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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.


ASC Announces Revival and Tour of Hit Production SIX STORIES TALL
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2017

Adventure Stage Chicago (ASC), a program of Northwestern Settlement (the Settlement), presents the touring version of 2012's Six Stories Tall, written by Marco Ramirez and directed by ASC Producing Artistic Director Tom Arvetis. The production includes performances in Chicago (March 21 - April 29), the Orpheum Theatre in Memphis, TN (March 29 - 31), and The Performing Arts Center at Purchase College in New York (May 5).  As a participatory arts company, ASC productions feature multiple options for audience engagement. (more...)

Audiences Will Be ¬"Wilde¬" With Laughter During Oscar Wilde's THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2017

Walnut Street Theatre continues its landmark 208th season with Oscar Wilde's classic comedy, THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST. Directed by Bob Carlton, this production begins previews on March 14th, opens on March 22nd and runs through April 30th on the Walnut's Mainstage. (more...)

The King Center and Brevard Music Group presents Samantha Fish
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2017

Recording artist, singer-guitarist, Samantha Fish has played all over the world and shared the stage with legendary artists from Tab Benoit and Johnny Lang to Buddy Guy. Label mate and sometimes touring buddy, Mike Zito has long championed Samantha, producing her critically acclaimed albums, Runaway and Black Wind Howlin.' Samantha's is a master in a wide variety of the blues. (more...)

Rubicon Theatre Company Presents THE DEVIL'S MUSIC: THE LIFE AND BLUES OF BESSIE SMITH
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2017

Rubicon Theatre Company celebrates Black History Month with THE DEVIL'S MUSIC: THE LIFE AND BLUES OF BESSIE SMITH, starring singer and actress Miche Braden of the original Off-Broadway production (named one of the 10 Best Off-Broadway productions of the year by the N.Y. Daily Times). Described by CBC as a, "bawdy, bluesy, boozy rollicking night out at the theatre," the show follows the life, loves and career of blues and jazz singer Bessie Smith, called the "Empress of the Blues." (more...)

Mat Smart's KILL LOCAL to Make World Premiere at La Jolla Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2017

La Jolla Playhouse announces the world premiere of Kill Local, by UC San Diego MFA playwriting graduate Mat Smart, directed by Jackson Gay (Kingdom City), as part of its 2017/2018 season, to run in August, 2017 in the Sheila and Hughes Potiker Theatre. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Jenn Colella Performs High Flying Number from COME FROM AWAY
by Stage Tube - Feb 19, 2017

COME FROM AWAY, which was recently nominated for 14 Helen Hayes Awards in Washington, DC, began performances at Broadway's Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre Saturday, February 18, 2017, and officially opens Sunday, March 12, 2017. The cast recently visited the recording studio. Star Jenn Colella performed her character's belt it out number Me and the Sky. Check it out below! (more...)

Get a Backstage Peek at COME FROM AWAY as They Celebrate Their First Performance on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2017

COME FROM AWAY, which was recently nominated for 14 Helen Hayes Awards in Washington, DC, began performances at Broadway's Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre last night, Saturday February 18, 2017. Josh Breckenridge helmed a Facebook live video during curtain call and took viewers back stage on this exciting night. Check out his interviews with the cast below! (more...)

COME FROM AWAY Begins Performances Tomorrow; General Rush Policy Announced
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2017

The new Broadway musical COME FROM AWAY has announced that a limited number of $38 general rush tickets (including the $2 facility fee) will be available at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre box office (236 West 45th Street) when it opens for that day's performance(s). Limited to two tickets per person, tickets are subject to availability. Cash and major credit cards are accepted. (more...)

Judah & the Lion Releases New Single 'Suit and Jacket'
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2017

Judah & the Lion released a brand new song and their next single, ¬ďSuit and Jacket,¬Ē yesterday afternoon via an exclusive premiere on Los Angeles' Alt 98.7 and now, they have released the song via all DSPs and streaming services! (more...)

James Barry, Scott Moreau, Jake Rowley and Nat Zegree Headline MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET at Paper Mill Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2017

Paper Mill Playhouse, recipient of the 2016 Regional Theatre Tony Award, has announced casting for the smash hit musical Million Dollar Quartet with book by Colin Escott and Floyd Mutrux, original concept by Mr. Mutrux, inspired by Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Carl Perkins. (more...)

