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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.

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...)

THE COLOR PURPLE'S Antoine L. Smith to Host BAC Open Mic & Mingle
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2016

The Broadway Artists Connection (BAC) presents its tenth Broadway Artists & Friends Open Mic & Mingle hosted by Broadway Veteran Antoine L. Smith (THE COLOR PURPLE) on Monday, September 12th at 7pm (doors open at 6pm). (more...)

The Arts Company to Display New Bill Steber Exhibit for 20th Anniversary, 9/2
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2016

Nashville, TN — As The Arts Company continues to celebrate its 20th Anniversary, the gallery is pleased to exhibit longtime artistic collaborator Bill Steber, by showing his classic work in Southern Blues Photography + Music. His photography explores the culture of Mississippi, and offers dynamic and insightful images of an artistic and musical world that is distinctive and vibrant. As a preview to the exhibit, Fresh Art Friday, September 2, 5:30-7pm, will feature an art talk and performance with Bill Steber and Nashville Arts Magazine Editor Paul Polycarpou. The next night, the exhibit will officially open during the First Saturday Art Crawl Downtown, September 3, 6-9pm; and Steber's band, The Jake Leg Stompers, will be performing during the Art Crawl on the Downtown Partnership Platform stage located on 5th Avenue of the Arts. The exhibit will continue through September 22, during regular gallery hours, 11-5:00 pm, Tuesday-Saturday at 215 5th Avenue of the Arts, North. For more information, visit www.theartscompany.com. (more...)

JOHNNYSWIM Debuts Single 'Summertime Romance'; GEORGICA POND Out This October
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2016

Georgica Pond, the highly anticipated new album from the beloved singing-songwriting duo JOHNNYSWIM, will now be released October 14 on Big Picnic Records. (more...)

Broadway Stars Set for Special Showcase THE JOINT at TNC's Dream Up Festival
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2016

Evelyn must follow her dreams ... by leaving her family. Come down for some hot times with THE JOINT at Theatre for The New City's Dream Up Festival this September. (more...)

Toddy's Back in Town! Meet KINKY BOOTS' New Lola, YouTube Sensation Todrick Hall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2016

Todrick is no stranger to Broadway, but it's YouTube where he has made the biggest impression on the world. Need a refresher on some of his most genius videos? Check out a collection of our favorites below! (more...)

Movie Musical Hit GREASE to Screen at the Orpheum This Friday
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2016

The 2016 Orpheum Summer Movie series is back with a screening of the movie musical hit GREASE on Friday, August 19th at 7 PM. (more...)

Breaking News: COME FROM AWAY Sets Opening Night; Newfoundland Benefit Concerts Set for This Fall!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2016

The producers of COME FROM AWAY announced today that they will honor the residents of Newfoundland and Labrador and the 'come from aways' whose lives inspired the new musical COME FROM AWAY with two special benefit concert performances at Gander's hockey arena, The Steele Community Centre (155 Airport Boulevard, Gander, NL), on Saturday, October 29, 2016 at 3pm (NDT) and 8pm (NDT). The benefit concerts, presented in association with the Town of Gander, NL, will star the cast of the Broadway and Toronto productions of COME FROM AWAY. Tickets are now on sale for the two benefit concert performances of COME FROM AWAY in Gander, NL and are $20. For reservations and more information please visit www.gandercanada.tix.com, or contact the Steele Community Centre box office at 709-651-5931 or in person between the hours of 10am (NDT) and 5:30pm (NDT), Monday throughFriday. (more...)

BWW Interview: Beverley Knight on THE BODYGUARD
by Marianka Swain - Aug 17, 2016

In addition to her recording career, Soul queen Beverley Knight has become a musical theatre star, beginning with her acclaimed performance as Rachel Marron in The Bodyguard in 2013, followed by lead roles in Memphis The Musical and Cats. She's now returned to The Bodyguard for a new West End run of the show at Dominion Theatre. (more...)

Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of GHOST THE MUSICAL at Georgia Ensemble Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2016

Georgia Ensemble Theatre (GET), North Fulton's only professional theatre company, opens its 24th Season with the Southeastern premiere of Ghost The Musical at the Theatre's home in the Roswell Cultural Arts Center. Performances have limited run dates for three weeks only from September 15th through October 2nd, 2016, Wednesdays through Sundays. GET's Co-founder and Artistic Director Robert Farley will direct the production. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the cast in character below! (more...)

