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Music Box Theatre (New York, NY)
239 West 45th St.

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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 right...as 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!



BWW Awards Special: South African Theatre Winners Celebrate the 2016 Regional BroadwayWorld South Africa Awards
by David Fick - Jan 18, 2017

It was no unlucky Friday the 13th for South Africa's theatre community when BroadwayWorld's Regional Managing Editor Christina Mancuso released the names of the of the winners of the 2016 BroadwayWorld South Africa Awards. (more...)

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Full Creative Team Announced and Tickets on Sale for BREAKING UP IS HARD TO DO
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2017

The full creative team have been announced and tickets have gone on sale for the UK premiere of Breaking Up is Hard to Do, the musical featuring the songs of pop icon Neil Sedaka. (more...)

Luther Burbank Center for the Arts' Symphony Pops Series Welcomes Cabaret Star Ann Hampton Callaway
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2017

Luther Burbank Center for the Arts (The Center) and the Santa Rosa Symphony present a special musical event as a part of the2016-2017 Symphony Pops Series on Sunday, February 19 at 3 p.m. featuring cabaret star Ann Hampton Callaway singing hits from the Great American Songbook. Callaway joins the Santa Rosa Symphony for a celebration of 20th Century American music. From a command performance at the White House, to the Great White Way of Broadway, she has captivated audiences everywhere. The Tony-nominated star of the Broadway hit Swing! sings the timeless classics of George Gershwin, Jerome Kern, Stephen Sondheim, Cole Porter and many more from the Great American Songbook. The Santa Rosa Symphony will be under the direction of acclaimed Principal Pops Conductor Michael Berkowitz. (more...)

Get in on the Golden Age! Tickets on Sale for CIRCUS 1903 This Friday
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2017

Broadway In Chicago has announced that individual tickets for CIRCUS 1903 -The Golden Age of Circus, go on sale to the general public on Friday, January 20. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Laura Osnes, Lindsay Mendez & More Salute Barbra Streisand with the American Pops Orchestra
by Walter McBride - Jan 17, 2017

Maestro Luke Frazier and The American Pops Orchestra - Washington, DC's innovative hometown orchestra - continued their all-star 2016-2017 season with Don't Rain on My Parade: 75 Years of Barbra Streisand on Friday, January 13 at The George Washington University's Lisner Auditorium (730 21st Street NW, Washington, DC). (more...)

BWW Review: The American Pops Orchestra Sings a Joyful Tribute to STREISAND
by Keith Tittermary - Jan 17, 2017

The American Pops Orchestra, founded in 2015 by Maestro Luke Frazier has a mission to "breath new life into orchestral pops programming and inspiring new audiences to discover the wealth of material in the Great American Songbook in dynamic ways." (more...)

BWW Review: Tony Winners Garry Hynes and Marie Mullen Revisit Martin McDonagh's THE BEAUTY QUEEN OF LEENANE
by Michael Dale - Jan 17, 2017

The 1998 Tony Award ceremony was quite a history-making night, as THE BEAUTY QUEEN OF LEENANE's Garry Hynes became the first woman to be awarded a Tony for directing a play. Her honor was received mere minutes before THE LION KING's Julie Taymor became the first woman awarded a Tony for directing a musical. (more...)

'Tropical Rain' New Release on Dot Time Records
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2017

Pianist, composer and vocalist Meddy Greville has been likened to a fresh summer breeze in a music world of rare exceptions. (more...)

12th Annual Johnny Mercer Foundation Songwriters Project Seeks Submissions
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2017

The Johnny Mercer Foundation and the American Music Theatre Project (AMTP) at Northwestern University are seeking the nation's most talented songwriters, aged 18 to 30 years, for the 12th annual Johnny Mercer Foundation Songwriters Project. (more...)

