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Motown Legend Martha Reeves visits Project Upward Bound Students at OU
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2017

This past weekend, students in Oakland University's Project Upward Bound were in the presence of Motown greatness. Martha Reeves, leader of the famed 1960s singing group "Martha and the Vandellas," visited OU's campus to share stories from her life and career, stressing the importance of setting goals and cultivating confidence.      (more...)

Sarah Ruhl's FOR PETER PAN ON HER 70th BIRTHDAY, Starring Kathleen Chalfant, Begins Rehearsals Next Week Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2017

Rehearsals are set to begin on Tuesday, July 25 for the Playwrights Horizons New York premiere production of For Peter Pan on her 70th Birthday, a new play by two-time Pulitzer Prize finalist and Tony Award nominee Sarah Ruhl (Stage Kiss, Dead Man's Cell Phone at Playwrights; In the Next Room, or the vibrator play; The Clean House). (more...)

Captured Tracks' Lina Tullgren Shares 'Asktell' via Fader
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2017

Lina Tullgren's highly anticipated debut album Won is set for release September 22 on Captured Tracks. (more...)

Michael McDonald's 'Find it in Your Heart' Premieres at NPR Music
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2017

“Find it in Your Heart,” the new single from five-time Grammy Award winning vocalist and acclaimed singer/songwriter Michael McDonald, is premiering via NPR Music's “Songs We Love” which raves, “Within seconds of the opening 'oohs' and warm, groovy vibes of McDonald's new song, (more...)

Photo Coverage: First Look at Ohio University Lancaster Theatre's GREASE
by Jerri Shafer - Jul 21, 2017

Here is Rydell High's senior class of 1959: duck-tailed, hot-rodding 'Burger Palace Boys' and their gum-snapping, hip-shaking 'Pink Ladies' in bobby sox and pedal pushers, evoking the look and sound of the 1950s in this rollicking musical. Head 'greaser' Danny Zuko and new (good) girl Sandy Dumbrowski try to relive the high romance of their 'Summer Nights' as the rest of the gang sings and dances its way through such songs as 'Greased Lightnin',' 'It's Raining on Prom Night,' and 'Sandy'. Performances for the Lancaster Festival is on July 23rd at 2:00 & 7:00.  More performances run August 3, 4, 5 at 7:00 and August 5, 6 at 2:00 pm.  For tickets:  (740) 681-3353 or online at:  Ohio University Lancaster - Wagner Theatre, 1570 Granville Pike, Lancaster, Ohio.  (more...)

BWW Review: HIGH SOCIETY at SBCC Theatre Group
by Maggie Yates - Jul 21, 2017

While concepts in High Society may have been viewed as 'kitschy' when the play premiered two decades ago, in the age of Instagram stars and The Real Housewives, these characters, who are charming in their relative innocence as compared to the shameless celebrities of the information age (even our president is a faux-lebrity real estate mogul-turned-reality show host), seem tame. High Society is a pleasant enough way to spend an evening, but it doesn't really go anywhere. There are no risks, no extraordinary thrills: just a very safe presentation of feel-good music from a bygone era. (more...)

BWW Vlog: BLOODY BLOODY ANDREW JACKSON at Casa Mañana Sarah Youngblood and Sydney Dotson chat about the Apprentice Program!
by Casa Manana - Jul 21, 2017

Episode 1: Catch up with Casa Manana's Apprentice Program and see how rehearsals are going for BLOODY BLOODY ANDREW JACKSON! Stay tuned to meet additional members of the cast, see rehearsal footage and more. BLOODY BLOODY ANDREW JACKSON runs August 4-6, 2017 at Casa Manana! (more...)

The 23rd Annual Summer Festival of Sacred Music presents Mendelssohn's Die Deutsche Liturgie
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2017

The Summer Festival of Sacred Music at St. Bart's continues on Sunday, August 6, at 11 am with a service offering the choral music of Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847) and recognizing the profound influence his works had on choral music for over a century after his death. (more...)

