BWW Review: NEW YORK CITY BALLET Shows 21st Century Choreographers
by Juan Michael Porter II - May 9, 2016

New York City Ballet, home to George Balanchine's vision of dance in America, is well known for commissioning new work. This devotion to innovation can result in work that runs the gamut from zestful to appalling. Case in point, the '21st Century Choreographers II' program on May 7th, 2016, which presented a hodgepodge of brilliant, ill conceived, entertaining, and 'not suited to house style'. (more...)

Lara Downes and Adam Gopnik to Bring NEW YORK STORIES to Symphony Space
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2016

The pianist Lara Downes and the essayist Adam Gopnik come together to make an evening of music about New York City: its anthems, its atmosphere, its ambitions. (more...)

Paper Mill Partners with Harmony Show Choir & RockNRoll Chorus for Three-Stop Tour
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2016

Paper Mill Playhouse will partner with The Harmony Show Choir and the RockNRoll Chorus for a three-stop-only tour, Vocal Ovation, A Show Choir Extravaganza this May. The evening will feature performances by the Paper Mill Playhouse Broadway Show Choir, The Harmony Show Choir and the RockNRoll Chorus. This is the second year for the Vocal Ovation tour.  Last season, the three ensembles played to sold out crowds in South, Central and North Jersey.  (more...)

WE WILL ROCK YOU Launches Australian Tour in Sydney This Week
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2016

?The new Australian production of the worldwide smash hit musical WE WILL ROCK YOU will explode onto the stage at the Sydney Lyric Theatre tomorrow night, Thursday 5 May at 8pm, officially commencing its new national tour. (more...)

Jazz Pianist Aaron Diehl to Join Alan Gilbert and the NY Phil for Opening Gala Concert, 9/21
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2016

Jazz pianist Aaron Diehl will join Music Director Alan Gilbert and the New York Philharmonic for the 2016-17 season Opening Gala Concert, performing Gershwin's Concerto in F in his New York Philharmonic debut, Wednesday, September 21, 2016, at 7:30 p.m. The concert launches the New York Philharmonic's 175th anniversary season and Music Director Alan Gilbert's farewell season with a program honoring the Philharmonic's legacy of premiering important works, particularly music connected to New York City. As previously announced, the concert will also feature the New York Premiere of John Corigliano's Stomp for Orchestra and Dvo?ak's Symphony No. 9, From the New World. (more...)

Blue Note Hawaii Sets June Lineup
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2016

For Blue Note Hawaii, the state's premier venue for the world's most celebrated artists, June begins with one of the most celebrated singer-songwriters in recent history, Christopher Cross, followed by a Reggae Meets Jazz series with Monty Alexander Harlem Kingston Express, contemporary jazz instrumentalist group Acoustic Alchemy and Grammy Award-winning vocalist Lisa Fischer & Grand Baton. June also brings a host of local talent including Adagio, Willie K, Paula Fuga, Darren Benitez, Hotclub of Hulaville, Rolando Sanchez, Little Albert and Jake Shimabukuro. Blue Note Hawaii also continues Gospel Brunch every Sunday with a 1:00 p.m. show time and doors opening at 11:00 a.m. (more...)

Dates Announced For WE WILL ROCK YOU in Perth and Adelaide
by Marianka Swain - May 25, 2016

Producers of the new Australian production of the worldwide smash hit musical WE WILL ROCK YOU have announced details for the Perth and Adelaide seasons later this year. The Perth season at the Crown Theatre will begin on 15 November, and tickets will go on sale on 13 June. The Adelaide season at the Festival Theatre will begin on 31 December, and tickets will go on sale on 6 June. (more...)

QUEEN - IT'S A KINDA MAGIC Returning to Australia
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2016

Following overwhelming demand, the world's premier Queen tribute, Queen - It's A Kinda Magic, will return to Australia, taking fans back to the glory days of Freddie Mercury and his iconic band Queen. (more...)

Vivaldi Metal Project Announces Release Date for 'The Four Seasons' Album
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2016

Vivaldi Metal Project has announced the release date for 'The Four Seasons' album.  It is set for release on July 22 by Pride & Joy Music. (more...)

BWW Interview: Keith Lockhart Discusses Mandy Patinkin, Sutton Foster and More
by Joseph F. Panarello - May 2, 2016

Maestro Keith Lockhart chats about Mandy Patinkin, Sutton Foster and the 2016 season of the Boston Pops (more...)