Paisley Park Announces Special PRINCE4EVER Tribute Programming For The Month of April
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2017

Prince's Paisley Park in Chanhassen, Minnesota has announced plans for an enhanced tour experience throughout the month of April, titledPrince4Ever, which will uniquely celebrate and honor the iconic life and legacy of Prince Rogers Nelson as the world marks the first anniversary of his passing. Throughout the entire month, fans visiting Paisley Park will be welcomed into Prince's legendary creative sanctuary to experience new immersive audio-visual content that will bring a heightened sense of presence to Prince throughout the tour experience, showcasing rarely seen video footage, audio clips and artifacts in the exhibition spaces. In addition, fans touring Paisley Park throughout the month will be welcomed to participate in a special photo project honoring Prince. All visitors will be offered a chance to have their photo taken in a special candle-lit setting on-site at Paisley Park.  The photos taken prior to April 21st will be integrated into a special video that will be premiered online on that date. The Prince4EverPaisley Park tour experience will be available exclusively throughout the month of April to fans on both the General Admission and VIP tours. Tickets for scheduled tours in April are available now via the Paisley Park website at OfficialPaisleyPark.com.  (more...)

Hottest Articles on BWW 1/10/2017 - 1/17/2017
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IronRidge Introduces FlashFoot2: The Strongest Attachment in Solar
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Last Chance to Catch Cirque du Soleil's LUZIA in San Francisco!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2017

LUZIA, an acrobatic waking dream of Mexico, performs under the Big Top at AT&T Park in San Francisco through January 29, 2017, before moving to the Taylor Street Bridge in San Jose from February 9 through March 19, 2017. For show information and tickets, visitwww.cirquedusoleil.com/luzia. (more...)

Robert DeNiro Stars in HBO's THE WIZARD OF LIES, Debuting This May
by TV News Desk - Jan 16, 2017

Debuting in May, HBO Films' THE WIZARD OF LIES examines Bernie Madoff's Ponzi scheme? - this deception, lies and cover-up, all as the financier's wife and sons are catapulted into a harsh and unrelenting spotlight. (more...)

Conjo Players Theatre Releases Exciting News About ENCORE! An Evening Celebrating Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2017

Conjo Players Theatre has released exciting news about ENCORE! An Evening Celebrating Theatre (more...)

Now You See Them, Now You Don't! THE ILLUSIONISTS - LIVE FROM BROADWAY Bring Death Defying Stunts And Breathtaking Wonder To The McCallum!
by David Green - Jan 16, 2017

The Illusionists - Live from Broadway comes to the McCallum Theatre for four performances Saturday, January 28, through Sunday, January 29. On the heels of a highly successful multi-city tour and run on Broadway, the world's best-selling touring magic show, The Illusionists - Live From Broadway will play the McCallum Theatre as part of its current North American tour to more than 50 cities.  (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at BAD JEWS at Cygnet Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2017

January brings BAD JEWS to the Cygnet stage - a fierce, biting comedy about family, faith and what you choose to believe, when you're chosen. Rob Lutfy, Associate Artistic Director, directs this Off-Broadway hit featuring the savage humor of Juilliard tRained and award-winning playwright Joshua Harmon. The third most-produced play of 2015 follows the trials and tribulations of an Upper West Side family in a verbal battle royale over a family heirloom. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: A Backstage Visit with Laura Osnes, Lindsay Mendez & more at 75 YEARS OF BARBRA STREISAND
by Walter McBride - Jan 16, 2017

Maestro Luke Frazier and The American Pops Orchestra - Washington, DC's innovative hometown orchestra - continued their all-star 2016-2017 season with Don't Rain on My Parade: 75 Years of Barbra Streisand on Friday, January 13 at The George Washington University's Lisner Auditorium (730 21st Street NW, Washington, DC). (more...)

Broadway AM Report, January 16, 2017 - All-Female JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR and More!
by Jessica Khan - Jan 16, 2017

This weekend's big news: The American Pops celebrates '75 YEARS OF STREISAND' with a slew of stars in D.C. and 'WRITERS RESIST: #LouderTogether' takes place on the steps of the New York Public Library this Sunday! (more...)

