Seattle Theatre Group Announces Diverse Lineup for 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2016

CONNECTION stands at the heart of everything Seattle Theatre Group does, and STG's 2016-2017 season features performances by renowned partners from across the globe, country, and region. With life-changing access to artists, mentors, and experiences on and off the stage, STG's upcoming season aims to continue to connect all members of the community through its performances and educational events. (more...)

2016 Atlanta Symphony Ball to be Held in September
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2016

The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and Chair Belinda Massafra will host the 2016 Atlanta Symphony Ball on Saturday, Sept. 17, 2016 at the Four Seasons Hotel Atlanta. The evening includes live music, a seated dinner and luxurious auction items. All proceeds from the Atlanta Symphony Ball benefit the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and its education and community engagement programs. (more...)

Drama Desk Nominees The Lobbyists to Perform SONGS FROM SEAWIFE at Rockwood Music Hall
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2016

? Indie-folk rock Sextet The Lobbyists, 2016 Drama Desk Award Nominees for Outstanding Music, are pleased to announce a special one-night-only concert of their music from the critically-acclaimed folk play SeaWife, on Tuesday, May 31 at 7:00PM at Rockwood Music Hall (196 Allen Street). (more...)

Bent Knee 3rd LP 'Say So' Out Today; Watch 'Leak Water' Live + National Tour
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2016

Say So epitomizes Bent Knee's quest for adventurous songcraft and exhilarating arrangements full of spellbinding and unexpected moments. It's rock that bridges the familiar and nomadic with thrilling results. (more...)

Wynonna & The Big Noise, Ladies of Laughter & More at NJPAC on Sale Friday
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2016

?New shows on sale this week at bergenPAC: Wynonna and The Big Noise with Special Guest Scott DeCarlo-Sunday, July 10, 2016 at 8PM; Ladies of Laughter Presents NJ's Funniest Females-Thursday, July 21, 2016 at 8PM; The Summit: The Manhattan Transfer Meets Take 6-Thursday, October 13, 2016 at 8PM. Tickets go on sale Friday, May 6, 2016 at 11AM at www.ticketmaster.com or by calling bergenPAC's Box Office at 201.227.1030. (more...)

Western Wind Vocal Sextet to Perform FLOWING LIGHT - NEW AMERICAN MUSIC FOR VOICES, 6/4
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2016

The Western Wind vocal Sextet will present Flowing Light - New American Music for Voices on Saturday, June 4 at 7:30 PM in Abigail Adams Smith Auditorium, 417 East 61st Street in Manhattan. (more...)

Firehouse Theatre Presents A TASTE OF TUSCANY, 6/1
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2016

Firehouse Theatre is pleased to have Classical Revolution RVA return again after their sold out performance of A Taste of Argentina last year. This year Classical Revolution RVA takes us across the Atlantic for A Taste of Tuscany.  (more...)

Marcus Center to Welcome The Manhattan Transfer and Take 6, 10/26
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2016

The Marcus Center Presents series, sponsored by Envoy Restaurant and Lounge, is excited to bring the two- mega groups, The Manhattan Transfer and Take 6, to the intimate Wilson Theater at Vogel Hall for The Summit Concert.  This one night only performance is on Wednesday, October 26 at 7:30 pm.  Tickets are $75 and go on sale on Friday, May 20 at 12:00 pm. Tickets can be purchased at the Marcus Center Box Office at 929 North Water Street, online at Ticketmaster.com or MarcusCenter.org or by phone at 414-273-7206. Group are available for 10 or more by calling Group Sales at 414-273-7121 x210. (more...)

Miller Theatre Announces 2016-17 Season of New Music, Early Music and Jazz
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2016

Miller Theatre at Columbia University School of the Arts has announced its 2016-17 Season (more...)

The Summit: The Manhattan Transfer and Take 6 Set for MPAC, 4/8
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2016

The Manhattan Transfer and Take 6 -- two of the most acclaimed, award-winning vocal groups in pop music -- create an unforgettable concert event at Mayo Performing Arts Center on Friday, April 8, 2016 at 8 PM. Tickets are $39 - $89. (more...)

