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RAIN, the acclaimed Beatles concert, returns by popular demand, direct from Broadway! They look like them and they sound just like them! "The next best thing to seeing The Beatles," raves the Denver Post. All the music and vocals are performed totally live! RAIN covers The Beatles from the earliest beginnings through the psychedelic late 60s and their long-haired hippie, hard-rocking rooftop days. RAIN is a multi-media, multi-dimensional experience...a fusion of historical footage and hilarious television commercials from the 1960s lights up video screens and live cameras zoom in for close-ups. "A thrilling bit of time-warping nostalgia...Boomer Heaven!" raves The Fort Worth StarTelegram. "Uncanny! RAIN are a quartet of fine musicians in their own The Beatles, they triumph!: cheers the Boston Herald. "An adoring Valentine to The Beatles," declares the Washington Post. Sing along with your family and friends to such favorites as "Let It Be," "Hey Jude," "Come Together" and "Can't Buy Me Love,: and relive Beatlemania from Ed Sullivan to Abbey Road!

VIDEO: DEAR EVAN HANSEN's Ben Platt Performs 'For Forever' on LATE SHOW
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2017

On last night's LATE SHOW, Tony nominee Ben Platt spoke with host Stephen Colbert about his hit Broadway musical DEAR EVAN HANSEN and performed the emotional number 'For Forever' from the show. (more...)

Drake Tops Winners of 2017 BILLBOARD MUSIC AWARDS; Full Winner's List
by TV News Desk - May 22, 2017

The 2017 BILLBOARD MUSIC AWARDS hosted by hip-hop artist and actor Ludacris, and actress and singer Vanessa Hudgens, was an explosive night of must-see, one-of-a-kind musical performances and exclusive television premieres from today's chart-topping artists. (more...)

NUMBERS NERDS: The [almost] All-Girl Math Challenge Comes to Peter Jay Sharp Theater
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2017

The New York Musical Festival (NYMF) and CPA Theatricals present Numbers Nerds, the [almost] all-girl math challenge, with book by Laura Stratford, Music by David Kornfeld, lyrics by Alex Higgin-Houser, additional music by Dylan MarcAurele and original story by Larry Little.  Amber Mak, New Works Development Director at Chicago's Paramount Theatre, directs and choreographs a cast of six, including Danielle Davila, Madison Kauffman, Jake Morrissy, Maisie Rose, Sharon Sachs (Film: 'Home Alone;'  TV: 'Weeds,' 'Dexter,' 'Grimm') and Tiffany Tatreau (Ride the Cyclone). Six performances will be staged at the Peter Jay Sharp Theater, 416 West 42nd Street, New York City from July 19-23, 2017. (more...)

Musical Adaptation of MONSOON WEDDING Heading to Broadway
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2017

Mira Nair's MONSOON WEDDING will be Broadway-bound following its run in San Francisco. Based on the iconic 2001 film, the stage musical had its world premiere  at Berkeley Repertory Theatre on Friday, May 19th.  (more...)

Tina Fey, Bill Nye, Ellen Burstyn and More Join 10th Anniversary World Science Festival Lineup
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2017

The World Science Festival has announced complete programming for the  10th anniversary Festival, which will bring science to the crossroads of the world, Times Square, and to locations across the five boroughs of New York City, with more than 50 events, May 30 - June 4, 2017. (more...)

Drake Tops Winners of Non-Televised BILLBOARD MUSIC AWARDS; Full List!
by TV News Desk - May 21, 2017

dick clark productions just released the names of the '2017 Billboard Music Award' winners from categories, which will not be televised during tonight's live broadcast. (more...)

HAMILTON Original Cast Recording Picks Up Billboard Music Award
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2017

Almost two years after its release, the HAMILTON Original Cast Recording is still raking in awards! dick clark productions has released the names of the 2017 BILLBOARD MUSIC AWARD winners from categories which will not be televised during tonight's live broadcast. (more...)

