Glenn Howerton and Rory O'Malley to Star in The Old Globe's THE COMEDY OF ERRORS; Cast & Creative Team Announced!Glenn Howerton and Rory O'Malley to Star in The Old Globe's THE COMEDY OF ERRORS; Cast & Creative Team Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2015

The complete cast and creative team have been announced for The Comedy of Errors as The Old Globe's 2015 Summer Shakespeare Festival continues the Globe's 80th Anniversary festivities as part of the Balboa Park Centennial Celebration. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at First Folio Theatre's THE WINTER'S TALEPhoto Flash: First Look at First Folio Theatre's THE WINTER'S TALE
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2015

First Folio Theatre (Mayslake Peabody Estate, 31st St. & Rt. 83) will present THE WINTER'S TALE as part of its annual outdoor Shakespeare Under the Stars series, currently in previews and opening Saturday, July 11 at 8:15 p.m., running through August 9, 2015. Pack a Picnic and experience the Shakespearean classic that the The New York Times hails as 'Enthralling!' The spellbinding story of jealousy, love, and the price of both is directed by Jeff Award-nominee Alison C. Vesely. BroadwayWorld has as first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Michael Feinstein Joins Pasadena POPS for THE SINATRA PROJECT, 8/1Michael Feinstein Joins Pasadena POPS for THE SINATRA PROJECT, 8/1
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2015

Pasadena Pops Conductor Michael Feinstein puts down the conducting baton and picks up the microphone for one night only to sing a full concert devoted to the legacy of Frank Sinatra. (more...)

Free Plays, Movies, Workshops, Kids' Games and More Set for OTC FestFree Plays, Movies, Workshops, Kids' Games and More Set for OTC Fest
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2015

Olney Theatre Center will host the first ever OTC Fest on July 25, 2015. OTC Fest is a free, all-day community event with over 50 local artists presenting free performances, workshops, kids' activities, movies, discussions, food trucks, and more! (more...)

Summer on The Hudson in Riverside Park Announces August 2015 LineupSummer on The Hudson in Riverside Park Announces August 2015 Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2015

NYC Parks and Summer on the Hudson (SOH) are euphoric for August's 2015 festival season schedule of free public events in Riverside Park and West Harlem Piers Park from 59th Street to 153rd Street. We're not out of summer season steam yet! (more...)

Scoop: THE CHEW on ABC - Week of August 3, 2015Scoop: THE CHEW on ABC - Week of August 3, 2015
by TV Scoop - Jul 31, 2015

Get all the scoop on THE CHEW, airing on ABC for the week of August 3, 2015! (more...)

Music Mountain to Present St. Petersburg String Quartet with Milenkovich & More, 8/15-16Music Mountain to Present St. Petersburg String Quartet with Milenkovich & More, 8/15-16
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2015

America's oldest continuing summer chamber music festival, Music Mountain, continues its 86th anniversary season with a weekend of returning favorite musicians. The Galvanized Jazz Band plays the best of New Orleans jazz on Saturday, August 15th (6:30PM) and the St. Petersburg String Quartet with guest artists Stefan Milenkovich, Violin and Melvin Chen, Piano will perform Prokofiev, Ravel, and Chausson on Sunday, August 16th (3PM). Weekend concerts at Music Mountain will continue thru September 27th.. (more...)

Music Mountain to Present Harlem String Quartet with Francine Kay & More, 8/22-23Music Mountain to Present Harlem String Quartet with Francine Kay & More, 8/22-23
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2015

Music Mountain, America's Oldest Continuing Summer Chamber Music Festival, continues its 86th anniversary season with another weekend of esteemed artists. Saturday, August 22 welcomes Peter & Will Anderson, with guest Alex Wintz, guitar, performing the best of bebop and jazz (6:30pm). The music continues on Sunday afternoon August 23(3pm) with the Harlem String Quartet and guest artist Francine Kay, piano, performing Beethoven, Turina, Bartok, Borodin, and Dvorak. Concerts are scheduled thru September 27. (more...)

Clarke Thorell, John Sanders & More Will Star in Atlantic Theater Company's CLOUD NINEClarke Thorell, John Sanders & More Will Star in Atlantic Theater Company's CLOUD NINE
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2015

Atlantic Theater Company has announced complete casting for the first production of its 30th anniversary season, the New York revival of multiple Obie Award winner Caryl Churchill's landmark play Cloud Nine, directed by Obie Award winner James Macdonald. (more...)

