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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.


TheatreWorks Launches 48th Season with World Premiere of THE FOUR IMMIGRANTS
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

TheatreWorks Silicon Valley kicks off its 48th season with the World Premiere of The Four Immigrants: An American Musical Manga. Drawn from one of the first ever graphic novels, set to an infectious ragtime and vaudeville score by local composer/lyricist Min Kahng, the comic musical follows four Japanese immigrants in a world of possibility and prejudice: turn-of-the-twentieth-century San Francisco. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - May 24, 2017
by - May 24, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on May 24 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Making Movies Nat'l Tour w/ Hurray for the Riff Raff Kicks Off Next Week
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

American rock and roll band Making Movies will release their second LP, I Am Another You, this Friday, May 26. (more...)

The Broadway League 2017 LEAGUE AWARDS Honor Excellence in Broadway Touring
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

The annual Broadway League Awards, honoring excellence and achievement for Touring Broadway, were announced on Tuesday, May 16 during the Broadway League's 2017 Spring Road Conference. First presented in 1992, the Broadway League Awards recognize the contributions of those who have displayed exemplary service to the Broadway industry and are considered innovators of their craft. (more...)

Rashad Jennings Joins DANCING WITH THE STARS LIVE Tour; Full Schedule Announced
by TV News Desk - May 24, 2017

DANCING WITH THE STARS Season 24 winner and NFL running back Rashad Jennings will join his partner, Emma Slater, this summer in “Dancing with the Stars: Live! - Hot Summer Nights.” (more...)

GOOD MORNING, THEATERATI for May 24, 2017
by Jeffrey Ellis - May 24, 2017

GOOD MORNING, THEATERATI! It's Wednesday, May 24, 2017! How do we know this, you might ask? Well, we spent last evening at TPAC'S Andrew Jackson Hall, soaking up every possible bit of Carole King: The Beautiful Musical - wait, it's the other way around - Beautiful: The Carole King Musical and despite the earworm known as 'One Fine Day,' we are still floating on the inspiration and memories of opening night. (more...)

The Theater People Podcast Chats with the Legendary Betty Buckley
by Theater People Podcast - May 23, 2017

On Tuesday, May 23rd the Theater People podcast welcomes Tony winner and Broadway legend Betty Buckley. For the episode, Buckley shares hilarious and fascinating stories from her nearly five decades as a Broadway and West End star. She also shares cuts from her new album STORY SONGS. (more...)


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RENT 20th Anniversary Tour to Bring La Vie Boheme to Memphis
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2017

The RENT 20th Anniversary Tour will play at the Orpheum Theatre in Memphis, TN for a limited engagement June 16-18, 2017. (more...)

BWW Review: Cumberland County Playhouse's Magnificent MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET
by Jeffrey Ellis - May 22, 2017

Ross Griffin's dramatically flamboyant portrayal of Jerry Lee Lewis in Cumberland County Playhouse's magnificent production of the Tony Award-winning Million Dollar Quartet would be reason enough to buy a ticket to see the fast-moving, tune-filled salute to one of music's most legendary nights that didn't end up with some star dying in a plane crash or surviving a car wreck. (more...)

Riverside Theatre Announces 2017- 2018 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2017

Beginning Thursday, June 1st at 10am, single tickets for Riverside Theatre's exciting 2017-2018 Season of shows go on sale. Building on the success and support the theatre has received over the last few years, Riverside is proud to present another ambitious season of music, comedy, and drama. (more...)

Tyrone Huntley to Join Willemijn Verkaik Live in Concert at Cambridge Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2017

Evening Standard Emerging Talent Award winner and Olivier Award nominee Tyrone Huntley (Jesus Christ Superstar) just announced as a special guest for Willemijn Verkaik's one-night West End concert. (more...)

Pokey LaFarge's 'Must Be A Reason' Music Video Premieres at NPR Music
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2017

“Must Be A Reason” is from LaFarge's anticipated new album, Manic Revelations, which was released last Friday on Rounder Records (more...)

Mesa Arts Center 17-18 Performing Live Season Announced
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2017

Mesa Arts Center today announced its 2017-18 Performing Live season. Tickets go on sale Monday, May 22 at 10 a.m. and will be available at the Mesa Arts Center Box Office, at 480-644-6500, or mesaartscenter.com. (more...)