Peak Supports Xiutao XU to Finish First 24-Hour Running Extreme Public Challenge
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2017

XI'AN, China, May 18, 2017 /PRNewswire/ With extremely tired legs, Xiutao Xu bent and held the record machine with hands and kissed it, the final time was set at 24 hours, totaldistance at 159.6 kms. (more...)

id Theater Returns to McCall with 17th Seven Devils Playwrights Conference
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2017

Now celebrating its 20th year, id Theater returns to McCall, Idaho with the Seven Devils Playwrights Conference, with events from June 8 to 17 at McCall's Alpine Playhouse. This will be the 17th year for the Conference, which will host nine playwrights from all corners of the United States whose work will be developed and presented to the public free of charge during the Conference. (more...)

by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2017

Nikka Costa releases her new album Nikka & Strings: Underneath and In Between on Friday 2nd June 2017. The new album sees the celebrated American soul, funk and blues singer, dipping her toes in a refreshing collection of songs backed by a luscious string quartet. (more...)

BWW Interview: Show-Stopper Grace McLean Talks GREAT COMET, The Necessity of Art and the Importance of Being Weird
by Matthew Blank - May 19, 2017

We talk to Grace McLean, who dazzles audiences nightly in her show-stopping turn as Marya in NATASHA, PIERRE & THE GREAT COMET OF 1812. (more...)

Musical Adventures Announced at the Belgrade Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2017

Audiences across Coventry and Warwickshire are invited to take a seat at the Belgrade Theatre this June with a line up of musical shows that are not to be missed. (more...)

Bret Michaels Returns to Indian Ranch This September
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2017

 Indian Ranch announced that Bret Michaels will be returning to Webster, MA on Sunday, September 10, 2017. Tickets go on-sale Wednesday, May 24, 2017 at 10 AM  at  (more...)

Encompass New Opera Theatre presents PARADIGM SHIFTS
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2017

Encompass New Opera Theatre (Nancy Rhodes, Artistic Director) in association with the Center for Earth Ethics (Karenna Gore, Director) and Union Forum (Derrick Harkins, VP for Innovation in Public Programming), will present PARADIGM SHIFTS Music and Film Festival at Union Theological Seminary, in James Chapel, 3041 Broadway (at 121st Street), New York, NY 10027, from Tuesday, June 13 through Saturday, June 17, 2017. (more...)

Green Patch Community Garden in Mound Hope Wins $20,000 Grant
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2017

Green Patch on Walton—one  of NYC Parks' GreenThumb community gardens—has been selected as a winner of the national Meet Me at the Park campaign and will receive a $20,000 grant from the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) and The Walt Disney Company, including Disney Citizenship, Disney|ABC Television Group and ESPN. Community members voted for the winning project throughout Earth Month in April. (more...)

Joanie Leeds Brings 'Brooklyn Baby!' Show to Children's Discovery Museum of San Jose
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2017

Award-winning kids' musician Joanie Leeds will bring a little bit of Brooklyn to the South Bay with a fun-filled, all-ages Brooklyn Baby! show at 12:00 noon on Thursday, June 22 at the Children's Discovery Museum of San Jose, 180 Woz Way, San Jose, CA. (more...)

Fort Caspar Museum Seeks Vendors for Caspar Collins Day 2017
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2017

Fort Caspar Museum is looking for craft and food vendors for Caspar Collins Day 2017 which will be held on Saturday, July 22nd. Join us as we commemorate the city of Casper's namesake on the 152nd anniversary of the Battle of Platte Bridge. (more...)

by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2017

The 12th annual Johnny Mercer Foundation Songwriters Project participants will take residency at Northwestern University from June 18 to 24 for an intensive week-long program of master classes and workshops that culminate with a public concert. (more...)

by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2017

The Menier Chocolate Factory today announces a brand new production of Sue Townsend's The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole Aged 13 ¾ - The Musical, which opens in Adrian's 50th birthday year. Jake Brunger and Pippa Cleary's musical of Leicester's favourite teen has undergone a period of further development since its original production at Curve in 2015, and Luke Sheppard's new production will open at the Menier on 26 July at 3.30pm, with previews from 14 July, and runs until 9 September. Priority booking for the productions opens on Monday 22 May, with public booking on Tuesday 30 May. (more...)

