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A musical celebration that chronicles the birth of rock 'n' roll, Memphis follows a deejay who dared to play the music of black and white America together.

Nick Cordero, Richard H. Blake, Bobby Conte Thornton, Ariana DeBose and More to Lead A BRONX TALE on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2016

Producers Tommy Mottola, the Dodgers, and Tribeca Productions have just announced casting for the Broadway premiere of A BRONX TALE THE MUSICAL, the new musical featuring a book by Academy Award nominee Chazz Palminteri, music by Oscar, Grammy, and Tony Award winner Alan Menken, and lyrics by Grammy Award winner and Oscar and Tony Award nominee Glenn Slater, co-directed by two-time Oscar winner Robert De Niro and four-time Tony Award winner Jerry Zaks, with choreography by Tony nominee Sergio Trujillo. (more...)

Gene Johnson Announced as Tennessee Craft Week Honorary Chairman
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2016

Tennessee Craft is delighted to announce Gene Johnson as the 2016 Honorary Chairman for Tennessee Craft Week. A member of the GRAMMY Award winning band Diamond Rio, Johnson loves the forest and has a wonderful talent in carpentry, along with a passionate hobby of collecting old tools and old instruments. He is scheduled to visit TCW events in Chattanooga, Memphis and Nashville during the October celebration. (more...)

Cast Announced for Regional Premiere of Sting's THE LAST SHIP in Utah
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2016

Pioneer Theatre Company presents the regional premiere of The Last Ship, the semi-autobiographical lyrical musical by the world-renowned musician Sting. Sting wrote the music and lyrics; the book was written by the Tony and Pulitzer Prize-winning writers John Logan and Brian Yorkey. (more...)

MCCC's WWFM The Classical Network Introduces New Concert Series
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2016

WWFM The Classical Network, located on Mercer County Community College's West Windsor Campus, is pleased to announce the launch of IRIS Wired, a new monthly concert broadcast series featuring performances by the IRIS Orchestra, part of WWFM's Celebrating Our Musical Community series. (more...)

Stages Adds Special Matinee Performance to Grand Finale of 30th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2016

Due to unprecedented advance ticket sales, STAGES St. Louis is thrilled to announce the addition of a special matinee performance to the original Sister Act show schedule. A conscious effort to meet patron demand, this extra show marks the first additional matinee STAGES has put on in its 30 year history. The added performance will be held on Thursday, September 29th at 2pm. (more...)

Nigel Harman to Direct a Steven Berkoff West End LUNCH and THE BOW OF ULYSSES
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2016

Nigel Harman is to head a first class creative team when he directs a major West End season of Steven Berkoff one-act plays, Lunch and The Bow of Ulysses at Trafalgar Studios for five weeks from Thursday 6 October - Saturday 5 November. (more...)

Twenty-Four to Make Broadway Debuts as 'GREAT COMET' Announces Complete Cast
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2016

Complete casting has been announced for the new musical NATASHA, PIERRE & THE GREAT COMET OF 1812, featuring the Broadway debuts of 24 cast and creative team members, including Josh Groban* as 'Pierre' and Denee Benton* as 'Natasha.' (more...)

Sarah Ruhl's New Play SCENES FROM COURT LIFE to Open Yale Rep's 50th Anniversary Season; Cast Set!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2016

Yale Repertory Theatre, celebrating 50 years of daring artists, bold choices, and adventurous audiences, presents the world premiere of Scenes from Court Life, or the whipping boy and his prince by Sarah Ruhl, directed by Mark Wing-Davey, September 30-October 22 at Yale University Theatre (222 York Street). Opening Night is Thursday, October 6. (more...)

Melissa Etheridge Releases Full Solo Concert on TV series INFINITY HALL LIVE
by TV News Desk - Aug 30, 2016

The fifth season finale of the Syndicated public TV music series INFINITY HALL LIVE features a terrific, intimate hourlong solo performance from Melissa Etheridge. (more...)

NITTY GRITTY DIRT BAND AND FRIENDS Concert Album to Celebrate 50 Years
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2016

Nearly a dozen of those artists join the group on this year's Nitty Gritty Dirt Band and Friends - Circlin' Back: Celebrating 50 Years concert album, available as a CD or as a CD/DVD combo, due out September 30th on the band's own NGDB Records, LLC, distributed by Warner Music Nashville. (more...)

Franke Center Season to Open with Acoustic Guitarist Mary Flower
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2016

Marshall, Mich. - Internationally known and award-winning guitarist Mary Flower will open the 2016/2017 Concert Season at the Franke Center for the Arts in Marshall on Saturday, September 17th at 8pm. (more...)

