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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!



UK Dates and Casting Announced for TONIGHT FROM THE WEST END
by Natalie O'Donoghue - Dec 9, 2016

West End superstars John Partridge, Louise Dearman and Adam Garcia are confirmed for the 2017 Tonight From The West End UK dates. (more...)

2016 BroadwayWorld Appleton Regional Awards Update - Harter Clingman, Malcolm McCanles in Lead!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2016

Voting has opened for the 2016 BroadwayWorld Appleton, WI Regional Awards, honoring productions which opened between October 2016 and September 2016. Nominations were reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. Voting runs through December 31. (more...)

BWW Review: Karen Akers Dives Deep and Soars at Urban Stages' WINTER RHYTHMS
by Alix Cohen - Dec 9, 2016

Karen Akers' ardent 'Francophilia--- and I don't care whether or not it's a real word' was seeded in adolescence and brought to bloom by living in France, becoming fluent in the language, and absorbing European sensibilities (reincarnation is also a distinct possibility). Offering a show of French material is, to the artist, like sharing a part of her soul. Never has this been so clear and affecting as Aker's muscular performance tonight, enriched by maturity and new vocal elasticity. With the formidable Alex Rybeck acting as musical director/pianist and emotional collaborator, the evening soared. (more...)

Paulo Szot, Joyce DiDonato To Join the New York Philharmonic in New Year's Eve Concert, 12/31
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2016

Tony Award winner and Metropolitan Opera baritone Paulo Szot will join Music Director Alan Gilbert, mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato, and the New York Philharmonic for the Orchestra's New Year's Eve celebration, Saturday, December 31, 2016, at 8:00 p.m., an evening of American classics including music by Rodgers & Hammerstein, Lerner & Loewe, and Copland. (more...)

Friends of the High Line Presents THE GAITS: A HIGH LINE SOUNDWALK on 12/21
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2016

Friends of the High Line is pleased to announce that The Gaits, a sound-based walk on the High Line, will return to the High Line on Wednesday, December 21, at 5:00 PM. The Gaits: A High Line Soundwalk is a free, immersive, smartphone application that features a score of electric guitar chords, zen gongs, and more composed by Lainie Fefferman, Jascha Narveson, and Cameron Britt.  (more...)

IFTTT and Weather Underground Collaborate to Build Applets With Deep Insight from Weather Data
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Theater for the New City to Celebrate David Amram's 86th Birthday in 'BACK TO WHERE IT ALL BEGAN'
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2016

Celebrate David Amram's birthday in 'Back to Where All Began: Amram at 86 ' at Theater for the New City on Monday, December 12, at 8 p.m. (more...)

CIRCUS 1903 to Bring 'The Golden Age of Circus' to Boston Next Spring
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2016

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 has all the thrill and daredevil entertainment one would expect from the circus, with an exciting new twist. CIRCUS 1903 -The Golden Age of Circus will play a one- week engagement at the Boch Center Wang Theatre, March 8-12, 2017.   (more...)

BWW Review: HAIRSPRAY LIVE! Serves as a Joyful, Optimistic Reminder of a Powerful Message
by Matt Tamanini - Dec 8, 2016

There is one undeniable quality that HAIRSPRAY has retained as it has journeyed from the big screen to the stage, back to the big screen, and now to the small. The infectious excitement and optimism that Tracy Turnblad sings with in the opening number, 'Good Morning Baltimore,' is one of the most magical and important gifts that the musical theatre has given in recent decades. From the moment that the original musical burst onto Broadway in 2002, it has been a literal and figurative Rainbow of joy and happiness, and fortunately for the show's legions of fans, directed by Tony-winner Kenny Leon, NBC's live adaptation has maintained every delightful ounce of the musical's giddy goodness. (more...)

Review Roundup: Run & Tell That - Critics Weigh In On NBC's HAIRSPRAY LIVE!
by TV News Desk - Dec 8, 2016

NBC's HAIRSPRAY LIVE aired last night, Wednesday, Dec. 7 at 8 p.m. ET/PT and originated from Los Angeles. Let's see what the critics had to say! (more...)

Cygnet Theatre to Stage Hit Comedy BAD JEWS This January
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2016

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. (more...)

