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St. James Theatre (New York, NY)
246 West 44th St.

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Based on Twelfth Night by William Shakespeare

BWW Interview: Maury Yeston Talks DEATH TAKES A HOLIDAY Ahead of London Opening
by Liz Cearns - Sep 30, 2016

Maury Yeston, the composer and lyricist best-known for Nine and Titanic, visited the West End a few months before the West End opening of his new musical, Death Takes a Holiday. Based on a film (which was based on a play) this story tells of how Death changed his perspective. He used to not quite understand why everyone he came to collect was quite so aggrieved to die, until he met a particular woman who allowed him to realise quite what makes life worth clinging to. The side effect of Death's occupation being, though, that he can't collect anyone else while he's so distracted - Death the person and death the concept take a break!  Maury was kind enough to discuss his musical background, some of his better-known works and his latest venture for the stage. (more...)

UMe PRESENTS AMERICAN HONEY - ORIGINAL MOTION PICTURE SOUNDTRACK
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2016

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Regional Roundup: Top 10 Stories This Week Around the Broadway World - 9/30; THE WAR OF THE ROSES in Delaware, OCTOBER SKY at The Old Globe and More!
by BWW Special Coverage - Sep 30, 2016

This week, we go around our Broadway World to feature stories in Delaware, Cleveland, San Diego and more. Check out our top 10 stories around our Broadway World below, which include THE WAR OF THE ROSES in Delaware, ALL THE WAY at Cleveland Play House, and OCTOBER SKY at The Old Globe,  just to name a few. (more...)

The Jost Project to Play Benefit Concert for Jenny Pagliaro This October
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2016

On Sunday, October 16 from 2 to 4 p.m., there is a benefit concert for Jenny Pagliaro at Rose Hall in Camphill Village, 1601 Pughtown Avenue, Phoenixville, PA. (more...)

Frist Center to Present Ragnar Kjartansson's Video Installation THE VISITORS
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2016

The Frist Center for the Visual Arts presents Ragnar Kjartansson: The Visitors, a hypnotic and immersive multichannel video installation of musicians performing in a historic mansion in New York's Hudson River Valley. (more...)

Country Singer Jerry Schmitt Releases WISHFUL THINKING Album
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2016

As a Wisconsin native, Jerry Schmitt has seen more dairy farms than cattle ranches, but his cowboy hat is real and his Music Is pure country twang. (more...)

Michelle Dorrance and Nicholas Young to Receive JUBA! Awards This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2016

The Chicago Human Rhythm Project (CHRP), which creates community through American tap and contemporary percussive arts in world-class, innovative performance, education and outreach programs, hosts its 26th Jubalee Gala. (more...)

American Composers Orchestra to Open Season with Contempo-Scary Music at Carnegie Hall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2016

American Composers Orchestra's (ACO), under the leadership of Artistic Director Derek Bermel and Music Director George Manahan, opens its 40th Anniversary Season on Friday, October 28, 2016 at 7:30pm with Orchestra Underground: Contempo-Scary Music at Carnegie Hall's subterranean Zankel Hall. (more...)

Ambient Icon Laraaji to Perform DAY OF RADIANCE Album at BAM Cafe
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2016

World Music Institute launches its Counterpoint series with Laraaji performing Day of Radiance on Saturday, October 29, 2016, 9:00 p.m. at BAM Cafe, 30 Lafayette Avenue, Brooklyn. (more...)

Buffalo Philharmonic Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month With Free Concert, 10/9
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2016

Classical music meets the music of Spain and Latin America at the BPO on Oct. 9. The Buffalo Philharmonic and Wendell Rivera Latin Ensemble are joining forces to present 'Viva la Musica,' a free concert celebrating Hispanic music and culture taking place at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 9 at Kleinhans Music Hall. BPO Associate Conductor Stefan Sanders leads this concert. (more...)

BWW Review: Houston Ballet Showcases Sumptuous MADAME BUTTERFLY and Spare SON OF CHAMBER SYMPHONY
by Guest Blogger: Gary Laird - Sep 29, 2016

The current offering from the Houston Ballet, MADAME BUTTERFLY with SON OF CHAMBER SYMPHONY, is a study of contrasts - economy and luxury. (more...)

