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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

Ricmho to Release MELO DE MELO This December via Drumma
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2016

The rich tapestry of Chilean Music Is celebrated as Drumma Records turns 5 years old with the long awaited debut collaborative project between two special electronic music personalities from their home country, as Ricardo Villalobos and Umho known as Ricmho release 'Melo De Melo', out December 6th, 2016. (more...)

BWW Interview: Kristen Hahn of A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER at The Bushnell
by Joseph Harrison - Oct 24, 2016

BWW Interview: Kristen Hahn, Phoebe in A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER at Hartford's Bushnell Theatre, October 25 - 30. Ever wonder if you might have an unknown rich relative out there sitting on a fortune that could one day be yours? That is exactly what Monty Navarro, the main character in A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER discovers, and the lengths he goes to ensure his inheritance and title is secure, is surprising, shocking, even, yet absolutely hilarious. And along this journey filled with truly dastardly deeds, Monty meets Phoebe D'Ysquith, who finds herself and true love in the most unlikely of ways. Playing Phoebe when A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER stops in Hartford October 25 - 30 will be Kristen Hahn, a Connecticut native who sat down with me to talk about this unconventional, yet entertaining show and share what it is like to return to her home state with this production. (more...)

Lisa Bauer's MOON SONG at Alexander Upstairs Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2016

Vocalist Lisa Bauer brings her new project Moon Song to the Alexander Theatre! Inspired by her connection to the moon cycles, the divine feminine, new life and the power of vocalisation, the performance will feature her composition Moon Suite, selected original compositions as well as tunes by some of Bauer's favourite, unique American jazz composers and artists. She will be joined by Andrew Lilley on keys, Maxim Starcke on electric bass and Adam Coolsaet on drums.  (more...)

Adelaide Festival Centre Season 2017
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2016

The 2017 Adelaide Festival Centre Season has all the perennial favourites and much-loved festivals, mixed in with a host of exciting new productions and events in what promises to be a great year of music, theatre, dance and exhibitions. (more...)

Disney's MOANA Soundtrack, Featuring Music by Lin-Manuel Miranda, Now Available for Pre-Order
by Movies News Desk - Oct 24, 2016

Set for release on November 18, the Moana original motion picture soundtrack features seven original songs and a full original score, plus two reprises as well as two end-credit versions of songs from the film. Walt Disney Animation Studios' 'Moana' opens in U.S. theaters on Nov. 23, 2016. (more...)

BWW Interview: Joshua Bell - The Performing Arts Center at Purchase College
by Kathryn Kitt - Oct 24, 2016

Joshua Bell is a classical superstar: violinist, cultural ambassador, and all-around inspiration. Musical Director of The Academy of St Martin-in-the-Fields, television performer (Mozart in the Jungle!), and subway station busker-provocateur, he's a deep and unique talent. (more...)

World Music Institute to Present Meredith Monk and Ani Choying Drolma at National Sawdust
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2016

World Music Institute inaugurates its Collaborations series at National Sawdust on Thursday, November 17 with an unprecedented meeting of minds and art: legendary vocalist-composer Meredith Monk and Nepal's singing nun Ani Choying Drolma perform an evening of works that celebrate art as a spiritual practice. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: GLEE's Billy Lewis Jr. and Company 'Gear Up for Rock Odyssey THE PORTAL
by Stage Tube - Oct 24, 2016

Below, check out THE PORTAL's Billy Lewis Jr. (Fox's "Glee) and cast in a "Gearing Up" video as they prepare for the New York premiere of THE PORTAL, which begins an Off-Broadway open-ended run on October 27 at the Minetta Lane Theatre (18 Minetta Lane)! (more...)

Kaitlyn Baker to Perform at Kentucky Opry This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2016

When Nashville recording artist Kaitlyn Baker performs at the Kentucky Opry on Friday, October 28, the concert will be especially meaningful to one person in the audience. (more...)

