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Music Legends Jon Anderson and Jean-Luc Ponty Announce Formation of New Music Ensemble
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2014

Together these two music icons form a musical synergy that is unparalleled! (more...)

Interview: AMERICAN IDOL's Jess Meuse Is Living Her Dream
by Kathy Strain - Jul 25, 2014

Jess Meuse calls Alabama home, but if she had her choice, she would spend her days and nights on the road. Ever since competing in the 13th season of AMERICAN IDOL, Jess, has been able to enjoy sharing her passion for music with audiences all over the United States as she travels with other contestants from the season. (more...)

Kenny Loggins to Play Ridgefield Playhouse, 8/13
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2014

Legendary Grammy Award-winner, singer/songwriter guitarist Kenny Loggins of "What A Fool Believes" fame is coming to The Ridgefield Playhouse on Wednesday, August 13, at 8 p.m. Loggins was originally part of the duo Loggins an (more...)

Easeusapp Launches PhonTunes for Android
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2014

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Amazon Expands Prime Music Selection: Hundreds of Thousands of Songs and Hundreds of Prime Playlists Added
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2014

"The response we've had to Prime Music has far exceeded our expectations and we're excited to make Prime Music even more valuable for Prime members," said Steve Boom, VP of Digital Music for Amazon. "Prime Music was introduced just over a month ago and we've already significantly expanded the Prime Music catalog. Prime members have been telling us how much they love Prime Playlists, so we're also pleased to offer hundreds of great new playlists to make it easier to enjoy the best of Prime Music." (more...)

World Premiere of WINTER WHEAT Begins Performances 7/29 at Barter Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2014

Barter Theatre presents the world premiere of a new musical set in Tennessee, during one of the most important turning points in American history. Based on true events, 'Winter Wheat' tells the story of Tennessee's pivotal role in the passing of the 19th Amendment, giving women the right to vote. (more...)

INDIE FRIDAYS Continues Through 9/5 at Yonge-Dundas Square
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2014

YONGE-DUNDAS SQUARE (YDS) transforms into Toronto's biggest indie venue when Virgin Mobile presents INDIE FRIDAYS takes place every Friday night from 8-10pm until September 5, 2014. (more...)

GEORGIA ON MY MIND: Celebrating the Music of Ray Charles to Open at The Venetian this Fall
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2014

The Venetian Las Vegas and GOMM Productions, LLC have partnered to bring a special engagement - GEORGIA ON MY MIND: Celebrating the Music of Ray Charles - to The Venetian Theatre this fall. This groundbreaking new show will feature a host of esteemed stars including Emmy award-winner Clint Holmes, 10-time Grammy award-winning vocal group TAKE 6, six-time Grammy nominee and DownBeat Vocalist of the Year Nnenna Freelon, and Stella Gospel Award and Grammy award-winning saxophone star Kirk Whalum. The show also introduces the Las Vegas Mass Choir, under the direction of James R. Smith and Edie Aikels, and features the Las Vegas All-Star Big Band, under the direction of pianist and conductor, David Loeb. This dynamic ensemble of all-star performers will celebrate the genius of American music, Mr. Ray Charles, through GEORGIA ON MY MIND, in the Venetian Theatre September 18 through October 29, 2014. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Travis Delgado, Stephanie Polt and More in Oracle's THE JUNGLE
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2014

Hot on the heels of winning multiple Jeff Awards for THE MOTHER as well as the Emerging Theater Award from Broadway In Chicago, Oracle Productions is proud to announce a world premiere adaptation of THE JUNGLE byUpton Sinclair. Adapter and director Matt Foss returns to Oracle after his 2013 smash-hit, WAITING FOR LEFTY. Sinclair's classic expose on Chicago's sordid industrial past receives a fresh, fast paced interpretation with music by Nicholas Tonozzi, who won the 2014 Jeff Award for Best Original Music for his work on THE MOTHER at Oracle. THE JUNGLE opens tonight, July 19, 2014, and runs through September 6, 2014 at Oracle Theatre (3809 N. Broadway in Chicago). Performances are Friday, Saturday and Monday nights at 8PM; Sundays at 7PM. Press are invited to attend any night during the run. Check out a first look at the production below! (more...)