Kaufman Music Center's FACE THE MUSIC Youth Ensemble Announces New Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2016

Kaufman Music Center's Face the Music, the country's only youth orchestra dedicated to studying and performing music by living composers, is tuning up for an exciting new season that includes a tribute to pioneering new music organization Bang On A Can to commemorate its 30th anniversary, performances of John Adams's notoriously difficult "Son of Chamber Symphony." as well as works by David Lang, Darcy James Argue, Snarky Puppy, Angelica Negron, Julia Wolfe and Missy Mazzoli. (more...)

Kronos Presents Kronos Festival 2017: HERE AND Now
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2016

The San Francisco-based, Grammy-winning Kronos Quartet / Kronos Performing Arts Association (KPAA) is pleased to present its third annual hometown music festival, KRONOS FESTIVAL 2017: Here and Now. With six concerts over three days, KRONOS FESTIVAL 2017 showcases the innovations of the Bay Area's contemporary music community. (more...)

Wonderbound Presents Inspired Circus Theme Production A GOTHIC FOLKTALE
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2016

This October, A Gothic Folktale opens the 2016-2017 Wonderbound season with a fantastical circus straight from the mind of Artistic Director Garrett Ammon. Set to the hauntingly beautiful music of Jesse Manley and His Band and featuring the interactive illusions of Professor Phelyx, this original production will pull audiences into the curious world under the big-top. (more...)

Plácido Domingo Performs With Esperanza Azteca Youth Orchestra
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2016

More than 850 guests attended the inaugural Esperanza Azteca Los Angeles Youth Orchestra Concert and Tribute Gala Friday evening at the historic Ricardo Montalban Theatre in Hollywood, Los Angeles.  The gala, presented by Grupo Salinas, Azteca America and the Andrew Nikou Foundation, honored the legendary Spanish tenor, conductor and arts administrator, Placido Domingo. (more...)

Paul Jost to Perform Jazzy BORN TO RUN at The Bitter End This October
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2016

When Bruce Springsteen debuted Born to Run live in 1975, it was at The Bottom Line in Greenwich Village, around the corner from The Bitter End.  And, now on Tuesday, October 18 at 7 p.m., vocalist/arranger Paul Jost is performing his jazz interpretation of Born to Run with a Live Recording at The Bitter End, 147 Bleecker Street, NY. (more...)

BWW Interviews: Seth Rudetsky of BROADWAY'S BEST at NJPAC
by Leigh Scheps - Sep 28, 2016

If Max Bialystock used to be the king of Broadway, Seth Rudetsky has since taken over the throne. Not only was he juggling the album release of Disaster! on the day we met for this interview in a (noisy from construction) park on the Upper West Side, but at the same time, spearheading a dance remix video to Broadway for Orlando's 'What The World Needs Now Is Love.' 'We are filming a whole video with the ladies who did Beyonce's 'Single Ladies,' Seth explained. 'We are hoping that raises more money and more awareness.' (more...)

Bernard Purdue and David Haney Tell their JAZZ STORIES, October 8th @ Joe's Pub
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2016

Jazz Stories combines the swinging exciting music with legend Bernard Purdie and company plus some great stories retold by David Haney.  Haney talked to each of these artists and had them to recount the following stories for Cadence Magazine: Sonny Rollins, The Bridge Story; John McLaughlin's story about recording with Miles Davis; Annie Ross Meets Sarah Vaughan, Gunter Hampel remembers Thelonious Monk; Steve Swallow recalls his trip to Jamaica with Herbie Nichols; Dominic Duval on Charles Mingus; and of course Bernard Purdie breaks down the Purdie Shuffle. (more...)

ACME Performs with Blonde Redhead, Jóhann Jóhannsson, Thereminist Carolina Eyck and More
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2016

The American Contemporary Music Ensemble (ACME) embarks on a busy month of concerts on October 6 at Le Poisson Rouge in New York with Nordic Noir, a concert featuring music by Danish composers Frans Bak, Ejnar Kanding and MBD73. ACME will tour with Blonde Redhead from October 9-14, performing the band's album Misery is a Butterfly in its entirety, before joining Icelandic composer Johann Johannsson for a tour supporting his recent Deutsche Grammophon album Orphee from October 16-23. Upon returning to New York, ACME performs with German thereminist and composer Carolina Eyck in the world premiere of her Fantasias for theremin and string quartet. ACME and Eyck's recording of the Fantasias will be released by Butterscotch Records on October 14. (more...)