Ben Folds & yMusic to Play QPAC
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2016

Multi-platinum singer/songwriter/producer Ben Folds returns to the Queensland Performing Arts Centre (QPAC) Concert Hall on Thursday 18 August 2016 as part of his Australian tour, performing with celebrated New York City-based chamber ensemble yMusic. (more...)

Composer Debra Kaye to Celebrate Premiere of 'DANCE TO UNKNOWING' in Manhattan
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2016

American composer Debra Kaye, will celebrate the premiere of Dance to Unknowing - a Klezmer Prelude performed by Olga Terlitsky and Mioi Takeda, violins, David Taylor, bass trombone, Matt Herskowitz, piano, Laurence Goldman, bass, and Cesare Papetti on drums. The Composers Concordance contemporary music concert 'All About Purim' will feature new compositions inspired by this festive Jewish holiday and will take place on March 23 at 7:30pm at the Goddard Riverside - Bernie Wohl Center located at 647 Columbus Avenue (between 91st and 92nd Street) in Manhattan. (more...)

Houston Ballet Announces Winter Mixed Repertory Program
by BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 2016

Houston Ballet offers up its Winter Mixed Repertory Program which introduces three masterpieces into the company's repertory in a thrilling evening of dance.  (more...)

Tickets for Lincoln Center Festival 2016 Now on Sale
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2016

Single tickets to Lincoln Center Festival shows-highlights this year include legendary stars of Japan's all-female musical troupe, Takarazuka, in Takarazuka CHICAGO; Jonathan Pryce as Shylock in Shakespeare'sGlobe production of The Merchant of Venice; Balkan superstar Goran Bregovic and his raucous Wedding and Funeral Orchestra; and the National Ballet of Canada performances of Christopher Wheeldon's The Winter's Tale-will go on sale to Friends of Lincoln Center on April 1 and to the general public on April 11. The festival runs from Wednesday, July 13 through Sunday, July 31, 2016, with 49 performances by artists and ensembles from seven countries taking place in seven venues on and off the Lincoln Center campus. (more...)

Arthur Moon Streams New EP Our Head on Noisey, Out Today
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2016

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Symphony Space to Celebrate Afro-Cuban Culture with Block Party, Concerts, Films and More This May
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2016

Symphony Space is pleased to announce the first installment of The Source Project, a weeklong celebration tracing the influence of Africa on New World cultures. This inaugural year focuses on Afro-Cuban culture, with an enticing mix of music, documentaries, cocktails, and a talk on the island's undersea marvels. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - March 3, 2016
by - Mar 3, 2016

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on March 3 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Ute Lemper Sets Spring Shows in New York City
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2016

Grammy-nominated, internationally acclaimed artist Ute Lemper's collaboration with renowned best-selling author Paulo Coelho, The 9 Secrets, is set for release on February 12 via Steinway & Sons. The album presents a song cycle composed and sung by Lemper, set to words by Coelho from his 2012 novel Manuscript Found in Accra, the thematic content of which may be encapsulated in the lines, "After lying undiscovered for over 700 years, a manuscript holding the answers to questions about life and humanity is unearthed. / Simple questions about our lives torn between happiness and sorrow and defined by hope, intelligence and desire to love as much as the capacity to hate and destroy." Coelho himself is featured on two tracks-see below for track list. In celebration, Lemper will perform the piece in its entirety in a fully staged production at Symphony Space in New York City on May 13, tickets and information here. (more...)

Spire Center to Host 3rd Plymouth Rock Assurance Jazz Fest, 5/27-29
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2016

Plymouth's Spire Center for Performing Arts proudly presents the third annual Plymouth Rock Assurance Jazz Fest throughout Memorial Day Weekend, Friday, May 27 through Sunday, May 29, at 25 ½ Court Street, Plymouth.  Jazz Fest 2016 is produced by Johnny Souza, through the generous sponsorship of Plymouth Rock Assurance Company and Eastern Bank.  Special guest jazz radio host Eric Jackson serves as master of ceremonies for Friday and Saturday's events. (more...)