Long Beach Opera to Present 'I WAS LOOKING AT THE CEILING,' 8/23
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2014

An earthquake romance. A genre-defying song play. With a score by leading contemporary composer John Adams and a libretto by the late poet June Jordan, I was looking at the ceiling and then I saw the sky was written as an homage to the 1994 Northridge earthquake. Now, 20 years later, the Los Angeles County Arts Commission presents the Southern California premiere, performed by Long Beach Opera. LBO artistic director Andreas Mitisek conducts a concert staging at the Ford Amphitheatre on Aug. 23 at 8 p.m. as part of the Ford's Zev Yaroslavsky Signature Series. (more...)

BWW Reviews: ADELAIDE INTERNATIONAL GUITAR FESTIVAL 2014: ANDREY LEBEDEV AND SYDNEY GUITAR TRIO WITH RORY O'DONOGHUE Goes From Sublime to Ridiculous
by Barry Lenny - Jul 22, 2014

Andrey Lebedev is one of the new faces at this year's Festival, and the Sydney Guitar Trio, brought a very different type of concert. (more...)

Libertine Idol's COMING: A ROCK MUSICAL OF BIBLICAL PROPORTIONS Set for FringeNYC, 8/8-22
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2014

Libertine Idol Productions has announced that COMING: A ROCK MUSICAL OF BIBLICAL PROPORTIONS, an irreverent, darkly comedic view of the Biblical Book of Revelation, with book, lyrics and music by Erik Ransom, direction by Rachel Klein and music direction and arrangement by Charles Czarnecki, will begin performances on August 8 - 22, at Theatre 80 (80 St. Mark's Place), as part of the New York International Fringe Festival. www.comingthemusical.com (more...)

Transcendence Theatre Company to Present Carrie Manolakos & Morgan Karr in Concert, 8/1-2
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2014

The Transcendence Theatre Company will present Carrie Manolakos and Morgan Karr in concert at Landmark Vineyards as the second offering from the Transcendence Artist Series on August 1st and 2nd. (more...)

BWW CD Reviews: DRG Record's FORBIDDEN BROADWAY: COMES OUT SWINGING (2014 Un-Original Cast Album) Packs Some Delightful Punches
by David Clarke - Jul 22, 2014

In May 2014, FORBIDDEN BROADWAY: COMES OUT SWINGING opened to rave reviews at the Davenport Street Theatre. Audiences laughed until their sides ached at the latest incarnation through its sparkling closing performance on Sunday, June 20, 2014. Now, to fill the void until the next edition opens, DRG Records is proudly releasing the hysterical FORBIDDEN BROADWAY: COMES OUT SWINGING (2014 Un-Original Cast Album). (more...)

Electric Youth to Give Free Concerts in Franklin and Norfolk, 7/30-31
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2014

Just back from a three-week concert tour of Austria and Italy, Electric Youth (EY) will perform free outdoor summer concerts on Wednesday, July 30, from 6-8 p.m. on Franklin Town Common and on Thursday, July 31 from 6:30-8 p.m. on Norfolk Town Hill. (more...)

BWW Interview: Zak Resnick Talks the Thrills of Sharing Bert Berns' Story in PIECE OF MY HEART!
by Nicole Rosky - Jul 21, 2014

As previews were wrapping up last week, Resnick chatted with BroadwayWorld about the impending opening, what it's like playing such a complex character, and much more. Check out the full interview below! (more...)

Review Roundup: PIECE OF MY HEART: THE BERT BERNS STORY Off-Broadway
by Review Roundups - Jul 21, 2014

Piece of My Heart: The Bert Berns Story, a new musical based on the life and songs of legendary songwriter Bert Berns, opened tonight, July 21, 2014, at the The Irene Diamond Stage at The Pershing Square Signature Center. Let's see what the critics had to say... (more...)

The Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra Announces Single Tickets On Sale Now
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2014

Join in and celebrate this season of great music, great experience and unique warmth that is your Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra. From André Watts, who teams up with our resident, professional orchestra in the revered Hill Auditorium for an uplifting performance of Beethoven's 'Emperor' Concerto, to a resounding chords of the magnificent Mahler Symphony No. 5 with the hauntingly beautiful adagietto, this season has it all for you. Season subscriptions are also still available to experience great, live music. Reserve your seats today. Your seat is waiting. (more...)

Karsh Kale, Midlake, Allen Toussaint, The Deslondes and More Set for Joe's Pub, 7/23-8/3
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2014

Joe's Pub at the Public has announced its upcoming lineup for the next couple weeks, July 23-August 3, 2014. Scroll down for details! (more...)

Monty Python's SPAMALOT to Open 7/29 at Pittsburgh CLO
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2014

Join the quest for the Holy Grail July 29-August 3 with Monty Python's Spamalot. Based on the classic film comedy "Monty Python and the Holy Grail," Spamalot is the award-winning Broadway musical that took the Tony Awards by storm in 2005. (more...)