StartMonday Profiles Hospitality Sector Engagements with IHG, Accor and citizenM
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2CELLOS Take Fans To The Movies Live at the Fabulous Fox Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 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 March 17, 2017. (more...)

Accessible Cinema For All At The Point
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2017

This spring, The Point is delighted to present three special musical cinema screenings, especially designed for people with dementia, learning or physical difficulties, as well as their families and carers. (more...)

2CELLOS to Return to the Fox Theatre with Songs from SCORE Album This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Jan 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 March 17, 2017. Bringing 2CELLOS' game-changing sound and style to the most popular melodies ever written for classic and contemporary movies and television, Score will be supported by a world tour presented by AEG Live, making a stop at the Fox Theatre on Friday, October 27 at 7 p.m. (more...)

CIRCUS 1903 - THE GOLDEN AGE OF CIRCUS to Premiere at Detroit's Fisher Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2017

In a world premiere event, the producers of the world's biggest magic show, The Illusionists, have teamed up with the award-winning puppeteers from War Horse, to present a thrilling turn-of-the-century circus spectacular. CIRCUS 1903 -The Golden Age of Circus will make its Detroit premiere engagement at The Fisher Theatre, March 14-19, 2017, with all the thrill and daredevil entertainment one would expect from the circus, with an exciting new twist. (more...)

The New Amaazia WaterPark Opens in Surat, India
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2017

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Destination Wedding in ABBA-Land: Mamma Mia! at Hippodrome
by Jack L. B. Gohn - Jan 14, 2017

Mamma Mia! is actually more of a revue than a story-driven show, despite sporting the accouterments of the latter. And none of that mattered a damn to the faithful gathered at the Hippodrome last night. They got what they came for, especially in the curtain call segment where the mask of a story dropped altogether, and the cast just performed three ABBA songs including the inevitable one, Waterloo, which did not even qualify as a reprise. But no one left the auditorium; everyone was on their feet, clapping and singing along. (more...)

Brooklyn Arts Exchange Spotlights Emerging Artists at 2017 UPSTART FESTIVAL
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2017

Curated by former BAX Artists In Residence Jillian Peña (2011-13) and Fernando Maneca (2004-06), the 2017 Upstart Festival ushers in fresh talent with an intriguing festival of performances and roundtable discussions. This festival gives creators of dance, theater and performance works, who have no more than three years of experience showing their work in New York City, an opportunity to show work and to facilitate networking opportunities that pave the way for fruitful artistic careers. (more...)

Kritzerland at Sterling's Upstairs at The Federal to Present SUPER KIDS THURSDAY
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2017

It's the 74th Kritzerland show and the annual all young performers show - one of the yearly favorites to do. Those who've been to the shows know that one of the things that makes them unique (until everyone else started doing it) is the use of young performers in shows. Kritzerland likes to nurture and be supportive of tomorrow's future musical theater performers, in fact, they feel it is their duty to do so. So, this is the performers' night to shine. But if you think you're going to hear a bunch of kid songs, you won't be. The night is a challenge to the young folks and there will be no pandering to their age - they are given wonderful musical theatre material from the classics to the new, featuring songs from shows they may one day get to do - so, you'll be hearing amazing songs from such classics as Funny Girl, The Music Man, Bells Are Ringing, A Little Night Music, On a Clear Day You Can See Forever, as well as less well known musicals like Minnie's Boys, Andrew Lloyd Webber's Song and Dance, Baby, right up to the Broadway smash, Waitress. Being a Kritzerland show, there will also be a few surprises. So join this incredible cast of young folks and catch these young people before they're on Broadway. Kritzerland is produced and hosted by Bruce Kimmel and co-produced by Doug Haverty.  (more...)