Freda Payne Coming to Catalina Jazz Club, 6/3-4
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2016

Freda's show at Catalina Jazz Club on June 3rd & 4th will include her R&B and Jazz material there are even some surprise guests vocalist to share the stage with her and you never know who will be in the audience attending, but last time it was her dear friend Quincy Jones. For Tix catalinajazzclub.com  or 323.466.2210. (more...)

26th Rhythm World Festival to Spotlight Generations of Talent This July
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2016

Chicago Human Rhythm Project (CHRP), which creates community through American tap and contemporary percussive arts in world-class, innovative performance, education and outreach programs, presents the 26th annual Rhythm World. (more...)

Hershey Felder Set for George Gershwin Event at The Jewish Museum
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2016

The Jewish Museum will present WISH YOU WERE HERE: GEORGE GERSHWIN on Tuesday, May 31 at 6:30pm. Jens Hoffmann, Deputy Director, Exhibitions and Public Programs, will speak with 'George Gershwin' as portrayed by pianist and playwright Hershey Felder. (more...)

NJPAC to Host Richard Nader's 27th Annual Summer Doo Wop Concert, 6/5
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2016

New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) is proud to present for the first time Richard Nader's 27th Annual Summer Doo Wop Concert. The Doo Wop stellar line up includes Charlie Thomas' DRIFTERS 'Save the Last Dance for Me' 'Under the Boardwalk', THE DUPREES 'You Belong To Me' 'Have You Heard', LOU CHRISTIE 'Lightnin' Strikes' 'Two Faces Have', SHIRLEY ALSTON REEVES, The original lead of THE SHIRELLES 'Soldier Boy' 'Mama Said', Jay Siegel's TOKENS'The Lion Sleeps Tonight' 'Portrait of My Love', Tommy Mara and THE CRESTS '16 Candles' 'The Angels Listened In' and special Guest LADD VANCE son of KENNY VANCE. This will be an afternoon of classic Doo Wop and 1950s rock 'n' roll at it's very best on Sunday, June 5th, 2016 at 3PM. Be sure to reserve your tickets at NJPAC.org or 888.GO.NJPAC (888.466.5722). (more...)

Richmond Symphony to Close Season with Concert, 5/15
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2016

May 11, 2016 – Richmond, Virginia We invite you to join us for two upcoming Richmond Symphony Youth Orchestra Program (YOP) spring concerts. Concerts presented by YOP highlight some of the region's top young musicians in which students from grades 2 to 12 make up four ensembles, ranging from beginner to advanced levels. The first concert will be held on Sunday, May 15 at 7pm and will feature the Youth Concert Orchestra led by Christopher Moseley, Camerata Strings led by Rebecca Jilcott, and String Sinfonietta led by Christie-Jo Adams. (more...)

Toronto Symphony Orchestra to Conclude 2015-16 Season in June
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2016

For the month of June, the Toronto Symphony Orchestra (TSO) looks forward to a particularly impressive lineup, brimming with terrific events. (more...)

New York City Ballet Spring Performances Kick Off in April
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2016

Today at Lincoln Center, New York City Ballet begins its Spring Season rehearsal period with the Company's 90 plus roster of dancers preparing 24 different works from its unparalleled repertory for six weeks of performances, April 19 through May 29, at the David H. Koch Theater at Lincoln Center. (more...)

Jennifer Nicole Campbell to Perform Concert with Delaware County Symphony, 4/10
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2016

The Delaware County Symphony (DCS) will present the fourth chamber concert of the 2015-2016 season on Sunday April 10, 2016 at 3:00 pm in the Meagher Theatre of the Thomas A. Bruder, Jr. Life Center at Neumann University. (more...)

Auditorium Theatre Sets 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2016

The Auditorium Theatre  announces another season of exciting, diverse programming which supports its commitment to presenting the finest performances in international and local dance, along with America's most cherished music, to Chicago. Highlights of the Auditorium's 2016-17 season include Cole Porter 125 - A Birthday Celebration, featuring Chicago singers and musicians; Ensemble Español Spanish Dance Theater in their "Made in Chicago" Dance Series debut;  the return of Eifman Ballet's Red Giselle; and a new, innovative ballet by Dance Theatre of Harlem's Francesca Harper. (more...)

