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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.


Seth Womack to Star as 'Leo Frank' in WaterTower Theatre's PARADE Benefit Concert
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2017

WaterTower Theatre Artistic Director Joanie Schultz and Managing Director Greg Patterson today announced casting and creative team details for Parade in Concert, Directed by Kelsey Leigh Ervi, with Musical Direction by Scott A. Eckert. (more...)

OPERA America Announces 2017 National Opera Trustee Award Recipients
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2017

OPERA America, the national service organization for opera and the nation's leading champion for American opera, is pleased to announce the recipients of its 2017 National Opera Trustee Recognition Awards, selected from a record number of nominations. Now in their 10th year, these awards honor outstanding trustees of U.S. opera companies for their exemplary leadership, generosity and audience-building efforts on behalf of their respective organizations. (more...)

BWW Interview: James Monroe Iglehart at NJPAC
by Sean Quinn - Jan 24, 2017

James Monroe Iglehart performs his show 'How the Heck Did I Get Here?' at NJPAC twice on Jan. 28. (more...)

MEMPHIS - THE MUSICAL to Play Fort Wayne Civic Theatre This February
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2017

Fort Wayne Civic Theatre presents Memphis - The Musical, with book & lyrics by Joe DiPietro, music & lyrics by David Bryan, based on a concept by George W. George. (more...)

Arsenio Hall, Timothy B. Schmit and More Coming Up at City Winery Chicago
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2017

City Winery Chicago, 1200 W. Randolph Street, announces Emmy Award-winning actor, comedian and producer Arsenio Hall, Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter Marc Cohn, Amel Larrieux's return with back-to-back performances and more. (more...)

Ardea Arts and The Garden State Philharmonic Present ANIMAL TALES, 3/25
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2017

Ardea Arts in partnership with The Garden State Philharmonic presents the World Concert Premiere of ANIMAL TALES at The Jay & Linda Grunin Center for the Arts at Ocean County College (1 College Drive, Toms River, NJ 08754) on Saturday, March 25, 2017 at 7pm. For more information, visit: www.ardeaarts.com/animal-tales. (more...)

Fort Wayne Civic Theatre's Production of MEMPHIS The Musical
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2017

From the underground dance clubs of 1950s Memphis, Tennessee, comes a hot new Broadway musical that burst off the stage with explosive dancing, irresistible songs and a thrilling tale of fame and forbidden love.  Inspired by actual events, Memphis is about a white radio DJ who wants to change the world, and a black club singer who is ready for her big break.   (more...)

THE SECRET GARDEN, BRIGHT STAR and More Slated for TUTS' 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2017

Building upon the artistic acclaim of the of 2016-17 Season and reaffirming the commitment to bring "more theatre to more people", Theatre Under The Stars (TUTS) announced today a dynamic 2017-18 Season; celebrating the prismatic and perennial impact of musical theatre. (more...)

Nancy Opel-Led CURVY WIDOW Will Land at George Street Playhouse in May
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2017

George Street Playhouse has announced that the new musical comedy Curvy Widow, starring Broadway's Nancy Opel (GSP's The Toxic Avenger, Broadway's Honeymoon in Vegas), will be the fifth and final show of the New Brunswick theatre's 2016-17 season.  The show runs May 2-21, 2017, with opening night scheduled for May 5, 2017. (more...)

Rod Stewart And Very Special Guest Cyndi Lauper to Join Forces On Tour This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2017

Two of music's most acclaimed artists and powerhouse live performers will tour together this summer when Rod Stewart is joined by special guest Cyndi Lauper for an 18-city tour beginning Thursday, July 6. (more...)

Up on the Marque: COME FROM AWAY
by Walter McBride - Jan 23, 2017

The new musical Come From Away will begin performances on Broadway on Saturday, February 18, 2017 at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre (236 West 45th Street) and officially open Sunday, March 12, 2017. Check out photos of the marquee below! (more...)

The Weeks To Tour the U.S. This Spring, New Album Easy Out 4/7
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2017

Rising Nashville-via-Mississippi band The Weeks will tour the U.S. this spring to celebrate the release of their much-anticipated new album, Easy. Dates kick off April 4 at New York's Bowery Ballroom with further shows in Washington, D.C., Philadelphia, Nashville, Austin, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Seattle and more. (more...)

New Artist Dalton Domino in Wichita this week with The Turnpike Troubadours
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2017

There's a perfectly natural reason as to why Dalton Domino's debut LP, 1806, carries a varied and skillfully unpredictable quality to it. (more...)