Theatre Under The Stars Reveals HAMILTON to Complete the 2017-18 Season!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2017

Theatre Under The Stars (TUTS) is proud to announce HAMILTON as a 'Special Engagement' rounding out the full 2017-18 Season by Special Arrangement with BBVA Compass Broadway at the Hobby Center! (more...)

Photo Flash: Theatre Three presents PASSING STRANGE
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2017

A fresh and exciting 2008 Tony Award winner from singer-songwriter and performance artist Stew, Passing Strange embarks on a journey across boundaries of place, identity and theatrical convention. The musical tells the story of a young bohemian who charts a course for 'the real' through sex, drugs and rock 'n' roll. Infectious, exhilarating, deeply spiritual and emotional, audiences will never forget Passing Strange! (more...)

Gregg Edelman-Helmed ARSENIC AND OLD LACE, THE MUSIC MAN and More Set for BTG's Expanded 2017 Summer Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2017

Hot off the heels of its critically acclaimed revival of Fiorello!, which was named a Critic's Pick by The New York Times, Berkshire Theatre Group (BTG) and Kate Maguire (Artistic Director/CEO) have announced BTG's 2017 Summer Theatre Season. (more...)

Photo Flash: Theatreworks Silicon Valley present CALLIGRAPHY
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2017

TheatreWorks Silicon Valley continues its 2016/2017 season with the Regional Premiere of Velina Hasu Houston's international comic drama, Calligraphy. Two continents, two cultures, two estranged sisters, and two cousins determined to bridge the gap between them, are all boldly calligraphed in this free-wheeling work set in Los Angeles and Tokyo, past and present.  East and West collide as Japanese free-spirit Sayuri and biracial American Hiromi care for their feuding mothers, whom they gamely hope to reunite before it is too late. Directed by TheatreWorks Associate Artistic Director Leslie Martinson, Calligraphy will be presented by TheatreWorks Silicon Valley March 8-April 2 at Lucie Stern Theatre, 1305 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto. For tickets ($35-$59) and more information the public may visit TheatreWorks.org or call (650) 463-1960. (more...)

La Jolla Playhouse Sets Cast, Creatives for 2017 POP Tour of #SuperShinySara
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2017

La Jolla Playhouse announces the cast and creative team for its 2017 Performance Outreach Program (POP) Tour production, #SuperShinySara, by Wesley Middleton, and helmed by acclaimed San Diego director and Moxie Theatre Artistic Director Delicia Turner Sonnenberg (Counterweight, Without Walls Festival 2013). The production will tour schools throughout San Diego County, now through March 31, 2017. (more...)

All-Chicago Cast Set for SPAMILTON at Royal George Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2017

"Spamilton," the critically acclaimed off-Broadway parody of Lin-Manuel Miranda's sensation, "Hamilton," has set casting for its regional premiere in Chicago at the Royal George Theatre (1641 N. Halsted). Created by Tony Award honoree Gerard Alessandrini, the mastermind behind "Forbidden Broadway," the show features an all-Chicago ensemble including Donterrio Johnson, Adam LaSalle, Michelle Lauto, Eric Andrew Lewis, Yando Lopez and David Robbins. "Spamilton" begins performances Friday, March 3 at the Royal George Theatre's Cabaret/Studio Theatre. (more...)

Country Duo Hit Halloran Centre Stage 3/17
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2017

The On Stage at the Halloran Centre series welcomes The Malpass Brothers for one night only on Friday, March 17th at 7:30 PM. The young duo revives the traditional country sound of the legacies that inspired them. (more...)

Gangsters, Gambling and Girls! The Wick Theatre Presents GUYS AND DOLLS
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2017

Considered the perfect musical comedy, Guys and Dolls, takes the stage at The Wick Theatre from March 9th through April 9th. Based on the short stories of Damon Runyon,  with music and lyrics by Frank Loesser and a book by Jo Swerling and Abe Burrows, Guys and Dolls won the Tony Award for Best Musical, ran for 1,200 performances on Broadway, and became an Oscar nominated film starring Marlon Brando and Frank Sinatra. Tickets are $75 & 80, www.thewick.org or call 561-995-2333. (more...)