Cabaret at Bridge Street Theatre to Continue with Eric Michael Gillett, 4/1
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2016

'Words & Music: The Songbook Series', a four-program line-up of stellar cabaret entertainment curated by Tom Andersen, kicks off in Catskill on April 1 with five-time MAC Award winner Eric Michael Gillet in 'Man About Town: The Wit and Wisdom of Noel Coward'. This stylish and sophisticated evening will be presented at 8:00pm in Bridge Street Theatre's intimate 'Speakeasy', located at 44 West Bridge Street in the Village of Catskill. (more...)

Global Music Streaming Industry
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2016

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ONE NIGHT OF QUEEN to Rock Raue Center This Week
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2016

Raue Center For The Arts is excited to welcome Gary Mullen & The Works as they take the stage as Queen at 8 p.m. on March 24, 2016. 'One Night of Queen' performed by Gary Mullen & The Works is a spectacular live concert, recreating the look, sound, pomp and showmanship of arguably the greatest rock band of all time. (more...)

BWW Special: Shawn Kjos Excited by LONDON CALLING at the Harlequin
by Backstage Bunny - Mar 21, 2016

Director Shawn Kjos is particularly excited by London Calling, his 13th original production for the Harlequin Dinner Theatre. The musical revue style show is currently playing to a packed house and runs through April 16th. The revue strings together over 50 notable hits by artists stemming from British influence including the Rolling Stones, Fleetwood Mac, Amy Winehouse, The Spice Girls, Petula Clark, Rod Stewart and The Beatles to name a few. (more...)

BWW Preview: MICHEL CAMILO: SOLO PIANO at NJPAC on 4/17
by Marina Kennedy - Apr 9, 2016

'Michel Camilo: Solo Piano' at NJPAC is part of the TD Bank Jazz Series and will be on the Newark stage on Sunday, April 17th at 4:00 pm and 7:00 pm. Tickets are $55. (more...)

BATMAN V SUPERMAN Among Nominees for 17th Annual GOLDEN TRAILER AWARDS; Full List
by Movies News Desk - Apr 8, 2016

The Golden Trailer Awards, the entertainment industry's best and most fun-filled celebration devoted to the year's most outstanding achievements in motion picture and television marketing, announced today the nominees in the 17th annual competitio (more...)

Photos: BWW Sydney Gets a Glimpse of We Will Rock You - Australian Tour Rehearsals
by Jade Kops - Apr 8, 2016

BWW Sydney Looks Behind The Scenes With Access To A WE WILL ROCK YOU - Australian Tour Rehearsal (more...)

Boston University Tanglewood Institute Sets 50th Anniversary Programming
by BWW News Desk - Apr 8, 2016

Boston University Tanglewood Institute (BUTI)-one of the premiere summer training programs for aspiring high school and early college-age musicians-announced its 50th Anniversary events today. The 2016 BUTI summer season, which will take place at Tanglewood in Lenox, MA, June 20-August 13, features expanded concert programming; a new Opera Intensive featuring two full-length performances of Die Fledermaus; a 50th Anniversary Celebration Concert highlighting alumni and featuring new commissions; a new Visiting Artist Residency Program with composer Nico Muhly and pianist Simone Dinnerstein; workshops led by distinguished performers and teachers from Boston University and the Boston Symphony Orchestra including new workshops in violin, viola, and cello; and rich programs of learning and performance. Led by Executive Director Hilary Field Respass, BUTI is the only program of its kind associated with one of the world's great symphony orchestras, the Boston Symphony Orchestra. (more...)

Lang Lang's 'New York Rhapsody' Set for Lincoln Center, 5/3
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2016

Lincoln Center announces Lang Lang's 'New York Rhapsody,' a special one-night only live concert featuring the internationally acclaimed pianist Lang Lang. This exclusive multi-genre concert event-Tuesday, May 3, 2016 at 8:00 pm, in the Rose Theater at Jazz at Lincoln Center-pairs one of the world's greatest virtuosos with a star-studded list of guest artists. The 'Lang Lang's New York Rhapsody' event, which benefits Lincoln Center's community engagement initiatives, is produced by Live From Lincoln Center and will be filmed for a national television broadcast on PBS later this year. (more...)

Farewell AMERICAN IDOL! BWW Looks Back on Contestants Who Made It to Broadway
by Caryn Robbins - Apr 6, 2016

As we say good-bye to this history-making television series, BWW takes a look back at former contestants who made it to the Great White Way! (more...)

Leslie Dala to Take Up Baton and Piano for Gershwin's RHAPSODY IN BLUE with VAMSO
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2016

The Vancouver Academy of Music Symphony Orchestra (VAMSO) season closes on an ebullient note with the concert, Gorgeous Gershwin, on May 15 at 2pm at the Orpheum Theatre. (more...)