Washington National Opera Announces Fifth Season of America Opera Initiative
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2016

Washington National Opera (WNO) today announced full programming details for the fifth season of the American Opera Initiative, its comprehensive commissioning program that brings contemporary American stories to the stage while fostering the talents of rising American composers and librettists. For the first time, all of the program's world premiere operas will be presented during an American Opera Initiative Festival weekend, January 13-15, 2017 in the Kennedy Center Family Theater. (more...)

America Opera Projects to Present COMPOSERS & THE VOICE: SIX SCENES, 9/30
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2016

This fall, contemporary opera producer AMERICAN OPERA PROJECTS (AOP) will present COMPOSERS & THE VOICE: SIX SCENES 2016, a concert of opera scenes from ten artists emerging in the world of contemporary opera. Audiences will get a first look at six wildly different new works that range from imagining moments in the lives of famous people such as Sigmund Freud and Mabel Dodge Luhan or events taking place in a spaceship, an asylum, and a uterus. The composers Matthew Barnson, Carlos R. Carrillo, Nell Shaw Cohen, Marc LeMay, Cecilia Livingston, and Sky Macklay and librettists Edward Einhorn, Duncan McFarlane, Emily Roller, and Mark Sonnenblick, were chosen by AOP to spend a year creating new works in its bi-annual fellowship program Composers & the Voice (C&V). (more...)

PARAMOUR's Ruby Lewis and WAITRESS' Eric Anderson Join BROADWAY'S MIXTAPE at LPR
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2016

Announced this morning are additional performances by newcomer Ruby Lewis (Paramour) and long-time main stem favorite Eric Anderson (Waitress, The Last Ship, Rocky). (more...)

THUNDER'S GLORY is Released
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2016

Loryn Kramer Staley unfolds the story of an ambitious swim coach pursuing his dream to coach an elite swim team in her new book, 'Thunder's Glory' (published by Archway Publishing), based on a true story. (more...)

BWW Interview: Kevin Massey Talks A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE & MURDER at Winspear Opera House
by Sarah Comley Caldwell - Aug 16, 2016

It was a delight to chat with Broadway actor Kevin Massey, currently starring in the national tour of A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER, playing at the Winspear Opera House in Dallas this August. (more...)

YouTube and Broadway Star Todrick Hall to Strut Into KINKY BOOTS This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2016

Producers Daryl Roth and Hal Luftig announced today that Todrick Hall will join the Broadway company of Kinky Boots as 'Lola' in the Tony Award-winning musical, beginning November 1, 2016 through March 5, 2017. (more...)

Smuin Launches 23rd Season With World Premiere
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2016

Smuin kicks off its 23rd season with the Bay Area tour of Dance Series 01 showcasing the diverse styles of this contemporary American ballet company. The program features Madness, Rack, and Honey, a world premiere by acclaimed choreographer Garrett Ammon. Also on the program is the West Coast's first look at Stanton Welch's critically praised Indigo, which examines the vagaries of romantic relationships as four couples come together, fall in love, fight, and exchange partners. Rounding out the bill is the timely return of Michael Smuin's Stabat Mater, a powerful response to the events of 9/11. It is presented by Smuin in observance of the 15th anniversary of this most significant event of the new century, with a message of hope in the face of challenges.  (more...)

Tickets Added for Joe Gulla's THE BRONX QUEEN at Joe's Pub
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2016

A new block of tickets has been added for this Saturday's performance of Joe Gulla's 'The Bronx Queen' at Joe's Pub. 'The Bronx Queen' was the recipient of this year's Downtown Urban Arts Festival (DUAF) 'Audience Award'. It is also the first chapter of Gulla's award-winning, 'Bronx Queen Trilogy'. (more...)

James Bolden, Quinn Sullivan and ZZ Ward Sign on for ICON: THE LIFE AND LEGACY OF B.B. KING
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2016

B.B. King, 15-time GRAMMY winner will be honored at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts in Beverly Hills, Calif., on Sept. 1. (more...)

Re-imagined GHOST THE MUSICAL Makes Southeastern Debut at Georgia Ensemble Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2016

 Georgia Ensemble Theatre (GET), North Fulton's only professional theatre company, opens its 24th Season with the Southeastern premiere of Ghost The Musical at the Theatre's home in the Roswell Cultural Arts Center. Performances have limited run dates for three weeks only from September 15th  through October 2nd,  2016, Wednesdays through Sundays.  GET's Co-founder and Artistic Director Robert Farley will direct the production. Sponsor for this blockbuster show is longtime GET corporate partner, Macy's. (more...)

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