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OSLO's Jefferson Mays Admits to Still Getting Stage Fright
by Stephanie Wild - Mar 9, 2017

Rhapsody Magazine for United Airlines recently talked to Jefferson Mays as he prepares to begin previews for his new play, Oslo. (more...)

Charles Busch and Penny Fuller Lend Their Voices For the Upcoming Musical DIVA: LIVE FROM HELL
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2017

Charles Busch and Penny Fuller, who appeared together as bosom buddies Mame and Vera in Auntie Mame at the Bay Street Theatre, will lend their voices to Monahan & Oyen's DIVA: Live From Hell. Busch (The Divine Sister, The Tale of the Allergist's Wife) will voice the manager of the dingy cabaret venue in Hell, where Desmond Channing (played by Monahan) is doomed to perform his torturous act for eternity. Fuller (Sunday in the Park with George, The Elephant Man), who was nominated for a Tony Award for her portrayal of Eve Harrington in the musical Applause, will voice the grandmother of Desmond Channing (loosely inspired by the character of Eve Harrington's nemesis, Margo Channing). (more...)

The Gershwin Legacy Continues with RHAPSODY & RHYTHM
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2017

Rhapsody & Rhythm: The Gershwin Experience is a musical celebration of one of the greatest songwriting teams in history, making its way to the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall on Wednesday, April 5th at 8PM.  (more...)

The Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra and the Cincinnati Pops Announce East Asia Tour Itinerary
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2017

The Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra (CSO) and the Cincinnati Pops will embark on its highly-anticipated international tour to Asia in March of 2017 with six performances in Hong Kong, Beijing, Shanghai and Taiwan.  (more...)

ONE NIGHT FOR ONE DROP Draws a Star-Studded Turnout at Fifth Annual Philanthropy Event in Las Vegas, 3/3
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2017

On Friday, March 3, some of the biggest names in entertainment came together to support the fifth annual One Night for One Drop imagined by Cirque du Soleil®, raising funds and awareness to benefit critical water issues worldwide. Held inside the Zumanity Theatre at New York-New York Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, the star-studded event featured performances by multi-platinum selling vocal group The Tenors and Emmy Award-winning actor William Shatner, with additional performances by America's Got Talent (AGT) winner Grace VanderWaal, GRAMMY®-nominated rapper Redfoo from the Party Rock Crew, AGT finalist Malevo and more. (more...)

Experience the Gershwin Legacy at Van Wezel
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2017

Rhapsody & Rhythm: The Gershwin Experience is a musical celebration of one of the greatest songwriting teams in history, making its way to the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall on Wednesday, April 5th at 8PM. This multimedia show, offers a unique experience that honors the collaborative genius of George and Ira Gershwin. (more...)

San Francisco Symphony Announce 2017-2018 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2017

Music Director Michael Tilson Thomas (MTT) and the San Francisco Symphony (SFS) today announced plans for the 2017-18 season, comprising more than 200 concerts in eleven months presented at Davies Symphony Hall. The Orchestra's 106th season is highlighted by musical touchstones that are trademarks of MTT's artistic vision for the Orchestra. (more...)

Theatre Royal Bath Announces Jonathan Church's Inaugural Summer Season 2017
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2017

Artistic Director Jonathan Church's complete programme for Theatre Royal Bath's annual Summer Season is today announced. Church's inaugural season of five plays will open with David Hare's Racing Demons from 21 June, followed by Sand in the Sandwiches by Hugh Whitemore, the UK Premiere of Alfred Hitchcock's North by Northwest, Looking at Lucian by Alan Franks and Alan Bennett's The Lady in the Van. (more...)

THE LAST DAYS OF JUDAS ISCARIOT, Directed by Estelle Parsons, Starts This Week Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2017

The Last Days of Judas Iscariot is receiving a rare New York revival this spring at The Ellen Stewart Theatre at La MaMa (66 East 4th Street) with previews beginning this Thursday, March 9th, 2017 for a limited Off-Broadway engagement through March 26th. Opening Night is set for Monday, March 13, 2017 at 7pm. (more...)