SAFEhouse Arts' Summer Dance Festival, SPF9, to Return This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2016

SAFEhouse Arts, a nonprofit organization working to incubate new performing artists through residencies, workshops and performance opportunities, has announced the schedule for its ninth annual summer performance festival, SPF9, featuring ten programs over five days. SPF9 runs Wednesday, July 6 to Sunday, July 10 at ODC Theater in San Francisco. (more...)

Crested Butte Music Festival Sets 20th Season Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2016

The Crested Butte Music Festival (CBMF) announced its 20th Season today. To celebrate the anniversary, the CBMF will debut a new venue, the Mt. Crested Butte Mirror Palace. One of only four such structures in the continental United States, this “Spiegeltent” will be nestled in the majestic mountains of Mt. Crested Butte. Audience members from around the world will be able to experience world-class music, educational programming, and exceptional food & beverage in this magical venue.  (more...)

BWW Review: An Opera Grows in Brooklyn, Part II - Regina Opera Looks at LUCIA
by Richard Sasanow - Mar 16, 2016

On the surface, LoftOpera and Regina Opera couldn't be more different--the former turning away hipsters in East Williamsburg (call it Bushwick), the latter providing a matinees-only environment for a family audience. But these two Brooklyn institutions do have one important thing in common: They respect the classics (TOSCA and LUCIA DI LAMMERMOOR, respectively)--do them up simply and well, and reach their audiences without gimmicks (or high prices). And, I found, their performances were more enjoyable than recent big-name outings of the same titles in New York, with performers who stood up well against better known singers. (more...)

The Petersons to Perform at The Cutting Room, 6/20
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2016

Following the sold-out show of The Petersons! In the Bleak Mid-Winter-on an unseasonably warm night this past February-NEW NEIGHBORHOOD presents the return engagement of The Petersons at New York City's The Cutting Room (44 East 32nd Street). THE PETERSONS GO SPELUNKING! one night only on June 20, 2016 at 7:30PM! (more...)

Get Ready To Rock This Summer With AXS TV CONCERTS Hosted by Mark Cuban
by TV News Desk - Jun 29, 2016

AXS TV heats up the summer with the ultimate rock n' roll experience as the network presents a new five-week series AXS TV CONCERTS HOSTED BY MARK CUBAN premiering with The Monkees on Thursday, August 11 (more...)

Feinstein's at the Nikko to Launch A Cappella Series
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2016

Feinstein's at the Nikko is about to become aca-awesome as it celebrates the unaccompanied human voice with the Feinstein's at the Nikko A Cappella Series. With not an instrument in sight, the Feinstein's at the Nikko A Cappella Series will feature some of the San Francisco Bay Area's best and brightest a cappella groups. With the popularity of two-time Grammy Award winning a cappella group Pentatonix and the success of the blockbuster hit "Pitch Perfect 2," now is the time to get immersed in the world of a cappella. Tickets are available now by calling 866.663.1063 or visiting www.feinsteinsatthenikko.com. (more...)

Music Mountain to Welcome Peter Serkin, Julia Hsu & More, 7/9-10
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2016

Music Mountain, America's oldest continuing summer chamber music festival, continues its 87th Anniversary Season with a benefit concert featuring legendary pianist Peter Serkin and rising star Julia Hsu performing a special program on Sunday, July 10 (3pm); Piano 4 Hands will highlight Bach, Bizet, Brahms, and Mozart. The dynamic Vince Giordano & The Nighthawks return for another summer playing the best of 1920s and '30s jazz on Saturday, July 9 (6:30pm). The summer will feature 15 weekends of incredible music including returning favorite chamber ensembles and musicians (pianists Peter Serkin and Julia Hsu), first-time guests (pianist Richard Goode), the ever-popular Saturday Evening Twilight Series, featuring an array of Jazz ensembles and musicians, including the artists of the Catskill Jazz Factory, and the second season of the Music Mountain Master Classes for Young Artists plus so much more! See why the New Yorker called Music Mountain 'The Summer Shrine of the String Quartet.' Concerts are scheduled through September 11. (more...)