Fancy a Shave? The Human Race Theatre Company to Stage SWEENEY TODD
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2016

he Human Race kicks off its 2016-2017 Eichelberger Loft Season with the smash hit Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street - A Musical Thriller. Created by the Tony Award winning team by Stephen Sondheim (music and lyrics) and Hugh Wheeler (book) and based on an adaptation by Christopher Bond, this masterpiece of suspense invites audiences to attend the tale of Sweeney Todd. (more...)

Jason Donovan Set to Star in MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET At the Lyceum This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2016

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STS9 Premiere New Album THE UNIVERSE INSIDE
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2016

Acclaimed electronic rock band STS9 today (8/26) have partnered with Consequence of Sound to give fans an early listen to their new album THE UNIVERSE INSIDE--the band's first new full-length studio album in nearly seven years--ahead of its official Friday, September 2 release (more...)

John Patrick Shanley's OUTSIDE MULLINGAR to Play TheatreWorks This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2016

TheatreWorks Silicon Valley continues its 47th season with the regional premiere of a wry romantic comedy Outside Mullingar. (more...)

Nashville Elvis Festival to Celebrate Music a& Legacy of King of Rock and Roll
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2016

Music City Festivals, LLC is proud to announce the Nashville Elvis Festival - a premier Elvis event unlike any other, celebrating the music and legacy of Elvis Presley. (more...)

A CLOSER WALK WITH PATSY CLINE to Play the Plaza Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2016

Julie Johnson stars as America's favorite country music sweetheart in Dean Regan's musical tribute, "A Closer Walk with Patsy Cline." (more...)

Disney's THE LITTLE MERMAID Added to Orpheum Broadway Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2016

The Orpheum Theatre Group is excited to announce that a one-week engagement of Disney's THE LITTLE MERMAID has been added to its 2016-2017 Broadway Season, playing July 25-30, 2017. With the addition of this live musical production, new subscribers can now customize a series with a Pick 4 season ticket package option.  (more...)

Photo Flash: Hunter Foster Directs MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET at Westchester Broadway Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2016

Check out brand-new stills from the Hunter Foster-directed production of MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET. (more...)

Cassandra Murphy to Lead EVITA at Cabrillo Music Theatre This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2016

For the first time in its history, EVITA, this revolutionary Andrew Lloyd Webber/Tim Rice musical is being produced by Cabrillo Music Theatre.  (more...)

GYPSY to Open MTC MainStage's 30th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2016

Music Theatre of Connecticut MainStage, Fairfield County's professional award-winning theatre company, will open its 30th Anniversary Season with a revamped production of "Gypsy." The season-opener will run September 9-25. (more...)

WE SO HAPA - A Multicultural Cabaret Coming to The Triad
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2016

SAKIMA PRODUCTIONS in association with Alex Chester, Rebecca Lee Lerman, and Kalen Sakima, announce WE SO HAPA, conceived by Alex Chester, with contributions from Rebecca Lee Lerman and Kalen Sakima will feature a vast selection of songs from Broadway musicals to original music from Jessica Wu and Timothy Ware. (more...)

'Memphis Soul Man' Marcus Scott Joins Legendary Group Tower of Power
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2016

Electrifying. Soulful. Compelling. These three words exemplify the sound of the new lead singer of Tower of Power, 'Memphis Soul Man' Marcus Scott. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Watch Highlights of HUNCHBACK at Music Circus - Starring Deaf Actor John McGinty, Lesli Margherita, Mark Jacoby and More!
by Stage Tube - Aug 24, 2016

The 2016 Music Circus season concludes with the Northern California premiere of a new musical from the mind of Victor Hugo, inspired by one of the most epic stories ever told: The Hunchback of Notre Dame. This daring production sets the classic tale of love, vengeance, and compassion to one of the most sweeping scores ever written for the stage. It's the only stage collaboration between two masters of American musical theatre, Alan Menken (Disney's The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast) and Stephen Schwartz (Wicked, Pippin). BroadwayWorld brings you a first look at highlights of the show below! (more...)

PROSPECT HIGH: BROOKLYN, Co-Written by Teens, to Conclude Rolling World Premiere in NYC
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2016

Roundabout Theatre Company and Education at Roundabout have just announced that the Repertory High School for Theatre Arts in New York City will present the New York premiere of PROSPECT HIGH: BROOKLYN. (more...)

