces Headlining U.S. Tour In Support Of 'Real Emotion'
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2016

As they look ahead to the September 23rd release of their new album Real Emotion, Nashville-based alt-rock trio PAPER ROUTE have announced that their headlining U.S. tour will kick off October 27th in Baton Rouge, LA. (more...)

Cornelia Street Cafe Hosts Three-Day Classical Music Festival
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2016

The Cornelia Street Cafe began as an artist bistro and it has remained so for nearly 40 years. It is a wonderful and welcoming venue for artists of every conceivable genre.  On Sunday, August 21 at 8:30pm the Cafe launched a 3-Day Classical Music Festival that began with violinist Gregory Harrington and pianist Matei Varga (piano). (more...)

Jacqui Dubois and More Join GHOST - THE MUSICAL UK Tour; Cast Complete!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2016

West End musical theatre star Jacqui Dubois (original London cast of Rent and Children of Eden, other credits include The Lion King, Fela and most recentlyPeople, Places and Things ) will join Sarah and Andy as 'Oda Mae Brown', the part made famous in the film by Whoopi Goldberg. (more...)

THE SOUND OF MUSIC to play San Jose's Center for the Performing Arts
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2016

Single tickets for the brand new production of THE SOUND OF MUSIC, directed by three-time Tony Award® winner Jack O'Brien, go on-sale on Thursday, September 1. This lavish new production will make its San Jose premiere November 8-13, 2016 at the Center for the Performing Arts (255 Almaden Blvd., San Jose) as part of a North American tour. (more...)

BWW TV: He's There (X4)! SHOWTUNE SHUFFLE - 'The Phantom of the Opera' Edition!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Aug 20, 2016

The beauty of a long-running Broadway show is being able to see an iconic role portrayed by more than just one star. Today, BroadwayWorld is continuing our SHOWTUNE SHUFFLE series with a Broadway classic. Below, watch as three Phantoms seduce four Christines into their lairs from start to finish. Click below to watch Ali Ewoldt, Julia Udine, Mary Michael Patterson, Samantha Hill, Laird Mackintosh, Jeremy Strolle and Peter Joback trade off the Melody and strut all over the Bryant Park stage! (more...)

Tickets on Sale Next Week for THE SOUND OF MUSIC at Fox Cities Performing Arts Center
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2016

The hills are alive! Tickets go on sale for the brand new production of THE SOUND OF MUSIC, directed by three-time Tony Award winner Jack O'Brien on Friday, Aug. 26 at 10 a.m. This lavish new production runs Dec. 13-18 at the Fox Cities Performing Arts Center as part of a North American tour. (more...)

The New Up Reveal Cinematic Groove of 'Future is Now'; New LP 'Tiny Mirrors' Out 11/4
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2016

Every so often, a band comes along with a collection of music that transcends the present moment with sharp, poignant songwriting and vibrant soundscapes. For San Francisco's The New Up, it's their upcoming release Tiny Mirrors. (more...)

BAD JEWS to Launch 2016-17 at BBPAC
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2016

Black Box Studios presents the first fully­produced show of the 2016­-17 season, Black Box Studios' inaugural season of professional theatre: a new production of Bad Jews by Joshua Harmon (B'way 2016-­17 season: Significant Other), directed by Black Box Performing Arts Center's Artistic Director, Matt Okin. (more...)

Print all In new window Factory Floor's '25 25' LP Out Today on DFA
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2016

Today sees the release of Factory Floor's sophomore album 25 25 via DFA Records. Stripped to a mesmerising dance of percussion, fragmented voice and Melody, 25 25 captures the next vital stage in the evolution of one of the UK's most restless and exploratory groups. (more...)

The Kennedy Center Sets 15th Annual PAGE TO STAGE New Play Festival Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2016

The Kennedy Center hosts its 15th annual Page-to-Stage New Play Festival from Saturday, September 3 to Monday, September 5, 2016, featuring more than 50 theaters from the D.C. metropolitan area, all with a mission to produce and support new work. (more...)

