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BWW Takes a Look at What's On at the King's and Theatre Royal this Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2016

The King's and Theatre Royal jam-packed autumn season is already well underway with classics such as Cats and The Mousetrap earlier this with much more to come in the run up to the festive season and there's even got a glimpse as to what the new year will bring… (more...)

The Commitments Coming Home to Ireland
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2015

Twenty nine years after The Commitments first burst from the pages of Roddy Doyle's best-selling novel, the world's hardest working soul band will be returning home to entertain audiences where it all began - Dublin! (more...)

CHF Announces FOUR WOMEN Cast
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2015

The Chicago Humanities Festival (CHF) presents Four Women: Josephine, Eartha, Nina, and Tina, this year's William and Greta Wiley Flory Concert, an annual cabaret performance, Monday, Nov. 2 as part of the 26th Fall Festival: Citizens, Oct. 24-Nov. 8. (more...)

New Album from the Buckeye Politicians Was 39 Years in the Making
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2014

Of the terrifying statements a musician can hear, 'Your master recordings have been lost' has to rank among the most gut-wrenching. But that's exactly what occurred to the Buckeye Politicians after recording their album in 1975. It only took four decades to make good on the promise of their musical vision, but 'now they're back with the crunch of rock, the rhythms of soul music, and the punch of a horn section,' states their long-time manager, Herb Gart. (more...)

Darlene Love's New Album 'Introducing Darlene Love' Available Everywhere Today
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2015

One of the most anticipated albums of this or any year Introducing Darlene Love is available everywhere today, including iTunes, Google Play, and Amazon. (more...)

New Light Theater Project & Access Theater's IN THE SOUNDLESS AWE Begins Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2015

New Light Theater Project and Access Theater will present IN THE SOUNDLESS AWE by nationally acclaimed playwrights Jayme McGhan and Andy Pederson. Originally produced at Concordia University and the Kennedy Center ACTF Festival, the New York City Premiere will be directed by award-winner Sarah Norris. Previews begin November 20 at Access Theater with opening slated for November 23. (more...)

Laura Benanti, Mamie Gummer, CMA Songwriters and More Coming Up at Joe's Pub This Dec
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2015

Joe's Pub at the Public has announced a fresh slate of shows for the holiday season, starting December 2-13!  (more...)

THE COMMITMENTS Set for Theatre Royal Glasgow 12-30 December
by BWW News Desk - Nov 26, 2015

?Nearly thirty years since The Commitments first burst from the pages of Roddy Doyle's best-selling novel, the world's hardest working soul band will be touring the UK. Direct from a record-breaking residency at the Palace Theatre in London's West End, the smash hit musical comes to the Theatre Royal Glasgow from Monday 12 until Saturday 30 December 2016. (more...)

Gad Elmaleh, The Hot Sardines, The Skivvies and More Coming Up This Fall at Joe's Pub
by BWW News Desk - Nov 24, 2015

Joe's Pub at The Public has announced its upcoming nightly performances from November 25-December 6, 2015. Scroll down or visit www.joespub.com for a complete list of shows! (more...)

Casting Announced for THE COMMITMENTS Dublin and UK Tour
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2016

Coronation Street legend, Kevin Kennedy, is to star as Jimmy's Da in the UK tour of the critically acclaimed musical The Commitments written by Roddy Doyle, starting in October 2016. (more...)

Three Dog Night, Muppet Movie Sing-a-Long, Dick Fox Doo Wop Extravaganza and More Set for Arcadia's 2015 Season
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2014

Arcadia Performing Arts Foundation presents its second season at the Arcadia Performing Arts Center -- Three Dog Night on Saturday, January 10 at 8 pm; The Four Tops on Saturday, February 21 at 8 pm; Big Bad Voodoo Daddy on Friday, March 27 at 8 pm; The Muppet Movie Sing-a-Long on Saturday, May 16 at 2 pm and Dick Fox Doo Wop Extravaganza on Saturday, June 6 at 7 pm. This four concert season, and the additional attraction The Muppet Movie Sing-A-Long, is presented by the Arcadia Performing Arts Foundation and is a means of raising funds to support arts in the schools and maintain this new, state-of-the-art facility. (more...)

Photo Flash: New Production Images Released for THE COMMITMENTS UK Tour
by BWW News Desk - Nov 16, 2016

Last month the production had is Irish Premiere in Dublin, where Roddy Doyle's story of The Commitments was born, and is now touring across the UK, currently booking until 13 May 2017. (more...)

