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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.

BROADWAY DOWNLOAD Premieres Tomorrow on City World Radio Network
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2016

TRENT ARMAND KENDALL BROADWAY DOWNLOAD is a weekly live online radio broadcast premiering Wednesday June 1, 2016 from 5:00-5:55pm, City World Radio Network. (more...)

Adventure Stage Chicago Sets 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2016

Adventure Stage Chicago (ASC), a Northwestern Settlement (the Settlement) program, announces its 2016 - 2017 season. Kicking off its thirteenth season, ASC continues its commitment to new work and original storytelling in the spirit of service and community-building. (more...)

BROADWAY TO THE RESCUE Benefit Set for El Portal Theater, 6/9
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2016

Just days before New York City gathers to honor Broadway at the 70th Annual Tony Awards, the best and brightest Broadway performers are being assembled to celebrate and give back right here in Los Angeles. (more...)

The Orpheum Theatre Announces the Winners of the 2016 High School Musical Theatre Awards
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2016

On Thursday, May 26, 2016 The Orpheum Theatre announced the winners of the 2016 High School Musical Theatre Awards show. (more...)

Photo Flash: New FROZEN Stage Musical Premieres at Disney California Adventure Park
by TV News Desk - May 27, 2016

FROZEN LIVE AT THE HYPERION, a new theatrical adaptation based on Disney's animated blockbuster film, opens May 27 at the Hyperion Theater at Disney California Adventure Park in Southern California. (more...)

Tony Awards Close-Up: Here Comes the General! Dreams Come True for HAMILTON's Christopher Jackson
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 27, 2016

Every night Christopher Jackson takes on a different founding father in HAMILTON, our nation's first President, George Washinton. The role marks Jackson's seventh on Broadway and the first to have earned him a Tony nomination (Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical). (more...)

Southland Launches Classic Wood Barn Kits
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2016

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Stephen Schwartz & Jeanine Tesori to Lead Fundraiser Combating North Carolina's 'Bathroom Law'
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2016

On June 13th at The Cutting Room in New York City, over a dozen native North Carolina Broadway performers will join renowned composers Stephen Schwartz and Jeanine Tesori for Broadway Voices for NC: a concert and fundraiser aimed at combatting HB2, North Carolina's much publicized 'Bathroom Law.' The evening will feature an array of proud North Carolinians on a mission to celebrate tolerance and acceptance to prove that #WeAreNotThis. (more...)

Citizen Cope & Moew Bring Music of Tennessee to Live Streamed Concert Events
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2016

The Tennessee Department of Tourist Development live-streamed three concerts from West, Middle, and East Tennessee into Congress Park in Downtown Chicago as part of 'THE SOUNDTRACK OF AMERICA: MADE IN TENNESSEE' tourism program. (more...)

Amazon Announces Lineup for Next Pilot Season Featuring New Original Series
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2016

Amazon today announced the lineup for its next pilot season; a unique development process that gives all customers an opportunity to stream and review pilots in order to help choose the next Amazon Original Series that are then available to Prime Members. (more...)

Martha Daniel, President and CEO of Information Management Resources,...
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2016

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Breaking News: AMERICAN PSYCHO Sets June Closing Date
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2016

AMERICAN PSYCHO, the American premiere of the musical based on the iconic novel by Bret Easton Ellis announces that it will play its final performance on Sunday, June 5 at 7:30 p.m. At the time of its closing, AMERICAN PSYCHO will have played a total of 81 performances. AMERICAN PSYCHO is currently playing on Broadway at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre (236 West 45th Street). (more...)

Laurel Harris, Rob Marnell and More Join Stephen Schwartz and Jeanine Tesori for Concert in NYC to Fight HB2 Law, 6/13
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2016

On June 13th at The Cutting Room in New York City, over a dozen native North Carolina Broadway performers will join renowned composers Stephen Schwartz and Jeanine Tesori for Broadway Voices for NC: a concert and fundraiser aimed at combatting HB2, North Carolina's much publicized 'Bathroom Law'. The evening will feature an array of proud North Carolinians on a mission to celebrate tolerance and acceptance, and prove that #WeAreNotThis.  (more...)