Brand New Vocal Competition DROP THE MIC Heading to TV by Year's End
by TV News Desk - Aug 24, 2016

Drop The Mic LLC and Muzicol International announced their partnership to launch their new TV show named DROP THE MIC by the end of 2016. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Deaf Actor John McGinty, Lesli Margherita, Mark Jacoby and More in HUNCHBACK at Music Circus
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2016

The 2016 Music Circus season concludes with the Northern California premiere of a new musical from the mind of Victor Hugo, inspired by one of the most epic stories ever told: The Hunchback of Notre Dame. This daring production sets the classic tale of love, vengeance, and compassion to one of the most sweeping scores ever written for the stage. It's the only stage collaboration between two masters of American musical theatre, Alan Menken (Disney's The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast) and Stephen Schwartz (Wicked, Pippin).  BroadwayWorld brings you a first look below! (more...)

CMT Announces Premiere Dates for MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET, NASHVILLE & More
by TV News Desk - Aug 24, 2016

CMT today revealed the premiere dates for its 2017 scripted series including "Nashville," "Million Dollar Quartet" (working title) and "Still The King," marking the biggest scripted slate in the network's history. (more...)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal for UGLY LIES THE BONE at Alliance Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2016

Rehearsals started yesterday for The Alliance Theatre's production of Ugly Lies the Bone, a beautifully written drama about postwar recovery by Lindsey Ferrentino. Ugly Lies the Bone will run on the Hertz Stage at the Alliance Theatre September 16 - October 9, 2016. Opening night is Wednesday, September 21, 2016. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the company in rehearsal below! (more...)

Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST to Open 2016-17 at Theatre Memphis
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2016

Theatre Memphis is presenting the Disney family classic musical, Beauty and the Beast, September 2 - 25, 2016, on the Lohrey Stage. (more...)

Milford Arts Council Announces First Show of Nite Spot Nights Series
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2016

Milford Arts Council, in association with Pantochino Productions Inc. announce the first show of their Nite Spot Nights series of cabaret entertainment for the coming season.  Amy Lynn and the Honey Men, formerly Amy Lynn and the Gunshow, is a seven-piece machine that blows glitter all over the traditional Memphis-motown soul/rock style. At the controls is Amy Lynn, a vocal powerhouse whose unique flair of quirky, down-to-earth humor countervails against the serious musicianship of her band's bari sax, tenor sax, trumpet, keys, bass, and drums. Both together and apart, members of band draw on a range of experience playing for acts such as Roberta Flack, Spoon, Bette Midler, Red Baraat, St. Vincent, The National, Yo La Tengo, Loser's Lounge, Duffy, Antibalas, and the Radio City Orchestra.   (more...)

Daphne Rubin-Vega Joins Cast of World Premiere of MISS YOU LIKE HELL at La Jolla Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2016

La Jolla Playhouse announces the cast and creative team for its world-premiere production of Miss You Like Hell, book and lyrics by Pulitzer Prize winner Quiara Alegria Hudes (In the Heights, Water by the Spoonful), music and lyrics by acclaimed singer/songwriter Erin McKeown, directed by Lear deBessonet (Public Theatre's The Odyssey) and choreographed by Danny Mefford (Broadway's Fun Home). Commissioned by the Playhouse and developed during the 2016 DNA New Work Series, the production has been extended by one week, now running October 25 - December 4 in the Mandell Weiss Theatre. Tickets go on sale August 27 at LaJollaPlayhouse.org or by calling (858) 550-1010. (more...)

Amy Donaho Howell Launches HEALING HIGH GEAR
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2016

September is national Sepsis Awareness Month, and today Amy Donaho Howell announces the launch of her new book 'Healing in High Gear, Surviving Sepsis: A Guide for Families, Patients, Caregivers and Healthcare Providers.' It's a true and inspiring story of how her family shifted into the ultimate high gear to survive septic shock twice and how the medical team played a key role. (more...)

SISTER ACT To Close Out Stages 30th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2016

There's a real reason to rejoice for everybody's favorite nun, Deloris Van Cartier, is coming to STAGES to stir up her special brand of habit-forming fun! Playing September 9-October 9 at the Robert G. Reim Theatre in Kirkwood, Sister Act will close STAGES' 30th Anniversary Season with the gift of laughter, the power of music, and a touch of heavenly inspiration. (more...)

Blind Lemon Peel Pop-Up Blues Festival Go Fund Me Campaign Established
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2016

The Blind Lemon Peel Pop-Up Blues Festival has established a Go Fund Me Campaign, to help fund the newest, exciting Blues festival in Southern California. (more...)

New Online Music Destination Site Jeff Buckley: The Record Collection Launches
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2016

Legacy Recordings, the catalog division of Sony Music Entertainment, has launched Jeff Buckley: The Record Collection, a new online music destination site offering fans access to the music Jeff loved most. The Jeff Buckley Record Collection project has been overseen by the artist's mother, Mary Guibert. (more...)