OWN to Premiere Season 2 of Popular Drama Series GREENLEAF, 3/15
by TV News Desk - Jan 23, 2017

OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network announced today the season two premiere date for its acclaimed original drama series GREENLEAF from Lionsgate (NYSE: LGF.A, LGF.B), Emmy-nominated creator/executive producer Craig Wright (more...)

Photo Coverage: THE FULL MONTY Opens at The John W. Engeman Theater Northport
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Jan 22, 2017

THE FULL MONTY played a full-hearted opening last night. Check out the photos below! This 10-time Tony Award nominee is filled with honest affection, engaging melodies and a raucous mix of razor-sharp humor and toe-tapping pizazz... not to mention the most highly anticipated closing number in Broadway history! In need of quick cash and low on prospects, six unemployed Buffalo steelworkers come up with the outrageous idea to put on a strip act after seeing their wives' enthusiasm for a touring company of Chippendales. As they prepare for the big night, working through their fears, self-consciousness and anxieties, they overcome their inner demons and find strength in their camaraderie. (more...)

ShenanArts to Present MEMPHIS
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 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...)

BWW's On This Day - January 21, 2017
by - Jan 21, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on January 21 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Broadway's Grasan Kingsberry and Betsy Struxness to Join Greenwich Village Orchestra for Spring Pops Concert
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2017

On May 7, 2017, at 3:00PM, the Greenwich Village Orchestra, led by Music Director and Conductor Barbara Yahr, will close its 30th anniversary season at Washington Irving Campus Auditorium (at 17th St. and Irving Place) with a pops concert, Broadway Downtown, featuring performances by guest artists and Broadway stars Grasan Kingsberry (The Color Purple, Motown The Musical, Nice Work if You Can Get It, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Aida) and Betsy Struxness (Hamilton, Matilda, Memphis, Wicked). (more...)

Pacific Symphony Presents Verdi's AIDA
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2017

Experience Verdi's impeccable musical genius at its most voluptuous when Pacific Symphony delivers the concert opera, "Aida, " recounting the doomed love triangle of an Egyptian princess, a young Nubian slave girl and the soldier they both love! For three grand nights, the orchestra comes out of the pit and onto the stage for this semi-staged presentation of Verdi's most popular and heartbreaking opera. (more...)

Photo Flash: You Never Had a Friend Like Her! Whoopi Goldberg Makes Cameo as 'Genie' in ALADDIN
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2017

The house at Disney's Aladdin on Broadway had their wish granted when Whoopi Goldberg made a surprise one-night-only appearance last night, January 19th. Goldberg's appearance was taped for a segment for ABCs 'The View' this Thursday January 26th that will also include the show-stopping number 'Friend Like Me,' filmed at Broadway's New Amsterdam Theatre. Scroll down for a sneak peek at Whoopi in costume! (more...)

American Lyric Theater and Merkin Concert Hall to Present SHERLOCK HOLMES AND THE CASE OF THE FALLEN GIANT
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2017

American Lyric Theater (ALT) and Merkin Concert Hall at Kaufman Music Center present InsightALT: Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Fallen Giant on March 26, 2017 at 3pm, 129 W. 67th Street, NYC. (more...)

Smuin Brings Vibrant DANCE SERIES 01 to Mountain View and Carmel
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2017

Smuin, having completed a record-setting run of its lauded annual tradition The Christmas Ballet that was hailed by critics as "sheer joy" (San Francisco Chronicle) and "delectable" (The Mercury News), returns in March with Dance Series 01.  (more...)

Rosanne Cash with John Leventhal at Come to SOPAC 2/3
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2017

Grammy Award-winning Americana singer-songwriterRosanne Cash will perform a concert at the South Orange Performing Arts Center on FEB 3 at 8 p.m. featuring music from her multiple Grammy Award-winning album The River & the Thread. John Leventhal, Cash's co-writer, producer and husband will play alongside her. (more...)

Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our Broadway World - 1/20; New 'Women in Theater' Column, Robyn Spangler in Los Angeles and More!
by BWW Special Coverage - Jan 20, 2017

BroadwayWorld presents a comprehensive weekly roundup of regional stories around our Broadway World, which include videos, editor spotlights, regional reviews and more. This week, we feature 'Women in Theater' feature in Connecticut, a spotlight on Chaffin's Barn Dinner Theatre's 50th Anniversary in Nashville, Robyn Spangler in Los Angeles and more. Check out our top features below! (more...)