CTG and El Teatro Campesino to Bring 'POPUL VUH' to Grand Park This FallCTG and El Teatro Campesino to Bring 'POPUL VUH' to Grand Park This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2015

Center Theatre Group and El Teatro Campesino present "Popol Vuh: Heart of Heaven", adapted and directed by Kinan Valdez and featuring members of the Boyle Heights community. The show runs Saturday and Sunday, October 10 and 11 at 3:30 p.m. at Grand Park in Downtown Los Angeles. (more...)

Penny Seats Theatre Company & University of Michigan's Environmental Biotechnology Group Partner for Water ConservationPenny Seats Theatre Company & University of Michigan's Environmental Biotechnology Group Partner for Water Conservation
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2015

A local collaboration between Ann Arbor's Penny Seats Theatre Company and the University of Michigan's Environmental Biotechnology Group will feature the musical Urinetown: The Musical! and water conservation research in a creative way during the next three weekends starting July 30. (more...)

Center Stage Opera to Present OPERA UNDER THE STARS, TodayCenter Stage Opera to Present OPERA UNDER THE STARS, Today
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2015

Join us tomorrow night, July 31, 8 pm, for an evening of beautiful music to match the natural beauty and glorious summer night sky of Rivendale Park in Newhall. Soprano Shira Renee Thomas, tenor Dylan F. Thomas, and mezzo-soprano Danielle Marcelle Bond will serenade you with favorites from opera and Broadway. There's no admission charge, and no reservations required - just come and donate whatever you'd like. Bring a blanket, some folding chairs, perhaps a Picnic dinner. Wine will be available for purchase as well. For directions to Rivendale Park, click here. Opera Under The Stars is part of the LA Summerfest performance series. For details on other LA Summerfest events, click here. (more...)

Call For Entries: Foster Farms Launches 'Don't Call Me Basic' Sandwich Contest To Highlight New Line Of Premium Turkey LunchmeatCall For Entries: Foster Farms Launches 'Don't Call Me Basic' Sandwich Contest To Highlight New Line Of Premium Turkey Lunchmeat
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2015

In celebration of National Sandwich Month and to introduce the new Foster Farms All Natural Sliced Turkey lunchmeats, Foster Farms is launching the "Don't Call Me Basic" turkey sandwich contest to find the most inventive turkey sandwich recipe. Foster Farms is calling on the public to develop unique sandwich creations using its new premium turkey lunchmeat to prove that turkey sandwiches with Foster Farms All Natural Sliced Turkey are anything but basic. The contest grand prize is a luxury weekend getaway to the Napa Valley or $4,000 cash. (more...)

Hunter Hayes to Perform at 2015 Special Olympics World Games EventHunter Hayes to Perform at 2015 Special Olympics World Games Event
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2015

Award-winning singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Hunter Hayes performed last evening at the Family's Picnic in the Park at Grand Park LA for a private reception in support of the world's largest sports and humanitarian event this year (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Penny Seats Theatre Company's URINETOWNPhoto Flash: First Look at Penny Seats Theatre Company's URINETOWN
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2015

Urinetown: The Musical! The Tony-award-winning hit from 2001, will be performed by The Penny Seats Theatre Company July 30, 31, Aug 1, 6, 7, 8, 13, 14, and 15 (all shows at 7 pm). Set in an admittedly absurd dystopian future where one must pay to pee, the show lampoons corporate bureaucracy, pie-in-the-sky optimism, revolution without a plan, and the musical theatre genre itself. With a full pit orchestra (led by Richard Alder) on the band shell stage, the action takes place around the audience in the park. Featured performers include Brendan August Kelly (Ypsilanti), Roy Sexton (Saline), David Francis Kiley (Ann Arbor), John DeMerell (Walled Lake), Sarah Ann Leahy (Ann Arbor), Paige Martin (Ann Arbor), Cathy McDonald (Plymouth), Christina McKim (Albion), Jenna Kellie Pittman (Waterford/West Bloomfield), Linda Rabin Hammell (Detroit), Jeff Stringer (Jackson), Maika Van Oosterhout (Ann Arbor), and Daniel Bachelis (Howell). Production photos taken by Scarlett London. (more...)