Musical Production Mirrors Exotic True Life of Twins
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2017

Side Show parades onto the Theatre Memphis Lohrey Stage March 10, 2017, and struts its human cavalcade through April 2, 2017. This musical is based on a true story, which is a spectacle in and of itself, focusing on the lives of conjoined twin women, Violet and Daisy Hilton, who became famous stage performers in the 1930's. Conflict eventually separates the two emotionally as one wants a husband and home and the other wants fame and fortune. Only heartbreak brings them back together as they move forward with their careers and lives. (more...)

Pioneer Theatre Company presents CHESS in Concert
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2017

Pioneer Theatre Company continues its popular concert series with Chess, written by members of the pop music group ABBA, running for three performances only, March 10 - March 11, 2017 at Simmons Pioneer Memorial Theatre.  (more...)

Alison Fraser, Ann Harada, Lenny Wolpe Sign on for DEAR WORLD, Starring Tyne Daly at York Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2017

The York Theatre Company, dedicated to the development of new musicals and the preservation of musical gems from the past, has announced the cast of the 1969 musical Dear World with book by Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee, new version by David Thompson (based on an adaptation by Maurice Valency of the play The Madwoman of Chaillot by Jean Giraudoux), music and lyrics by Jerry Herman, starring 6-time Emmy Award and Tony Award-winner Tyne Daly (Gypsy) as Countess Aurelia. (more...)

FRIDAY 5 (+1): MY FAIR LADY at The Larry Keeton Theatre
by Jeffrey Ellis - Feb 15, 2017

Lerner and Loewe's classic Broadway musical My Fair Lady - based on George Bernard Shaw's Pygmalion - opens tomorrow night at The Larry Keeton Theatre in Donelson, featuring Erica Patterson (and her understudy Ashley Wolfe, who takes on the iconic role for three performances) as Eliza Doolittle, surrounded by a bevy of Nashville's finest leading men, including Cavender Lane, Elliott Winston Robinson, Chris Cavin, Austin Jeffrey Smith and George Hardimon IV. (more...)

MEMPHIS Opens this Weekend at ShenanArts!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2017

From the underground dance clubs of 1950s Memphis, Tennessee, comes the Tony Award winning musical that bursts off the stage with explosive dancing, irresistible songs and a thrilling tale of fame and forbidden love. (more...)

VIDEO: Sneak Peek - A Road Trip to Memphis on Next THIS IS US
by - Feb 15, 2017

On the next episode of THIS IS US on NBC titled "Memphis", Randall and William take a road trip to Memphis, where Randall learns about his biological father's past. (more...)

Johnny Cash Birthday Concert, Vanessa Carlton and More Coming Up at Daryl's House Club
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2017

Daryl's House Club has announced its upcoming performances in Pawling. Details below! (more...)

Joffrey Ballet Presents Four World Premieres In WINNING WORKS, 3/11-12
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2017

The Joffrey Academy of Dance, Official School of The Joffrey Ballet in collaboration with Chicago Public Library present four world premieres in the seventh annual Winning Works program, the culmination of Joffrey's national call for ALAANA (African, Latino(a), Asian, Arab and Native American) artists to submit applications for the Joffrey Academy's Seventh Annual Winning Works Choreographic Competition. (more...)

FREAKY FRIDAY Musical Extends Again at La Jolla Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2017

Due to overwhelming demand, La Jolla Playhouse is adding a seventh week of performances for Disney's Freaky Friday.  The show will extend its run through March 19.  (more...)

Bryan Fenkart Returns to Feinstein's/54 Below with TRUE IS THE NEW FALSE: AN EVENING OF ALTERNATIVE TRACKS
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2017

FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents Bryan Fenkart in a return engagement on February, 28 at 9:30pm. Fenkart has been seen on stage as Huey in Memphis on Broadway and in the world premieres of Billy Joe Armstrong's These Paper Bullets, Sheryl Crow's Diner and Off-Broadway's Piece of My Heart: The Bert Berns Story. (more...)