Sydney Premiere of THE VILLAGE BIKE Comes to Old Fitz Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2017

Cross Pollinate Productions in association with Red Line Productions is thrilled to present the Sydney premiere of Penelope Skinner's The Village Bike for a limited season at the Old Fitz Theatre from June 7. (more...)

MONSOON WEDDING Musical Will Rain an Extra Week at Berkeley Rep
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2017

Following an overwhelmingly positive response from audiences, and two weeks of sold-out previews, Berkeley Rep has announced that the world premiere musical of Mira Nair's Monsoon Wedding will extend for an additional week. (more...)

Angelenos Prepare for A STEADY RAIN
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2017

A STEADY Rain to be presented at the 2017 Hollywood Fringe Festival. Written by Keith Huff (Mad Men, House of Cards, American Crime) and Directed by prominent Hollywood acting coach, John Kirby (The Age of Adeline , The Count of Monte Cristo, Stick It). (more...)

by Jeffrey Ellis - May 17, 2017

GOOD MORNING, THEATERATI! It's May 17, 2017, and summer - or a reasonable facsimile thereof - has arrived in Nashville, with temperatures already climbing toward the 90s! When prompts the musical question: What's on your agenda for the summer of 2017? Anything we should know about and, more importantly, write about? (more...)

CONSTELLATIONS Opens Friday at The Armory
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2017

Silas Weir Mitchell and Dana Green star in Constellations - playwright Nick Payne's exploration of love in the multiverse - opening at The Armory on May 19, with preview performances beginning May 13, and regular performances running through June 11. Portland Center Stage at The Armory's Artistic Director Chris Coleman will direct this multifaceted love story. Silas Weir Mitchell, who starred as the beloved Blutbad Monroe in NBC's six-season series Grimm, will play the beekeeper Roland. Dana Green, who was last seen at The Armory in Great Expectations and was also featured on Grimm as the Wesen Mabel Kurlon in season four, will play Roland's love interest, the physicist Marianne. (more...)

Ruth Eckerd Hall Announces 2017-18 Broadway Season. Tickets Go On Sale Friday 6/9
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2017

Ruth Eckerd Hall announces the 2017-18 Broadway season, which includes, making its Clearwater debut, the Tony Award-winner for Best Musical Jersey Boys, along with multiple Tony Award Best Musical winners A Chorus Line, Cabaret and Chicago, family favorites A Charlie Brown Christmas Live Onstage and Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer: The Musical, Rodgers + Hammerstein's Cinderella and Rain: A Tribute To The Beatles. (more...)

The Appleseed Cast, Nap Eyes, CAAMP and More Among 2nd Wave Announced for Green Music Fest lineup
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2017

Wicker Park Bucktown Chamber of Commerce and Subterranean are thrilled to announce the second wave of artists to join Green Music Fest's 2017 lineup. (more...)

2Cellos Take Fans to the Movies with New Album 'Score', Out Now
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2017

2CELLOS, music's most electric and dynamic instrumental duo, go to the movies for their new Portrait/Sony Music Masterworks album Score, available now. (more...)

Serenbe's ROBIN HOOD to Feature Immersive Sherwood Forest, Zip Line
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2017

Serenbe Playhouse, recipient of the prestigious American Theatre Wing grant, and recently honored with the most Suzi Bass Awards for a musical in Atlanta (Miss Saigon), will present ROBIN HOOD, new adaptation by Rachel Teagle. The show is directed by Broadway's Paul McGill with original music by GRAMMY nominee John Burke. (more...)

PICNIC WITH THE POPS Kicks Off Next Month with Prince Tribute
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2017

The Columbus Symphony will kick off the 2017 Nationwide Picnic with the Pops with A Symphonic Tribute to the Music of Prince, on Friday, June 17. (more...)