San Diego Repertory Theatre Presents the World Premiere of THE DYBBUK FOR HANNAH AND SAM'S WEDDING
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2016

San Diego Repertory Theatre (San Diego REP) will present the world premiere of Associate Artistic Director Todd Salovey's newest play, 'The Dybbuk for Hannah and Sam's Wedding' as the third production of the theatre's 41st season. Written and directed by Salovey, the play is a one-man adaptation of the classic Jewish play 'The Dybbuk' by S. Ansky. (more...)

Australian Virtuoso Jayson Gillham, Japanese Pianist Nobuyuki Tsujii & More Join the SSO to Celebrate Beethoven
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2016

Australian virtuoso pianist Jayson Gillham will join the Sydney Symphony Orchestra to open the second half of its six-program Beethoven Celebration, conducted by renowned musician Vladimir Ashkenazy. The celebration will also feature the Australian debut of Japanese pianist Nobuyuki Tsujii and performances by New Zealand baritone Teddy Tahu Rhodes. (more...)

High School Drama: Middle Tennessee Christian School's SHELBY JONES
by Jeffrey Ellis - Sep 28, 2016

Although she's only a freshman in high school, Shelby Jones (who attends Murfreesboro's Middle Tennessee Christian School) has already amassed an enviable theater resume and established a reputation as one of the finest singers to be found onstage. (more...)

Theatre in Historic Places: OKTOBERFEST THE MUSICAL at the Crest Theatre
by Ellen Dostal - Sep 28, 2016

Frances Seymour Fonda, actor Henry Fonda's second wife, was only 32 years old when the theater she commissioned architect Arthur W. Hawes to build opened in December of 1940. Originally known as the Westwood Theater, it was designed to be a performance space for live productions and for a short time it did fulfill that mission. Across town, movie musicals like Busby Berkeley's Strike Up the Band and Down Argentine Way were becoming box office hits as Tinseltown capitalized on the popularity of established young stars such as Judy Garland and Mickey Rooney and soon-to-be stars like pin-up girl Betty Grable and Carmen Miranda. (more...)

Michael Tilson Thomas and the San Francisco Symphony Releases All-Debussy Album, 10/28
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2016

Music Director Michael Tilson Thomas (MTT) and the San Francisco Symphony (SFS) will release an all-Debussy album featuring three works that illustrate the French composer's mastery of orchestration including Images pour orchestre, Jeux, and La plus que lente, on the Orchestra's Grammy Award-winning SFS Media label on Friday, October 28, 2016. The recording will be available for pre-order on iTunes.com/SFSymphony and SFSymphony.org/Debussy on Tuesday, September 27, 2016. This recording is presented by SFS Media in premium audio hybrid SACD as well as studio master-quality download. (more...)

Andrew Bird to Tour with The Lumineers; Performs with Fiona Apple
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2016

Following his performance at New York City's Carnegie Hall on December 12, Andrew Bird returns to the road this winter for a run of dates with The Lumineers. See below for a complete list of dates. (more...)

Johnny Gallagher, Amber Tamblyn, Joey Arias and More Coming Up at Joe's Pub
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2016

Joe's Pub at The Public has announced its nightly performances for September 28 - October 9, 2016. Scroll down or visit www.joespub.com for a complete list of shows! (more...)

THE MUSIC IN MY BLOOD Premieres Tonight as Part of TAMASHA Festival
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2016

Tamasha: Festival of South Asian Performing Arts is pleased to present The Music in My Blood, written by Shubhra Prackash, with music by one of India's most promising classical singers, Sandip Bhattacharjee, and directed by Marcus Yi. (more...)

'Subway Series', Stravinsky & Harrison Festivals and More Set for Trinity's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2016

This season, Trinity Church Wall Street's music program continues to minister to New Yorkers through an unparalleled array of free, ambitious musical offerings. (more...)

Lucky Hound Music Launches Full Service Artist-Centric Label
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2016

Lucky Hound Music – a new independent artist development label uniquely committed to building careers of music artists from “the ground up” – has launched, offering support in every aspect of music and visual production facilities, publishing and licensing, as well as marketing and distribution. (more...)