BWW Interview: Actress Claire Machin Talks THE GIRLS Ahead of West End Opening
by Marianka Swain - Jan 20, 2017

Actress Claire Machin's numerous West End credits include Memphis, The Pajama Game, Betty Blue Eyes and Les Miserables. She's currently starring in Gary Barlow and Tim Firth's new musical version of the Calendar Girls story, based on the real life story of a group of WI members creating a memorable charity calendar. The Girls, which debuted at the Grand Theatre in Leeds last year, begins its West End run at the Phoenix Theatre later this month. (more...)

Photo Coverage: ON YOUR FEET! Congas Into 500th Performance on Broadway!
by Walter McBride - Jan 19, 2017

Just yesterday at the Marquis Theatre, the company of ON YOUR FEET celebrated its 500th performance on Broadway. BroadwayWorld was there for the special day and you can check out photos below! (more...)

All-Liverpool-Born Beatles Tribute Band Announces U.S. GET BACK TOUR
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2017

Following the success of their 2016 U.S. debut tour including a sold-out show in Memphis, The Mersey Beatles, an all-Liverpool-born Beatles tribute band and the house band for over a decade at the world-famous Cavern Club, will return to the Halloran Centre at the Orpheum as part of their Get Back Tour. The show will take place Saturday, February 18th, at 7:30 p.m. The Centre is at 225 S. Main Street Memphis, TN 38103. (more...)

Ardea Arts and The Garden State Philharmonic Present the World Concert Premiere of ANIMAL TALES
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2017

Ardea Arts in partnership with The Garden State Philharmonic presents the World Concert Premiere of ANIMAL TALES at The Jay & Linda Grunin Center for the Arts at Ocean County College (1 College Drive, Toms River, NJ 08754) on Saturday, March 25, 2017 at 7pm. For more information, visit: www.ardeaarts.com/animal-tales. (more...)

Lauren Worsham, Katrina Lenk and More Set for ARTISTS FOR WORLD PEACE ON BROADWAY Benefit
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2017

Artists for World Peace, a nonprofit organization, will host its 6th annual Broadway event on Sunday, February 19th, at The Cutting Room, 44 East 32nd Street, Manhattan, New York. (more...)

State Farm Agent Katie Lamb Helping People Winterize their Homes
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2017

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COME FROM AWAY Cast Poses for Vanity Fair
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2017

The new musical Come From Away will begin performances on Broadway on Saturday, February 18, 2017 at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre (236 West 45th Street) and officially open Sunday, March 12, 2017. Before the company takes their Broadway bows, they will appear in the February issue of Vanity Fair. (more...)

3,000 Miles Off-Broadway Productions Presents FACES OF THE KING
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2017

3,000 Miles Off-Broadway Productions proudly presents FACES OF THE KING at the historic El Portal Mainstage Theatre, in the NOHO Arts District, North Hollywood, CA. This special 3 show only engagement will be presented February 18 & 19, 2017. (more...)

Review: MEMPHIS, THE Musical
by Pati Buehler - Jan 19, 2017

It's nice when a somewhat unfamiliar musical can actually surprise you in a good way. (more...)

THE BODYGUARD at Atlanta's Fox Theatre On Sale 1/29
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2017

Fifth Third Bank Broadway in Atlanta is delighted to announce that the first U.S. National tour of the hit musical THE BODYGUARD will play at Atlanta's Fox Theatre from March 28 - April 2 as part of the 2016/2017 season. (more...)

Rib Lovers in Virginia, Maryland, New Jersey, North Carolina Texas, and Missouri Rejoice at Red Hot & Blue Restaurants $20 Rib Special
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2017

For a limited time, the Red Hot & Blue BBQ Restaurants in Virginia, Maryland, North Carolina, Missouri, New Jersey and Texas are rallying all rib lovers with a $20 rib special. The Rib Lover's Special includes a full rack of ribs and two side items for only $20. And there has not be a better time to sample the Red Hot & Blue authentic St Louis-cut, Memphis-style ribs than now, as also available for a limited time is a two-bone sampler with the purchase of any sandwich or entrée for only $2.50. (more...)

Hattiloo Theatre Presents THE MEETING
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2017

The Halloran Centre at the Orpheum is proud to host Hattiloo Theatre's production of The Meeting on Friday, February 3rd at 6:30 PM. Featuring a fictional conversation between Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Malcom X, this show charges audiences with carrying on the legacy of these civil rights luminaries.    (more...)