Charley Young to Release New Album 'Phoenix Rising' 9/13
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2016

Charley Young, the unstoppable Southern Girl with New York City Grit, announces September 13, 2016, as the release date for her new album, Phoenix Rising. The triumphant album is available for pre-order today (more...)

Fat Possum's Kadhja Bonet Announces Debut LP Out 10/21
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2016

The newly signed, genre defying Kadhja Bonet has announced the release of her debut The Visitor. On the album, Kadhja – pronounced “kod-ya” – invites us into a world not wholly our own, where past and future meet in a parallel, yet far lovelier, present. (more...)

Blossoms Hit No. 1 on UK Album Charts; Announce North American Tour
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2016

2016 is Blossoms' year, and with a forthcoming North American headlining tour this fall, their domination is certain to roll over into 2017 and beyond. (more...)

VIDEO: Sneak Peek - Season Two of Amazon Original Series CREATIVE GALAXY, Premiering 9/16
by TV News Desk - Aug 17, 2016

On Friday, September 16, Amazon Original Kids Series CREATIVE GALAZY, the hit 'make-along, create-along' animated art adventure preschool series, is set to blast off for Season Two on Prime Video with all-new episodes. (more...)

Gary Nesta Pine to Release New Album REVELATIONS Out on August 26, 2016
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2016

Gary Nesta Pine has been inspired by, and devoted to, music for as long as he can remember.  “I'm a messenger from Jah.  My dad was a postman; I feel like I am the postman of music.” The impact reggae has had on his life, and him on its sound, can't be understated. They're so intertwined that it's hard to imagine Jamaican roots reggae without the passion of Gary Nesta Pine. (more...)

Blossoms Reach #1 In UK Album Charts, Announce North American Dates
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2016

2016 is Blossoms' year, and with a forthcoming North American headlining tour this fall, their domination is certain to roll over into 2017 and beyond. (more...)

LIVE FROM LINCOLN CENTER to Take Show On The Road This September
by TV News Desk - Aug 16, 2016

For the first time in its series history LIVE FROM LINCOLN CENTER takes its show on the road presenting The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center in a broadcast from Kentucky's Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill. (more...)

Donizetti's ROBERTO DEVEREUX Coming to THIRTEEN's Great Performances at the Met, 8/28
by TV News Desk - Aug 16, 2016

Roberto Devereux comes to THIRTEEN'S Great Performances at the Met Sunday, August 28 at 12 p.m. on PBS (check local listings). (In New York, THIRTEEN will air the opera on Sunday, September 4 at 12:30 p.m.) (more...)

BWW Interview: On a Magic Carpet Ride: ALADDIN and the Musicals of Robin and Clark
by Carla Maria Verdino-Sllwold - Aug 16, 2016

When Aladdin, directed and choreographed by Raymond Marc Dumont, opens on August 22, the four performances at Maine State Music Theatre will mark twenty-six years of collaboration and fifteen original shows created by the team of Marc Robin and Curt Dale Clark. These two highly respected artists – Robin, director, choreographer, Artistic Director of the Fulton Theatre and Clark, actor, director, Artistic Director of Maine State Music Theatre – have devoted a considerable portion of their indefatigable creative energy to composing, writing the books and lyrics for a series of musical fairytales designed to introduce new audiences to the magic, make believe and miracles that theatre can offer to the young and young at heart. (more...)

Maryland Ensemble Theatre to Open 2016-17 Season with BAD JEWS
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2016

Maryland Ensemble Theatre (MET) presents Josh Harman's runaway NY hit Bad Jews as its 2016-2017 Season Opener. Directed by MET Associate Artistic Director, Gene Fouche fresh off her direction of METs hit production of Superior Donuts, with Assistant Director Bethanie Herman. The play will run at MET for four weeks beginning September 16. (more...)

