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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!



X Japan Release Unleash Two New Songs In Advance of 'WE ARE X' Documentary
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2017

As X JAPAN prepare to release the soundtrack for the critically acclaimed documentary film WE ARE X--the group have unleashed two songs in advance; 'La Venus' on Rolling Stone (here) and 'Without You' (here) on YAHOO. (more...)

Michael Whalen's New Album 'Dream Cycle' Gives Adults Permission to Go to Sleep—Finally
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2017

Emmy award-winning composer and Yamaha artist Michael Whalen wants his music to put you to sleep. His new album, “Dream Cycle” (Valley Entertainment) succeeds at this, inspiring rest, relaxation, wellness, meditation and ultimately, sleep—a crucial activity that eludes so many of us, particularly in these unsettling post-election days. (more...)

42ND STREET, Olivia Newton-John, National Geographic Live and More Coming to MPAC This April
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2017

Mayo Performing Arts Center has announced its upcoming events for April 2017 - scroll down for details! (more...)

Music Theatre International Presents the Inaugural JUNIOR THEATRE CELEBRATION
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2017

Music Theatre International (Europe), one of the world's leading theatrical licensing agencies, is proud to announce the Inaugural Junior Theatre Celebration (JTC), to be held at Leicester Curve on Sunday, 12 March.  (more...)

 The Countdown Is On To The 2017 Adelaide Festival Opening Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2017

The countdown is on to the 2017 Adelaide Festival's opening weekend, with a whole host of events starting tomorrow to ring in the debut festival for Artistic Directors Neil Armfield and Rachel Healy. (more...)

Danny Ashok and Darren Kuppan to Lead European Premiere of GUARDS AT THE TAJ
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2017

Casting has been announced today for the European premiere of Guards at the Taj, written by Pulitzer Prize finalist Rajiv Joseph and directed by Jamie Lloyd. Danny Ashok (Disgraced, Bush Theatre; Capital, BBC) will play Humayun and Darren Kuppan (East is East, West End/ UK Tour) will play Babur.  (more...)

WP Theater's 2017 Gala, Hosted by Lena Hall, Will Honor Debra Messing and More
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2017

WP Theater (formerly Women's Project Theater), under the leadership of Producing Artistic Director Lisa McNulty and Managing Director Michael Sag, has announced WP Theater's 32nd Annual Gala, honoring game-changing women with the Women of Achievement Awards. The gala will honor Emmy Award-winning actress and activist Debra Messing ('Will & Grace,' Outside Mullingar) and trailblazing media executive, President of BBC Worldwide North America, Ann M. Sarnoff. (more...)

Hull UK City Of Culture 2017 and Slung Low Reveal Further Details Of Year-Long Epic FLOOD By James Phillips
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2017

???????Flood is the story of what happened when the world was destroyed and how the people who lived tried to make it new again. (more...)

Ronnie Milsap Performs in Dearborn Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2017

Country music legend Ronnie Milsap will perform March 11 at Dearborn's Michael A. Guido Theater, beginning at 7 p.m. (more...)

Nick Adams, N'Kenge and More to Celebrate Kander & Ebb in AMERICAN SHOWSTOPPERS at Schimmel Center
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2017

On Friday, March 10 at 7:30 PM, Schimmel Center will continue its American Showstoppers series. This time orchestrator and conductor Fred Barton leads his 14-piece orchestra and cast of Broadway singers and dancers in a tribute to one of the most prolific song writing duos of the 20th century, John Kander and Fred Ebb. (more...)

TiVo Reveals Top Five Moments from 2017 ACADEMY AWARDS
by TV News Desk - Feb 27, 2017

As the after parties wind down, TiVo Corporation (TIVO), a global leader in entertainment technology and audience insights, today unveiled its post-show report from Sunday's star-studded night at the 89th annual Academy Awards hosted by Jimmy Kimmel. (more...)