Tickets to The Temptations & The Four Tops' Broadway Engagement Now On Sale
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2014

Tickets are now on sale for the original Motown legends, THE TEMPTATIONS and THE FOUR TOPS, special one-week engagement on Broadway at the legendary Palace Theatre (1564 Broadway @ 47th street) from December 29, 2014 - January 4, 2015. Tickets, priced from $52 - $142 and are available for purchase at ticketmaster.com/tnt. This special limited engagement is presented by Robert Ahrens, Eva Price, Manny Kladitis, A Broadway Concert Event and Live Nation Entertainment. (more...)

Theatre By The Sea to Host Ultimate Celebration of Female Empowerment!
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2017

Are you ready to recall the days of miniskirts, transistor radios and flower power? Bill Hanney's award winning Theatre By The Sea (TBTS) is set to make its own kind of music with BEEHIVE The '60s Musical, the ultimate celebration of 1960's female empowerment. Performances begin Wednesday, May 31 and plays thru Sunday, June 18, 2017. Press night is scheduled for Friday, June 2 at 8p.m. (more...)

Disney Dedicates Pandora - The World of Avatar at Disney's Animal Kingdom Theme Park
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

In grand preview dedication ceremonies for media today, Disney's Animal Kingdom unveiled a world out of this world of massive mountains floating in the sky, rainforests pulsing light and breathtaking flights for explorers soaring above an alien moon on the backs of great winged banshees. (more...)

Top Tribute Act Totally Tina comes to the Epstein Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2017

Local singer Justine Riddoch will prove she's Simply The Best Tina Turner tribute when she comes to The Epstein Theatre on Saturday 3rd June with her explosive show Totally Tina. (more...)

BWW Review: GIRL GROUPS THE 60'S EXPLOSION at Westcoast Black Theatre
by Carolan Trbovich - Mar 31, 2017

Girl Groups The 60's Explosion Wows Sarasota Sold Out Audiences (more...)

Geva Announces Exciting 2017-2018 Season: Inspiring Stories for Extraordinary People
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2017

Geva Theatre Center's Artistic Director Mark Cuddy and Executive Director Christopher Mannelli are proud to announce the 11 major productions and events of the much anticipated 2017-2018 Season, the non-profit theatre's 45th year of making professional theatre of a national standard in Rochester. (more...)

Michael Jackson Tribute, Jurassic Adventures and More Set for March at St Helens Theatre Royal
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2017

March is shaping up to be a marvellous month at St Helens Theatre Royal as a huge variety of shows take to the stage this spring, promising entertainment for all ages. (more...)

The Calamari Sisters Returning to Bristol Riverside Theatre, 7/29-8/2
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2015

The riotous and wacky Calamari Sisters return to Bristol Riverside Theatre on July 29-August 2 with The Calamari Sisters' Big Fat Italian Wedding starring Delphine Calamari and Carmela Calamari. Delightfully zany hilarity ensues as this time the larger-than-life Italian sisters prepare for a wedding. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Central Pennsylvania - Week of 6/19/2016
by BWW - Jun 19, 2016

Upcoming Shows - Week of 6/19/2016 for Central Pennsylvania (more...)

Millbrook Playhouse's THE MARVELOUS WONDERETTES: CAPS AND GOWNS Begins This Week
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2016

?The Board of Directors and Artistic Director, David Leidholdt, are pleased to announce Millbrook's second show of the season, The Marvelous Wonderettes: Caps and Gowns. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Central Pennsylvania - Week of 6/12/2016
by BWW - Jun 12, 2016

Upcoming Shows - Week of 6/12/2016 for Central Pennsylvania (more...)

Kevin Kennedy, Brian Gilligan and Andrew Linnie Announced for UK Tour of THE COMMITMENTS
by Marianka Swain - Jun 1, 2016

Coronation Street legend Kevin Kennedy is to star as Jimmy's Da in the UK tour of the critically acclaimed musical THE COMMITMENTS, written by Roddy Doyle, starting in October 2016. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - July 5, 2015
by - Jul 5, 2015

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on July 5 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Long Awaited New Darlene Love Album 'Introducing Darlene Love' Available For Pre-Order Today
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2015

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The Calamari Sisters Return to Bristol Riverside Theatre This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2015

The riotous and wacky Calamari Sisters return to Bristol Riverside Theatre this weekend, July 29-August 2 with The Calamari Sisters' Big Fat Italian Wedding starring Delphine Calamari and Carmela Calamari. Delightfully zany hilarity ensues as this time the larger-than-life Italian sisters prepare for a wedding. (more...)

Three Dog Night, Muppet Movie Sing-a-Long, Dick Fox Doo Wop Extravaganza and More Set for Arcadia's 2015 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2015

Arcadia Performing Arts Foundation presents its second season at the Arcadia Performing Arts Center -- Three Dog Night today, January 10 at 8 pm; The Four Tops today, February 21 at 8 pm; Big Bad Voodoo Daddy on Friday, March 27 at 8 pm; The Muppet Movie Sing-a-Long today, May 16 at 2 pm and Dick Fox Doo Wop Extravaganza today, June 6 at 7 pm. This four concert season, and the additional attraction The Muppet Movie Sing-A-Long, is presented by the Arcadia Performing Arts Foundation and is a means of raising funds to support arts in the schools and maintain this new, state-of-the-art facility. (more...)