Allah-Las Unveil 'Could Be You' Video; CALICO REVIEW Album Out 9/9
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2016

“Could Be You,” the new video from Allah-Las' forthcoming album, Calico Review, premieres today via Interview Magazine, who says, “Allah-Las is a bona fide Los Angeles rock band...creating down-to-earth tracks that sound as though they emerged from a sultry garage in Southern California.” (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 Review: Raleigh Little Theatre's MEMPHIS
by Jeffrey Kare - Aug 22, 2016

Loosely based on the life and career of Dewey Phillips, one of the first disc jockeys to have ever played black music on the radio in the 1950's, Memphis tells the story of a white radio DJ who wants to change the world and a black nightclub singer who is ready for her big break. (more...)

The Theater People Podcast Welcomes PARAMOUR Star Jeremy Kushnier
by Theater People Podcast - Aug 22, 2016

Kushnier made his Broadway debut in the lead role of Ren McCormack in the 1998 production of FOOTLOOSE. He went on to star on Broadway in RENT, JERSEY BOYS, and JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR. He was a part of the original New York company of SHEAR MADDNESS, and he can currently be seen in PARAMOUR, Cirque Du Soliel's first-ever Broadway production. (more...)

Photo Flash: MEMPHIS at Raleigh Little Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2016

Musical. Explosive dancing, irresistible songs, and a thrilling tale of fame and love. Inspired by actual events, about a white, radio DJ who wants to change the world and a black club singer who is ready for her big break. Come along on their incredible journey to the ends of the airwaves. (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...)

Eric B. Anthony and More Set for A LITTLE NEW MUSIC at Feinstein's at the Nikko
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2016

Today, co-founders Chris Maikish and Luke Klipp announced the cast for the acclaimed Los Angeles musical theater series, A Little New Music, performing at San Francisco's Feinstein's at the Nikko on Wednesday, September 7 at 7 p.m. (more...)

Kevin Garrett Shares New Single 'Precious' Out Today
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2016

Kevin Garrett's new single “Precious” is available at all digital streaming partners after a worldwide premiere on Zane Lowe Beats 1 Radio earlier this week. (more...)

Rock N' Roll Vets One Less Reason Release Single, Video for 'Break Me'
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2016

Veteran Rock band One Less Reason has released a redemptive and emotional new video for 'Break Me' with an Exclusive Premiere @ Loudwire. (more...)

Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn Gets A Theater in the Park for the Summer
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2016

August in August' is a brand new annual live performance series teaming Joseph Grant Jr., ambassador of arts and culture for the councilman and theatrical producer Andrea J. Fulton of the Anderson & Bert Cade Fulton Foundation. Joint efforts result in the mounting of August Wilson's Tony nominated Two Trains Running directed by Sabura Rashid as its upcoming offering starting August 26th 2016. The production of 'Two Trains Running' will be featured at Fulton Park in Brooklyn on Aug. 26 from 6 to 9 p.m., and Aug. 27 at Herbert Von King Park from 4 to 7p.m. Both performances are FREE. August in August actually began Aug. 13 with the first installation of the series 'Ma Rainey's Black Bottom performed at Fulton Park in Brooklyn, produced by the Bed-Stuy Theatre Group. (more...)

Tove Lo Premieres Video for 'cool girl'; New Album Out 10/28
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2016

Critically acclaimed, Grammy®-nominated multi-platinum artist Tove Lo will release her long-awaited second album LADY WOOD on October 28th via Island Records (more...)

Barbara Rafferty Joins THE WEDDING SINGER at King's Theatre Glasgow Next Spring
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2016

A sparkling new production of The Wedding Singer starring Barbara Rafferty, Jon Robyns, Ray Quinn, Cassie Compton, Roxanne Pallett will make an appearance at the King's in Glasgow from Tuesday 18 April for five nights as part of major UK tour. (more...)

Tove Lo Premieres Video for 'cool girl'; New Album LADY WOOD Out This October
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2016

Critically acclaimed, Grammy-nominated multi-platinum artist Tove Lo will release her long-awaited second album LADY WOOD on October 28th via Island Records, it was officially announced today (for full album tracklisting see below). (more...)

Rock N' Roll Veterans One Less Reason Release Video for 'Break Me'
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2016

Veteran Rock band One Less Reason has released a redemptive and emotional new video for “Break Me” with an Exclusive Premiere @ Loudwire. They are simultaneously releasing new album “The Memories Uninvited”. (more...)

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