Michael Feinstein & the Pasadena POPS to Pay Tribute to Ella Fitzgerald and Nat King Cole, 8/22Michael Feinstein & the Pasadena POPS to Pay Tribute to Ella Fitzgerald and Nat King Cole, 8/22
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2015

Michael Feinstein and the Pasadena POPS continue their one of a kind, popular outdoor summer concert series at the Los Angeles Arboretum with To Ella and Nat with Love on August 22. The evening pays tribute to two of the most iconic American singers, bringing the songbooks of Ella Fitzgerald and Nat King Cole to life. (more...)

LEND ME A TENOR Opens Tonight at Peninsula PlayersLEND ME A TENOR Opens Tonight at Peninsula Players
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2015

Peninsula Players Theatre, America's Oldest Professional Resident Summer Theater and Door County's theatrical icon, continues its 80th season tonight, July 29, through August 16 when it presents Ken Ludwig's hilarious comedy, 'Lend Me A Tenor.' (more...)

Time for Three to Join the Utah Symphony at Red Butte Garden, 8/13Time for Three to Join the Utah Symphony at Red Butte Garden, 8/13
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2015

On Thursday, August 13, Time for Three will perform with the Utah Symphony at Red Butte Garden. Under the baton of conductor Jerry Steichen, the trio will perform a variety of pieces spanning from Vivaldi's "The Four Seasons" to pop favorites by Justin Timberlake, Mumford & Sons, and Katy Perry. (more...)

FERRIS BUELLER'S DAY OFF and More Set for Cinespia's Sept 2015 LineupFERRIS BUELLER'S DAY OFF and More Set for Cinespia's Sept 2015 Lineup
by Movies News Desk - Jul 29, 2015

John Wyatt, founder of Cinespia, LA's most popular cinematic event of the summer, announced today its highly anticipated September 2015 lineup. (more...)

EMPIRE's Jussie Smollett and Bryshere 'Yazz' Gray to Perform on TEEN CHOICE 2015EMPIRE's Jussie Smollett and Bryshere 'Yazz' Gray to Perform on TEEN CHOICE 2015
by TV News Desk - Jul 28, 2015

EMPIRE's Jussie Smollett and Bryshere "Yazz" Gray will hit the TEEN CHOICE 2015 stage for a live performance when the special airs live Sunday, Aug. 16 (8:00-10:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed) on FOX. (more...)

Ten of the Best Brand-New Active Adult Communities for 2015Ten of the Best Brand-New Active Adult Communities for 2015
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2015

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EMPIRE's Jussie Smollett and Bryshere 'Yazz' Gray to Perform on TEEN CHOICE 2015EMPIRE's Jussie Smollett and Bryshere 'Yazz' Gray to Perform on TEEN CHOICE 2015
by TV News Desk - Jul 27, 2015

EMPIRE's Jussie Smollett and Bryshere "Yazz" Gray will hit the TEEN CHOICE 2015 stage for a live performance when the special airs live Sunday, Aug. 16 (8:00-10:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed) on FOX. In addition, Laura Marano ("Austin & Ally"), recording artist Shawn Mendes, Ross Lynch ("Austin & Ally") and Michelle Rodriguez ("Furious 7") join previously announced stars scheduled to appear Jack Black, Vin Diesel, Scott Eastwood, Sarah Hyland, Victoria Justice, Bethany Mota, Tyler Oakley, Gregg Sulkin, Bella Thorne and R5. The special also will feature previously announced performances by 5 Seconds of Summer and Little Mix. (more...)

Wise Business Plans Helps America Take to the Roads in the Latter Half of 2015Wise Business Plans Helps America Take to the Roads in the Latter Half of 2015
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2015

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San Francisco Opera to Open 93rd Season This Fall with Gala Performance of LUISA MILLERSan Francisco Opera to Open 93rd Season This Fall with Gala Performance of LUISA MILLER
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2015

San Francisco Opera celebrates the opening of its 93rd Season on Friday, September 11, 2015 with a gala performance of Verdi's Luisa Miller, conducted by Company Music Director Nicola Luisotti and featuring an international cast, led by soprano Leah Crocetto, tenor Michael Fabiano and baritone Vitaliy Bilyy. (more...)

PICNIC's Maggie Grace Joins THE SCENT OF RAIN AND LIGHTNINGPICNIC's Maggie Grace Joins THE SCENT OF RAIN AND LIGHTNING
by Movies News Desk - Jul 23, 2015

According to a recent Deadline exclusive, three new cast members have joined the indie drama THE SCENT OF RAIN AND LIGHTNING -- Maika Monroe, Maggie Grace and Brad Carter. (more...)