BWW Interview: Broadway's Chris Rice Gets #TAPPY and Talks BROADWAY BACKWARDS
by Christopher Castanho - Feb 27, 2017

Chris Rice, a current swing in the Broadway company of 'The Book of Mormon' had no idea that when he uploaded his tap rendition of Anna Kendrick's 'Cup Song' on YouTube it would go viral, three years later is has accrued over three million views. I was lucky enough to chat with him during an evening he was not swinging in about his current choreography project featured in 'Broadway Backwards' a fundraiser to benefit Broadway Cares: Equity Fights Aids and the LGBT center in Manhattan, also teasing his newest dance video. (more...)

THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME Heads to The Court Theatre Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2017

After taking Broadway and the West End by storm, the celebrated theatrical adaptation of Mark Haddon's award-winning novel The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time is heading to The Court Theatre's stage. (more...)

University of Montana School of Theatre & Dance presents DANCE IN CONCERT
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2017

The UM School of Theatre & Dance celebrates an evening of sophisticated and cutting-edge original choreography as well as the restaging of Act II of the classic ballet Giselle in its 2017 production of Dance in Concert. New works by guest artists, students, and faculty from the renowned UM Dance Program will share the stage of UM's beautiful Montana Theatre. Join us to experience these five inspiring dance works with styles including contemporary modern dance, dance theatre, and classical ballet. (more...)

GYPSY, ONCE, IN THE HEIGHTS and More Set for the Engeman's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2017

The John W. Engeman Theater at Northport has announced its 2017-2018 Season. (more...)

Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo to Perform Indian Ranch Concert this July
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2017

Indian Ranch announced that Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo will return to Webster, MA on Sunday, July 23, 2017.  Tickets go on-sale Friday, March 3, 2017 at 10 AM at www.indianranch.com.   (more...)

Ashley Monique Menard & Jessica Stark Aim for Next Best Thing to Adele with HELLO
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2017

Did you miss Adele's sold-out Madison Square Garden shows? Rock-pop quintet The Evergreen Experience aims to give you the next best. The group is known for their tight harmonies and musical mashups. Their tribute show will hit upon every emotion you could want from Adele's music -- whether you're aching ('Someone Like You'), angry ('Rolling in the Deep') or feeling sassy ('Rumor Has It'). (more...)

The Ringwald Theatre's Annual Festival Celebrates 8 Years And Seeks Submissions
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2017

???????The Ringwald Theatre is sounding a call for new, original one-act plays (with the subject matter of furthering along the storyline to any movie or television series) to be performed at their 8th annual Gay Play Series (GPS). The Detroit-area's only LGBT short play festival is striving to provide early-career writers the opportunity to see their work produced, giving them what is oft-needed exposure. (more...)

Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our Broadway World - 2/24; THE HONEY TRAP in Boston, Glenn Close Profile, WEST SIDE STORY in Dallas and More!
by BWW Special Coverage - Feb 24, 2017

BroadwayWorld presents a comprehensive weekly roundup of regional stories around our Broadway World, which include videos, editor spotlights, regional reviews and more. This week, we feature THE HONEY TRAP in Boston, Glenn Close as the latest 'Women in Theater' profile in Connecticut, WEST SIDE STORY in Dallas and more. Check out our top features below! (more...)

Ringwald Cancels Production of THE FLICK
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2017

Due to an unprecedented drop in box office revenue, The Ringwald Theatre in Ferndale has announced plans to cancel its next scheduled production, The Flick by Annie Baker. (more...)

Photo Flash: FUNNY GIRL Starring Sheridan Smith and Chris Peluso Launches UK Tour
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

Funny Girl, starring Sheridan Smith, officially launched the major UK and Ireland tour last night. Playing opposite Sheridan Smith is Chris Peluso as Nick Arnstein - they will perform in Manchester, Milton Keynes, Liverpool, Bristol, Edinburgh, Birmingham, Newcastle, Southampton, Bradford, Southend, Cardiff and Dublin. The run will extend for a further two weeks, returning to Manchester to complete its run with Smith and Peluso playing the final dates. (more...)