Elvis Impersonator Justin Shandor to Headline 8th Annual Are You Dense? MusicFest
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2016

The eighth annual Are You Dense? MusicFest headlined by Las Vegas-based Elvis impersonator, Justin Shandor, is taking place at the Palace Theater in Waterbury on Saturday, Jun. 18. Doors open at 6 p.m. with a silent auction, raffle and music by The Sounds of Leo, and the show begins at 7:15 p.m. Proceeds from the event benefit Are You Dense Inc., a global organization founded by Woodbury resident Dr. Nancy M. Cappello to educate the public about the impact of dense breast tissue on missed, delayed and later stage breast cancer and to increase survival in the fight against breast cancer. Tickets are $35 and can be purchased online at www.palacetheaterct.org, by phone 203.346.2000 or at the Palace Theater Box Office, 100 East Main Street, Waterbury. V.I.P. tickets are $75 and include premier seating, as well as a post-show reception and meet-and-greet with the evening's performers. (more...)

Orpheum Summer Movie Series to Open with INDIANA JONES, 6/2
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2016

?The Orpheum Theatre's 2016 Summer Movie Series begins with the third installment of one of the world's most notable film franchises, Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, on Thursday, June 2nd at 7:00 PM.  In celebration of the series kickoff, local band Star & Micey, whose song "Get 'Em Next Time" is featured in the 2016 Summer Movie Series trailer, will be greeting fans in the lobby and will debut their new music video. (more...)

15th Annual Dance Camera West Dance Media Film Festival to be Held in June
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2016

Celebrating the vibrant art of dance, Dance Camera West, in association with the Center for the Art of Performance at UCLA, presents the 15th Annual Dance Camera West Dance Media Festival, a public event incorporating dance explored through film and live performance. (more...)

Memphis Development Foundation Reveals New Name
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2016

On Tuesday, May 24th the Board of Directors of the Memphis Development Foundation, the 501c3 nonprofit organization that operates the Orpheum Theatre and the Halloran Centre for Performing Arts & Education, unanimously voted to change its name to Orpheum Theatre Group. The organization also voted on a revised mission statement and new branding that better represents its vision and multi-venue status. (more...)

Blues Artist Delanie Pickering Coming to Capitol Center for the Arts, 6/12
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2016

New Hampshire-based blues guitarist-singer Delanie Pickering will be performing at the Spotlight Cafe at the Capitol Center for the Arts on Sunday, June 12, 2016.  It will be the CD release show for her debut record, Down Not Home.  (more...)

Showdown Theatre Arts & U.S. High School Partner to Present London Premiere of PROSPECT HIGH: BROOKLYN
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2016

Roundabout Theatre Company and Education at Roundabout have announced that Baltimore School for the Arts in the US and Showdown Theatre Arts in the UK will present the London premiere of PROSPECT HIGH: BROOKLYN. (more...)

Tony Awards Close-Up: Conga-Master Sergio Trujillo Is Proud to Represent His ON YOUR FEET! Family
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 24, 2016

Sergio Trujillo has the audience dancing in aisles (literally) at the Marquis Theater every night. The choreographer just picked up his first Tony nomination for his work on ON YOUR FEET, an honor that he is not taking lightly. Watch below as he explains why this nomination means so much to him. (more...)

TWITTER WATCH: HAMILTON's Gregory Haney Photographed In Costume Using 1839 Lens
by Michael Dale - May 23, 2016

The talented triple-threat is the latest subject in HAMILTON's series of vintage portraits by photographer Josh Lehrer. (more...)

EUDORA WELTY - MISSISSIPPI STORIES to Open at Theatre Row This Summer
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2016

Summoners Ensemble Theatre, the team behind A Christmas Carol at the Merchant's House featuring John Kevin Jones, is pleased to announce that Eudora Welty - Mississippi Stories, adapted from the works of Eudora Welty by Voices of the South and Gloria Baxter, will debut in New York this summer at the Studio Theatre at Theatre Row (410 West 42nd Street between 9th and 10th Avenues). (more...)

Melissa Etheridge to Perform at Picnic with The Pops, 6/25
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2016

Known for her confessional lyrics and raspy, smoky vocals, Oscar and Grammy Award-winning American singer/songwriter Melissa Etheridge will perform her rock megahits including 'I'm the Only One,' 'Come to My Window,' 'I Want to Come Over,' and more. (more...)

Band of Skulls Confirm North American Tour; Album Out Friday
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2016

U.K. trio Band of Skulls has confirmed North American dates this fall. The new tour dates celebrate the release of the band's forthcoming album By Default, due this Friday, May 27. (more...)

Rajiv Joseph's ARCHDUKE, 'SOMETHING WICKED' and More Set for TheatreWorks Silicon Valley's 2016 New Works Festival
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2016

Continuing its commitment to developing new works, TheatreWorks Silicon Valley will gather playwrights and composers from across the nation for its 2016 New Works Festival at Palo Alto's Lucie Stern Theatre, where the public can attend performances, participate in a panel discussion with the artists, and share in the journey of developing new works for the American theatre. (more...)