BWW TV: WAITRESS Stars Betsy Wolfe, Drew Gehling & More Serve It Up at Bryant Park!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jul 21, 2017

Watch below as WAITRESS' Betsy Wolfe, Caitlin Houlahan, Charity Angel Dawson, Drew Gehling, Dayna Jarae Dantzler, Kayla Davion, Tyrone Davis Jr, Matt DeAngelis, Law Terrell Dunford, Molly Hager perform 'What Baking Can Do,' 'When He Sees Me,' 'I Didn't Plan It,'  and 'Bad Idea.' (more...)

BWW Review: Gremlin Theatre Opens Their New St. Paul Performance Space with DON'T DRESS FOR DINNER - Escapist Entertainment Perfect for a Warm Summer Night
by Jill Schafer - Jul 21, 2017

Good news friends, Gremlin Theatre is back with a new performance space in St. Paul! Four years after losing their space on University and Raymond, which also hosted other theater companies and the Minnesota Fringe Festival, they've opened a brand new space just a few blocks away on Vandalia. They are continuing to make improvements to the space that includes a spacious lobby and an intimate thrust stage, conveniently located near the Green Line, just off highways 94 and 280, and right next door to Lake Monster Brewery, whose libations can be brought into the theater. And there's also free parking! What more could you ask for from a theater space? Just one more thing, and that's great theater. The inaugural production at the new Gremlin fulfills that last requirement - the hilarious and tight comedy DON'T DRESS FOR DINNER. It's a really funny and fast-moving show with a fantastic cast, and a great way to christen this exciting new St. Paul theater space! (more...)

Des Moines Playhouse Performance Academy presents THE MUSIC MAN JR.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2017

The Des Moines Community Playhouse Performance Academy presents 'Meredith Willson's The Music Man Jr.,' July 28-29, 2017. Shows are on Friday, July 28, at 10:00 AM and 1:00 PM, and on Saturday, July 29, at 1:00 PM and 4:00 PM. Tickets are $10 all ages and can be purchased at or at the Playhouse ticket office. (more...)

BWW Feature: I, MAC(KERS) at Creede Repertory Theatre
by Jessica Kahkoska - Jul 21, 2017

Husband and wife duo Emily Van Fleet and Nathan Jones candidly chat about their process of creating, writing and directing a show for teens called 'I, Mac(kers)' at Creede Repertory Theatre. (more...)

Antonio Fini Announces Dance Festival in Calabria, Italy
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2017

ANTONIO FINI ANNOUNCES DANCE FESTIVALS in CALABRIA, ITALY, July 18-30 and NEW YORK CITY, August 21-31 and GALA PERFORMANCE, August 31 at Ailey Citigroup Theater with appearances by companies from Italy and the U.S. and a Lifetime Achievement Award to Terese Capucilli (more...)

Discover Hidden Histories During the Summer Holidays!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2017

The Belgrade Theatre's Summer School is back for one week of jam-packed drama activities during the school holidays, split into two groups for ages 8 – 11 and 11 - 16. From Mon 7 to Fri 11 August, Summer School will explore the theme of Hidden Histories through a series of fun and practical theatre workshops. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look: Telluride Theatre's THE TAMING OF THE SHREW
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2017

This Summer's Shakespeare in the Park production on the Town Stage will introduce audiences to two of Shakespeare's most famous and fraught lovers: Kate & Petruchio, played by Michael Raver (TV's TURN: Washington's Spies) and Telluride Theatre's own Cat Lee Covert (A MidSummer Night's Dream). Shakespeare's The Taming of the Shrew, penned at the height of his powers as a playwright and London entertainer, is both a play full of deception, dress-up and ultimately one of the most tumultuous and true relationships between any two characters in any of his 38 plays. (more...)

Young Dancemakers Company Added Performances This Sunday -
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2017

???????Young Dancemakers Company is a unique Summer ensemble of ethnically diverse New York City teens, creating and performing their original choreography in free concerts at prominent theaters city-wide, July 26 through August 5th.  YDC will present its 22nd season of topical, bold, and witty dances, created under the experienced eyes of founder and Bessie-award winner Alice Teirstein and music director William Catanzaro.  All performances end with the lively 'Dance With Us,' in which audience members with dancing feet are invited onto the stage to improvise with the dancers, accompanied by percussionist Catanzaro. (more...)