Pacific Symphony's 2015 Summer Festival's Presents STAR TREK, 8/22Pacific Symphony's 2015 Summer Festival's Presents STAR TREK, 8/22
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2015

Pacific Symphony's 2015 Summer Festival propels its audience across the universe, when it embarks on a thrilling and music-fueled adventure aboard the USS Enterprise for “Star Trek.” On the big screen—boldly going where “no man has gone before”—is J.J. Abrams' 2009 blockbuster film starring Chris Pine and Zachary Quinto as a young Captain Kirk and Spock in an alternate reality many years before the original television series. On stage, the Symphony performs Academy Award-winner Michael Giacchino's epic score live, beneath the stars, providing the ideal backdrop for the intergalactic film. It's an immersive concert experience and the perfect evening for music lovers, film-goers, science-fiction fans and anyone who loves the cult films and television series—or wants to introduce them to someone new. (more...)

Main Street Theatre Works to Present VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE, 8/7-9/5Main Street Theatre Works to Present VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE, 8/7-9/5
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2015

Main Street Theatre Works (MSTW) is pleased to present Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike at the Kennedy Mine Amphitheatre in Jackson. (more...)

Elisabeth Moss, Brian Dennehy and Mare Winningham Round Out Michael Mayer's Big Screen Adaptation of THE SEAGULLElisabeth Moss, Brian Dennehy and Mare Winningham Round Out Michael Mayer's Big Screen Adaptation of THE SEAGULL
by Jessica Showers - Jul 22, 2015

Filming is underway in New York City for Tony-winning director Michael Mayer's big screen version of Anton Chekhov's THE SEAGULL, adapted by playwright Stephen Karam. And the full cast is set! (more...)

Jazz Age on the Delaware to Make Philadelphia Debut at Glen Foerd Mansion, 8/1Jazz Age on the Delaware to Make Philadelphia Debut at Glen Foerd Mansion, 8/1
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2015

Jazz Age on the Delaware will make its rollicking debut on Saturday, August 1, 2015, from 11:00am to 5:00pm, on the estate of Glen Foerd on the Delaware. (more...)

The ALL SHOOK UP Diaries: Hurtling Toward Opening NightThe ALL SHOOK UP Diaries: Hurtling Toward Opening Night
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jul 21, 2015

Rehearsals  are drawing to a close as the bright lights of opening night begin to heat up at Nashville's Chaffin's Barn Dinner Theatre, where the cast and crew of the company's big summer musical, All Shook Up, get ready for their big debut on Thursday. With a cast of Nashville theater veterans – joined by some of the region's brightest up-and-comers – it promises to be a grand theatrical affair. We've been sharing some of the backstage gossip for the past couple of weeks and as our preview coverage concludes, we share a special “by the numbers” look at the show, courtesy of Christen Heilman Runyon… (more...)

Appalachian Festival of Plays and Playwrights Returns Next MonthAppalachian Festival of Plays and Playwrights Returns Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2015

The Appalachian Festival of Plays and Playwrights (AFPP) is returning to Abingdon to celebrate the richness of the Appalachian culture by showcasing stories of the region and the inspiration it provides writers. (more...)

Music Mountain to Welcome St. Petersburg String Quartet & More, 8/8-9Music Mountain to Welcome St. Petersburg String Quartet & More, 8/8-9
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2015

Music Mountain, America's oldest continuing summer chamber music festival, continues its 86th anniversary season with a weekend of exceptional classical music. The weekend begins on Saturday, August 8 (6:30pm) with an evening dedicated to Italian & German 17th & 18th Century Music for Soprano, Baroque Trumpet and Harpsichord featuring Christine Gevert, harpsichord. Following on Sunday, August 9 (3pm) is the St. Petersburg String Quartet with guest artist Pamela Mia Paul, piano performing Sulkhan Tsintsadze; Arensky; and Shostakovich. Concerts featuring local jazz and country groups, plus world-renowned chamber ensembles, continue thru September 27th. (more...)

Two Plays by William Inge Set for Bridge Street Theatre This AugustTwo Plays by William Inge Set for Bridge Street Theatre This August
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2015

Kaliyuga Arts and Bridge Street Theatre present THE KILLING and THE LOVE DEATH, Two Short Plays by William Inge, August 14-23, 2015. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Optimist Theatre Reaches Magical Mission with Shakespeare in the ParkBWW Reviews: Optimist Theatre Reaches Magical Mission with Shakespeare in the Park
by Peggy Sue Dunigan - Jul 15, 2015

Optimist Theatre names their mission to reach artists and audiences across economic, ethnic and experiential landscapes. On opening night for the company's 5th anniversary, the landscape was an amphitheater in Kadish Park overlooking the lights of Milwaukee's sklying twinkling like stars where young and old revive thier souls with a 1967 take on Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream. The company's new tribute to anti-establishment flower childfen playing in the guise of Shakspeare's fairies conjure mischeif in the forest along with their King Oberon and QueenTitania. The mayhem continues when two love struck couples muddle the magic between the forest's fairy royalty, yet the audience applauds a happy ending. (more...)