BWW Review: MTW Mounts a Pulsating MEMPHIS
by Don Grigware - Oct 24, 2016

Winner of the 2010 Tony Award for Best Musical, Memphis is an eye-catching, heart-throbbing musical and fictionalized account of how the music business of the 50s actually changed, and as its lead DJ Huey Carmichael would say, it's 'fantastical'! Memphis is currently being revived by MTW in Long Beach for three weeks only through November 6, and the production is thrilling from top to bottom with a great book, great score, sensational direction and choreography and a truly fantastic cast of triple threat actors, singers and dancers. Memphis is one those rare shows that gives the audience a realistic picture of radio and the emergence of television as it took possession of the nation in the early 50s. (more...)

BWW Review: GREAT EXPECTATIONS Entertains at Syracuse Stage
by Natasha Ashley - Oct 23, 2016

Syracuse Stage opened its 44th season with Gale Childs Daly's adaptation of Charles Dickens' masterpiece GREAT EXPECTATIONS, brilliantly directed by Michael Bloom. The production is humorous, fast-paced, and very easy to follow regardless of familiarity with the novel. (more...)

by Jan Nargi - Oct 22, 2016

Tight harmonies and an even tighter cast make the first national tour of the Tony Award-winning Best Musical A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER delicious fun. Now at Boston's Citi Center Shubert Theatre through October 23, this totally original musical comedy by Robert L. Freedman and Steven Lutvak crackles with snappy wit and endlessly clever songs. (more...)

by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2016

The Ziegfeld Society of New York City presents the second show of its Eighth Season on Saturday, October 29, 2016 at 3:30pm CALL MY PUBLICIST! - THE STARRY EDUCATION OF A BROADWAY PRESS AGENT. Billed as "An Insider's View of the Theatre's Glamour and Folly," at Lang Recital Hall, Hunter College, 107 East 69th Street, (bet Park & Lexington Ave).  The autobiographical play with Music Is written and performed by Joshua Ellis, with direction by Gretchen Cryer, with musical direction and arrangements by Mark York.  (more...)

Hurley Mower Unveils HOME COOKED EP
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2016

After the successful release of LA house artist Durante's Goddess / Cold EP, TSYN Records is proud to present their latest signee, Hurley Mower. Home Cooked EP explores the full range of the upcoming Chicago producer, from the ethereal melodies of intro track Idols, and chilled lounge vibes of Home Cooked to the heavier, classic hip hop feel of Drip. Mower's Music Is intricate, skilfully lacing heavy bass lines with his subtle atmospheres and intelligent vocal manipulations. (more...)

UFC Gym Launches in Dubai, Oct. 22
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2016

UFC GYM® today announced that its flagship Middle East location will celebrate its grand opening on Saturday, October 22 in downtown Dubai. (more...)

Regional Roundup: Top 10 Stories This Week Around the Broadway World - 10/21; HAMILTON in Chicago, BILLY ELLIOT in New Zealand and More!
by BWW Special Coverage - Oct 21, 2016

This week, we go around our Broadway World to feature stories in Chicago, South Bend, New Zealand and more. Check out our top 10 stories around our Broadway World below, which include the opening of HAMILTON in Chicago, SWEENEY TODD in South Bend, and BILLY ELLIOT in New Zealand, just to name a few. (more...)

Ineke Vandoorn & Marc van Vugt Set for Canadian Concert Tour; FROM THE INSIDE OUT Book Out Now
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2016

Dutch Grammy winners singer/pianist Ineke Vandoorn and guitarist/composer Marc van Vugt explore both improvisation and lyrical songs, creating their own world with their funky arrangements and modern music full of rich harmonies and haunting melodies. (more...)

Belgrade Theatre Announces Relaxed Performance of CINDERELLA for Patrons with Disabilities
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2016

The Belgrade Theatre are collaborating with HighTime to stage a production of Cinderella this half-term, specifically designed to cater for those with learning disabilities or special needs. HighTime, the first professional opera company to be based in Coventry, creates exciting new work for people who would never normally go and see an opera.  They are working with the theatre to produce the first ever 'relaxed performance' to come to the Belgrade. (more...)

