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...)

John Wilson & Sydney Symphony Orchestra to Perform Hollywood Classics
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2016

Charismatic British conductor John Wilson will join the Sydney Symphony Orchestra for an exciting journey through the golden age of Hollywood when he takes the podium for a program of cinematic highlights from classic films such as Gone with the Wind, Ben Hur, Psycho and Casablanca. (more...)

New Tickets to WE WILL ROCK YOU in Brisbane on Sale Next Week
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2016

?Producers of the new Australian production of the worldwide smash hit musical WE WILL ROCK YOU have announced that due to huge demand, new seats will go on sale next Monday, 6 June, for the upcoming Brisbane season, which starts on 10 July. (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...)

The MAC Sets 2016-16 Performing Series
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2016

McAninch Arts Center (MAC) at College of DuPage is pleased to announce its 2016-2017 Season Performance Series. Subscriptions are on sale now for an exciting selection of music, dance, theater, comedy and literature events showcasing a roster of world-class headliners. Single tickets go on sale at the Box Office Saturday, Aug. 6 at 11 a.m. (more...)

Sydney Symphony Orchestra to Celebrate 25th Anniversary of Bugs Bunny at the Symphony II
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2016

Join the world's most recognisable rabbit in a 25th Anniversary celebration of Bugs Bunny at the Symphony II performed live at the Sydney Opera House by the Sydney Symphony Orchestra on the 13 & 14 July. (more...)

Amy Engelhardt Returning to Don't Tell Mama, 6/20
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2016

Award-winning vocalist, songwriter, arranger and composer/lyricist Amy Engelhardt returns to Don't Tell Mama for an encore presentation of her solo show June 20 at 3PM. 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, Not Gonna Be Pretty ("A rare and intelligent edge in wordsmithery..." - Metroland Magazine). (more...)

Opera Saratoga Sets 2016 Summer Festival Program
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2016

Lawrence Edelson, Artistic and General Director of Opera Saratoga, announced the program for the 2016 Summer Festival, which will run from May 28 through July 17, 2016. The season will feature three new productions at The Spa Little Theater in Spa State Park in Saratoga Springs, New York, along with a diverse slate of recitals and concerts at multiple locations in Saratoga Springs, Glens Falls, and Albany. (more...)

Composer Kenneth Fuchs to Celebrate 60th Birthday
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2016

The American composer Kenneth Fuchs celebrates his 60th birthday tomorrow, July 1. (more...)

Jake Shimabukuro and More Coming Up This July at Blue Note Hawaii
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2016

For Blue Note Hawaii, the state's premier venue for the world's most celebrated artists, July is heating up with music legend David Crosby, ground-breaking fusion artist, Robert Glasper, chart-topping funk and R&B singer Jeffrey Osborne and multi-platinum vocalist Joan Osborne. (more...)

San Francisco Symphony to Perform a Free Community Concert at Pier 27, 7/24
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2016

The San Francisco Symphony and Director of Summer Concerts Edwin Outwater perform a free outdoor concert on Sunday, July 24 at 12 noon on the grassy plaza in front of the James R. Herman Cruise Terminal at Pier 27, located on the Embarcadero at the foot of Lombard Street. The Orchestra performs a concert of Russian music, including Shostakovich's Festive Overture, Mussorgsky's Pictures at an Exhibition, and Prokofiev's Piano Concerto No. 3 with pianist Makoto Ozone. Audience members are encouraged to bring blankets and picnics to enjoy during the performance. Valet bike parking will be available. (more...)

Lyric Opera of KC Names New Resident Artists
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2016

General Director and CEO Deborah Sandler today announced the selection of the inaugural class of the Resident Artists Program. They include: soprano April Martin, mezzo-soprano Samantha Gossard, tenor Casey Candebat, baritone John Viscardi and pianist Kyle Naig. They will perform in various roles throughout the 2016-17 season on the mainstage at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts as well as at community outreach and education events. The artists were selected after a rigorous national audition of more than 100 singers. Led by Vinson Cole, UMKC Conservatory of Music and Dance faculty member and one of the leading artists of his generation, Resident Artists Program signals the creation of the first-ever Resident Company for the Lyric Opera of Kansas City. (more...)

BWW Dance Review: American Ballet Theatre's SWAN LAKE
by Wesley Doucette - Jun 27, 2016

BWW Reviews 'Swan Lake' by ABT starring Maria Kochetkova. (more...)

BWW Review: ADELAIDE CABARET FESTIVAL 2016: BE MUSED - CLASS OF CABARET GRADUATES Is A Showcase Of Future Stars
by Barry Lenny - Jun 26, 2016

You can be certain that they'll be presenting their own solo shows before long. (more...)