Kevin Lyttle Drops Music Video for Tropical Banger 'Slow Motion'
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2017

Today, the legendary Vincentian soca artist Kevin Lyttle drops a new video for 'Slow Motion'. Directed by Raymond Castellon the visual shows Kevin in full-blown Carnival mode. Filmed in Cuba, the video embraces the vibrant color and pulse of Caribbean life. (more...)

Yuga and Mr. Saccardo Drop New Collaboration 'No More Dream' on Kaisen Records
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2017

This Summer's release from Kaisen Records comes through a fresh funky House track from Yuga and Mr. Saccardo. (more...)

The Summer Theatre Training Program presents: HOW TO ACT LIKE A CHILD
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2017

The Public Theatre's professional theatre training program for teens will perform How to Act like a Child: Lessons in NOT Being a Grown-up, a compilation of hip and entertaining stories inspired by children's book author Shel Silverstein and others on Friday, July 28th at 6pm.  Also included will be several songs to show off the vocal skills the students are learning. (more...)

Central Alabama Theater to Transform Steeple Arts Academy Into Jersey Shore Boardwalk Circa 1964 with THE BIKINIS
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2017

Birmingham's newest non-profit theatre company, Central Alabama Theater (CAT) opens their latest production of THE BIKINIS, an Alabama Premier, at the Steeple Arts Academy in Crestline Village! (more...)

Tenor Anthony Kearns Headlines Veterans Tribute in Washington, D.C.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2017

???????On June 27, 2017, the Sixth Annual Bipartisan Tribute to Veterans and Those Who Serve in Congress honored military veterans, including House and Senate members serving in the U.S. Congress, at a Summer kick-off reception in the shadow of the nation's Capital. The program featured a powerful line-up of speakers and inspiring songs by renowned tenor Anthony Kearns.  (more...)

Bay Ledges Release 'SAFE' ft. Sylvain Armand
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2017

Today sees the release of Swedish newcomer Sylvain Armand's exquisite re-work of Bay Ledge's sublime track 'Safe', out now via BMG. A year after its original release, Armand has jumped on board to give the track a new lease of life with this stellar dance cut. (more...)

Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET at Totem Pole Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2017

Totem Pole Playhouse, Pennsylvania's premiere Summer theater located in Caledonia State Park between Gettysburg and Chambersburg, PA, announces the opening night performance of the fourth and final offering in the theatre's four-show subscription series, the Tony Award-winning musical Million Dollar Quartet. Million Dollar Quartet is set on December 4, 1956, when an extraordinary twist of fate brought together Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins and Elvis Presley at Sun Records in Memphis for what would be one of the greatest jam sessions ever. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the cast in character below! (more...)

by TV News Desk - Jul 21, 2017

Food icons Anne Burrell and Rachael Ray return to lead a star-studded culinary boot camp for cooking-challenged celebrities this Summer with a brand-new season of WORST COOKS IN AMERICA: CELEBRITY EDITION, premiering Wednesday, August 23rd at 9pm ET/PT on Food Network. A (more...)

White Plains Performing Arts Center Stage 2 to Present WEST SIDE STORY
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2017

Following in the footsteps of PARADE, CHESS  and IN THE HEIGHTS; this Summer White Plains Performing Arts Center STAGE 2 will present the ground-breaking musical masterpiece, WEST SIDE STORY, running July 28-30 and August 4-6. (more...)

Special Upgrade Offer On Tickets For KINKY BOOTS!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2017

Celebrate Summer in the city with the new cast of London's hottest musical, KINKY BOOTS. The fabulous Simon Anthony Rhoden takes on the role of Lola and Emmerdale star Verity Rushworth joins the cast as Lauren alongside David Hunter who continues in the role of Charlie Price. Book tickets here from £19.50! (more...)

Saro Debuts 2nd Single from Forthcoming Sophomore EP 'Eyelids'
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2017

Today, Los Angeles artist Saro has released the 2nd single from his forthcoming sophomore EP. The track is titled 'Eyelids' and it premiered with NYLON (more...)