Regional Roundup: Top 10 Stories This Week Around the Broadway World - 5/20; BLOOD IN THE SNOW in Boston, Reimagined CATS in Columbus, I SEE YOU in S. Africa and More!
by BWW Special Coverage - May 20, 2016

This week, we go around our Broadway World to feature stories in Boston, Columbus, South Africa and more. Check out our top 10 stories around our Broadway World below, which include the World Premiere of BLOOD ON THE SNOW in Boston, a reimagined CATS in Columbus, and I SEE YOU in South Africa, just to name a few. (more...)

BWW Review: BULLETS OVER BROADWAY Goes Great Guns at The Memphis Orpheum
by Caroline Sposto - May 20, 2016

The lights come up, jazz age gangsters rush the stage and fire at the backdrop with their machine guns, and the words BULLETS OVER BROADWAY appears in lights--a perfect intro for a madcap caper. Let the fun begin! (more...)

Theatre Memphis to Present OLIVER!, 6/10-7/3
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2016

? Theatre Memphis' final production of the 2015-16 season, Oliver!, will open June 10 and run until July 3, 2016, on the Lohrey Stage. A wildly entertaining musical that brings Charles Dickens' timeless characters to life from his novel, the story tells of a poor orphan and his associates scrambling to survive in Old London Towne and begging for "more … please." The sensational score includes "Food Glorious Food" , "Consider Yourself", "As Long as He Needs Me", and more. This family musical show truly gives meaning to singing for your supper. (more...)

Off-Broadway's TRIP OF LOVE Welcomes New Cast Members to Company
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2016

Trip of Love, New York's high-voltage 1960's Pop Music Spectacular, proudly welcomes Bahiyah Hibah to the company.  Starting May 24, Hibah assumes the role of 'Jennifer.' Hibah's Broadway credits include The Color Purple, The Little Mermaid, Rock of Ages, Memphis, Pal Joey, Evita, Chicago (Velma), After Midnight, and On The Twentieth Century. (more...)

Joe Walsh Announces Solo 'Walsh Tour' Dates in July & August
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2016

Joe Walsh confirmed additional tour dates that will directly follow up his co-headline tour with Bad Company. (more...)

I'LL SAY SHE IS Opened 92 Years Ago Today; Revival to Begin May 28 Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2016

I'LL SAY SHE IS, the legendary musical comedy that was the Broadway debut of the Marx Brothers, originally opened 92 years ago today -- on May 19, 1924 at the 875-seat Casino Theatre on Broadway at 39th Street. It played for 313 performances before being lost to history. Thanks to Grouch Marx enthusiast Noah Diamond, I'LL SAY SHE IS will return to the stage in a historic new production at The Connelly Theater beginning previews May 28. (more...)

Ardea Arts Receives $14,000 NEA Grant
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2016

National Endowment for the Arts Chairman Jane Chu has approved more than $82 million to fund local arts projects and partnerships in the NEA's second major funding announcement for fiscal year 2016. Included in this announcement is an Art Works award of $14,000 to Ardea Arts for the creation ofBOUNCE The Basketball Opera. The Art Works category supports the creation of work and presentation of both new and existing work, lifelong learning in the arts, and public engagement with the arts through 13 arts disciplines or fields. (more...)

Investigation Discovery to Premiere New Series JUDGMENT DAY: PRISON OR PAROLE?, 5/22
by TV News Desk - May 18, 2016

Investigation Discovery today announced a premiere date for JUDGMENT DAY: PRISON OR PAROLE?, an original miniseries directed and executive-produced by Peabody and Emmy Award-winning documentarian, Joe Berlinger. (more...)

Washington, DC, Minneapolis and Denver Rank as Top Fittest Cities - Full List Revealed!
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2016

Washington, D.C., closely followed by Minneapolis-St. Paul and Denver, are the three fittest of the 50 largest metropolitan areas in the U.S., according to the ninth annual American Fitness Index (AFI) released today by the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) and the Empire BlueCross BlueShield Foundation. View the rankings and individual metro data here or in the chart below. (more...)

VIDEO: OWN Unveils Extended Trailer for New Original Series GREENLEAF
by TV News Desk - May 18, 2016

OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network revealed today an extended trailer of its new, original drama series GRENLEAF, from Lionsgate and Emmy-nominated writer/producer Craig Wright (“Lost,” “Six Feet Under,” “Brothers and Sisters”) (more...)

Mannheim Steamroller Announces 2016 Christmas Tour
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2016

Chip Davis, founder and creator of Mannheim Steamroller and the industry's largest independent record label, American Gramaphone, announced that his annual Christmas concert tour will begin on November 15th, 2016. Two traveling ensembles will hold performances across the country. (more...)