Sony Music Masterworks Teams REVOLT TV's HELLO Harlem Initiative
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2014

Today, REVOLT TV announced an exciting new partnership with the U.S. division of Sony Music Masterworks. (more...)

BWW Reviews: PIXAR in Concert at SF Symphony
by Harmony Wheeler - Jul 18, 2014

The San Francisco Symphony plays Toy Story, Finding Nemo, Ratatouille, A Bug's Life, WALL-E, Cars, Up, The Incredibles, Monsters Inc. and Brave through Sunday July 20 at the building with perfect acoustics, Davies Symphony Hall. Film clips accompany their counterparts, and even the few Pixar films that disappointed find new life and movement when highlighted with their scores. Two hours of Pixar Music Is pure magic. (more...)

Olmsted Performing Arts to Present JEKYLL & HYDE, Begin. 8/1
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2014

Olmsted Performing Arts (OPA) - http://www.olmstedperformingarts.com - in Olmsted Falls will unleash the split-personality of 'Jekyll & Hyde' on the Olmsted Performing Arts Center (OPAC) stage August 1 -3, and 8 - 10. 'Jekyll & Hyde' is headlined by a talented cast of classically trained theatre and musical theatre professionals and is sure to be the most robust, spectacular and entertaining show at OPA yet. (more...)

BWW Exclusive: Julie Atherton and Paul Spicer Talk Onstage Acts!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2014

Julie Atherton and Paul Spicer have a long and varied history with new and contemporary musical theatre, both as individuals and as a pair. Together they co-founded Notes from New York, a concert series designed with the intention of introducing London to new musical theatre and making it cool, and celebrated its 5 year anniversary with a fully staged production of Jason Robert Brown's cult musical The Last 5 Years. They were also the original team behind Taking Notes, a summer course developed to share their skills with aspiring actors. This summer, they continue their mission to inspire a new generation of musical theatre performers with Onstage Acts, a week long enrichment programme in new and contemporary musical theatre featuring masterclasses with casting directors, agents, composers and directors, as well as performers currently working in the West End and beyond. Ahead of the course's launch on August 4th, Julie and Paul shared some of their favourite contemporary musical theatre moments from the careers which made them West End theatre's reigning experts on the subject. (more...)

Jade Starling Releases Single 'Think About U', Plays New York Show Tonight to Celebrate CAPTIVE Release
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2014

Jade Starling, best known as New Jersey's vocalizing half of the platinum-selling duo Pretty Poison (No. 1 hit 'Catch Me I'm Falling' on Virgin Records), today releases 'Think About U', the 2nd single from her acclaimed first-ever solo work, CAPTIVE, hailed as a 'masterpiece' by AXS.com (AEG Live) and due Aug. 12 on Subpoena/Universal. 'Think About U' follows the Top 30 Billboard Dance Chart success of the album's first single, 'Insomniak'. (more...)

CATS, Starring Elizabeth Stanley, Ken T. Prymus and More, Opens Tonight at Pittsburgh CLO
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2014

Jellicle cats come one, come all! Join the Jellicle Ball, today, July 18 through July 27 with Pittsburgh CLO's production of CATS! A talented company of felines will bring Andrew Lloyd Webber's mysterious masterpiece to life on the Benedum Center stage. (more...)

BWW Reviews: JERSEY BOYS Breaks Box Office Records at Broadway San Jose - Playing Now thru July 20!
by Linda Hodges and Nick Hodges - Jul 17, 2014

When you hear the term The Four Seasons and you think of 'Sherry,' 'Big Girls Don't Cry,' 'Oh, What a Night,' and 'Walk Like a Man' instead of snow, leaves, rain or sunshine, then the hit musical Jersey Boys is a must see! (more...)

Pianos In The Parks Launches A Community Campaign To Celebrate Puget Sound's Love For Outdoors And Music
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2014

Today, notable local government, arts, community and business leaders unite to launch Pianos in the Parks, a summer campaign from July 17 to August 17, encouraging Puget Sound residents to discover 32,000+ acres of City of Seattle and King County parks and open spaces through the power of music and art. Pianos in the Parks is being underwritten by Laird Norton Wealth Management, and was created in partnership with Seattle Parks and Recreation, King County Parks, the Seattle Symphony, KEXP, Gage Academy of Art, City of Music, and Classic Pianos. (more...)