Photo Flash: WAR PAINT's David Stone, OPA's Joan Squires and More Receive Broadway League's 2017 League Awards
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2017

The annual Broadway League Awards, honoring excellence and achievement for Touring Broadway, were announced today during the Broadway League's 2017 Spring Road Conference. First presented in 1992, the Broadway League Awards recognize the contributions of those who have displayed exemplary service to the Broadway industry and are considered innovators of their craft. Scroll down for photos from the ceremony! (more...)

CURVY WIDOW, Starring Nancy Opel, Moving Off-Broadway This Summer
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2017

Curvy Widow, a new musical comedy with a book by Bobby Goldman, music and lyrics by Drew Brody (Broadway: Oh Hello; Cutman), and directed by Peter Flynn(Rhapsody in Seth; Two Rooms), will play at the Westside Theatre (407 West 43rd Street between 9th and 10th Avenues), it was announced today by the producers. (more...)

I LOVED LUCY to Transfer to London's Arts Theatre for 7 Weeks
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2017

Showered with rave reviews and following two sold-out runs in 2016, Lee Tannen's incredibly personal, funny, bitter-sweet play "I Loved Lucy" about his 10-year relationship with TV comedy legend Lucille Ball is to transfer to London's Arts Theatre for a strictly limited 7-week season from Wednesday 19 July. (more...)

2017 Helen Hayes Award Winners Announced!
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2017

BroadwayWorld has a full list of the Helen Hayes Awards winners updating LIVE below! Named for actor Helen Hayes - a Washington native and legendary First Lady of the American Theatre - the Helen Hayes Awards celebrates excellence in professional theatre throughout the Washington region and has become a hallmark recognized by theatre makers and theatre lovers far beyond Washington D.C. (more...)

bergenPAC Announces Gordon Lightfoot, NY Bee Gees, Tracy Morgan & Love on the Floor
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2017

New show on sale at bergenPAC: Gordon Lightfoot in Concert: The Legend Lives On…, Tues., Aug. 8, 8 p.m.; The New York Bee Gees, Thurs., Aug. 10, 8 p.m.; Tracy Morgan Live on Stage, Fri., Oct. 27, 8 p.m.; Love on the Floor Starring Cheryl Burke, Meryl Davis & Charlie White, Sun., Nov. 19, 7:30 p.m. Tickets go on sale Friday, May 19, 2017 at 11 a.m. at or by calling bergenPAC's Box Office at (201) 227-1030. (more...)

Tom Jones Restages Darker Version of 'Round and Round' in THE FANTASTICKS
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2017

Playwright Tom Jones is making some changes to his 57-year-old musical THE FANTASTICKS. Mr. Jones has done a little bit of rewriting of the musical number "Round and Round" which he has always felt never quite conveyed the darker elements he intended. (more...)

Dan + Shay to Perform at Indian Ranch on 9/23
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2017

Indian Ranch announced that Dan + Shay will be performing on Saturday, September 23 in Webster, MA.  Tickets go on-sale Friday, May 19, 2017 at 10 AM at  (more...)

Defender Launches HD Wireless Security Line
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2017


Photo Flash: The Road Theatre Company presents THE LYONS
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2017

THE ROAD THEATRE COMPANY and Taylor Gilbert, Founder/Artistic Director together with Sam Anderson, Artistic Director, present the fourth and final show of its 2016-2017 season, the Los Angeles premiere of THE LYONS, written by acclaimed playwright Nicky Silver and directed by Scott Alan Smith.  THE LYONS will begin previews on Sunday, May 7 at 2pm; will open on Friday, May 12 at 8pm and run through Saturday, July 1 at the Road Theatre on Lankershim, 5108 Lankershim Blvd. in North Hollywood. (more...)

BWW Review: 110 IN THE SHADE, Ye Olde Rose and Crown Theatre
by Gary Naylor - May 13, 2017

110 In The Shade is both old-fashioned and bang up to date, full of pleasing songs, fine performances and a heartwarming message of love and hope. (more...)

by Jeffrey Ellis - May 12, 2017

GOOD MORNING, THEATERATI! Live life dramatically: It's Friday, May 12, 2017 - graduation day at Vanderbilt University - which prompts the musical question: 'Does it always have to Rain on that day? This day, in particular?' Truly it's a FREAKY FRIDAY tradition, if the grads are donning caps and gowns at Vandy, chances are everyone else will be carrying their umbrellas with them in Music City. (more...)