Christian Music Icon Sandi Patty Announces Fall Dates for Historic 'Forever Grateful: The Farewell Tour'
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2016

The Most-Awarded Female Vocalist in Gospel Music History and Christian Music Icon Sandi Patty announces fall dates of her Forever Grateful: The Farewell Tour. (more...)

Mannheim Steamroller Coming to The Orpheum, 12/23
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2016

? Mannheim Steamroller will present the best the holiday has to offer this season. The group will perform live for one night only in Memphis at The Orpheum Theatre on December 23, 2016. (more...)

HomeUnion Identifies the Most Affordable Zip Codes With the Best Schools
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2016

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THE SOUND OF MUSIC National Tour Coming to The Smith Center in August
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2016

?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 May 20 at 10AM. This lavish new production will make its Las Vegas premiere August 2 - 14 at The Smith Center as part of a North American tour.  Tickets can be purchased at www.TheSmithCenter.com. For more information, please visit www.TheSoundOfMusicOnTour.com. (more...)

VIDEOS: Broadway Bound Musical COME FROM AWAY Releases Teaser For Ford's Theatre Engagement
by Michael Dale - May 17, 2016

The musical is based on a true story of a small Newfoundland town that came to the aid of thousands stranded on 9/11. (more...)

OWN Announces June 2016 Programming Highlights
by TV News Desk - May 17, 2016

OWN: OPRAH WINFREY NETWORK has announced its June 2016 programming highlights. (more...)

Nashville's Theater Calendar 5/16/16
by Jeffrey Ellis - May 16, 2016

Sometimes it seems there is so much theater happening that it's difficult to keep track of it all. From personal experience, despite all the datebooks, smart phones, tablets, desktop computers and laptops...it's hard to keep everything straight in this wacky business of the show. (more...)

Sturgill Simpson Confirms Extensive North American Tour
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2016

Sturgill Simpson will embark on an extensive North American tour this summer and fall, including dates at Brooklyn's Kings Theatre, D.C.'s DAR Constitution Hall, Denver's Paramount Theatre (two nights), Seattle's Paramount Theatre and L.A.'s The Wiltern (two nights). (more...)

Judy Kuhn, James Monroe Iglehart & More Set for NJPAC's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2016

Recognized the world over not only by their bold-face names, but especially by their superb talents, the artists headlining New Jersey Performing Arts Center's 2016-17 season validate the Arts Center as the state's most diverse and artistically excellent presenter. (more...)

21st Annual Bricktown Blues Festival Lineup Announced, 6/17-18
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2016

Otis Watkins & The Bushdoctors and Shane Henry will headline the 21st Annual Bricktown Blues Festival, a free, outdoor, all-ages music festival on June 17-18 at the corner of Reno and May Avenues in Oklahoma City's Bricktown entertainment district. (more...)

Rolling Stones Fan Visits Exhibitionism and Gets Surprise Meet and Greet With Band
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2016

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BWW Previews: SHOT! A WORLD PREMIERE presented by NICKEL CITY OPERA AT SHEA'S BUFFALO THEATRE
by Michael Rabice - May 16, 2016

Out of a sense of homegrown spirit and pride, Nickel City Opera enlisted the 27 time ASCAP award winning composer, Persis Vehar to set a libretto to music based on the assassination of President William McKinley at the 1901 Pan American Exposition by Polish-American dissident and self proclaimed anarchist Leon Czolgosz. Commissioned by Dr. Judith Wolf and written by librettist Gabrielle Vehar, 'SHOT!' dramatizes the events before, during and after President McKinley's death providing the flavor of Buffalo in 1901 including actual songs that were written about the Pan American Exposition and its' relationship to Buffalo. (more...)

Gloria Estefan to Join Her Own Broadway Bio-Musical ON YOUR FEET?
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2016

Gloria Estefan could be taking the Broadway stage in the musical based on her life, On Your Feet! (more...)

The 11th Annual Amgen Tour of California Cycling Race Features World Champs, Olympic Medalists and More
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2016

LOS ANGELES, May 16, 2016 /PRNewswire/ The 11 th annual Amgen Tour of California presented by AEG entered its second decade as America's most prestigious annual cycling event, welcoming an unsurpassed field of professional teams for the race start in San Diego. One of the most important races on the international calendar, the 8-day event attracts some of the brightest cycling stars in the world to the golden state each May. This year's field features 11 World Champions, five Olympic medalists and Rio Olympic hopefuls, with more than 30 countries represented. (more...)

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