Lightwire Theater Brings THE UGLY DUCKLING to the Orpheum 2/24
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2017

Lightwire Theater presents an electrifying version of Hans Christian Anderson's timeless tale The Ugly Duckling at the Orpheum Theatre on Friday, February 24th at 6:30 PM. Arrive early to meet Memphis' favorite ducks from The Peabody Hotel and participate in a show-themed craft. Doors open at 5:30 PM. (more...)

Wilshire Studios & Buzzfeed News to Develop Crime Investigation Docu-Series
by TV News Desk - Feb 14, 2017

Wilshire Studios, the unscripted production arm of NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment, and BuzzFeed News today announced plans to develop an active crime investigation docu-series based on the mysterious death of Jessica Chambers (more...)

TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Unveils 48th Season Including Two World Premieres and Five Regional Premieres
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2017

Theatre enthusiasts packed the Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts tonight to hear Founding Artistic Director Robert Kelley and Managing Director Phil Santora of TheatreWorks Silicon Valley unveil the lineup for the company's 48th season. (more...)

Stars of PARAMOUR, CHICAGO, and LES MIZ Join BROADWAY BOUND: The Musicals That Never Came To Broadway at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2017

Ryan Vona (Paramour), Paige Davis (Chicago & TV's Trading Spaces), Rita Gardner (The Fantasticks), Rebecca Spigelman (Hairspray), and Kevin David Thomas (Les Miserables) have all signed on to appear in Feinstein's/54 Below concert series debut of Broadway Bound: The Musicals That Never Came To Broadway on Tuesday, March 21st (7:00pm & 9:30 pm) at Feinstein's/54 Below. (more...)

Lifetime's Hit Series BRING IT! to Take the Stage in 40 Cities Across the US
by TV News Desk - Feb 14, 2017

After a massive sold-out 2016 summer tour, Lifetime's hit series Bring It! is back by overwhelming demand, and set to take the stage in forty cities across the US (more...)

The Theater People Podcast Welcomes Tony-Winning Legend LaChanze
by Theater People Podcast - Feb 13, 2017

On Monday, February 13th, Theater People podcast welcomes Tony-winner LaChanze. For the episode, LaChanze talks about how growing up in Connecticut afforded her the opportunity to make frequent trips into New York City where she saw such shows as the original CHICAGO and EVITA with Patti LuPone. (more...)

AMERICAN RADICAL to Spotlight Women's Rights at Middlebury Actors Workshop
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2017

Middlebury Actors Workshop will present Kate Redway's new play, American Radical at Town Hall Theater March 3 - 5.    (more...)

PPMH Subsidiary, mPathDiscovery LLC, Continues to Rapidly Expand Market Presence With Another new Channel Partnership Agreement
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2017

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BRING IT! LIVE to Hit the Orpheum This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2017

After a massive 2016 summer tour that included a sold-out date in Memphis, Lifetime's hit series Bring It! is back by overwhelming demand, and set to take the stage.  Miss D and her Dancing Dolls, the stars of Lifetime's hit series Bring It! return to the live stage Friday, August 4th at 8pm at the Orpheum Theatre as part of the "Bring It! Live" 2017 summer tour. (more...)

Broadway's Todrick Hall To Join Broadway Theatre Project This Summer As a Guest Artist
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2017

Broadway star, Tedrick Hall, star of the Broadway hit 'Kinky Boots' will join the Tampa, Florida-based, Broadway Theatre Project as a 'Guest Artist' this Summer as part of the Summer 2017, 3-week Musical Theatre Institute held each year held at The University of South Florida. (more...)

Christian Borle Speaks About Building His Own Willy Wonka
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2017

In an exclusive interview with ET, Christian Borle discussed the nascent rehearsal process for CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY, coming to Broadway in March. At this stage, Borle and director Jack O'Brien are working to find the proper balance between the story everyone knows and the story being brought to the stage. (more...)

Photo Flash: Disney's LITTLE MERMAID Set to Dazzle at Broward Center in Fort Lauderdale
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2017

A spectacular new production of Disney's The Little Mermaid kicks off at The Broward Center for the Performing Arts on Wednesday, February 22, 2017 for a limited two week run. Featuring the critically acclaimed work of Director Glenn Casale, this beloved tale of a young mermaid's coming-of-age adventure is told like never before. Previously announced casting includes Diana Huey as Ariel and Matthew Kacergis as Prince Eric, with Broadway's Jennifer Allen as Ursula and Steven Blanchard as King Triton. Melvin Abston, Connor Russell and Jamie Torcellini join the cast as Sebastian, Flounder and Scuttle.  (more...)