French Music Legends Magma To Perform With The the Mëtalïk Orkestra At The Olympia In Paris in February
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2016

Bands and trends might come and go, but some of it is meant to stay. Far beyond a mere jolt to the music world or a fad phenomenon, Magma imposed themselves as early as the 1970's thanks to their unconventional and cliche-free approach to music. An unparalleled music, which is as violent as it is clever. Founded by drummer and singer Christian Vander, the band quickly set itself apart from its contemporaries through heavy and ruthless polyrhythmic beats. With a wide range of contemporary musical greats at his side, Vander remains a fine mentor from the likes of Miles Davis. (more...)

Tanzanian Group Jagwa Music Set for U.S. Tour This Year
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2016

With the force of their fighter-jet namesake, the Tanzanian seven-piece Jagwa Music tears the roof off a genre championed in Dar es Salaam's rougher, poorer neighborhoods. It's bringing them to the U.S. for the first time this autumn for a tour as part of Center Stage (www.CenterStageUS.org), the ambitious cultural exchange program initiated by the U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs and produced by the New England Foundation for the Arts. Center Stage will bring five contemporary music and theater ensembles from Algeria and Tanzania to tour in the U.S. between July and November 2016. (more...)

Guest Blog: Composer Philip Miller On PAPER MUSIC
by Guest Blogger: Philip Miller - Sep 27, 2016

The long collaboration between the South African composer Philip Miller and artist William Kentridge is celebrated in a new song-and-film cycle at the Print Room next month, featuring Kentridge's charcoal and ink drawings and animated films, and live musical performances. Miller explains the project's genesis. (more...)

BWW Interview: Writer & Artist Kay Johnson-Gentile
by Mark C. Lloyd - Sep 26, 2016

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A Music and Multimedia Approach to Helping Ethics and Compliance Entertain, Educate and Engage Employees
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2016

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BWW Review: The Old Globe Aims for the SKY
by E.H. Reiter - Sep 26, 2016

The new musical OCTOBER SKY at The Old Globe is inspired by the Universal Pictures film and the book Rocket Boys by Homer H. Hickam, Jr. is running through Oct. 23, 2016 at The Old Globe (more...)

DIA DE LOS MUERTOS by Calpulli Mexican Dance Company Brings the Day of the Dead to New York
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2016

Following its acclaimed performances at Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival and Lincoln Center Out of Doors, Calpulli Mexican Dance Company returns to Queens Theatre audiences with Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead), a production with live music, classical and folkloric dances and a universal narrative of love and hope. Under Artistic Director, Alberto Lopez Herrera, Choreographer-in-Residence, Roberto Lara, and Music Director, George Saenz, the company is recreating the production with a new story, the premiere of choreographic works, and the premiere of folk-inspired songs and classical music interpreted with folk instrumentation.  The company of 20 dancers, guest performers, and core of musicians will take audiences on a voyage from a festive town in Mexico to Mictlan, the beautiful underworld of Aztec mythology, where La Catrina is the mesmerizing Queen. (more...)

Tribeca New Music to Open 2017 Festival with Violinist Yuki Numata Resnick
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2016

Tribeca New Music opens its 2017 Festival season with violinist Yuki Numata Resnick as she performs the complete works from her newly released album, For Ko, on Innova Recordings. (more...)

Kate Ceberano and Paul Grabowsky Bring LOVE SONGS Concert to Sydney 22.10
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2016

"It is a match made in musical heaven. Her ravishing voice paired with his keyboard mastery… Their Love Songs concert, played before a packed house, was joyously alive from the get go. A warm, heartfelt ode to love lost, found and unrequited." Herald Sun (more...)

John Coltrane's Iconic Impulse! Records Lifetime Recordings Remastered In High-Res Audio In Honor Of Jazz Legend's 90th Birthday
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2016

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BWW Interview: Billboard Chart-Topping Artist Kristine W Headlines Halloween Palm Springs 2016
by David Green - Sep 23, 2016

The incomparable Kristine W will headline Halloween Palm Springs, Saturday, October 29 from 6:00-10:00 p.m. Kristine W has scored 16 potent #1 dance hits and a record-setting string of nine consecutive #1s on the Hot Dance Club Songs chart over the past 16 years, earning Kristine third place on Billboard's Best of 2000s Dance Club Play Artists rankings and landing this highly-musical and multitalented independent entertainer squarely within a pantheon of legends and major stars. I had a chance to catch up with Kristine W as she was beginning to prepare for her upcoming Palm Springs appearance, to talk about both the Halloween Concert and all things Kristine W. (more...)