Low Cut Connie's 'Dirty Pictures (Part 1)' Out Today via Contender Records
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2017

Today, Low Cut Connie release their fourth studio album Dirty Pictures (Part 1) available worldwide via Contender Records. (more...)

Nashville's Stelle Amor Releases Self-Titled Debut EP
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2017

Nashville's rising 'soulternative' siren, Stelle Amor, has released her debut EP. The self-titled record premiered yesterday on Live For Live Music. Stelle Amor will be celebrating the release with a show at Nashville's Exit/In this Saturday, 5/20. (more...)

Schedule Announced for 2017 Jones Beach 'Live at the Shell' Bandshell Concert Series
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2017

The Jones Beach Bandshell today announced its lineup for Live at The Shell: The 2017 Jones Beach Bandshell Concert Series. (more...)

Lindsey Luff Releases Self-Titled Debut Album Today
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2017

Now based in Brooklyn by way of Memphis, thoughtful singer and songwriter Lindsey Luff tenderly combines Americana and folk-pop for a bright yet nuanced sound on her self-titled debut album, out today. (more...)

The Hypocrites' Immersive PIRATES OF PENZANCE and More Set for NYU Skirball's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2017

NYU Skirball's 2017-18 season will feature over 45 unique presentations by some of the world's leading provocateurs, artists and activists, performing unconventional and often controversial works in varied spaces throughout the Skirball Center - turning the lobby, dressing rooms, hallways and backstage areas into centers of creativity. (more...)

The Kimmel Center & Joe's Pub At The Public Present 2017 Kimmel Center Theater Residency
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2017

Joe's Pub at The Public partners, once again, with Philadelphia's renowned Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts for the Kimmel Center Theater Residency. Under the guidance of Jay Wahl, Producing Artistic Director of the Kimmel Center, and Shanta Thake, Director of Joe's Pub, the intensive program serves as an incubator for artists and collaborators to create and develop innovative new musical theater projects and music. The program will be held in the Kimmel Center's SEI Innovation Studio (300 South Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA) from June 5-18 with free public workshops with audience feedback and Q&A on June 16 and 17. (more...)

The Rock Will Hit the Road! COME FROM AWAY Set to Launch National Tour from Seattle in 2018
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2017

Junkyard Dog Productions announced today that the critically acclaimed new musical COME FROM AWAY, which is nominated for 7 Tony Awards including Best Musical, won 5 Outer Critics Circle Awards including Best Musical and 4 Helen Hayes Awards including Outstanding Musical Production, and is nominated for 9 Drama Desk Awards including Best Musical and the Drama League Award for Best Musical, will launch a North American Tour across the United States and Canada at Seattle's 5th Avenue Theatre in October 2018. COME FROM AWAY, which has been playing to standing room only audiences, features a book, music and lyrics by two-time Tony Award nominees and Outer Critics Circle Award winners Irene Sankoff & David Hein, direction by two-time Tony Award nominee and Outer Critics Circle winnerChristopher Ashley (Memphis), musical staging by two-time Tony Award nominee Kelly Devine (Rocky), and music supervision by Ian Eisendrath (A Christmas Story). (more...)

Music Man and The Musary Team Up for Musical Instrument Donation Drive!
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2017

Bill Hanney's award winning North Shore Music Theatre (NSMT) is teaming up with Northshore 104.9 and The Musary for a unique musical instrument donation drive throughout the run of Meredith Willson's THE MUSIC MAN, playing June 6 thru June 18 at North Shore Music Theatre, 62 Dunham Road, Beverly, MA. (more...)

BWW Review: KILLER JOE at TheatreWorks
by Austin McLellan - May 18, 2017

KILLER JOE opened this past weekend at TheatreWorks, under the direction of James Kevin Cochran. Written by Tracy Letts in 1993, this production from New Moon Theatre is raucous fun, and expertly presented. If you're looking for an evening of raw yet captivating entertainment, go check out Killer Joe before it closes on May 28. (more...)

Walnut Street Theatre presents SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2017

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Rock Band KISS Added to ICONS: THE INFLUENCE OF ELVIS PRESLEY Exhibit at Graceland
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2017

The year-long 40th anniversary commemoration of the life and legacy of Elvis Presley continues in Memphis with additional artifacts being added to the recently opened ICONS: The Influence of Elvis Presley exhibit located at the new Elvis Presley's Memphis entertainment and exhibit complex at Graceland. (more...)