Thomas Gold Releases Sensational New Single 'Better Versions of Myself'
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2017

German hotshot Thomas Gold releases 'Better Versions Of Myself', the third single from his upcoming album, coming worldwide via Armada Music. (more...)

2016 BroadwayWorld Washington, DC Awards Winners Announced - Justine Icy Moral, Tim MacDonald, Kimberly Gilbert and More!
by BWW Special Coverage - Jan 13, 2017

Votes are cast; polls are closed; and results have been tabulated! This was our biggest year yet! After a record number of voters in more than 75 regions worldwide, BroadwayWorld is very excited to announce the 2016 Washington, DC winners! Thanks to all who voted, and huge congratulations to all the winners! (more...)

Telly Leung Sets Return Date to IN TRANSIT
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2017

The producers of IN TRANSIT announced today that Telly Leung (Allegiance) will return to the role of 'Steven' beginning Tuesday, January 31, 2017 at Circle in the Square Theatre (235 West 50th Street), following a leave of absence due to an unexpected personal family obligation. (more...)

VIDEO: Broadway Stars Recreate Iconic 'Good Morning' Number in Tribute to Debbie Reynolds
by Caryn Robbins - Jan 13, 2017

In honor of the late, legendary actress Debbie Reynolds, THE BOOK OF MORMON's Christopher Rice recreated the classic 'Good Morning' number from the film 'Singing in the Rain.'  (more...)

BWW Review: LA LA LAND
by Gary Naylor - Jan 13, 2017

Gary Naylor sees La La Land, a film that hits you as hard in the heart as it does in the head. He doubts if he'll see a better movie in 2017. (more...)

Swing-Fueled Cast, Creative Team Complete for Broadway's BANDSTAND
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2017

The producers of the new musical Bandstand, directed and choreographed by Tony Award winner Andy Blankenbuehler (Hamilton) and featuring music by Richard Oberacker and a book and lyrics by Robert Taylor and Richard Oberacker, have just announced compete casting and an award-winning design team. (more...)

2016 BroadwayWorld South Africa Awards Winners Announced - SWEENEY TODD Big Winner!
by BWW Special Coverage - Jan 13, 2017

Votes are cast; polls are closed; and results have been tabulated! This was our biggest year yet! After a record number of voters in more than 75 regions worldwide, BroadwayWorld is very excited to announce the 2016 South Africa winners! Thanks to all who voted, and huge congratulations to all the winners! (more...)

Daniel Jenkins and Melissa van der Schyff Team Up for BORROWED CASH: BUSTED! at LPR
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2017

Tony Award nominee Daniel Jenkins (Oslo, Kid Victory, Big River, Mary Poppins) and Drama Desk nominee Melissa van der Schyff (Big River, Bonnie & Clyde) are teaming up to perform at Le Poisson Rouge (LPR) in a creatively refreshing concert, 'BORROWED CASH: BUSTED! The Reunion Tour' on Saturday, January 21 and Sunday, January 22 at 8:00 PM.  (more...)

Darius Campbell Returns to Glasgow to Star in FUNNY GIRL
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2017

West End leading lady Natasha J Barnes and recording artist Darius Campbell lead the cast of Funny Girl which comes to the King's Theatre from Tuesday 30 May until Saturday 3 June as they reprise their roles from the critically acclaimed and record-breaking sold-out runs at the Menier Chocolate Factory and Savoy Theatre. (more...)

Life Is Beautiful! Roundabout's CABARET to Play the Princess of Wales Theatre This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2017

David Mirvish will present the national tour of Sam Mendes (Spectre, American Beauty) and Rob Marshall's (Into the Woods and Chicago, the films) Tony Award-winning production of CABARET. CABARET will play a strictly one-week engagement, February 14 - 19 at the Princess of Wales Theatre. (more...)