T-Mobile New Year's at the Needle to Light up the Seattle Sky with Even More Rockin' Fireworks to Welcome 2017
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2016

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FAMILY NEW YEAR'S EVE to Celebrate 2017 at LA Zoo Lights
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2016

FAMILY NEW YEAR'S EVE at L.A. Zoo Lights celebrates the coming of 2017 with an evening of holiday fun on Saturday, December 31, 6 to 10 pm. (more...)

Orchestra of St. Luke's Announces 2017 Baroque Chamber Music Series
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2016

St. Luke's Chamber Ensemble is adding a two-program Baroque Series to its winter and spring 2017 season. These concerts will be presented at Brooklyn Museum and The Church of St. Luke in the Fields, the acoustically and architecturally notable Greenwich Village church where St. Luke's Chamber Ensemble first performed in 1974 and from which the Ensemble derives its name. (more...)

Paramount Theatre to Bring Beauty to Sondheim's Dark Musical SWEENEY TODD
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2016

Some, others, many and bloody well everyone need to strap themselves in for Paramount Theatre's bold new production of Sweeney Todd-The Demon Barber of Fleet Street. (more...)

Sony/ATV SIgns Alan Walker to Worldwide Deal
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2016

Sony/ATV Music Publishing has signed Norwegian DJ, songwriter, recording artist and producer Alan Walker to a worldwide deal. (more...)

Forecast for NBC's HAIRSPRAY LIVE!: Sunny & Clear
by Caryn Robbins - Dec 7, 2016

Good Morning Baltimore! The cast and crew of NBC's HAIRSPRAY LIVE! will wake up to a beautiful day in Los Angeles, the perfect weather to entertain millions of TV viewers across the country. (more...)

BoHo Announces Directors for 2017 Season, Featuring URINETOWN and More
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2016

BoHo Theatre is excited to announce directors for its upcoming 2017 season. BoHo is focused on bringing people together through an eclectic mix of musicals, dramas, and classic plays, inspiring its community to make caring, thoughtful relationships the highest priority. (more...)

All You Will Want for Christmas is at Crown
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2016

This year at Crown Perth the Christmas celebrations are bigger and better than ever, with a host of new activities adding to Crown's already jam-packed festive calendar. (more...)

Andrew G. Zubinas Launches New Marketing Campaign for FOREST LUNGS
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2016

For many years, Andrew G. Zubinas has accumulated over 130 hardcover books of Lithuanian poetry, both thick and thin. The beauty of the Lithuanian language and its poetry inspired him in writing 'Forest Lungs' (published by Trafford Publishing). (more...)

Defiant Labs Launches Next Gen Drone: DX-3
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2016

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Nominations Announced for the 2016 Glugs Theatre Awards
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2016

Beloved Sydney theatre group THE GLUGS - now celebrating their 50th year - proudly present nominations for the 2016 GLUGS THEATRE AWARDS. The awards ceremony will be held on Monday 6 February 2016 at The Castlereagh Hotel. (more...)

BWW Interview- Charlie Frye (aka 'The Eccentric') Talks Broadway's THE ILLUSIONISTS
by Caryn Robbins - Dec 6, 2016

Today, THE ILLUSIONISTS' Charlie Frye speaks exclusively with BWW and explains why he takes his art seriously, but never takes himself seriously! (more...)

Rapsodo Partners With Protee United for the Latest Golf Simulation Innovation
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2016

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Eden Espinosa, Ruby Lewis, Andrew Chappelle and More Will Rock Out In Broadway Sings Bowie/Prince
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2016

The acclaimed Broadway Sings concert series will present its 14th installment on February 6 at 8pm, honoring two major legends of pop rock with Broadway Sings Bowie/Prince. The one-night-only concert will feature completely new arrangements of the hits of these two groundbreaking artists, accompanied by a 14-piece orchestra playing original orchestrations. (more...)

BWW Review: SUMMER RAIN is Simply Charming Home-Grown Musical at New Theatre
by Brodie Paparella - Dec 5, 2016

It is a wonderful time of year to be reminded of the romanticism inherent in the Australian outback; a topic more frequently explored of late for links to our history, our current social climate and our connection as a nation. Summer Rain is the work of two Australian theatrical legends, Nick Enright and Terence Clark. Summer Rain is no Boy from Oz, but this production is undeniably charming, a quintessential musical, and a wonderful ode to Australia's natural treasures. Debuting as director, Trent Kidd has shown great skill with stagecraft and character development, alongside his clear choreography talents which truly thrive in Summer Rain. (more...)