Believe All 'Ogre' Again! SHREK THE MUSICAL Announces New Nationwide Tour
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

Producers of SHREK THE MUSICAL are delighted to announce that, following the unprecedented success of the first ever UK and Ireland Tour, the larger-than-life production will be returning to a swamp near you. (more...)

Imperial Artistry Presents CRIMES OF THE HEART at the Old Fitz Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

???????Imperial Artistry in association with Red Line Productions is thrilled to present the award-winning masterpiece Crimes of the Heart by Beth Henley for a limited season at the Old Fitz Theatre from March 15. (more...)

KABC-TV Deploys State-of-the-Art Air7HD with Xtreme Vision & SkyMap7
by TV News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

KABC-TV, the most watched television station in Southern California, is live with Air7 HD with XTREME Vision and SkyMap7 powered by the SHOTOVER F1 LIVE, a major breakthrough in aerial news coverage that delivers unprecedented clarity and detail from the Air 7 HD news helicopter. (more...)

Gender, Race, and Society Take Center Stage in Theater at Monmouth's 2017 Power, Passion, and Privilege Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

 This summer, Theater at Monmouth encourages you to "Love all, trust a few, do wrong to none" (All's Well That Ends Well). The plays of Season 48 explore the role of power, passion, and privilege in families, friendships, society, and politics. Through classic Shakespearean thrillers, contemporary romances, and fantastical flights of fantasy, the dynamics of gender, race, and society take center stage in 2017.  (more...)

Scarlett Strallen and Tam Mutu to Lead THE NEW YORKERS at Encores!; Cast Set!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

Encores! Artistic Director Jack Viertel today announced casting for the Encores! production of The New Yorkers, Cole Porter's 1930 Prohibition lark. The New Yorkers will star Cyrille Aimee, Clyde Alves, Todd Buonopane, Arnie Burton, Kevin Chamberlin, Mylinda Hull, Robyn Hurder, Byron Jennings, Eddie Korbich, Tam Mutu, Jeffrey Schecter, Scarlett Strallen, Tyler Lansing Weaks and Ruth Williamson. (more...)

Blanka Zizka's ADAPT! Concludes The Wilma Theater's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

It's the summer of 1977 and 22-year-old Lenka is fleeing authoritarian Czechoslovakia for the art and beauty of New York City. At the start of her journey, Lenka is confronted by an Old Woman from an extinct Slavic tribe who guides her through a dream-like world where the past and future meet and multiple realities collide. (more...)

Samantha Barks, Arthur Darvill, Maxwell Caulfield and More Announced for London Musical Theatre Orchestra's HONEYMOON IN VEGAS
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2017

After the resounding success of Rodgers & Hammerstein's State Fair (Cadogan Hall November 2016) and the sell out concert of Alan Menken & Lynn Ahrens' A Christmas Carol (Lyceum Theatre, December 2016), with numerous five star reviews for both performances, The London Musical Theatre Orchestra is delighted to announce the full casting for its first concert of the 2017 season, the hit Broadway musical Honeymoon in Vegas. (more...)

More Stars Sign on for Broadway's SIX DEGREES OF SEPARATION
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2017

Additional casting has been announced for the revival of John Guare's critically acclaimed play Six Degrees Of Separation starring seven-time Emmy Award winner Allison Janney ('Mom,' The Girl on the TRain) as Ouisa, Tony Award winner John Benjamin Hickey (The Normal Heart, 'Manhattan') as Flan and Corey Hawkins (Straight Outta Compton, '24: Legacy') as Paul. (more...)

THE B SIDE - W Hollywood Partners with 42 Seven Productions to Reimagine SUNDAY SOUL REVUE
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2017

This Sunday, February 26th, Sunday Soul Revue evolves into THE B SIDE. W Hollywood, in association with 42 Seven Productions, is reimagining their long- running live music series, and on Oscar Sunday, what is more fitting than the songs of cinema? (more...)