Vera Jane Cook Releases New Psychological Sci-Fi Thriller
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2015

Sometimes, the ambiguity of a man is better left ambiguous. Nick and Jenna Dowling buy a second home in Upstate New York but this dream of a lifetime turns out to be anything but relaxing when a strange and mystical experience on a dark, forgotten back road leads Nick on a frantic search for answers about the reality of his identity. Frantic to explain his mysterious amnesia, Jenna Dowling calls upon a therapist for her husband, while Nick befriends an alien abduction expert. Each desperately searches for the truth, but in the end, it is not the truth that sets them free. 'Pharaoh's Star' is available in both print and ebook formats. Book Details: Pharaoh's Star By Vera Jane Cook Publisher: Triplicity Publishing Published: October 2014 ISBN: 978-0990813347 ASIN: B00O3GPBCE Pages: 386 Genre: Psychological Thriller, Contemporary Fiction, Science Fiction From The Author: Vera Jane Cook has published award winning women's fiction which include 'Dancing Backward in Paradise' (Indie Excellence 2006, Eric Hoffer 2006. The 'Story of Sassy Sweetwater,' (Eric Hoffer ebook fiction, 2012). 'Where the Wildflowers Grow,' 'Marybeth Hollister & Jane,' 'Lies a River Deep,' 'Annabel Horton, Lost Witch of Salem' and 'Pharaoh's Star.' Her latest novel, 'Pleasant Day,' will be released in February, 2015. For review copies, author interviews, or more information please contact: Vera Jane Cook Email: jauntyjane@msn.com Website: http://www.verajanecook.com Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/verajanecook Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/verajanecook (more...)

The Four Tops to Play Arcadia Performing Arts Center, 2/21
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2015

Arcadia Performing Arts Foundation continues its 2015 Season with The Four Tops on Saturday, February 21 at 8pm. The Four Tops is one of soul's most legendary groups and shaped the Motown sound, as we know it. (more...)

Direct from a Record-Breaking West End Run THE COMMITMENTS Comes to Canterbury Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2017

The critically-acclaimed musical, based on Roddy Doyle's 1986 book of the same name, stars Coronation Street legend Kevin Kennedy as Jimmy's Da. It also features many of the cast from the show's two-years at London's Palace Theatre, including Brian Gilligan, who will reprise his starring role of Deco, and Andrew Linnie as Jimmy Rabbitte. (more...)

The Four Tops Play the Arcadia Performing Arts Center Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2015

Arcadia Performing Arts Foundation continues its 2015 Season with The Four Tops tonight, February 21 at 8pm. The Four Tops is one of soul's most legendary groups and shaped the Motown sound, as we know it. (more...)

BWW Review: EVERYTHING IN THE SONG IS TRUE Captures The Spirit Of The American West
by Herbert Paine - Feb 16, 2017

Doug Morrione's EVERYTHING IN THE SONG IS TRUE is a beautifully crafted chronicle of four individuals whose personalities and perspectives define the American West. The film is one of the selected features at this year's Sedona International Film Festival, February 18th through the 26th. (more...)

Local Horns Players Join THE FOUR TOPS at Arcadia Performing Arts Center, 1/21
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2015

Local horn players from Arcadia and surrounding communities, will be joining the legendary Motown group, The Four Tops onstage at Arcadia Performing Arts Center on Saturday, February 21 at 8pm. (more...)

THE COMMITMENTS Coming to Edinburgh in 2017
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2015

Nearly thirty years since The Commitments first burst from the pages of Roddy Doyle's best-selling novel, the world's hardest working soul band will be touring the UK coming to the Edinburgh Playhouse from 27 February to 4 March 2017. (more...)

Theatre Royal Presents the Scottish Premiere of THE COMMITMENTS
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2016

The Scottish premiere of The Commitments will hit all the right notes as it opens on Monday ahead of its three-week run at Theatre Royal, Glasgow. (more...)

Darlene Love's New Album Is Streaming in Full on Spotify; 2016 Tour Dates Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 29, 2015

INTRODUCING DARLENE LOVE, Love's first solo LP in 27 years, was released this fall on iTunes, Google Play, Amazon and other retailers. Now, you can stream the full album via Spotify. Check it out below, plus scroll down for a list of Love's 2016 tour dates! (more...)

The Temptations & The Four Tops Bring Motown Back to Broadway Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Dec 29, 2014

Motown legends, THE TEMPTATIONS and THE FOUR TOPS, begin their special one-week engagement on Broadway from tonight, December 29, 2014. The show runs through January 4, 2015. (more...)