BWW Review: Bon Jovi Brings It Home with Live Listening Party at the Barrymore
by Kristen Morale - Oct 21, 2016

Jon Bon Jovi has been making the world that much more special with his music for more than thirty years, and the listening party on October 20th to promote his newest album proved that he isn't quite finished rocking it yet. As an introduction to the band's fourteenth album entitled This House is Not For Sale (to be released on November 4th), Bon Jovi chose the historic Barrymore Theater on West 47th Street in Midtown to play his album in its entirety to an intimate yet practically sold out house of fans both old and new. And as he said during the concert, to those who were either there for the entire journey or those who just joined the party, he gladly performs for all those who are willing to listen to what he has to say. (more...)

Dan Layus's Debut Solo Album DANGEROUS THINGS Out Today
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2016

Dangerous Things, the debut solo album from Dan Layus, is available now via Plated Records. The new Music Is receiving critical acclaim with Rolling Stonehailing Layus as ' of Americana's most articulate newcomers,' while The Boot praises the album's 'from-the-heart lyrics with minimalist production' and The Alternate Root furthers it 'drifts a dreamy Americana on a western breeze.' He also recently performed a feature session for Daytrotter. (more...)

BWW Interview: Lucy O'Byrne On Playing Maria in THE SOUND OF MUSIC
by Marianka Swain - Oct 21, 2016

Following her success on The Voice, singer and actress Lucy O'Byrne took on the iconic role of Maria Von Trapp in the UK tour of Rodgers and Hammerstein's indelible The Sound of Music; she's since performed the show more than 250 times. Next week, it makes a London stop at New Wimbledon Theatre. (more...)

Rising French Star Malikk Unveils I LIKE IT EP
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2016

In between flying all over the globe to festivals such as Sonar in Barcelona and ADE in Amsterdam, Malikk had time to sign a deal with Jango Music to release the 'I Like It EP' and it looks set to ensure Malikk's rise continues. (more...)

BEAUTIFUL - THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL Coming to New Orleans Next Spring
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2016

Producers Paul Blake and Sony/ATV Music Publishing have announced the Tony and Grammy Award-winning Broadway hit Beautiful-The Carole King Musical, depicting the early life and career of the legendary and groundbreaking singer/songwriter, will make its New Orleans debut at The Saenger Theatre from March 7-12, 2017. (more...)

BWW Interviews: Andrea Goss of Roundabout Theatre Company's Production of CABARET
by Kathy Strain - Oct 20, 2016

CABARET is a classic musical with a cast of characters that can only be explained by seeing the show firsthand. Originally based on the story by the Christopher Isherwood novel, Goodbye to Berlin, CABARET'S Music Is written by the multi-talented team of John Kander and Fred Ebb. As part of the 50th Anniversary Season, the Roundabout Theatre Company's production of CABARET is traveling North America. Andrea Goss currently plays the role of Sally Bowles and she shared with BWW her life experiences and how she prepared to play the role. (more...)

Foreigner to Perform with Loyola Academy's 'Spark' at Shubert Theatre, 10/24
by TV News Desk - Oct 20, 2016

Citi Performing Arts Center announced today that legendary rock band Foreigner will host Spark, an 8th grade choral group from Loyola Academy in Brighton, MA (more...)

BWW Review: Ruthie Foster Comes to the Abbey Bar
by Tory Gates - Oct 20, 2016

Expect a "hallelujah time," she told me, for those who'd never seen her, and she would be right... (more...)

Israel Horovitz's New Play MAN IN SNOW to Debut Next Month at La MaMa
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2016

MAN IN SNOW - the newest work by celebrated playwright Israel Horovitz (OUT OF THE MOUTHS OF BABES) - will receive its New York premiere this fall at La MaMa's First Floor Theatre (77 E. 4 St.) with previews beginning November 11 prior to opening night November 14, 2016.   Mr. Horovitz also directs the play.  (more...)

BWW Review: WONDERFUL TOWN, Ye Olde Rose and Crown Theatre, 19 October 2016
by Gary Naylor - Oct 20, 2016

Gary Naylor sees a lovely show packed with great songs and imaginative staging. (more...)