The Tenors, William Shatner, and More Raise Money for Water Issues at Cirque du Soleil's Annual Philanthropy Event
by BWW News Desk - Mar 5, 2017

On Friday, March 3, some of the biggest names in entertainment came together to support the fifth annual One Night for One Drop imagined by Cirque du Soleil®, raising funds and awareness to benefit critical water issues worldwide. Held inside theZumanity Theatre at New York-New York Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, the star-studded event featured performances by multi-platinum selling vocal group The Tenors and Emmy Award-winning actor William Shatner, with additional performances by America's Got Talent (AGT) winner Grace VanderWaal, GRAMMY®-nominated rapper Redfoo from the Party Rock Crew, AGT finalist Malevo and more. (more...)

Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts presents JAKE SHIMABUKURO
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2017

 Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts announces the Orlando engagement of Jake Shimabukuro's current national tour. The ukulele superstar is touring in support of his critically acclaimed new album, "Nashville Sessions," which the Associated Press praised as, "an adventurous, dazzling album." Shimabukuro will play the art center's Alexis and Jim Pugh Theater onSaturday, April 22, 2017 at 8 p.m. Tickets are on sale today, Friday, March 3, 2017. Tickets start at $35.00 and may be purchased online at drphillipscenter.org, by calling 844.513.2014 or by visiting the Dr. Phillips Center Box Office at 445 S. Magnolia Avenue, Orlando, FL 32801 between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, or 12 p.m. and 4 p.m. Saturday. Online and phone ticket purchases are subject to handling fees. (more...)

Garen Scribner and Sara Esty to Lead AN AMERICAN IN PARIS at The Smith Center This April
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2017

???????AN AMERICAN IN PARIS, the most awarded new musical of 2015 and winner of four Tony Awards, will play Las Vegas' The Smith Center for a one week engagement April 11 - April 16, 2017. (more...)

BWW Review: Nikka Graff Lanzarone Steps into the Spotlight, Paying Tribute to Her Role Models in HERO WORSHIP at Feinstein's/54 Below
by Casey Mink - Mar 2, 2017

If Nikka Graff Lanzarone was going to make sure of one thing through her Feinstein's/54 Below debut show HERO WORSHIP on February 23, it was that her audience would leave knowing how to properly say her name. Lanzarone, a true-blue triple threat who most recently starred in the Off-Broadway production of SWEET CHARITY, comes from a long line of show business royalty. She, like anyone born and raised on performance, wholly acknowledges the influence of her predecessors (both within and outside of her family) on her genetic and performative makeup. Thus emerged the concept of her solo show. Using the sentient direction of Robbie Rozelle, Lanzarone pieced together through songs and video accompaniment a stroll through her life and burgeoning career, filling the show with exuberance and laughter, vocal prowess and, unexpectedly, a few tears. (more...)

BWW Review: ALLAN STEWART'S BIG BIG VARIETY SHOW, King's Theatre, Edinburgh
by Gregor Dickson - Mar 2, 2017

Allan Stewart's latest variety show is a cornucopia of comedy, music and impressions, which once again cements his status as one of Britain's leading entertainers. (more...)

Spectrum presents REFRACTIONS: 2017-1901 featuring Gayle Blankenburg, Susan Lamb Cook & Mariah Maloney
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2017

Spectrum proudly presents pianist Gayle Blankenburg and cellist Susan Lamb Cook in Refractions: 2017-1901 on Friday, March 17th at 7pm.  The first half of the concert will include works by living composers: Antal Sporck, Pablo Ortiz, Jo Sporck, and Richard Cameron-Wolfe. Both Jo Sporck (coming from the Netherlands) and Richard Cameron-Wolfe (coming from Taos, New Mexico) will be in attendance. (more...)

Pittsburgh Symphony Announces 2017-18 Classics and Pops Series - Lang Lang, Yo-Yo Ma, European Tour and More!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2017

The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra announces the 2017-2018 season programming for its BNY Mellon Grand Classics and PNC Pops series. The upcoming season of the BNY Mellon Grand Classics marks its 10th season under the musical leadership of Music Director Manfred Honeck and the orchestra's 122nd year since its founding. (more...)

Pittsburgh Symphony Announces Classical Pops Programming For 2017-2018
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2017

The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra announces the 2017-2018 season programming for its BNY Mellon Grand Classics and PNC Pops series. The upcoming season of the BNY Mellon Grand Classics marks its 10th season under the musical leadership of Music Director Manfred Honeck and the orchestra's 122nd year since its founding. (more...)