GRUESOME PLAYGROUND INJURIES to Play Hudson Backstage, 5/13-6/26
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2016

What is the path we take to find love in a harsh world? Colleen Camp Productions and CRAZYface Productions LLC present a fresh new production of Gruesome Playground Injuries, directed by John Hindman and starring Sara Rae Foster (Showtime's Masters of Sex) and Jeff Ward (Lifetime's Manson's Lost Girls). Rajiv Joseph's poignant and darkly comic tale about love, pain and friendship opens May 13 at the Hudson Backstage in Hollywood, with low-priced previews beginning May 6. (more...)

Washington Ballet Announces Tribute Performance to David Bowie and Queen
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2016

 The Washington Ballet (TWB) presents a full-throttle evening of entertainment that combines the artistry and beauty of dance with the power of the world's most innovative popular rock icons who defined an epoch and became fixtures in American pop culture -David Bowie and Queen. The performance features two company premieres: Trey McIntyre's Mercury Half-Life and Edwaard Liang's Dancing in the Street, and includes a live electric violin performance by S&R Foundation's Artist-in-Residence, Machiko Ozawa.    (more...)

Patricia Montclair Pens SUMMER LUST II: THE VAMPIRE RHAPSODY
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2016

Patricia Montclair's 'Summer Lust II: The Vampire Rhapsody' released today in paperback form, is scheduled to hit the shelves of Amazon, Google, and other bookstores, soon. This erotic romance fantasy, the second of three books in the Summer Lust series, further explores the development in the continued relationship between Jasmine and Alfredo as well as changes that take place within Jasmine. Ms. Montclair has promised a book III in the series to be released this summer. 'In fact,' said Patricia. 'I completed the first edits on book III this week. I will offer it to betta readers within the next two week. I have been having fun doing trailers and creating interesting visuals to go along with the books.' Patricia reminds her readers. 'I am in no way an artist, but the development of trailers meshes with my vision of the characters, story line, and plot details.' (more...)

Chameleon Vocalist and Entrepreneur Corvaa Releases 'Zipper' Single, Tour Dates
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2016

It takes a great deal to be not only extremely versatile in today's music industry, but to have the passion, drive and entrepreneurial spirit to take fans by storm, and with her self-titled debut EP and powerful live performances (more...)

Amy Engelhardt Returns to Don't Tell Mama on 5/11
by Louisa Brady - Apr 30, 2016

Award-winning vocalist, songwriter, arranger and composer/lyricist Amy Engelhardt returns to Don't Tell Mama for her first completely solo show in New York City on May 11 at 7PM. My Own Devices is a collection of songs by turns poignant, pithy and... downright goofy, from her upcoming CD of the same name, plus choice eclectic covers and selections from her award-winning debut CD, Not Gonna Be Pretty ('A rare and intelligent edge in wordsmithery...' - Metroland Magazine). (more...)

Boston Landmarks Orchestra Announces Full Schedule for Summer Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2016

(Boston, MA)--Inspired by the people, artists, and heritage of a great city, the Boston Landmarks Orchestra (LO) under the direction of Music Director Christopher Wilkins, and Executive Director Jo Frances Meyer  announces its 2016 season of free concerts at the DCR's Hatch Shell at the Esplanade.  (more...)

LISTEN: Blink-182 Releases New Single 'Bored to Death'
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2016

Blink-182, the punk pop favorites of a generation, are back with their highly anticipated seventh studio album, California, set for release July 1, 2016 on BMG. (more...)

Boston Landmarks Orchestra Announces 2016 Summer Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2016

Inspired by the people, artists, and heritage of a great city, the Boston Landmarks Orchestra (LO) under the direction of Music Director Christopher Wilkins, and Executive Director Jo Frances Meyer announces its 2016 season of free concerts at the DCR's Hatch Shell at the Esplanade.  (more...)

Just In! AN AMERICAN IN PARIS Announces Cities and Schedule for U.S. Tour
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2016

AN AMERICAN IN PARIS will launch a national tour in Boston at the Citi Wang Theatre October 25-November 6, following a preview period at Proctor's in Schenectady, NY. As previously announced, Garen Scribner,currently playing Jerry Mulligan in the Broadway production, will star in the tour along with Sara Esty, who plays Lise Dassin at various performances on Broadway. Additional casting for the tour will be announced in the coming months. (more...)