Guest Blog: Joshua Mumby Talks THE BLUES BROTHERS
by Guest Blog: Joshua Mumby - Jul 21, 2017

Welcome to a day in the life of a rock star! OK, so I'm going to start by admitting it's not a completely accurate statement, but on the whole, all the cool things are pretty much in there. All of them. The reason that I say is because essentially Dave and I (Dave plays my brother in the show, Jake Blues) have found ourselves saying that statement more and more often. (more...)

Anne Burrell And Rachael Ray Return To Transform Celebrity Cooking Disasters Into Culinary Masters In Brand-New Season Of Worst Cooks in America: Celebrity Edition
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2017


Country Trio Temecul Road Teams with Taste of Country on 'Hoping' Video
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2017

Following the success of their debut single, hot new country trio Temecula Road is premiering the video for their new single “Hoping” today via Taste of Country (more...)

NYO-USA to Make Inaugural Tour to Latin America This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2017

This Summer, the National Youth Orchestra of the United States of America, featuring 115 outstanding young musicians from across the country, comes together for its fifth year of extraordinary music making, culminating in the orchestra's first-ever tour of Latin America. NYO-USA's 2017 Latin America tour takes place from July 26 through August 4 with orchestra performances in Guadalajara, Mexico; Quito, Ecuador; and Bogota, Colombia, including side-by-side musical collaborations with fellow young musicians in all three tour countries. (more...)

Justin Moore Set To Appear On JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2017

Chart-topping country crooner Justin Moore will be making his return to 'Jimmy Kimmel Live!' on Tuesday, August 1. Tune in to catch Moore perform his latest Top 10 hit single “Somebody Else Will” at 11:35pm ET / 10:35 pm CT on ABC (check local listings). (more...)

B-Roots Returns to Peak Hour Music with 'Push'
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2017

Peak Hour Music sees B-Roots return with his new Electro/Big Room House banger 'Push'. The track features a combination of mind bending Electro synths and complex drum breaks, while keeping a constant thumping kick throughout which will be sure to raise the roof this Summer! (more...)

Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers Add Third and Final Hollywood Bowl Show
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2017

Following the rapid sell out of both their Thursday, September 21 and Friday, September 22 shows at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles, Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers have confirmed a third night at the historic venue on Monday, September 25. Tickets for Monday, September 25 will go on sale Tuesday, July 25 at 10 a.m. PST. (more...)

Nicole Atkins Releases New Album Goodnight Rhonda Lee Today
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2017

Nicole Atkins has released her new album Goodnight Rhonda Lee today via Single Lock Records. The album was recorded with Fort Worth, TX's Nile City Sound, a.k.a. producers Austin Jenkins, Josh Block, and Chris Vivion (Leon Bridges), with additional mixing by Ben Tanner (Alabama Shakes). (more...)

BWW Blog: MFAH Film Curator Marian Luntz Talks QFEST 21
by Marian Luntz - Jul 21, 2017

QFest 21 will screen about 21 films over 5 days, so clear your calendar, get your friends together, and make a night (or several) of it says MFAH film curator Marian Luntz. (more...)

Liz Callaway, Steve Kazee, HELLO MUDDAH, HELLO FADDUH! Reunion and More Coming Up Next Week at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2017

Next week, FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club & Private Event Destination, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond, including Liz Callaway, Steve Kazee, the cast of CATS, the New Writers at 54! series, and a HELLO MUDDAH, HELLO FADDUH! reunion concert. Scroll down for details! (more...)

BWW Previews: GUYS AND DOLLS at Urbandale Community Theatre
by Nolan Boggess - Jul 21, 2017

For the past two decades, Urbandale Community Theatre has been entertaining the local community with an annual Summer musical theatre production. This tradition continues this year with a new production of Guys and Dolls running July 21 - 30, 2017. Guys and Dolls, the 1950 Frank Loesser production that has been a staple of American musical theatre since its debut, also continues Urbandale Community Theatre's tradition of utilizing a volunteer cast, crew, and orchestra in combination with a professional production team to create a polished theatrical experience that reaches all areas of the Urbandale community. (more...)