Judith Shatin's BLACK MOON to Make World Premiere with American Composers Orchestra at Carnegie Hall
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2016

On Friday, October 28 at 7:30 PM, the American Composers Orchestra (ACO), George Manahan, Music Director & Conductor, will premiere Judith Shatin's Black Moon, for orchestra and conductor-controlled electronics. (more...)

Adventure Stage Chicago's REPRISE Returns from Acclaimed Scotland Run
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2016

Adventure Stage Chicago (ASC), a program of Northwestern Settlement (the Settlement), kicked off the National Theater of Scotland's Home Away Festival on Saturday, October 8th, to standing ovations and great acclaim. (more...)

THE REAL ACTORS OF NYC to Throw Shade Through October Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2016

THE REAL ACTORS OF NYC, an original musical about an infuriated trio of musical theatre actors determined make it on Broadway by any means, with book, lyrics and music by Karlan Judd, has announced its final four performances and closing date in the Anne L. Bernstein Theater at The Theater Center (50th and Broadway). (more...)

by Melissa Giordano - Oct 19, 2016

A delightful Little Shop of Horrors is the latest offering from Long Island's SoLuna Studio. Based on the classic 1960 film, writer Howard Ashman pens - and writes the lyrics for - the theatre staple's heartfelt story and Alan Menken's Music Is a fun fusion of 1960s rock and roll, doo-wop and Motown. You will probably be familiar with the score's popular tunes including the title song and 'Suddenly, Seymour'. The Hauppauge venue's enjoyable incarnation runs through October 30th and Artistic Director Karen Braun excellently directs the talented cast who effortlessly delivers in each of their performances. (more...)

BWW Review: ONCE Wows at the Oncenter Crouse Hinds Theater
by Natasha Ashley - Oct 19, 2016


Music from Best-Selling Solo Artist Garth Brooks Now Available to Stream Exclusively on Amazon Music
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2016

Amazon today announced that music from the best-selling solo artist in U.S. history, Garth Brooks, is now available to stream exclusively on Amazon Music. (more...)

Corey Cott, Nicholas Christopher, Samantha Massell and More Sign on for NAMT's 28th Annual Festival of New Musicals
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2016

National Alliance for Musical Theatre (Betsy King Militello, Executive Director) has announced the full cast for the 28th Annual FESTIVAL OF NEW MUSICALS. The Festival will take place on Thursday, October 27 and Friday, October 28, 2016 at New World Stages (340 West 50th Street, between 8th and 9th Avenues). (more...)

Composer & Bang on a Can All-Stars Member Ken Thomson to Release RESTLESS Album
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2016

Composer and Bang on a Can All-Stars member Ken Thomson releases his next album Restless distributed by Cantaloupe Music/Naxos on October 28, 2016. (more...)

The Ziegfeld Society to Present Josh Ellis's CALL MY PUBLICIST!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2016

The Ziegfeld Society of New York City presents the second show of its Eighth Season on October 29th, 2016 with CALL MY PUBLICIST! - THE STARRY EDUCATION OF A BROADWAY PRESS AGENT. Billed as "An Insider's View of the Theatre's Glamour and Folly," the autobiographical play with Music Is written and performed by Josh Ellis, directed by Gretchen Cryer, with musical direction and arrangements by Mark York, on Saturday, October 29th. (more...)

San Francisco Conservatory of Music Orchestra to Showcase Two Students in Program Highlighting New Music and Canon Repertoire
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2016

David Grahame Taylor ('17): Within a Forest Dark (World Premiere, Highsmith Award winner) to present Shostakovich: Cello Concerto No. 1 in E-flat major, Op. 107 and Brahms: Symphony No. 4 in E minor, Op. 98. (more...)

Jerry Garcia, Merl Saunders KEYSTONE COMPANIONS Special to Air on Sirius/XM
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2016

Fantasy Records, a division of Concord Bicycle Music, is pleased to announce the vinyl edition of the acclaimed MERL SAUNDERS/JERRY GARCIA Keystone Companions: The Complete 1973 Fantasy Recordings, out October 28th (more...)