BWW Review: OUTSIDE MULLINGAR Charms at Keegan Theatre
by Jennifer Perry - May 12, 2017

This rewarding theatrical experience is a must-see for anyone interested in exploring the power of love, memory, and family in a small Irish town. (more...)

House of Yes Kicks Off SUMMER OF LOVE IN THE PARK Day Party Series
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2017

House of Yes performer at Vander Ende-Onderdonk House | Photo credit: Chris VMP   House of Yes, Brooklyn's favorite theater and performance art space is proud to present the launch of their Summer of Love outdoor event series kicking things off this Memorial Day on Monday May 29 from 12pm-9pm with a FREE ENTRY outdoor day party and pig roast. (more...)

The Rep Announces Full 2017-2018 Mainstage Season
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2017

The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis is proud to announce the full lineup for its 51st Mainstage season. (more...)

Jennifer Ellison and Jake Quickenden to Star in PETER PAN at Blackpool Opera House
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2017

Blackpool Opera House and Selladoor Worldwide today announce that stage and TV star Jennifer Ellison will lead the cast of swashbuckling family adventure Peter Pan (16 Dec - 07 Jan) as Captain Hook alongside X Factor's Jake Quickenden in the title role.  They will be joined on stage by Radio Wave's Breakfast Show fave Scott Gallagher as hapless sidekick Smee. (more...)

Previously Unreleased Prince Track 'Our Destiny/Roadhouse Garden' Now Available
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2017

NPG Records and Warner Bros. Records announce the instant grat download of the previously unreleased track 'Our Destiny|Roadhouse Garden' from the upcoming release of Purple Rain Deluxe and Purple Rain Deluxe - Expanded Edition. (more...)

BWW Interview: Matthew Croke On Becoming The New West End Aladdin
by Marianka Swain - May 12, 2017

Following UK tours of West Side Story and Singin' in the Rain, plus several ensemble and understudying roles in shows like Wicked and Grease, Matthew Croke takes on his first West End lead when he becomes the new Aladdin on 5 June in the hit Disney production at Prince Edward Theatre. (more...)

Cast, Creative Team Complete for Fiasco's Extended IMAGINARY INVALID at The Old Globe
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2017

The Old Globe today announced the complete cast and creative team of the Globe-commissioned world premiere adaptation of The Imaginary Invalid written by Moliere and reinvented by the acclaimed theatre group Fiasco Theater. Fiasco last delighted Globe audiences with their inventive reimagining of Into the Woods in 2014. This new take on the hilarious classic tale is directed by Fiasco Co-Artistic Directors Jessie Austrian and Noah Brody. (more...)

12th Annual Songwriters Project Participants Announced
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2017

The 12th annual Johnny Mercer Foundation Songwriters Project participants will take residency at Northwestern University from June 18 to 24 for an intensive week-long program of master classes and workshops that culminates with a public concert. (more...)

Angelenos Prepare for A STEADY RAIN at Hollywood Fringe
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2017

A STEADY Rain to be presented at the 2017 Hollywood Fringe Festival. Written by Keith Huff (Mad Men, House of Cards, American Crime) and Directed by prominent Hollywood acting coach, John Kirby (The Age of Adeline, The Count of Monte Cristo, Stick It). (more...)

Immersive Edgar Allan Poe Ghost Story 'THE COOPING THEORY' Plays Brooklyn Speakeasy
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2017

Poseidon Theatre Company, led by director Aaron Salazar, is currently mounting an immersive ghost story as an all-evening experience in a Brooklyn cellar speakeasy. The show, 'The Cooping Theory: Who Killed Edgar Allan Poe?' by Nate Suggs and Samantha Lacey, takes stage every Wednesday in the reconstructed former speakeasy underneath St. Mazie Bar and Supper Club, 345 Grand Street, Williamsburg, Brooklyn (between Havemeyer and Marcy).  (more...)

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