LORD OF THE FLIES Comes to Playhouse on the Square
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2017

After a devastating plane crash, an ordinary group of schoolboys finds itself marooned on an island. At first, it seems as though it's all going to be great fun, but before long, the fun becomes furious, and life on the island turns into a nightmare of panic and death. As ordinary standards of behavior collapse, the world the boys know collapses with them-the world of cricket, homework, and adventure stories-and another world is revealed: one that is both primitive and terrible. Based on the classic book, Lord of the Flies is the tale of how human beings react when their humanity is stripped away.  (more...)

BWW Blog: Clarissa Moon - THEatre ACCELERATOR Day 1: A Look into the Development of Musicals
by Guest Blogger: Clarissa Moon - Feb 10, 2017

???????Can the world of musicals learn something from tech startups? Tim Kashani, who comes from both worlds, thinks so. This is the idea behind Apples and Oranges Studios' THEatre ACCELERATOR. Apples and Oranges Studios has produced Tony award-winning musicals such as AN AMERICAN IN PARIS, Memphis, and HAIR.   (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Stars of Broadway-Bound COME FROM AWAY Perform "Welcome to the Rock"
by Stage Tube - Feb 10, 2017

The entire cast and orchestra of Come From Away gathered in Studio Q at CBC Radio this week to perform the opening number of their show, 'Welcome to the Rock'. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Watch Highlights of THE FULL MONTY at The Engeman Theater
by Stage Tube - Feb 10, 2017

The John W. Engeman Theater presents THE FULL MONTY, now running through March 5, 2017. (more...)

Mark Porkchop Holder New 'Let It Slide' LP Out Today
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2017

Guitarist, singer, harmonica player, and songwriter Mark Porkchop Holder is a founding member of the seminal Tennessee punk-rock/blues band The Black Diamond Heavies (with John Wesley Myers, aka James Leg, and Van Campbell of the band King Mud). (more...)

DOUBT by John Patrick Shanley Opens Today!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2017

The latest production of the Westport Community Theatre, Doubt: A Parable by John Patrick Shanley, takes the stage from February 10 through 26. Doubt won the 2005 Pulitzer Prize for Best Drama and Tony Award for Best Play. Kevin Pelkey directs the WCT production, with an outstanding local cast of Kristen Gagliardi, Tondrea Mabins, T. Sean Maher and Susan Stanton. Wendy Kleros & Donna McLoughlin Wyant co-produce the show. (more...)

Broadway-Bound SOUSATZKA, Starring Victoria Clark, Starts Soon in Toronto
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2017

A friendly reminder that there are just two weeks until the world premiere engagement of SOUSATZKA, with book by Craig Lucas, music by David Shire, and lyrics by Richard Maltby, Jr., based on the original novel 'Madame Sousatzka' by Bernice Rubens, begins in Toronto! Previews start February 25, and opening night is March 23, 2017. (more...)

Richard Wayne Hatley Shares THE PROMISE
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2017

Richard Wayne Hatley, a Vietnam Veteran who has his MBA and has worked as a CPA for many years, has completed his new book 'The Promise': a gripping story that could occur in reality, while specific characters in the novel are fictional, some scenes are set in places that once existed and some places in the novel still exist. (more...)

World Premiere Studio Recording of Disney's FREAKY FRIDAY A New Musical Released Digitally Today
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2017

The world premiere studio recording of Disney's Freaky Friday, the new musical based on the beloved novel by Mary Rodgers and two hit Disney films, is released digitally by Walt Disney Records today, February 10, 2017. (more...)

Heidi Blickenstaff and Emma Hunton to Reprise Mother-Daughter Roles When FREAKY FRIDAY Hits Cleveland; Show Extended!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2017

The body-swapping duo in Cleveland Play House's (CPH) musical production of Disney's Freaky Friday will be played by Heidi Blickenstaff (Broadway's Something Rotten!) and Emma Hunton (Broadway's Spring Awakening). (more...)

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