BWW Interviews: Sarah Primmer of CINDERELLA ON TOUR at Place Des Arts
by Noelle Hannibal - Oct 18, 2016

Sarah Primmer was born in Atlanta, Georgia but moved to Connecticut at 7 years old. A classically trained singer, Primmer attended Muhlenberg College in Allentown, Pennsylvania where she studied music and theatre. Primmer currently resides in New York City, where she has been for the past 6 years. I had the pleasure of sitting down with Primmer to discuss her past projects along with her current role of Madame in CINDERELLA on Tour. (more...)

DIMOCO Releases New Report on Carrier Billing in Greece
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2016


NakedEye Ensemble Set for Tribeca New Music Festival Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2016

Tribeca New Music continues its 2016-2017 Festival season with the NakedEye Ensemble giving the NYC premiere of six new works by composers Richard Belcastro, Zack Browning, Moritz Eggert, Monica Pearce, Jude Traxler, and Randall Woolf, with a recent work by Ethan Wickman. (more...)

Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra to Tour Australia
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2016

The Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra (HK Phil) today announced an ambitious international tour in 2017 to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the establishment of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR). This will be the first ever tour to Australia by the orchestra. A coup for Australia is that internationally acclaimed Jaap van Zweden, will conduct the orchestra with renowned violinist Ning Feng as soloist. (more...)

Elena Sharkova to Lead Houston Chamber Choir in A WIDOW INTO THE RUSSIAN SOUL
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2016

Brilliant young conductor Elena Sharkova leads Houston Chamber Choir on Saturday, November 12th at 7:30 pm in a concert entitled 'A Window into the Russian Soul' at St. Philip Presbyterian Church. (more...)

THE HIP HOP NUTCRACKER Heads to the Fabulous Fox for the Holidays
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2016

The Hip Hop Nutcracker, a contemporary dance spectacle set to Tchaikovsky's timeless music, is a holiday mash-up for the entire family. Produced by the New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) and co-commissioned by United Palace of Cultural Arts, The Hip Hop Nutcracker will kick off its second North American tour on November 17, spanning 23 cities including at stop in St. Louis at the Fabulous Fox Theatre on Wednesday, December 21 at 7:30 p.m. (more...)

TW3LV Brings on the Feels with New Release 'Sunset Skies'
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2016

Dirty Soul's newest talent, TW3LV, pays homage to these times with their newest release 'Sunset Skies'. Dreamy and emotive in nature, 'Sunset Skies' fuses the lighter end of electronic music with indie elements for a nostalgic but feel-good track that appeals to fans of both genres and beyond. As yet another summer passes lazily by, 'Sunset Skies' will become the soundtrack to unforgettable moments. (more...)

BWW Interview - Debut of the Month - Mark Ballas on Being JERSEY BOYS' Final Frankie Valli
by Caryn Robbins - Oct 17, 2016

Today, the quadruple threat (that's right, he's a musician too!) speaks with BWW about what it means to make his Broadway debut in a show that has held a special place in his heart since the time he was a little boy! (more...)

Pandora Rolls Out the Next Generation of Its Artist Marketing Platform
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2016

Pandora today revealed the next generation of its Artist Marketing Platform (AMP), a powerful evolution of Pandora's unique suite of marketing tools that includes Artist Audio Messages, Featured Tracks and AMPcast. (more...)

BWW Review: PETER AND THE STARCATCHER at The Growing Stage is Ideal Family Entertainment
by BWW Special Coverage - Oct 17, 2016

Peter and the Starcatcher is based on the bestselling children's book by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson. This Tony Award-winning show by Rick Elice, with music by Wayne Barker, is now showing at the Growing Stage Theater in Netcong through 10/23. (more...)

Samuel Proffitt Shares Haunting Single 'Depth', New EP Out Now
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2016

Samuel Proffitt, critically acclaimed musician and producer, revealed his much anticipated EP The Grey Notebook last week. (more...)

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