Ravina Announces 2017 Summer Season
by Kevin Pollack - Mar 15, 2017

James Levine, Christoph Eschenbach, Gustavo Dudamel, Susanna Malkki, Kent Nagano, a "virtual" Esa-Pekka Salonen, and three conductors making Chicago Symphony Orchestra debuts take the podium.  (more...)

Utah Symphony's Family Series Announces MAGIC MIME COMPANY And Gershwin's MAGIC KEY In March
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2017

On March 18 at 11 AM, Utah Symphony bass player David Yavornitzky guest conducts the Utah Symphony and Magic Circle Mime Company through the story of a mischievous street musician who finds herself thrust into the role of Mozart. (more...)

The Temple University Symphony Orchestra and Jazz Band Presents NY Premiere of UNITED, 4/8
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2017

The Temple University Symphony Orchestra and Jazz Band, under the baton of its recently appointed  (more...)

Minnesota Orchestra Announces Plans for Sommerfest 2017 Celebrating Andrew Litton and Doc Severinsen
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2017

The Minnesota Orchestra announces plans today for Sommerfest 2017, unveiling a celebratory summer festival in which the Orchestra salutes two of its artistic leaders: Doc Severinsen on his 90th birthday, and Sommerfest Artistic Director Andrew Litton, who has announced that this summer will mark his final season as the head of the festival. Running from July 3 to August 5, Minnesota Orchestra's summer season includes two tribute concerts to Pops Conductor Laureate Severinsen; performances by Litton and his friends André Watts, William Wolfram and New York City Ballet dancers; and culminates with the opera Litton has long wanted to conduct in Minnesota, Strauss' Salome. The summer season also involves the annual Symphony for the Cities concerts, two previously announced regular season programs and the return of the Minnesota Orchestra Fantasy Camp. (more...)

Xian Zhang Leads New Jersey Symphony in 2017-18 Season - Jason Alexander, Pianist Jeremy Denk and More!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2017

The New Jersey Symphony Orchestra and Music Director Xian Zhang announce the Orchestra's classical, pops and family programs for the 2017-18 season, Zhang's second as the Orchestra's critically acclaimed artistic leader. The NJSO brings a diverse range of compelling programs to six venues across the Garden State, with highlights including classical masterworks, a Winter Festival celebrating foreign artists and composers who found creative inspiration on America's welcoming shores, film-with-orchestra presentations of E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial and music- and comedy-filled performances with Tony Award-winning star Jason Alexander. (more...)

KEYBOARD KILLERS Returns to the Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre for an Encore Run
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2017

Making a welcome return for a second run, Ian von Memerty returns to the Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre with his latest offering, KEYBOARD KILLERS. (more...)

East Meets West in Houston Symphony Concert Celebrating Asia
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2017

Mongolian violinist Angelo Xiang Yu joins the Houston Symphony to revel in the vibrant musical traditions of Houston's Asian communities for Celebrate Asia at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 11, 2017, at Houston Baptist University's Morris Cultural Arts Center. (more...)

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Celebrates BIG APPLE, 2/24-26
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2017

The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra and guest conductor Lahav Shani, in his Pittsburgh debut, perform landmark works honoring the city of New York by some of America's most celebrated composers during the BNY Mellon Grand Classics weekend, "Rhapsody in Blue," on February 24-26 at Heinz Hall. (more...)

NY Philharmonic Announces 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2017

The New York Philharmonic welcomes Music Director Designate Jaap van Zweden in 2017-18, a season that celebrates the Philharmonic's greatest strengths and essential commitments while looking to the future as an innovative, global ensemble, spotlighting its musicians and partners, dedication to new music, wide-ranging repertoire, education programs, and accessibility. (more...)

Kings of "Popera" G4 Showcase New Album with Show at Parr Hall
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2017

The so-called "kings of popera" G4 will be performing exciting new tracks from their brand new album Love Songs when they visit Parr Hall next month. (more...)

New York Philharmonic Announces 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2017

The New York Philharmonic welcomes Music Director Designate Jaap van Zweden in 2017-18, a season that celebrates the Philharmonic's greatest strengths and essential commitments while looking to the future as an innovative, global ensemble, spotlighting its musicians and partners, dedication to new music, wide-ranging repertoire, education programs, and accessibility. (more...)

Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia Presents February Series
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2017

The Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia (COP) announces a special music panel event "Composing Music in the 21st Century: Music Panel Discussion: How modern composers navigate the ever-changing economy of music." (more...)

Grammy Camp Jazz Session Students to Record Album at Legendary Capitol Studios
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2017

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AN AMERICAN IN PARIS Tour Welcomes New Jerry Mulligan
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2017

The North American tour of AN AMERICAN IN PARIS, winner of four Tony Awards®, welcomes McGee Maddox in the role of Jerry Mulligan this April. Maddox, a former Principal Dancer with The National Ballet of Canada, replaces Garen Scribner who will play his final performance on Sunday, April 16 in Las Vegas. (more...)

Gary Mullen and The Works Bring ONE NIGHT OF QUEEN to Miller Auditorium
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2017

In 2000, Gary Mullen won ITV's Stars In Their Eyes Live Grand Finale, with the largest number of votes ever received in the show's history. The record of 864,838 votes was more than twice that of the runner-up. Gary began touring on his own and in 2002 formed a band, The Works, to pay tribute to rock legends Queen. (more...)

New York Philharmonic To Return To BRAVO! Vail, 7/21-28
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

The New York Philharmonic will return to Bravo! Vail in Colorado, celebrating its 30th season, for the Orchestra's 15th annual summer residency, July 21-28, 2017. The residency will include six orchestral concerts that honor the Philharmonic's legacy on the occasion of its 175th anniversary season and the conclusion of Alan Gilbert's tenure as Music Director. (more...)

Armel Opera Festival Presents Free Concert Next Week at Carnegie Hall Featuring Young Virtuosos From Hungary
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

There is a special FREE concert next week on Wednesday, March 1 at 8:00 pm at Well Recital Hall (Carnegie Hall). Young Virtuosos From Hungary - TAMÁS KÖKENY, DOUBLE BASS AND FRIENDS. (more...)

Philadelphia Orchestra and Director Yannick Announce 2017-18 Season - Tosca, WEST SIDE STORY and More!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

Philadelphia Orchestra Music Director Yannick Nezet-Seguin and President and CEO Allison Vulgamore today released The Philadelphia Orchestra's 2017-18 season. Nezet-Seguin begins his sixth season in Philadelphia with a commitment to lead the world-renowned ensemble through at least 2025-26, continuing a relationship between music director and musicians that has garnered praise around the globe. (more...)

Monahan & Oyen's Devilish New Musical DIVA: LIVE FROM HELL to Warm Up TNC This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2017

Unstoppable Theater will give audiences a rare glimpse into the Seventh Circle--Hell's dingiest cabaret venue--as it presents Sean Patrick Monahan in Monahan & Oyen's DIVA: LIVE FROM HELL, a devilish new musical directed by Daniel Goldstein (Godspell) that charts a high school musical nerd's descent into madness, March 23rd - April 9th at Theater for the New City's Community Space Theater. (more...)

Bernadette Peters to Return to Chicago for the First Time in 10 Years with the Boston Pops
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2017

Three-time Tony Award winner Bernadette Peters makes her Auditorium Theatre debut, and her first Chicago appearance in over 10 years, on March 31 when she joins the Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra for a special, one-night-only performance.  (more...)

Pacific Symphony Announces 2017-2018 Classical Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2017

Music Director Carl St.Clair and Pacific Symphony announce the 2017-18 Hal and Jeanette Segerstrom Family Foundation Classical Series and special events. (more...)

Acclaimed Production BACKGROUND BOY Returns to The Butterfly Club for Limited Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2017

Legendary multi award-winning singer songwriter John Thorn returns to the Butterfly Club with his acclaimed show 'Background Boy'. A hit of the 2016 Adelaide Cabaret Festival, Background Boy showcases John's talents as composer/singer/pianist and raconteur with a delightful collection of original songs in the tradition of Randy Newman, Hoagy Carmichael and Blossom Dearie. (more...)