Max Chernin, Sam Heldt & More Set for Ars Nova's Reading of PIED!, 7/24
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2014

Ars Nova presents, as part of the Out Loud series, a FREE reading of the new musical PIED! by Uncharted residents Gordon Leary and Julia Meinwald, directed by Portia Krieger with musical direction by Andrew Resnick. The cast includes Max Chernin, Sam Heldt, Greg Hildreth, Victoria Huston-Elem, Julia Mattison, Brad Standley and Dana Steingold. (more...)

OPERA San Antonio Presents FANTASTIC MR. FOX, 9/23-28
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2014

Composed by OPERA San Antonio Artistic Director Tobias Picker, Fantastic Mr. Fox features a fox who will stop at nothing to keep his family safe. 'Fantastic Mr. Fox is full of tuneful arias and ensembles that you'll leave the theater humming,' says Picker. 'The Children's Chorus of Trees, featuring the Children's Chorus of San Antonio, watches over the antics of the Fox family and friends and the mean and selfish farmers, commenting like a Greek chorus. There is a soulful duet between Mr. Porcupine and Miss Hedgehog when they fall in love across a crowded room. And of course you'll see Mr. and Mrs. Fox lead the animal world in an elegant Fox Trot! I wrote this opera for children ages five through 115. There is humor and charm for every member of the family to enjoy. Please join us for this celebration of life and nature in song and a brilliantly illustrated and stunningly sung production.' (more...)

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by Alan Henry - Jul 17, 2014

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BWW Reviews: 'NO CHANCE IN HELL' at the Best of Fringe is Heavenly
by Alan Henry - Jul 17, 2014

I am a huge fan of the Toronto Fringe Festival! It's a great platform for new shows to be presented to audiences. Some get picked up for the Mirvish Season - or by other theatre companies, and one has even made it all the way to Broadway (The Drowsy Chaperone.) (more...)

Beyonce Leads 2014 MTV VIDEO MUSIC AWARD Nominations; Full List Announced
by TV News Desk - Jul 17, 2014

Today, Thursday, July 17th, MTV unveiled the nominees for the 2014 VIDEO MUSIC AWARDS. (more...)

San Francisco Playhouse Adds PROMISES, PROMISES to 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2014

San Francisco Playhouse has finalized their 12th season with the announcement of their holiday show, a revival of the 1968 Broadway hit Promises, Promises. (more...)

Samsung Mobile Announces U.S. Availability of Level - Premium Mobile Audio Portfolio
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2014

The portfolio includes: Level Over, Level On, Level In and Level Box. All four devices work seamlessly with smartphones and tablets, and the Level Over can be further customized using the Samsung Level App to elevate the audio experience. In addition, the Level portfolio easily syncs with Milk Music powered by Slacker, Samsung's free music streaming service for select Galaxy devices*, offering an easy-to-use interface and more than 200 stations to further amplify your music listening experience. (more...)

East Passyunk's 9th Annual Car Show and Street Festival Set for 7/27
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2014

East Passyunk Avenue Business Improvement District (EPABID) is revving up for the 9th Annual Car Show and Street Festival on Sunday, July 27, 2014, from Noon to 5:00pm, on EPA between Broad and Dickinson streets. Over 140 muscle, classic, antique, custom and show cars, trucks and motorcycles will line Avenue, with circus performers, street vendors, rack sales, kids' activities, live music and the Bang! Boom! CRAFT! Show in between. Wine and dine among the cars as award-winning restaurants and food trucks serve street food and summertime drinks. Admission is FREE for attendees and $15 for cars. The rain date is Sunday, August 3, 2014. For information, visit www.visiteastpassyunk.com, tweet at @epassyunkave and follow #passyunkcarshow. (more...)

TuneCore Pays Out $33.2 Million in Artist Earnings, Sees 300% Growth in Revenues for Music Publishing Clients in Q2 2014
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2014

NEW YORK, July 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ Demonstrating growing opportunities for artists in the evolving business of music, TuneCore today announced that digital music distribution payouts to TuneCore Artists in Q2 2014 exceeded $33.2 million, an 18.4 percent increase over Q2 2013. Since its inception in 2006, TuneCore has paid $438.8 million to artists from a total of 8.8 billion streams and downloads. Q2 also saw the company reach the 1 million milestone for registered artist account holders, a testament to the increasing opportunities for the emerging population of musician-entrepreneurs. (more...)