BWW Review: There's Plenty of Broadway Bravura in Theatre Charlotte's MEMPHIS
by Perry Tannenbaum - May 18, 2017

Under the direction of Corey Mitchell, Theatre Charlotte delivers one of their best productions in the past 30, with Joe McCourt delivering a Broadway-caliber performance as Huey Calhoun, the heart of Memphis. (more...)

Stax Records to Reissue Melvin Van Peebles' 'Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song'
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2017

Stax Records, an imprint of Concord Music Group and its Catalog Division, Craft Recordings, is pleased to announce the reissue of one of its most provocative titles: Melvin Van Peebles' Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look - A.R.T. Channels Buenos Aires with ARRABAL
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2017

American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.) at Harvard University has shared a first look at Arrabal - check out photos of the dancers in action below! (more...)

Jacob's Pillow Kicks Off 85th Anniversary with Season Opening Gala
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2017

The Jacob's Pillow 85th Anniversary Season kicks off with the Season Opening Gala, the Pillow's signature fundraising event, Saturday, June 17. The event embodies the start of the summer season in the Berkshires, and features exclusive programming, unique and delicious food and drink, and plenty of dancing and live music. (more...)

Raue Center Shares A Sneak Peek at the 2017 - 2018 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2017

Raue Center For The Arts is excited to share a sneak peek of their 2017 - 2018 season! The upcoming season features something for everyone to enjoy, with exciting programming ranging from nationally touring acts and Broadway musicals to local favorites and holiday traditions! More programming will be announced soon! Subscribe to Raue Center's email newsletter for the most up to date information on the 2017 - 2018 season!   (more...)

Photo Flash: Bryan Terrell Clark, Lora Lee Gayer and More Sing Bobby Cronin Tunes in #LOVEISLOVE
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2017

On Sunday, March 26th, award-winning composer/writer Bobby Cronin made an exciting return to the NYC concert stage in the exquisite W NY Times Square. As part of the new 'Live In The Living Room' series, brought to you by the producers of BROADWAY AT W, Cronin's concert titled #LOVE IS LOVE featured many of Broadway's favorite voices serenading the tunes of Cronin's catalogue. Scroll down for photos from the concert! (more...)

BWW Review: RODGERS AND HAMMERSTEIN'S OKLAHOMA!
by Melissa Giordano - May 17, 2017

Brilliantly ending their spectacular 10th season, Long Island's John W. Engeman Theatre offers a great incarnation of the iconic, game-changing musical Rodgers and Hammerstein's Oklahoma!. Excellently directed by Engeman vet Igor Goldin, this production runs through June 25th at the gorgeous Northport venue. The cast is truly outstanding and the whole production is well done. (more...)

Ann Arbor Civic Theatre presents THE MYSTERY OF EDWIN DROOD
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2017

Ann Arbor Civic Theatre presents the hilarious audience-solves-the-murder musical, Rupert Holmes' "The Mystery of Edwin Drood", June 1, 7:30p, June 2 and 3, 8:00p, June 4, 2:00p at the Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre. Tickets can be purchased at http://www.a2ct.org/shows/the-mystery-of-edwin-drood. (more...)

Jon Stickley Trio Featured on NPR's Folk Alley & Mountain Stage
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2017

Jon Stickley Trio independently released their 3rd full length album, Maybe Believe, on May 12, 2017. (more...)

Widespread Panic's Jimmy Herring Announces New Band & Summer Tour Dates
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2017

JIMMY HERRING, contemporary American guitarists, embarks on the next chapter of his storied career with the debut of the new band, The Invisible Whip. (more...)

New Adaptation of MISS JULIE to Debut at Access Theater This Month
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2017

Strindberg's divisive and controversial play, Miss Julie, will premiere in a new adaptation this May at Access Theater in TriBeCa. (more...)

Ten-X Research: Latest U.S. Retail Market Outlook Shows Sector's 'Agonizingly Slow' Growth
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2017

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Photo Flash: WAR PAINT's David Stone, OPA's Joan Squires and More Receive Broadway League's 2017 League Awards
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2017

The annual Broadway League Awards, honoring excellence and achievement for Touring Broadway, were announced today during the Broadway League's 2017 Spring Road Conference. First presented in 1992, the Broadway League Awards recognize the contributions of those who have displayed exemplary service to the Broadway industry and are considered innovators of their craft. Scroll down for photos from the ceremony! (more...)