BWW Feature: Supervising Animator Michael Stocker Talks Finding Dory for FINDING DORY
by Katricia Lang - Jun 24, 2016

FINDING DORY, the long-awaited follow-up to the unbelievably beloved 2003 film FINDING NEMO, follows Dory, a good-natured, amnesiac blue tang fish (voiced by Ellen DeGeneres), as she searches for her long lost parents. (more...)

They Can't Take That Away... AN AMERICAN IN PARIS Sets Broadway Closing; Looks Ahead to U.S. Tour, London
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2016

Just announced, the Tony Award-winning musical An American in Paris will close on Sunday, January 1, 2017. Since the first performance at Broadway's Palace Theatre on March 13, 2015, An American in Paris will have played 719 regular performances and 29 previews. (more...)

Mobile Music Streaming Industry Global Market Research Report 2016
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2016

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Patricia Montclair Signs with Emmy Winning Monica L. Fitzpatrick
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2016

Patricia Montclair, author of Summer Lust: The Virgin Rhapsody, Summer Lust II: The Vampire Rhapsody, and Summer Lust III: The Club Rhapsody has chosen Emmy Winnig Monica L. Fitzpatrick to proofread and edit the next manuscript of The Club Rhapsody for the paperback edition. 'Ms. Fitzpatrick happened to be reading one of my books, and found two errors,' said Ms. Montclair. 'I was astonished that she could find any errors in a book that had gone through three rounds of edits plus beta readers. She was kind enough to contact me and share the information.' Ms. Fitzpatrick stated that 'I love Patricia's writing and I just noticed the errors. I couldn't decide at first if I should tell her, but I took the chance that she would want to know...and here were are.' In addition to the work on the paperback edition of Summer Lust III: The Club Rhapsody, the contract includes a clause for Patricia's next book. When asked about this, Ms. Montclair said, 'I am not ready to share the details, but rest and assure I have not retired Jasmine and Alfredo, yet. I hope to have the paperback edition of Summer Lust III: The Club Rhapsody out before the end of September, and because of Monica, I am certain it will be a pristine edition.' (more...)

BWW Review: ERWIN SCHULHOFF RETROSPECTIVE Swings at Center for Jewish History
by Matt Hanson - Jun 16, 2016

Recently honored as a Lower East Side Community Hero, pianist Mimi Stern-Wolfe walked onstage on the evening of May 25th 2016 at the Center for Jewish History in NYC. She is the founder and artistic director of Downtown Chamber Players and the recipient of the 2015 Clara Lemlich Award. And she did not speak a word. Her fingers recited history in Tango, Charleston, Waltz, Foxtrot, Blues, Maxixe. (more...)

WE WILL ROCK YOU School Edition Now Available for Licensing
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2016

Queen's hit musical WE WILL ROCK YOU, which ran for twelve record breaking years in London's West End and has been performed throughout the world to an audience of more than 16 million people is now available as a School Edition in North America. (more...)

Queer Composers For Orlando Benefit Set for Loft227 This Month
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2016

The Queer Composers For Orlando Concert will be hosted at Midtown Manhattan's Loft227 on July 14th, in one of the largest gatherings of contemporary Musical Theater composers for a very special evening. (more...)

San Francisco Symphony to Offer Free Concert, 7/24
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2016

SAN FRANCISCO, June 28— The San Francisco Symphony and Director of Summer Concerts Edwin Outwater perform a free outdoor concert on Sunday, July 24 at 12 noon on the grassy plaza in front of the James R. Herman Cruise Terminal at Pier 27, located on the Embarcadero at the foot of Lombard Street. The Orchestra performs a concert of Russian music, including Shostakovich's Festive Overture, Mussorgsky's Pictures at an Exhibition, and Prokofiev's Piano Concerto No. 3 with pianist Makoto Ozone. Audience members are encouraged to bring blankets and picnics to enjoy during the performance. Valet bike parking will be available. (more...)

Vince Giordano Documentary to Make New York Debut at 92Y
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2016

How crazy do you have to be to keep a Jazz Age enterprise going in the 21st Century? 92Y presents the New York premiere of the film that attempts to answer that question. (more...)

Seth Rudetsky, Liz Callaway, Melissa Errico Among Performers at Democratic National Convention
by Michael Dale - Jul 22, 2016

A trio of Broadway and cabaret favorites have each announced on social media that they will be performing at next week's Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia. (more...)

EXCLUSIVE UPDATE: Seth Rudetsky, Liz Callaway, Melissa Errico Part of Televised Performance Wednesday Night at Democratic Convention
by Michael Dale - Jul 22, 2016

A trio of Broadway and cabaret favorites, Seth Rudetsky, Liz Callaway and Melissa Errico will be giving a televised performance Wednesday night at the Democratic National Convention (more...)