'Celebrating David!' Gala Honors the Career of San Francisco Opera General Director David Gockley
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2016

On Thursday, June 16, the San Francisco Opera honored Company General Director David Gockley with a gala evening and concert titled Celebrating David! Many of the leading artists from the world of opera gathered to honor one of the great careers in the modern history of the art form. Gockley, who in 2014 announced that he would retire from his position as General Director at the completion of the 2015­­-16 Season on July 31, has led a storied career of more than 40 years as an opera impresario. (more...)

Fred Hammond to Release New WORSHIP JOURNAL LIVE Album in September, Available for Pre-Order Now
by BWW News Desk - Jun 17, 2016

Fresh off of a packed live recording for his new album in Houston earlier last month in May, with a high-energy night of performing that had the crowd on its feet, award-winning gospel superstar and producer Fred Hammond will deliver his much-anticipated new album WORSHIP JOURNAL LIVE this fall.  The album is available for pre-order now at all digital retailers.     (more...)

The Shelter to Stage World Premiere of THE RED ROOM
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2016

The Shelter (winners of Best Overall Play at FringeNYC 2015 with Night of the Living) will present the World Premiere of THE RED ROOM, a new American drama by Morgan McGuire. Directed by Jenny Beth Snyder, previews begin July 14 at TBG Theatre. Opening night is slated for Sunday, July 17. (more...)

BWW Review: A MAN WITH FIVE CHILDREN at Eternity Playhouse
by Brodie Paparella - Jun 11, 2016

There is no legend, living or dead, whose art hasn't been compromised in some way by fame. Those built to last are often those who turn their creative lens onto fame itself, exorcising their demons and their reputation in pursuit of true expression. Many in the Australian theatre scene believe homegrown and widely acclaimed playwright Nick Enright was built so, and if not for his death in 2003, A Man with Five Children would be far from his final comment on fame, relationships and the Australian lower-class. Nonetheless, entering into that bare stage, lone camera and scattered chairs at Eternity Playhouse, the tragedy of Enright's passing and of the impending narrative was acute. (more...)

RATED R to Debut Two New Dance Works at Toronto Fringe
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2016

RATED R is a potent, socially charged double bill that challenges social perceptions. Conceived and choreographed by Aria Evans, these physically dynamic works are relevant, timely and raw. Aria's work at last year's SummerWorks (Desiccated) was applauded for 'its powerful message and flawless execution...(an) all-time favourite SummerWorks dance production.' (Mooney on Theatre). (more...)

FIDDLER's Julie Benko Set to Perform at Cornelia Street Cafe
by BWW News Desk - Jul 3, 2016

Celebrated vocalist Julie Benko, stepping off the Broadway stage where she appears in Fiddler on the Roof, returns to the Cornelia Street Cafe on Sunday, July 31st at 8:30PM to present an evening of jazz. She is backed by a virtuosic Sextet including Jason Yeager (piano), Danny Weller (bass), Jay Sawyer (drums), Andy Warren (trumpet), Kenny Pexton (reeds), and Walter Harris (trombone). (more...)