Maxwell Caulfield, Zoë Doano and Chris Peluso Take Centre Stage for the European Première of DEATH TAKES A HOLIDAY
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2016

Maxwell Caulfield, Zoe Doano and Chris Peluso are to head the cast of Death Takes A Holiday, the third Charing Cross Theatre musical directed by Artistic Director Thom Southerland. (more...)

Ars Lyrica Houston to Ring in the New Year with BACHANALIA Concert
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2016

Ars Lyrica Houston, the Grammy nominated early music ensemble, celebrates the New Year with a glittering evening filled with gorgeous music and flowing glasses of champagne, on Saturday, December 31, 2016, at the Hobby Center For The Performing Arts. (more...)

National Fair Housing Alliance Accuses Mortgage Giant Fannie Mae of Racial Discrimination in 38 U.S. Metro Areas
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2016

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Exhibitions, ALADDIN and More on This January in Warrington
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2016

What's on for January 2017 at Pyramid & Parr Hall? Scroll down to find out! (more...)

Box Factory Hosts DJ Dance Party in Celebration of New Vinyl Album Release
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2016

Grammy-winning engineer/producer, Dave Carlock, announces a DJ dance party in celebration of The Rain Dogs' anticipated premium, 180g vinyl release of their new album, "Roses", on Saturday, December 17th, hosted by The Box Factory For The Arts, 1101 Broad St., St. Joseph, MI. The red carpet celebration will include a live auction for charity, all-inclusive multi-floor/multi-generation DJ dance party courtesy of Center Line Music DJs, gourmet pizza hors d'oeuvres courtesy of Silver Beach Pizza, and shuttle service to auxiliary parking for attendees courtesy of Signature Toyota. (more...)

Kelli Barclay, Richard J. Hinds, Randy Skinner and More to Lead GOODSPEED MOVERS BOOT CAMP in NYC
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2016

Goodspeed Musicals wants to help singers and actors to succeed in dance auditions.  In keeping with our mission to educate and support artists, Goodspeed will offer its first Goodspeed Movers Boot Camp January 6 - 8, 2017 at Pearl Studios in NYC.  (more...)

Something's Coming, Something Good to Queensland Conservatorium
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2016

Welcome to West Side Story, the Queensland Conservatorium's main stage musical for 2017. (more...)

Consumers Become Careless with Possessions as Soon as Product Upgrades Are Available, Says Research from Columbia Business School
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2016

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Cynthia Erivo, Brian Stokes Mitchell Among Performers on KENNEDY CENTER HONORS on CBS
by TV News Desk - Dec 5, 2016

CBS has announced the presenters and performers for THE 39TH ANNUAL KENNEDY CENTER HONORS, an entertainment special to be broadcast Tuesday, Dec. 27 (9:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. The event took place in Washington, D.C. on Sunday, Dec. 4, 2016 with Stephen Colbert as Host. (more...)

BWW Review: SINGIN' IN THE RAIN at Adelaide Festival Theatre
by Barry Lenny - Dec 5, 2016

This is a highly exuberant and top quality production. (more...)

The Joyce Presents The Joffrey Ballet in Long-Awaited NYC Return
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2016

The Joyce Theater Foundation, Inc. (Linda Shelton, Executive Director), will present the long-awaited NYC return of one of the world's most renowned ballet companies, The Joffrey Ballet, performing the New York premiere of its critically acclaimed production of Krzysztof Pastor's majestic Romeo & Juliet at Lincoln Center's David H. Koch Theater from March 29 - April 2. (more...)

Phil Vassar Returns to Indian Ranch in 2017
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2016

Indian Ranch announced that Phil Vassar will return to Webster, MA on Sunday, August 6, 2017 at 2:00 P.M.  The announcement comes  in conjunction with today's  release of Phil's brand new album, American Soul. (more...)