The Ten Tenors Celebrate 20th Anniversary World Tour with THE POWER OF TEN at The McCallum Theatre
by David Green - Feb 20, 2017

The most popular group in the history of the McCallum Theatre (21 sold-out shows and counting!), The TEN Tenors return with "The Power of TEN" celebrating the group's 20th Anniversary World Tour. For eight performances from Tuesday, February 28, through Sunday, March 5, "The Power of TEN" will showcase the exhilarating and unique sound for which The TEN Tenors are world-renowned. In this spectacular new show, The TEN Tenors take on the most dynamic songs in the world, soaring through classical arias and giving rock anthems the special "tenorial" treatment. This electrifying night of world-class entertainment truly shows that "the Vocal Wonders from Down Under" can sing anything, with beloved classics by Puccini, Rossini and Verdi and artists as eclectic as Taylor Swift, David Bowie, One Direction, Dolly Parton and Mariah Carey. Lifelong fans will be especially thrilled to hear the sheer power of The TEN Tenors' signature version of Queen's "Bohemian Rhapsody." (more...)

LA MAMA Will Present THE LAST DAYS OF JUDAS ISCARIOT
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2017

The Last Days of Judas Iscariot will receive a rare New York revival this spring at The Ellen Stewart Theatre at La MaMa (66 East 4th Street) with previews beginning March 9th, 2017 for a limited Off-Broadway engagement through March 26th.  Opening Night is set for Monday, March 13, 2017 at 7pm. (more...)

Lunafest and More Next Month at Napa Valley Performing Arts Center at Lincoln Theater
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2017

Find out what's happening next month at Napa Valley Performing Arts Center at Lincoln Theater! (more...)

Utah Symphony Announces 2017-2018
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2017

Music Director Thierry Fischer and President & CEO Paul Meecham today announced the Utah Symphony's 2017-18 season, which includes a Saint-Saens symphony cycle recorded live for the Hyperion label, marking the first recording of the composer's complete symphonies by an American orchestra. (more...)

Philly Pops Announces Next Season Lineup Including Sinatra, Star Wars, Elton John, Leonard Bernstein, Classic Rock, Broadway, and More
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2017

The Philly POPS announced its 2017/18 concert season today. Subscriptions for the new season go on sale at noon. (more...)

Estelle Parsons to Helm THE LAST DAYS OF JUDAS ISCARIOT at La MaMa This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2017

The Last Days of Judas Iscariot will receive a rare New York revival this spring at The Ellen Stewart Theatre at La MaMa (66 East 4th Street) with previews beginning March 9th, 2017 for a limited Off-Broadway engagement through March 26th.  Opening Night is set for Monday, March 13, 2017 at 7pm. (more...)

Queen + Adam Lambert Add Second Show at Hollywood Bowl Due to Overwhelming Demand
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2017

Due to overwhelming demand Queen + Adam Lambert have added a second Hollywood Bowl show to their North American summer tour. Brian May, Roger Taylor + Adam Lambert will now rock the iconic Los Angeles venue Monday, June 26 and Tuesday, June 27. (more...)

Gabrielle Stravelli Releases 'Cake of My Childhood' Single on Spotify
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2017

Gabrielle Stravelli – the celebrated pop/jazz vocalist and songwriter – released “Cake of My Childhood” on Spotify, the first single from the new album Dream Ago. (more...)

Utah Symphony Announces Deer Valley Music Festival 2017 Lineup, Includes Leslie Odom Jr. And More
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2017

Utah Symphony | Utah Opera today announced its lineup for the 2017 Deer Valley® Music Festival in Park City, Utah. Highlights of the five-week, 16-concert music festival, which begins on July 1, 2017 and runs through August 5, 2017. (more...)

Musical Chairs Chamber Ensemble Presents All String Quartet Program, 2/11
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2017

Musical Chairs Chamber Ensemble, Inc. (MCCE) continues its 13th Season, Revolution #13, with an All String Quartet Program on Saturday, February 11th at 8pm at the Staten Island Museum. (more...)

Houston Symphony Celebrates Asia's Rich Musical Traditions In EAST MEETS WEST, 2/11
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2017

Mongolian violinist Angelo Xiang Yu joins the Houston Symphony to revel in the vibrant musical traditions of Houston's Asian communities for Celebrate Asia at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 11, 2017, at Houston Baptist University's Morris Cultural Arts Center. (more...)

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