Cesear's Forum to present Lanford Wilson: TAKE 5
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2016

Many of Pulitzer Prize winning playwright Lanford Wilson's plays found life at a New York City coffeehouse, Caffe Cino, in the 1960's.  The venue established itself as one of the first Off-Off-Broadway theatres.  These early plays were often one-act ensemble pieces or, later, sharply drawn character studies less concerned with plot as with revelatory behavior.  Wilson liked the format and Cesear's Forum, Cleveland's small professional "minimalist" theatre company, is pleased to present five such works entitled Lanford Wilson: TAKE 5.  The 90 minute evening utilizes eight actors, sometimes together, sometimes individually, to reflect on aspects of American life.  The writing is at once heartfelt and funny.  The characters' struggles are our struggles, their stories told simply but complicated by societal concerns replete with emotional baggage.  Ideals and illusions are sustained tenuously.  The five plays (in order of appearance) are: WANDERING, Sextet (YES), A BETHROTHAL, BRONTOSAURUS and A POSTER OF THE COSMOS.  The limited engagement production runs late September through October at Kennedy's Down Under, Playhouse Square, Cleveland, Ohio.   (more...)

St. James Studio to Host EFG London Jazz Festival Once Again in November 2016
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2016

?The St. James Studio is delighted to once again be a host venue for the EFG London Jazz Festival. Eight events will take place at the St. James over the course of the festival, which will run from Friday 11 to Sunday 20 November 2016. (more...)

Charlie Parker Birthday Celebration and More Set for August at Birdland
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2016

Birdland Jazz Club has announced its August 2016 schedule, featuring Django Reinhardt NY Festival, Charlie Parker Birthday Celebration, Steve Kuhn Trio, Renee Rosnes, ShowBiz After Hours with Frank DiLella, Rolando Morales-Matos Sextet, Ken Peplowski Quartet, Eric Comstock and Jay Leonhart, Jim Caruso's Cast Party, and more. Scroll down for details! (more...)

San Francisco Symphony to Celebrate Steve Reich's 80th Birthday with Week of Concerts
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2016

The San Francisco Symphony (SFS) and Music Director Michael Tilson Thomas (MTT) celebrate the 80th birthday of Steve Reich with a diverse week of concerts highlighting the seminal composer's works September 7-11, 2016 at Davies Symphony Hall. (more...)

Roy Clark, The Bellamy Brothers, Mark Wills & The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band Set for REFLECTIONS This Month
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2016

Summer is here, and Reflections - the weekly interview program hosted by Tennessee Radio Hall of Fame member Keith Bilbrey promises to deliver a lineup as hot as the weather outside, with a member of the Country Music Hall of Fame, as well as two acts that are celebrating unique milestones in 2016. (more...)

San Francisco Symphony Sets 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 29, 2016

Music Director Michael Tilson Thomas (MTT) and the San Francisco Symphony (SFS) today announce their 2016-17 season. (more...)

Ute Lemper to Celebrate THE 9 SECRETS at Symphony Space This May
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2016

Grammy-nominated, internationally acclaimed artist Ute Lemper's collaboration with renowned best-selling author Paulo Coelho, The 9 Secrets, is available now via Steinway & Sons. In celebration, Lemper will perform the piece in its entirety in a fully staged production at Symphony Space in New York City on May 13, tickets and information here. (more...)

The Western Wind Vocal Sextet to Perform at Merkin Hall, 3/12
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2016

The Western Wind, the internationally acclaimed vocal Sextet devoted to a capella music, celebrates its 47th anniversary with a gala concert on March 12, 2016, honoring their co-founder, co-director, and baritone, Elliot Z. Levine. Levine plans to leave the ensemble in August 2016 after nearly 47 years.  The program entitled We Thank You ... A Concert Honoring Elliot Z. Levine, will take place 8pm, at the Merkin Concert Hall, Kaufman Music Center, 129 West 67th Street, New York City. It will feature compositions and arrangements by Levine as well as his favorite selections from each of his four decades with the ensemble.  (more...)

Music, Dance, Shakespeare and More Slated for Bryant Park's Summer 2016 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2016

Bryant Park Corporation announces the summer season of Bryant Park Presents, the performing arts series that creates adventurous and immersive outdoor cultural experiences in the middle of Midtown Manhattan. The season, April 22 - September 17, comprises more than 50 events spanning a broad range of concerts, dance and theater performances, dance parties, and more. All events are held free of charge in iconic Bryant Park, an oasis in a canyon of skyscrapers. (more...)