John Fogerty Reunites with His CCR Guitar For Las Vegas Residency
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2017

After nearly five decades apart, JOHN FOGERTY has reunited with his beloved ACME Guitar, a guitar he owned in the late 60's and wrote such iconic songs as "Proud Mary," "Fortunate Son" and "Born on the Bayou."  JOHN also played this special guitar on many legendary TV performances, including The Ed Sullivan Show, and it so happens to be the very instrument that he played at Woodstock.  You will hear the story of JOHN's reunion with this special guitar as he plays it live, for the first time in decades, during his intimate residency at The Wynn Theatre on March 3 -11 and again - May 19-28. (more...)

Village Theatre Reaches Historic 20,000 Season Subscribers
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2017

Village Theatre is thrilled to announce that it has reached an important milestone: 20,000 Season Subscribers - the highest in the history of the organization. This achievement marks a continued trend of steady growth in audience participation and budget size over the past decade, and is a testament to the thriving, dedicated network of arts enthusiasts in the Pacific Northwest. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: First Look at Highlights of CIRCUS 1903
by Stage Tube - Feb 21, 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 has all the thrill and daredevil entertainment one would expect from the circus, with an exciting new twist. (more...)

Ira Lee Collings to Encore SIMPLY, IRA LEE at Don't Tell Mama This Friday
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2017

Singer Ira Lee Collings returns to Don't Tell Mama, 343 West 46th Street, NYC on Friday, February 24th at 7 PM with an encore presentation of Simply, Ira Lee (A Gay Geezer Celebration Through the Looking Glass..warts and all). (more...)

Public Invited to Levy Park Grand (re)Opening Celebration on 2/25 with Grammy Award-Winning Band Grupo Fantasma
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2017

The Levy Park Conservancy is holding a Grand "re-Opening" for Levy Park, free and open to the public, with an all-day celebration that promises something for everyone, including a concert by Grammy-Award winning Latin funk band, Grupo Fantasma. It will be a perfect opportunity to showcase this amazing urban park which should prove to be a destination for families from throughout the metropolitan area, as well as out-of-town visitors. (more...)

BWW Review: LA's NEXT GREAT STAGE STAR 2017 Presented by Princess Cruises a Tremendous Success
by Don Grigware - Feb 21, 2017

On Sunday, February 19 LA's Next Great Stage Star 2017 Presented by Princess Cruises came to an uber exciting conclusion at the Colony Theatre. After a very entertaining 90-minute program in which the 18 contestants gave 150% to their uptempo songs from Broadway shows, thirteen contestants were eliminated and the top five finalists selected during the first intermission. It was then decided, like the last two years from the consensus of the judges, to add a sixth contestant. Then each of the six proceeded to perform a second number after which the distinguished panel of 18 judges made the final decision during the second intermission. Musical director par excellence Richard Berent accompanied at the piano throughout the three hour show. (more...)

Academy Players of Rhode Island present SINGIN' IN THE RAIN JR.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2017

Academy Players of RI are presenting the musical, SINGIN' IN THE Rain JR. from March 31-April 9, 2017. (more...)

NAKOM Nominated for Film Independent Spirit Award; Opens Theatrically This March
by Movies News Desk - Feb 20, 2017

On March 3 rd, Corinth Films will release NAKOM, directed by the female team of TW Pittman and Daniela Norris, whose storytelling ability further emphasizes the fast growing prowess of female filmmakers in the entertainment industry. (more...)

BWW Review: MY FAIR LADY Captures Charm, Humor at The Larry Keeton Theatre
by Cillea Houghton - Feb 20, 2017

If there was ever a local production of MY FAIR LADY that was sure to offer a treat to the Nashville theater scene, the current installment of the play at the Larry Keeton Theatre would be the one. (more...)

Royal Court Theatre Announces New Play BODIES, Tickets Sales for B and VICTORY CONDITION, and Extra Shows for NUCLEAR WAR
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2017

Vivienne Franzmann returns to the Royal Court Theatre with BODIES, directed by Jude Christian premiering in the Jerwood Theatre Upstairs, Wednesday 05 July 2017 - Saturday 12 August 2017. (more...)