The Town Hall to Open New Season with Mariza, Diego El Cigala and Tomatito
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2016

Portuguese fado singer Mariza, flamenco/jazz singer Diego El Cigala and flamenco guitarist Tomatito headline a unique series of shows at The Town Hall this October. (more...)

Get Set to Soar IN THE HEIGHTS at MCCC's Kelsey Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2016

The Big Apple has never felt more like a small town than in Lin-Manuel Miranda's hit musical "In the Heights." The Pennington Players proudly present this Tony Award-winning show at Mercer County Community College's (MCCC's) Kelsey Theatre Fridays, Oct. 14 and 21 at 8 p.m.; Saturdays, Oct. 15 and 22 at 8 p.m.; and Sundays, Oct. 16 and 23 at 2 p.m. A reception with the cast and crew follows the opening night performance on Oct 14. Kelsey Theatre is located on the college's West Windsor Campus, 1200 Old Trenton Road. (more...)

Shanghai Acrobats to Appear at Spencer Theater This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2016

The multi-award winning Shanghai Acrobats of the People's Republic of China takes center stage at Spencer Theateron Friday, October 7 at 7 p.m., presenting a night of mind boggling twists and turns and daring-do. (more...)

VOCALOSITY 16-17 National Tour Launches Tonight in Bucks County, PA
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2016

VOCALOSITY, the a cappella supergroup created by Deke Sharon (Pitch Perfect, Broadway's In Transit, NBC's The Sing-Off, Lifetime's Pitch Slapped), kicks off its 2016-2017 national tour tonight at the Bucks County Playhouse. VOCALOSITY will play an 11-show engagement at the historic New Hope, PA venue before heading to 38 other cities across the country. (more...)

Pharoah Sanders Quartet, Natalie Douglas and More Coming Up This Fall at Birdland
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2016

Birdland Jazz Club has announced its schedule for October 3-9, featuring the Pharoah Sanders Quartet, Natalie Douglas, Barbara Carroll, and more. Scroll down for details! (more...)

Jim James Shares 'Same Old Lie' + Pre-order and Tour Tickets On-Sale Today
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2016

Purposefully released in the midst of possibly one of the most politically controversial elections to date, James' new Music Is a call to action. (more...)

Billy Lewis Jr. of Fox's Glee Will Star in Off-Broadway Rock Odyssey THE PORTAL at Minetta Lane Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2016

The New York premiere of THE PORTAL will begin an Off-Broadway open-ended run on October 27, 2016 at the Minetta Lane Theatre. THE PORTAL is a rock odyssey conceived and directed by Luke Comer, with original music composed by Tierro Lee and Luke Comer, starring Billy Lewis Jr. (Mason McCarthy on the Fox series 'Glee'), and choreographed by Jessica Chen. Opening night is set for Sunday, November 13. (more...)

Nancy Karp and Dancers Premiere MEMORY PLACE This February
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2016

Next year Nancy Karp + Dancers returns to ODC with the world premiere of MEMORY/PLACE. Inspired by the current era of human mass migration, Artistic Director Nancy Karp has made a work in three parts, the first two movements set to newly commissioned scores by Kui Dong and Robert Honstein, respectively, and the third to the late Lou Harrison's almost 30-year-old Grand Duo for piano and violin. (more...)

Hoosier and 2006 Penn High School Grad Kelli Koloszar Among Stars Shining In Hit Tour VOCALOSITY
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2016

Tickets are now on sale for Vocalosity - The Aca Perfect Concert Experience coming to the DeBartolo Performing Arts Center's Presenting Series on Friday, October 14 at 8 p.m. The 10 powerhouse vocalists that comprise the new all-star a cappella group are James C. Jones, Hannah Juliano, Kelli Koloszar, Cheeyang Ng, Nattalyee Randall, Tracy L.J. Robertson, Bryant Vance, Nicole Weiss, Amy Whitcomb and RJ Woessner. (more...)

Oregon Children's Theatre Premieres GOOSEBUMPS THE MUSICAL!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2016

Mysterious events befall the theater and no one can be sure if it's just coincidence or the work of…The Phantom! Brooke and Zeke are excited to star in their school's next hit musical, The Phantom, until they hear a rumor that the show is cursed!  Prepare to get "Goosebumps" as the mystery unfolds. This silly and (only a little) spooky world premiere musical is based on the beloved book series from R.L. Stine.  (more...)

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