Joachim, Pressley, Chung & Anderson Set for This Week's STATE OF THE ARTS on WPKN-FM
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2016

Flutist Nathalie Joachim, actor Brenda Pressley and filmmakers Lee Isaac Chung & Samuel Gray Anderson headline this week's (Friday, April 8) State of the ARTS which airs LIVE every Friday from 12noon to 1pm on WPKN-FM (89.5) in Bridgeport, Connecticut. Co-hosts of the weekly arts & entertainment program are Richard Pheneger and Peggy Nelson. (more...)

Take 6 Takes Six Billboard Chart Spots with New Album BELIEVE
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2016

The most awarded acappella group in history, Take 6, have achieved another career milestone with the release of their new album Believe, which simultaneously landed across six Billboard charts in its opening week. (more...)

The Ascending Voice IV to Celebrate Christian Worship Music at Pepperdine University
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2016

Celebrating congregational singing and a cappella music in Christian worship, The Ascending Voice IV features three main evening concerts: Cerulean- Voices Extraordinary on Thursday, May 12 directed by Ryan Board; the grand Ascending Voice Festival Choir concert on Friday, May 13 directed by world renowned choral scholar Simon Carrington; and Grammy Award-winning sensation Take 6 on Saturday, May 14. (more...)

Critic's Choice: The Shows To See This Weekend
by Jeffrey Ellis - Apr 21, 2016

Shows are opening (Carolyn German unveils her latest, Go From Here, and Nashville Ballet revives Carmina Burana, both this weekend), shows are closing (your last chance to catch The Taffetas at Chaffin's Barn Dinner Theatre before they go the way of The Plaids is this weekend) and The Miss Firecracker Contest is back onstage at Donelson's Larry Keeton Theatre for the second of three weekends. Obviously, the 2016 theater season continues to reveal itself at a breakneck pace, giving audiences a veritable buffet of offerings from which to choose. (more...)

BWW Review: Anya and Masha and Katya and The Big Prick: FAIRYTALE LIVES OF RUSSIAN GIRLS
by Jeffrey Ellis - Apr 18, 2016

Delving into the deeply complex culture of Russian life and history - and the fanciful, yet somehow disturbing, tales that have inspired and informed Russian literature for centuries - Miroshnik's equally complex play offers an intriguing and entertaining treatise on that literature, brought to life with contemporary twists and turns that make the stories more accessible to modern theater-goers, while inviting comparisons and contrasts of Russia in the 21st century with the ancient Tsarist era and the hardships of the Communist years of the last century. (more...)

Peter & Will Anderson Trio to Play Downstairs Cabaret Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2016

Downstairs Cabaret Theatre is pleased to announce Peter & Will Anderson Trio: Monday, May 23, 2016 at 7:00pm. (more...)

SFDanceworks' Inaugural Season at ODC Theater Set for June
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2016

SFDanceworks, a repertory dance company founded by San Francisco Ballet soloist James Sofranko, is proud to announce its inaugural season, co-presented in association with ODC Theater. Featured are three world premieres, including works by Dana Genshaft, Penny Saunders and Sofranko, with two additional pieces by Lar Lubovitch and Alejandro Cerrudo. SFDanceworks' inaugural season runs Thursday to Saturday, June 23 - 25 at ODC Theater. All performances start at 8 p.m. Tickets range from $20 to $45, and may be purchased online at odcdance.org/tickets. (more...)

Emerson String Quartet to Open Music Mountain's 87th Season; Lineup Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2016

Concert aficionados from around the country will want to mark their calendars for Music Mountain, America's oldest continuing summer chamber music festival, when it kicks off its record-breaking 87th Anniversary Season beginning Sunday, June 5th! (more...)

BWW Review: Gateway Opera Serves Delicious Small Bites to St. Louis
by Steve Callahan - Apr 12, 2016

Gateway Opera is like a five-star tapas restaurant; it continues to delight its patrons with superbly delicious bite-sized offerings of that succulent dish-opera. (more...)

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