Matt Black Takes on Bonzai Progressive Classic 'The First Rebirth'
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2017

Next up on Bonzai Progressive sees a Matt Black's remix of the label's 1993 Hard Trance classic 'The First Rebirth' by Jones & Stephenson. Matt has managed to pull off a fantastic progressive house version by slowing down the BPM and replaces the thumping kicks with classic House kicks, which give a nice punch and bright shuffling hi hat combos that provide a lovely flow. (more...)

BWW Review: WHAT'S IN A NAME? at The Segal Centre Of Performing Arts
by Maggie Owen - Jul 21, 2017

What's in a Name? at the Segal Centre of Performing Arts is a Summer delight! Verbal sparring, hilarious banter and touching moments will have you captivated! You do not want to miss this highly entertaining play! (more...)

GOOD & KISSED Set for Encore at MITF This Month
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2017

GOOD & KISSED by Miranda Jonte has been extended after its initial two-show run earlier this month. (more...)

Palo Duro to Release Ryou Cannon via 30th Century Records
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2017

Palo Duro is the pulsating, technicolor universe of Michael J. Winningham, an Austin based songwriter previously fronting the band Gold Beach. (more...)

St. Petersburg Piano Quartet to Play All-Beethoven Program at Music Mountain
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2017

Music Mountain, America's Longest Running Chamber Music Festival, continues its blockbuster season with another weekend of exceptional music. St. Petersburg Piano Quartet offers an all-Beethoven program on Sunday, August 13 (3pm) and first-time guest Ryan Keberle & Catharsis offer an evening of jazz on Saturday, August 12 (6:30pm). Concerts are scheduled thru September 17. (more...)

Red Hot & Blue BBQ Restaurants Slide Through Summer with A New Smoked Meat Slider Platter
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2017

All of the Red Hot & Blue Barbecue Restaurants in Virginia, Maryland, New Jersey, North Carolina, Texas and Missouri are sliding through the Summer season with a new limited time menu item: Sliders! The new Slider Platter includes three popular smoked meat sliders (one tender beef brisket, one delicious pulled pork and one spicy sausage) served with a side of potato salad and a Coke, for only $10. This promotion is available from July 5, 2017 until August 15, 2017. (more...)

50 Sing for Hope Pianos Will Be Permanently Placed in New York City Schools
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2017

Sing for Hope today announced the 50 New York City public schools across the five boroughs chosen to receive Sing for Hope Pianos this fall. The placement of Sing for Hope Pianos in schools is in partnership with the New York City Department of Education and benefits an estimated 15,000 school children. The delivery, maintenance, and associated programming for each piano is estimated to cost $100,000 and the program has not yet been fully funded. (more...)

California Fresh Fig Season Has Arrived
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2017

According to the California Fresh Fig Growers Association, California's Fresh Fig season started in May and will continue through mid-January. This year's first crop was plump and plentiful due to the rainy winter followed by a cool spring. Subsequent crops are expected to be just as beautiful and delicious. (more...)

Daddy Hinkle's Expands Distribution to 208 Walmart Locations
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2017

With Summer finally here, many have already started to fire up their grills in search of the perfect steak, chicken, pork chop or grilled vegetables. To help achieve this, Daddy Hinkle's has expanded distribution of their instant meat marinade and dry rub products to include 208 Walmart locations across Oklahoma, Texas, Kansas, Colorado and Arkansas. Through this partnership, home cooked restaurant quality steaks are now easily achieved. (more...)

Riverside Dance Festival to Return for Sixth Year This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2017

Now its sixth year, the Riverside Dance Festival is an intensive, two-week dance program that culminates with a performance on Saturday, August 5, 2017 at 2pm. (more...)

Lucent Dossier Experience Announces 'Revival' EP and West Coast Tour
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2017

LUCENT DOSSIER EXPERIENCE, the world-renowned live performance act, announces their upcoming RevivaI EP (due out July 28), as well as a WEST COAST TOUR with LIVE NATION this Summer (more...)

Uncle Nearest 1856 Premium Aged Whiskey Debuts
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2017

Uncle Nearest 1856 Premium Whiskey, a national whiskey brand inspired by the best whiskey maker the world never knew, Nathan "Nearest" Green, officially launched in Portland, Oregon on July 19, 2017. The aged whiskey debut in Portland will be followed by Nashville, Tennessee. (more...)

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