Long Beach Playhouse Opens Neil Simon's RUMORS this Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2017

In a large, tastefully appointed townhouse, the Deputy Mayor of New York has shot himself. Though only a flesh wound, four couples are about to experience a severe farce attack. (more...)

BILLY ELLIOT THE MUSICAL to Visit Birmingham on First Ever UK Tour
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2017

The winner of 10 Tony and 5 Olivier Awards, Billy Elliot the Musical will be at Birmingham Hippodrome for the first time ever from Tue 7 Mar - Sat 29 Apr 2017. Seen by almost 11 million people worldwide, Billy Elliot the Musical is set in a northern mining town against the background of the 1984/85 miners' strike and follows Billy's journey from boxing to ballet class where he discovers a passion for dance that inspires his family and whole community and changes his life forever. (more...)

Famous Bald Eagle Pair Mr. President & the First Lady Have Welcomed the First Egg of 2017 into Their Washington DC Nest
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2017

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RAIN: A TRIBUTE TO THE BEATLES to Celebrate 'Sgt. Pepper' Album at the London Palladium
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2017

Join Rain: A Tribute to the Beatles as they Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the release of The Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band album! The Celebration Begins on the 2nd of October for seven performances at the London Palladium. (more...)

Fifth WHITE NIGHT Thrills in Melbourne
by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 2017

Estimated crowds of between 550,000 and 600,000 visited Melbourne last night to experience the fifth iteration of White Night Melbourne, Australia's most celebrated cultural and creative event.  Melbourne turned on a cool and clear evening for the local, interstate and international visitors who navigated their way through White Night Melbourne. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at CIRCUS 1903 - From the Creators of THE ILLUSIONISTS and WAR HORSE
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2017

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. (more...)

BWW Feature: DFW Talent Joins THE COLUMN AWARDS For Annual BCEFA Fundraiser
by Kyle Christopher West - Feb 17, 2017

The Column Awards serves the dual purpose of recognizing talent amongst the diverse Dallas & Fort Worth Arts scene, and also as an avid fundraiser for the New York-based charity organization, Broadway Cares/Equity Fights Aids. (more...)

BWW Review: THE BEAUTY QUEEN OF LEENANE: Uneasy Lies the Head That Wears a Crown
by Nancy Grossman - Feb 17, 2017

ArtsEmerson presents the Druid Theatre Company production of Martin McDonagh's THE BEAUTY QUEEN OF LEENANE, directed by Tony Award-winner Garry Hynes and featuring Tony Award-winner Marie Mullen. Rounding out the stellar cast are Aisling O' Sullivan, Marty Rea, and Aaron Monaghan. This is a powerful piece of theater that should not be missed. (more...)

Berkeley Rep to Celebrate MONSOON WEDDING World Premiere Musical at Spring Gala
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2017

On Saturday, April 1 Berkeley Repertory Theatre invites guests to OVATION: Berkeley Rep Celebrates Monsoon Wedding, a signature event leading up to the highly anticipated world premiere of the musical adaptation of the 2001 film Monsoon Wedding. Performances of Monsoon Wedding begin Friday, May 5 in Berkeley Rep's Roda Theatre. (more...)

Gangsters, Gambling and Girls! The Wick Theatre Presents GUYS AND DOLLS
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2017

Considered the perfect musical comedy, Guys and Dolls, takes the stage at The Wick Theatre from March 9th through April 9th. Based on the short stories of Damon Runyon,  with music and lyrics by Frank Loesser and a book by Jo Swerling and Abe Burrows, Guys and Dolls won the Tony Award for Best Musical, ran for 1,200 performances on Broadway, and became an Oscar nominated film starring Marlon Brando and Frank Sinatra. Tickets are $75 & 80, www.thewick.org or call 561-995-2333. (more...)

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