MARINAS MENU: BAULI ITALIAN CROISSANTS Delicious and Ready to EatMARINAS MENU: BAULI ITALIAN CROISSANTS Delicious and Ready to Eat
by Marina Kennedy - Jul 15, 2015

Bauli Italian Croissants are tasty delightful pastries, ready to eat. (more...)

New Photos! Inside Rehearsals For WAITRESS: THE MUSICALNew Photos! Inside Rehearsals For WAITRESS: THE MUSICAL
by Pat Cerasaro - Jul 15, 2015

Inside rehearsals for WAITRESS: THE MUSICAL! (more...)

BWW REVIEW: Stellar Cast Wanders OFF THE MAIN ROAD in WilliamstownBWW REVIEW: Stellar Cast Wanders OFF THE MAIN ROAD in Williamstown
by Jan Nargi - Jul 15, 2015

Small-town life is anything but a Picnic in William Inge's newly discovered, previously unproduced play OFF THE MAIN ROAD currently receiving its decades-delayed world premiere at the Williamstown Theatre Festival in the Berkshires. This dense and diffuse melodrama meanders through a forest of darkness and despair only to return its three generations of hapless women back to the starting point with little to show for their travels. (more...)

GET's ALMOST HEAVEN to Open Next Week at Chattahoochee Nature CenterGET's ALMOST HEAVEN to Open Next Week at Chattahoochee Nature Center
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2015

Georgia Ensemble Theatre (GET), North Fulton's only professional theatre company, is excited to be partnering with the Chattahoochee Nature Center as it brings back the wildly popular GET production of Almost Heaven, John Denver's America for a very limited run. (more...)

Rite of Summer Music Festival to Present Free Concerts with Imani Winds, 8/1Rite of Summer Music Festival to Present Free Concerts with Imani Winds, 8/1
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2015

Rite of Summer Music Festival concludes its fifth, most musically and culturally diverse season yet with Imani Winds performing two free shows at 1 & 3pm on Saturday, August 1st. (more...)

Celebrate the Arts at Jeff Fest, July 24-26Celebrate the Arts at Jeff Fest, July 24-26
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2015

Imagine dancers hanging high above your head. Or an interactive drum experience for the whole family. Or seeing Hawaiian dancers in your own Chicago neighborhood. All this and more will be at Jeff Fest July 24-26, 2015. (more...)

BWW Reviews: VIOLET Blossoms at Porthouse TheatreBWW Reviews: VIOLET Blossoms at Porthouse Theatre
by Roy Berko - Jul 14, 2015

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The Adobe Theater to Present PICNICThe Adobe Theater to Present PICNIC
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2015

It's Labor Day, and the people of a small Kansas town are busy preparing for their annual celebration.  A handsome young drifter, Hal Carter, shows up unexpectedly, hoping an old fraternity brother can help him with a job. Hal's dynamic presence and brash personality creates excitement, uncertainty, and conflict that makes everyone in town to question their heretofore predictable and comfortable lives. When he meets local girl Madge, their fireworks rival those of the Labor Day celebration. (more...)

My Morning Jacket Announce New US Tour DatesMy Morning Jacket Announce New US Tour Dates
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2015

My Morning Jacket released their highly anticipated seventh full-length album The Waterfall, via ATO Records/Capitol Records on May 4 (more...)

Music Mountain to Welcome Penderecki String Quartet & More, 8/1-2Music Mountain to Welcome Penderecki String Quartet & More, 8/1-2
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2015

Music Mountain, America's oldest continuing summer chamber music festival, continues its 86th anniversary on Saturday, August 1st with the Sharon Playhouse performing an evening of song from the best of Broadway at 8pm with a pre-concert dinner at The Falls Village Inn at 5pm. (more...)

Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of THE WINTER'S TALE at First Folio TheatrePhoto Flash: Meet the Cast of THE WINTER'S TALE at First Folio Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2015

First Folio Theatre (Mayslake Peabody Estate, 31st St. & Rt. 83) presents THE WINTER'S TALE as part of its annual outdoor Shakespeare Under the Stars series. The show opened Saturday, July 11, and runs through August 9, 2015. Pack a Picnic and experience the Shakespearean classic that the The New York Times hails as 'Enthralling!' The spellbinding story of jealousy, love, and the price of both is directed by Jeff Award-nominee Alison C. Vesely. Scroll down for a peek at the cast! (more...)

The ALL SHOOK UP Diaries: It's A Busy Weekend for the CastThe ALL SHOOK UP Diaries: It's A Busy Weekend for the Cast
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jul 13, 2015

Rehearsals got under way last week for Chaffin's Barn Dinner Theatre's big musical for the summer of 2015: All Shook Up. With a cast of Nashville theater veterans - joined by some of the region's brightest up-and-comers - you can rest assured that the rehearsal process will be just as much fun as the show itself. Throughout the next couple of weeks we'll be sharing 'diaries' from members of the cast and crew in anticipation of opening night on July 23. (more...)

William Youmans to Star in Richard Gustin's New Play BEING SEEN at FringeNYC This AugustWilliam Youmans to Star in Richard Gustin's New Play BEING SEEN at FringeNYC This August
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2015

BEING SEEN, a new play written by Richard Gustin, starring Broadway's William Youmans, will make its world premiere at The New York International Fringe Festival/Fringe NYC. BEING SEEN will be performed at Venue #12/The Underground (64 East 4th Street). (more...)

Pacific Symphony to Present BOLERO AND HOT LATIN NIGHTS as Part of Summer Festival, 8/9Pacific Symphony to Present BOLERO AND HOT LATIN NIGHTS as Part of Summer Festival, 8/9
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2015

Orange County, Calif.—July 10, 2015—It is a night of spicy, riveting music and dance featuring salsa, Cuban rhythms and the sounds of Spain, when Pacific Symphony, led by Music Director Carl St.Clair, delivers the third concert of Summer Festival 2015. The evening is chock-full of hot-tempered tunes, including Ravel's “Bolero,” featuring the most famous drumbeat in classical music and immortalized in the movie “10”; Rimsky-Korsakov's sparkling orchestral painting of Spain, Capriccio Espagnol, full of passionate tunes and brilliant colors that have made it a smash-hit concert favorite; the short but potent “Ritual Fire Dance” from de Falla's ballet, “El amor brujo”; and excerpts from Bizet's alluring “Carmen,” sung by opera star, mezzo-soprano Milena Kiti?.  The band JT & Friends then delivers high-octane entertainment on the second half, which includes Bizet's “Farandole” from L'Arlesienne Suite No. 2 and Bernstein's heart-pumping “America” from the classic film, “West Side Story.” Completing the mix are dancers, Salsa king Bobby Rivas, singer Beau Williams, and music that includes Barry Mann's “On Broadway,” Flores' rowdy “Tequila” and more.  (more...)

NYC Parks Cuts Ribbon on Restored Historic John T. Brush StairwayNYC Parks Cuts Ribbon on Restored Historic John T. Brush Stairway
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2015

NYC Parks Commissioner Mitchell J. Silver, FAICP joined New York Yankees Chief Operating Officer Lonn Trost, Executive Vice President of Communications and Senior Advisor to the CEO for the San Francisco Giants Staci Slaughter, former New York Met and Yankee Lee Mazzilli, Assembly Member Herman D. Farrell, Jr. and Council Member Ydanis Rodriguez to cut the ribbon on the newly restored historic John T. Brush Stairway on the 102nd anniversary of its dedication. The stairway connects Edgecombe Avenue at 158th Street in Washington Heights to the Harlem River Driveway where the old Polo Grounds used to sit. (more...)

BWW Blog: Eric Jackson of Transcendence Theatre Company's 'Broadway Under the Stars' - CelebrationsBWW Blog: Eric Jackson of Transcendence Theatre Company's 'Broadway Under the Stars' - Celebrations
by Guest Blogger: Eric Jackson - Jul 10, 2015

July might have just begun, but let me tell you things are in full swing here in Sonoma, CA.  Just recently at Transcendence Theatre Company we started a new show, closed the first show with a bang, actively participated in volunteering opportunities, and joined in our local 4th of July celebrations.  But I'll let some of our Transcendence resident artists go into more detail about their personal favorite activities of these past well-lived days. (more...)

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