Rhapsody of Fire to Compose Music for ROGUE WARRIOR: ROBOT FIGHTER
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2016

The upcoming ROGUE WARRIOR: ROBOT FIGHTER has signed heavy metal sensations Rhapsody of Fire to work on the film.  (more...)

Ian von Memerty Takes on KEYBOARD KILLERS at the Piano at Theatre On The Bay
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2016

Take South Africa's 'king of the keyboard', Ian von Memerty, put him together with eight of the greatest songwriting piano stars and you have the recipe for a smash-hit show: KEYBOARD KILLERS. (more...)

Ukulele Icon Jake Shimabukuro to Play the Blue Note Hawaii
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2016

Blue Note Hawaii, the state's premier venue for the world's most celebrated artists, announces local ukulele master Jake Shimabukuro in a return engagement June 29 - July 1, 2016. (more...)

Richard Nader's 27th Annual Summer Doo-Wop Concert to Feature The Drifters & More at NJPAC
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2016

New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) is proud to present for the first time Richard Nader's 27th Annual Summer Doo Wop Concert. (more...)

BWW Review: SuperMAS Leaps Tall Buildings
by Jeffrey Ellis - Apr 20, 2016

Oh, for the love of God, we get it, we get it: The superwomen – who might best be described as the superheroines of Nashville's theaterati and assorted non-stagey types – of SuperMAS love each other, admire each other's mad musical theater skills and get along as well as a bunch of Canadians trying to out-courteous one another! But just imagine how much fun it would be if the quintet of superior performers could somehow show us the seamy underbelly of their interactions and artistic collaborations, exposing us to the histrionics of the Real Housewives reality of their relationships…complete with overturned tables, repeated air kisses and trips to faraway lands where they redefine the term “ugly Americans.” (more...)

George London Foundation to Welcome Jennifer Johnson Cano & Dimitri Pittas, 5/15
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2016

To conclude the 20th season of its recital series, the George London Foundation for Singers presents a performance by two acclaimed young artists: mezzo-soprano Jennifer Johnson Cano, who won a George London Award in 2014, and tenor Dimitri Pittas, a 2004 George London Award winner, on Sunday, May 15, 2016, at 4:00 pm, at The Morgan Library & Museum. Accompanying them at the piano will be each singer's respective spouse: Christopher Cano and Leah Edwards. (more...)

Theater Craft Inc. Stages Two Shows This Weekend
by Jeffrey Ellis - Apr 18, 2016

Nashville's Theater Craft, Inc. presents two new shows this weekend - April 21-23: Go From Here: The Music & Lyrics of Carolyn German and Improv Binge Watch! featuring the Spontaneous Comedy Company. The shows will be presented at the iconic Darkhorse Theater. (more...)

Museum of Jewish Heritage Sets Schedule for May Through August
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2016

The late spring and summer programming schedule at the Museum of Jewish Heritage - A Living Memorial to the Holocaust has been announced. The diverse season includes programs presented in conjunction with the Museum's new special exhibition, Stitching History From the Holocaust. The schedule includes music, theater, talks, films, and family programs. (more...)

Michael Cerveris to Lead THE GIRLS IN WHITE Concert at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2016

FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents The Girls in White: Songs from the Show on Friday, April 22, 2016. Set in post-depression era Texas, The Girls in White is inspired by a true story about a group of incarcerated women who form a band and become an overnight sesantion through a prison-based radio program. In their newfound fame, they dream of being pardoned and set free. A story of hope and redemption, The Girls in White is 'Chicago' meets 'Orange is the New Black' with a country twang. (more...)

Bowie, Motown, FINAL FANTASY, Queen and Seth MacFarlane Set for Houston Symphony's Summer 2016 Series
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2016

The Houston Symphony announces the full lineup for its Summer Concert Series at Jones Hall. Tickets for the Summer Concert Series, which begins mid-June, are now on sale to the general public. (more...)

AN AMERICAN IN PARIS to Celebrate 1st Anniversary on Broadway with 'Cake Boss' Treat
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2016

The Tony Award-winning hit musical AN AMERICAN IN PARIS celebrates its first year on Broadway tonight, Tuesday, April 12. Since it opened on April 12, 2015 at the Palace Theatre, AN AMERICAN IN PARIS has played 416 regular performances and 29 previews and has been seen by over 650,000 people. Following the performance on April 12, the cast will be treated to a special anniversary cake provided by Carlo's Bakery. (more...)

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