Maryland Ensemble Theatre to Present GREEN HOUSE, 7/25-26
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2014

Maryland Ensemble Theatre (MET) will present 'Green House'. From the creators of the 'Laugh Station' series comes an all new in your face, multimedia comedy blow out! Anything goes in this fast paced, surreal and somewhat sexually confused original sketch show. Imagine what happens when your TV takes bad acid. Guaranteed to make your mind melt and alter your consciousness (in the best way possible). Take a trip to the Rainbow Lake, enjoy shopping at the Pants Labyrinth, drink a little Day Wine and learn what happens to the last man on Earth. This and much, much more is waiting for you at... 'GREEN HOUSE'. (more...)

Wynonna to Appear on NBC's HOLLYWOOD GAME NIGHT, Today
by TV News Desk - Jul 16, 2014

WYNONNA will appear on NBC's celebrity game show "Hollywood Game Night" this today, July 17 at 8/7c. (more...)

Sundance Hit VERY GOOD GIRLS to Be Released Theatrically 7/25
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2014

Herrick Entertainment is premiering the highly acclaimed Sundance hit 'Very Good Girls', announced today by Norton Herrick, Chairman of Herrick Entertainment. Tribeca Film will release the film theatrically beginning on July 25, 2014. (more...)

Ariana Grande, Katy Perry & More Set for 'NOW That's What I Call Music!' Vol. 51
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2014

The world's best-selling, multi-artist album series, NOW That's What I Call Music!, is proud to announce all of the major hits selected for NOW That's What I Call Music! Vol. 51 (more...)

Deep Purple to Play MPAC, 8/24
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2014

Classic British rockers Deep Purple perform hits such as 'Smoke on the Water' and 'Hush' at the Mayo Performing Arts Center on Sunday, August 24 at 8 pm. Tickets are $69-159. (more...)

Summer Festival of Sacred Music at St. Bart's Continues 8/3
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2014

The Summer Festival of Sacred Music at St. Bart's continues on Sunday, August 3, with a service featuring the sacred music of Herbert Howells. (more...)

My Brightest Diamond's New EP 'None More Than You' Out Today
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2014

My Brightest Diamond's new EP, None More Than You, is out today on Asthmatic Kitty Records and can now be heard in full exclusively at Consequence of Sound. (more...)

Peter Cincotti, David Wong & High Strung, THE GRUFFALO'S CHILD and More Set for TPAC's 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2014

BMCC Tribeca Performing Arts Center, the longest operating performance venue in lower Manhattan, presents Peter Cincotti, performing on Saturday, October 25 at 8PM, the first of four major concerts in the 2014-2015 Main Event Series. (more...)

ON KENTUCKY AVENUE Comes to Stage 72 for Five Shows This August; Preps for Tour, Broadway?
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2014

'On Kentucky Avenue,' the musical revue about the fabled Atlantic City nightclub Club Harlem which reigned supreme in Atlantic City in the years before the casinos came into vogue, has announced that it will be presented for five performances in August at Stage 72/The Triad in preparation for a tour and Broadway production in 2015. (more...)

King Center to Present HOTEL CALIFORNIA A SALUTE TO THE EAGLES, 10/19; Tickets on Sale 7/25
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2014

King Center and Brevard Music Group announce another concert in their Studio Theatre Intimate Concert Series 'HOTEL CALIFORNIA A SALUTE TO THE EAGLES' on Sunday, October 19, 7pm. Tickets on sale next Friday, July 25th at noon. Tickets starting at $33 (inclusive of ticketing fees). (more...)

Transcendence Theatre to Host 'Fantastical Family Night,' 7/25
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2014

Transcendence Theatre's "Fantastical Family Night" on July 25 and 26 at Jack London Historic Sate Park is a fun family evening with lots of surprises. It is the second of four separate themed Broadway Under The Stars concerts in Jack London State Historic Park this summer. The Music Is all familiar material that everyone knows and loves, and your family will be able to sing along and become a part of the magic. (more...)

The Southern Soul Assembly Tour Announces Run of Shows
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2014

Today, Southern Soul Assembly—an artist-in-the-round performance series featuring JJ Grey, Marc Broussard, Anders Osborne and Luther Dickinson—announces its highly anticipated follow-up tour, set to hit west coast venues in November 2014. (more...)

Noura Mint Seymali, Wake Up Madagascar, Karsh Kale, Acardenchados and More to Play Joe's Pub, July-Aug 2014
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2014

A 'world' of Music Is set for Joe's Pub at the Public, July and August 2014. Check out the line-up below! (more...)

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