The Joyce Theater Foundation Presents The Sarasota Ballet in its Joyce Debut
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2016

The Joyce Theater Foundation (Linda Shelton, Executive Director) is proud to present The Sarasota Ballet, making its Joyce Theater debut with the New York City premiere of A Knight of the British Ballet, a program of works honoring legendary choreographer Sir Frederick Ashton, from August 8to 13 at The Joyce Theater. Tickets range in price from $26-$66 and can be purchased atwww.Joyce.org, or by calling JoyceCharge at 212-242-0800. Please note: ticket prices are subject to change. The Joyce Theater is located at 175 Eighth Avenue at 19th Street. For more information, please visit www.Joyce.org.  (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Dimitri Kleioris as Jerry Mulligan in AN AMERICAN IN PARIS
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2016

The hit Broadway musical AN AMERICAN IN PARIS welcomes DIMITRI KLEIORIS to the role of Jerry Mulligan beginning today, Tuesday July 19. Kleioris has been performing the role at various performances since joining the company in March. LEANNE COPE continues in the role of Lise Dassin. BroadwayWorld has your first look at Dimitri Kleioris in the role of Jerry Mulligan below! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Dimitri Kleioris in AN AMERICAN IN PARIS!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2016

The hit Broadway musical An American in Paris welcomes DIMITRI KLEIORIS to the role of Jerry Mulligan beginning today, Tuesday July 19. Kleioris has been performing the role at various performances since joining the company in March. LEANNE COPE continues in the role of Lise Dassin. (more...)

Shreveport Dance Academy Names Faculty for Summer Intensive
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2016

LISA CHALMERS-NAUMANN and PHILLIP BROOMHEAD will be members of the faculty for the Shreveport Dance Academy's Summer Intensive from August 1-5, 2016 in Shreveport, Louisiana. (more...)

THE ILLUSORY ADVENTURES OF A DREAMER at FringeNYC
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2016

Rhapsody Collective is proud to present The Illusory Adventures Of A Dreamer as part of the 20th annual New York International Fringe Festival - FringeNYC. Written by Michael Bradley (The Girls In White at Feinstein's/54) and Directed by Chris Goodrich, The Illusory Adventures Of A Dreamer will be presented on 8/13 at 9:30pm, 8/16 at 5:00pm, 8/22 at 4:45pm, 8/24 at 7:00pm, and 8/27 at 1:30pm at Venue #1: Teatro Sea (107 Suffolk Street). (more...)

VIDEO: Study Asks If Musical Taste Is Cultural or Biological
by Michael Dale - Jul 15, 2016

A study involving people in a remote Amazonian tribe with little or no exposure to Western music asked about musical preferences. (more...)

AN AMERICAN IN PARIS' Christopher Wheeldon Set for Reddit AMA This Week
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2016

In celebration of Bastille Day, Tony Award-winning AN AMERICAN IN PARIS director/choreographer Christopher Wheeldon will be featured on Reddit.com's "Ask Me Anything" (AMA) on Thursday, July 14 at 12:00pm EST. Mr. Wheeldon will be standing by on www.Reddit.com and available to answer questions about the hit musical and his body of work in the dance world. The hit musical AN AMERICAN IN PARIS is now playing at the Palace Theatre (47th Street and 7th Avenue). (more...)

Gawn Grainger Replaces John Hurt in Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company's THE ENTERTAINER
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2016

Gawn Grainger has joined the Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company production of The Entertainer, which began rehearsals this week. Gawn is playing Billy Rice and replaces John Hurt who, on the advice of his doctors, recently had to withdraw from the production. (more...)

Major Musical Tours and More Highlight Harris Center's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2016

Bringing artists from around the world, and from most every genre, the Harris Center for the Arts at Folsom Lake College will offer upwards of four hundred performances in its 2016/2017 Season. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Rich Homie Quan Releases 'Uh Minute' Music Video
by Stage Tube - Jul 10, 2016

Sensational rapper, Rich Homie Quan announces the video release of his single, Uhminute. The single from his mixtape titled ' ALBUM BEFORE THE ALBUM' produced by multiple-award winning music producers, following the success of a few worthy collaborations. He is constantly making his rounds, Most recently alongside Future on the Project E.T the Hip-hop/rapper/ hit maker has just dropped his latest single earlier today which has now set his fans buzzing and feeling excited. The single 'Uhminute video' chronicles footage from his days of coming up as a child as well flash forward scenes of him in a green room preparing for a concert. (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...)

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