BWW Review: THE LAST FIVE YEARS Brings Love to New Heights at CCTC
by Kristen Morale - Aug 14, 2016

The Last Five Years, starring Kevin Quill as Jamie (who also directs) and Broadway's Sarah Killough as Cathy, opened this past weekend at the Cape Cod Theatre Company (home of the Harwich Junior Theatre). With book, music and lyrics all written by Brown (The Bridges of Madison County, Parade), The Last Five Years was the winner of the 2002 Drama Desk Award and was also recently made into the film starring Anna Kendrick and Jeremy Jordan. The musical chronicles the five-year relationship between Cathy, an aspiring actress and Jamie, a promising author, from meeting to breakup and from breakup to meeting in New York City. (more...)

Photo & Video: Meryl Streep Talks FLORENCE FOSTER JENKINS & More in 'TimesTalks'
by Oliver Oliveros - Aug 14, 2016

Moderated by the New York Times' (NYT) chief classical music critic Anthony Tommasini, three-time Academy Award winner Meryl Streep, who plays the titular role of the tone-deaf operatic soprano Florence Foster Jenkins in the movie of the same name, recently talked about the connection between acting and music; her desire to work on an original theater piece on the Broadway stage, among other things, in 'TimesTalks.' (more...)

UPDATE: Barbra Streisand Returns to Brooklyn - Reviewers Weigh In!
by Caryn Robbins - Aug 12, 2016

Barbra Streisand, who last year became the only recording artist or group to achieve #1 albums in each of six decades, is bringing her legendary live performances to 9 cities. Tonight, the Grammy winning artist returns to her roots, performing at the Barclays Center in her hometown of Brooklyn, New York. (more...)

Pennsylvania Ballet to Tour Three Cities in 2016-2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2016

Pennsylvania Ballet, under the artistic direction of Angel Corella, will tour three cities across North America during the 2016/2017 season. Performances include George Balanchine's Concerto Barocco August 22 - 27 at the Chicago Dancing Festival; George Balanchine's The Nutcracker® November 30 - December 4 with The Cleveland Orchestra; and Trey McIntyre'sThe Accidental May 19 - May 20 at Ballet West's National Choreographic Festival in Salt Lake City. (more...)

Keshet Chaim and Karmagraphy Announces LAND OF LIGHT
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2016

The Keshet Chaim Dance Ensemble  and Karmagraphy are excited to continue this cooperation through dance. They will share the stage and create together to expand their knowledge, language and movement.  Contemporary Israeli dance meets Bollywood!  (more...)

Tyne Daly to Lead DEAR WORLD in Concert at Valley Performing Arts Center
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2016

Now, Valley Performing Arts Center will kick-off the new season and its Broadway series on September 30 at 8:00pm with a one night only concert performance of Dear World, starring Tony and Emmy Award winner Tyne Daly in the role of Countess Aurelia. (more...)

L.A. Performance Artist Rachel Mason to Release Single Tigers in the Dark'
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2016

Renowned performance artist and musician Rachel Mason, freshly signed to Los Angeles-based Cleopatra Records, has announced her forthcoming single 'Tigers in the Dark', along with an accompanying video, directed by Matthew Spiegelman and choreographed by Haylee Nichele. This is the first single from the forthcoming album 'Das Ram'.The single, which is due out on September 9, will be followed by the 'Das Ram' LP, to be released digitally by Cleopatra Records and on limited edition cassette by Practical Records.  (more...)

CMTF: 14 New Works, So Who is the Next HAMILTON?
by Misha Davenport - Aug 11, 2016


Glenn Close, Deepak Chopra & More Transform Political Speeches on Ted Nash Big Band's New Album
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2016

On September 9, 2016, GRAMMY-nominated composer, arranger, multi-instrumentalist and longtime Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra member Ted Nash will release Presidential Suite: Eight Variations On Freedom, his debut on Motéma Music. (more...)

Tech Armor Announces Collaboration with Corning Incorporated to Introduce the Next Evolution of Glass Screen Protection for Mobile Devices
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2016


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