Palace Theatre Box Office for The Temptations & The Four Tops on Broadway Opens Today
by BWW News Desk - Dec 22, 2014

The Palace Theatre Box Office (1564 Broadway @ 47th street) opens today at 12 noon for the original Motown legends, THE TEMPTATIONS and THE FOUR TOPS, special one-week engagement on Broadway from December 29, 2014 - January 4, 2015. Tickets, priced from $52 - $142, are also available at ticketmaster.com/tnt. This special limited engagement is presented by Robert Ahrens, Eva Price, Manny Kladitis, A Broadway Concert Event and Live Nation Entertainment. (more...)

Laura Benanti, Mamie Gummer, CMA Songwriters and More Coming Up at Joe's Pub This Month
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2015

Joe's Pub at the Public has announced a fresh slate of shows for the holiday season, starting today, December 2! (more...)

King's & Theatre Royal Glasgow Set Spring 2016 Seasons
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2015

This Christmas get your fill of family fun with Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs at the King's Theatre before getting your teeth into the true story of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons in the West End phenomenon Jersey Boys, making its Glasgow debut at the Theatre Royal. (more...)

BWW Recap: THE SING OFF A Capella Holiday Special Recap 12/17; FULL RESULTS!
by Gabrielle Gervais - Dec 17, 2014

THE SING OFF, NBC's smash a capella singing competition returns tonight! The show is a one night only holiday special with an instant winner at the end of the night. I couldn't be more excited! This has always been my favorite and, in my opinion, most unique of the singing competition shows. This holiday special brings audiences six brand-new a capella groups ready to become the next SING OFF champions. (more...)

BWW Review: THE COMMITMENTS, Theatre Royal, Glasgow
by Natalie O'Donoghue - Dec 13, 2016

The Commitments is a fantastically feel good celebration of soul. Direct from a phenomenally successful, record breaking two year run in London's West End, The Commitments is based on the BAFTA award-winning film classic. (more...)

The Arundel Barn Playhouse to Present BEEHIVE: THE '60'S MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Aug 6, 2015

'Sock it to me, sock it to me, sock it to me...' You can't help singing along when Aretha Franklin asks for some "Respect," and this year the iconic tune turns 50. Though originally written and recorded by Otis Redding in 1965, Franklin reimagined the song as a declaration from a strong and confident woman, which is why it is one of the featured songs in The Arundel Barn Playhouse production of Beehive: The '60's Musical. (more...)

Rita Wilson Returns to the Geffen Playhouse for Liner Notes!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2016

Rita Wilson once again brings her vocal and songwriting talents to the Audrey Skirball Kenis Theater at the Geffen Playhouse for six all-new shows in September, this following sell-out performances at last fall's premiere of Liner Notes.   (more...)

CHICAGO, SISTER ACT & More Set for New Alexandra Theatre This Year
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2016

The internationally award-winning musical Chicago will be the Christmas show at the New Alexandra Theatre this year, it was announced today. (more...)

Theatre By The Sea Announces Spectacular 2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2017

Bill Hanney is pleased to announce the full lineup for the 2017 Season at the historic Theatre By The Sea (TBTS). The four-show subscription season will include BEEHIVE The '60s Musical, THE MUSIC MAN, Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, and THE PRODUCERS. Tickets are on sale May 6 online at theatrebythesea.com, and May 7 by phone (401-782-8587), and at the Box Office Window (364 Cards Pond Road in Wakefield, RI) which opens at noon for in person sales. Patrons who visit the box office in person on May 7 are encouraged to bring their family to enjoy complimentary light snacks and to explore the beautiful seaside grounds and gardens. (more...)

TOTALLY TINA to Pay Tribute to Queen of Rock 'n' Roll at St Helens Theatre Royal
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2017

Multi-award-winning Liverpool performer Justine brings the ultimate tribute to her idol to St Helen's Theatre Royal on Friday 19th May. (more...)

Nominations for 6th Annual High School Music Awards, Presented at The Orpheum, Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2015

On Monday, May 11th at 7:00 p.m., students and supporters from 30 participating schools across the Mid-South will gather at The Orpheum for the 6th Annual High School Musical Theatre Awards. Modeled after the Tony Awards, the High School Musical Theatre Awards recognize achievements in all areas of high school musical theatre. This year, the Orpheum is proud to welcome Broadway and television star Kyle Dean Massey as this year's awards show host. (more...)

Autumn/Winter Programme Announced For King's Theatre & Theatre Royal Glasgow
by Natalie O'Donoghue - Apr 19, 2016

A look at the upcoming shows at the King's Theatre and Theatre Royal Glasgow this autumn/winter. (more...)

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