BWW Review: BURIED CHILD, Trafalgar Studios, 1 December 2016
by Marianka Swain - Dec 2, 2016

This revival of Sam Shepard's apocalyptic 1978 play has gained resonance since 2016's most apocalyptic political development - namely, Donald Trump cynically harnessing Midwestern anger and disillusionment. The latter is on display in heightened, American Gothic form in this Pulitzer Prize-winning piece, teeming with tragic mysteries, family skeletons and a (literally) buried past. (more...)

Columbia Sportswear Launches Collection Inspired by ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY
by Movies News Desk - Dec 2, 2016

Columbia Sportswear today unveiled three limited-edition, high-performance jackets inspired by Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. (more...)

2016 BroadwayWorld South Africa Regional Awards Update - Andre Odendaal, Claire-Louise Worby in Lead!
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 2, 2016

Voting has opened for the 2016 BroadwayWorld Seattle Regional Awards, honoring productions which opened between October 2016 and September 2016. Nominations were reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. Voting runs through December 31. (more...)

Jamie Lloyd to Direct Immersive Philip Ridley Double Bill at Shoreditch Town Hall
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2016

Today Shoreditch Town Hall announces an immersive double-bill of Philip Ridley plays, including the world premiere of Killer and a new production of Ridley's contemporary classic The Pitchfork Disney, his first stage play which premiered in 1991. The productions will both be directed by Jamie Lloyd and run in 'The Ditch' basement spaces of Shoreditch Town Hall in spring 2017. (more...)

2016 BroadwayWorld Washington, DC Regional Awards Update - Tiziano D'Affuso, Jaysen Wright in Lead!
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 2, 2016

Voting has opened for the 2016 BroadwayWorld Washington, DC Regional Awards, honoring productions which opened between October 2016 and September 2016. Nominations were reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. Voting runs through December 31. (more...)

2016 BroadwayWorld Nashville Regional Awards Update - Ben Crawford, Cameron Gilliam Tied!
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 1, 2016

Voting has opened for the 2016 BroadwayWorld Jacksonville Regional Awards, honoring productions which opened between October 2016 and September 2016. Nominations were reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. Voting runs through December 31. (more...)

2016 BroadwayWorld Orlando Regional Awards Update - Mark Koeck, Laura Hodos Lead!
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 1, 2016

Voting has opened for the 2016 BroadwayWorld Jacksonville Regional Awards, honoring productions which opened between October 2016 and September 2016. Nominations were reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. Voting runs through December 31. (more...)

The Ringwald's Anti-Holiday Treat Makes Annual Appearance!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2016

The Ringwald Theatre is pleased to announce the 10th Annual Production of their beloved holiday classic, The Santaland Diaries and Season's Greetings by David Sedaris, adapted for the stage by Joe Mantello, December 16-22, 2016. (more...)

Impinj, Inc. Announces Pricing of Follow-On Public Offering
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2016

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Photo Flash: La MaMa Experimental Theatre Club Presents CLOVER by Erik Ehn
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2016

La MaMa presents Clover, a new experimental theater drama about America's history of violence by Erik Ehn, directed by Glory Kadigan with original music by Maya Solovey and original puppet design & puppetry direction by Jeanette Oi-Suk Yew.  Performances will be staged at the First Floor Theatre at La MaMa, 74a East 4th Street,New York, NY 10003 from December 1-16, 2016.  (more...)

December is Full of Cheer at Blue Note Hawaii
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2016

December at Blue Note Hawaii, the state's premier venue for the world's most celebrated artists, promises to be one of the most musically-diverse months yet. The club kicks off with two nights of the island's hottest reggae acts with Revive the Live Waikiki Edition, followed by tributes to Billie Holiday and Duke Ellington, singer-songwriter Imua Garza and a nostalgic run with Henry Kapono as he presents the Songs of C&K. Acoustic rock and reggae artist Trevor Hall, the legendary Willie K and soulful guitarist Tavana take us into the middle of the month, leading up to GRAMMY(R) Award-winning trumpeter Herb Alpert. Local favorites Streetlight Cadence and M?noaDNA are up next, with singer-songwriter-surfer Tom Curren making his Blue Note Hawaii debut as well. The month wraps up with jazz superstar Kenny G, playing four nights through New Year's Ev (more...)

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