Theater To Go Presents LOVE IS IN THE AIR this Valentine's Day
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2017

To celebrate Valentine's Day, T2G is presenting LOVE IS IN THE AIR- 4 Staged Readings of Plays about LOVE! at the 1867 Sanctuary at Ewing over 4 Friday nights in February and March. Get your tickets and more information now at Brown Paper Tickets and bring your honey! Refreshments will be served. (more...)

THIRTEEN's 'The Talk - Race in America' Tackles the Issue of Young People of Color and Their Uneasy Encounters With Law Enforcement Monday, February 20, 9 p.m. on PBS
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2017

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American Composers Orchestra Appoints Yim As President
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2017

American Composers Orchestra (ACO) is pleased to announce the appointment of Edward Yim as president of ACO, effective February 21, 2017. Yim succeeds Michael Geller, who held the position from 1996-2016. (more...)

BWW Review: Compelling THE MOUNTAINTOP at Trinity Rep
by Andria Tieman - Jan 18, 2017

THE MOUNTAINTOP by Katori Hall, reimagines Martin Luther King's last night in a Memphis hotel room with an unexpected amount of humor and some magical realism.  It is daunting to take on the task of humanizing such a larger-than-life figure, but Joe Wilson Jr.'s portrayal is compelling, endearing and perfectly captures both the challenge and the pain that comes with being a public figure called to tackle a seemingly impossible task. This two-person production also stars Mia Ellis as Camae, the hotel maid who delivers coffee to King's room and who quickly becomes a friend and confidant. This is an intimate production that manages to avoid getting too preachy, delivering a night of excellent theatre. (more...)

EnerCom Dallas Will Showcase Leading Energy Companies March 1-2, 2017
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2017

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Theatre Three Presents Regional Premiere of PASSING STRANGE
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 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...)

BWW Review: MEMPHIS at The Noel S. Ruiz Theatre
by Melissa Giordano - Jan 18, 2017

The Long Island theatre community can seriously do no wrong when it comes to presenting multi Tony award winner Memphis, The Musical. Per usual when I see a production at The Noel S. Ruiz Theatre at CM Performing Arts Center, I am truly inspired by the talent of the cast and creative team. This wonderful incarnation, directed excellently by Artistic Director Patrick Grossman, runs at the Oakdale venue through February 4th kicking off their 30th anniversary. The cast, the passion, the creative team... everything is top-notch. (more...)

THIRTEEN's Documentary The Talk - Race in America to Air on PBS 2/20
by TV News Desk - Jan 18, 2017

The Talk - Race in America, a multi-platform media initiative, airsMonday, February 20 at 9 p.m. on PBS. (Check local listings). (more...)

Foothill Music Theatre Gives Bay Area's First Look at Revised Musical SIDE SHOW
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2017

Multi-award winning Foothill Music Theatre will give Bay Area audiences their first look at the 2014 revised version of the acclaimed Broadway musical Side Show. This dazzling work, featuring music by Henry Krieger (Dreamgirls), and book/lyrics by Bill Russell (Pageant, Lucky Duck), was nominated for four 1998 Tony Awards including Best Musical, Best Score, Best Book, and Best Actress. (more...)

The Weeks' New Album 'Easy' Out 4/7, 'Talk Like That' Video Debuts
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2017

Easy, the highly anticipated new album from rising Nashville-via-Mississippi band The Weeks, is set for release April 7 on Lightning Rod Records. (more...)

The Guaranteed Sing-A-Long Theatrical Concert Experience DECADES REWIND Comes to Lynn Auditorium
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2017

 Experience the greatest music of the 60s, 70s and 80s with Decades Rewind - a brand new theatrical concert extravaganza featuring a live 14-piece band performing medleys of hit songs spanning 30 years - when it playsLynn Memorial Auditorium for one-night-only on Friday, January 27, 2017.   (more...)

thirtywhatever, New Musical Revue About the Journey Through Your 30s, To Play Laurie Beechman Theater 1/29 -- 2/20
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2017

 thirtywhatever, a new musical revue filled with songs about what happens between the time you say goodbye to 29 and hello to 40, will be presented at the Laurie Beechman Theatre from January 29 -- February 20, 2017. (more...)

Versatile Sax Player Stops in the Bluff City
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2017

The On Stage at the Halloran Centre series welcomes saxophonist and vocalist Mindi Abair and the Boneshakers for one night only on Saturday, February 4th at 7:30 PM. The GRAMMY®-nominated musician visits Memphis for a memorable night of music.  (more...)

TheatreWorks Brings International Comic Drama CALLIGRAPHY to Palo Alto
by BWW News Desk - Jan 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...)

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