Full Casting Announced for Major Revival of David Hare's MASTERPIECE SKYLIGHT at Theatr Clwyd
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2017

Artistic director of Theatr Clwyd, Tamara Harvey, today announces full casting for her major new revival of David Hare's Olivier award-winning drama, Skylight. Harvey will direct Oscar Batterham (Edward), Jeany Spark (Kyra) and Jay Villiers (Tom). The production opens on 14 February, with previews from 9 February, running until 4 March. (more...)

Sheridan Smith Reprises Her Smash-Hit Performance As Fanny Brice Across The UK
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2017

Following critically acclaimed and record-breaking sold-out runs at the Menier Chocolate Factory and Savoy Theatre, Sheridan Smith will reprise her highly praised performance of Fanny Brice at selected venues for the UK tour of Funny Girl - she is set to perform in Manchester, Milton Keynes, Liverpool, Bristol, Edinburgh, Birmingham, Newcastle, Southampton, Bradford, Southend, Cardiff and Dublin. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at SONGS FOR A NEW WORLD at The Barn Stage Company
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2017

Presented by The Barn Stage Company, in association with Temecula Presents, this all-star production of Jason Robert Browns' Songs For A New World opens tonight at the Old Town Temecula stage for 4 nights only, January 12-15! (more...)

Modern Day Fable THE GRAVEDIGGER'S LULLABY to Premiere at TACT
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2017

TACT has announced that the 2016 - '17 season will continue with the World Premiere of The Gravedigger's Lullaby, a play that arrives on the Mainstage by way of the company's 2015 newTACTics New Play Festival where it was workshopped and developed.  (more...)

Heffron Drive Releases New Single & Music Video for 'Living Room' from Newly Announced EP
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2017

KENDALL SCHMIDT, lead singer of the LA Based indie band HEFFRON DRIVE and recent recipient of the Ischia Global Icon Award, alongside bandmate DUSTIN BELT will be celebrating the New Year on January 13, 2017, with the release of their highly-anticipated single “Living Room” (more...)

The Huron Playhouse Announces Change to 2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2017

The Huron Playhouse's 2017 season will open its 69th season with the classic Tom Jones-Harvey Schmidt musical The Fantasticks. This production will replace the previously announced A Funny Thing Happened On the Way to the Forum due to unforeseen circumstances. (more...)

Robin De Jesus, Ariana DeBose, Joel Perez, And Jessica Keenan Wynn Join BROADWAY SINGS BOWIE|PRINCE
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2017

The acclaimed Broadway Sings concert series has announced the full cast of performers for their 14th installment, honoring two major legends of pop rock with BROADWAY SINGS BOWIE|PRINCE. The one-night-only concert, on February 6 at 8pm, will feature completely new arrangements of the hits of David Bowie and Prince, accompanied by a 14-piece band playing original orchestrations. (more...)

BWW Interviews: Luke Frazier of DON'T RAIN ON MY PARADE: 75 YEARS OF BARBRA STREISAND with The American Pops Orchestra
by Jamie McGonnigal - Jan 11, 2017

We've all got our divas. And Luke Frazier is no different. He's going to be spending this Friday night celebrating that Funny Girl, Barbra Streisand for her 75th birthday. (more...)

B Street Theatre's Michael Pollock Celebrates His 50th School Tour Season
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2017

B Street Theatre Company Member Michael Pollock began rehearsal for his 50th B Street Theatre School Tour on January 2, 2017. History Extravaganza III, a play adapted from student play submissions, will mark Michael's 50th tour and almost 17 years working as an actor at B Street Theatre. (more...)

Time Travel Adventure THE HISTORY MYSTERY to Play TADA! This Winter
by BroadwayWorld JR - Jan 11, 2017

Opening on Inauguration Day and closing on President's Day, TADA!'s winter original musical is starting a very important conversation with family audiences. Originally written in 1995, The History Mystery book was rewritten after the 2016 election. The History Mystery touches on women's rights, civil rights, and freedoms this country was founded on. (more...)

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