TN Shakespeare Company Stages THE COMEDY OF ERRORS 6/8-18
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2017

Tennessee Shakespeare Company, in partnership with the University of Memphis' Department of Theatre & Dance, presents William Shakespeare's madcap, joyous The Comedy of Errors on the U of M's Theatre Mainstage from June 8-18. (more...)

CURVY WIDOW, Starring Nancy Opel, Moving Off-Broadway This Summer
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2017

Curvy Widow, a new musical comedy with a book by Bobby Goldman, music and lyrics by Drew Brody (Broadway: Oh Hello; Cutman), and directed by Peter Flynn(Rhapsody in Seth; Two Rooms), will play at the Westside Theatre (407 West 43rd Street between 9th and 10th Avenues), it was announced today by the producers. (more...)

Geva Theatre Center presents MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2017

Geva Theatre Center closes the 2016-2017 ESL Wilson Stage Season with Million Dollar Quartet with book by Floyd Mutrux and Colin Escott, based on an original concept by Floyd Mutrux and inspired by the music of Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins. Million Dollar Quartet is directed by Hunter Foster and will be performed in the Elaine P. Wilson Stage from May 30 to June 25. (more...)

THE SOUND OF MUSIC National Tour Makes DC Premiere Next Month
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2017

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts presents the touring production of The Sound of Music, directed by three-time Tony Award winner Jack O'Brien. This lavish new production will make its Washington, D.C. premiere at the Kennedy Center Opera House June 13-July 16, 2017 as part of a North American tour. Tickets are currently on sale. (more...)

GOOD MORNING, THEATERATI for May 15, 2017
by Jeffrey Ellis - May 15, 2017

GOOD MORNING, THEATERATI! It's Monday, May 15, 2017, which begs the question: What's on your theatrical agenda this week? There's plenty to see and do, so we simply won't allow any excuses: Get thee to a darkened auditorium, settle into your seats and allow yourself to be transported and, in the process, transformed - all thanks to the magic of live theater! (more...)

Photo Flash: Sean Hayes Kisses the Cod at COME FROM AWAY
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2017

Another Broadway favorite stopped by Come From Away this weekend - Tony Award nominee Sean Hayes. And what's a visit to Come From Away without kissing the cod with Chad Kimball? Check out the photo below! (more...)

COME FROM AWAY Producers Talk Lasting Impact On Audiences and Connection With Canada
by Stephanie Wild - May 12, 2017

With Come From Away establishing itself as one of the frontrunners at this year's Tony Awards, people are buzzing more than ever. In a recent article by the Washington Post, the producers of the hit new musical discussed the lasting impact that it has been having on its audience. (more...)

60th Annual Monterey Jazz Festival Single Day Tickets On Sale Monday 5/15
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2017

Single Day Tickets for the 60th Annual Monterey Jazz Festival, September 15–17 go on sale Monday, May 15, and can be purchased online at montereyjazzfestival.org or by calling 888.248.6499. (more...)

Photo Coverage: A BRONX TALE Celebrates Cast Recording Release with CD Signing
by Jennifer Broski - May 12, 2017

Ghostlight Records celebrated its cast album release of the hit musical A BRONX TALE with a special in-store performance and CD signing at Barnes & Noble this week. See all the photos from the event below! (more...)

Cast, Creative Team Complete for Fiasco's Extended IMAGINARY INVALID at The Old Globe
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2017

The Old Globe today announced the complete cast and creative team of the Globe-commissioned world premiere adaptation of The Imaginary Invalid written by Moliere and reinvented by the acclaimed theatre group Fiasco Theater. Fiasco last delighted Globe audiences with their inventive reimagining of Into the Woods in 2014. This new take on the hilarious classic tale is directed by Fiasco Co-Artistic Directors Jessie Austrian and Noah Brody. (more...)

Broadway-Bound ESCAPE TO MARGARITAVILLE Extends Again at La Jolla Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2017

Due to unprecedented demand, La Jolla Playhouse announces another extension for its world-premiere musical, Escape to Margaritaville, now scheduled to run through July 9. (more...)

Orpheum's LOVE LETTERS to Benefit Church Health Center This June
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2017

Love Letters, A.R. Gurney's disarmingly funny, emotional portrait of the rebellious Melissa Gardner and straight-as-an-arrow Andrew Makepeace Ladd III, is coming to the stage of the Orpheum's Halloran Centre for two nights on June 23 and June 24. (more...)

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