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St. James Theatre (New York, NY)
246 West 44th St.

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A dance revue featuring swing music and dance to classic songs, new numbers, and choreography in a variety of regional styles.


Musical Adaptation of MONSOON WEDDING Heading to Broadway
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2017

Mira Nair's MONSOON WEDDING will be Broadway-bound following its run in San Francisco. Based on the iconic 2001 film, the stage musical had its world premiere  at Berkeley Repertory Theatre on Friday, May 19th.  (more...)

Pokey LaFarge's 'Must Be A Reason' Music Video Premieres at NPR Music
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2017

“Must Be A Reason” is from LaFarge's anticipated new album, Manic Revelations, which was released last Friday on Rounder Records (more...)

Photo Coverage: Cast of Teen Drama RIVERDALE Visits Broadway's BANDSTAND
by Walter McBride - May 20, 2017

Members of the CW's RIVERDALE cast visited Broadways' BANDSTAND last night and BroadwayWorld was on hand to capture the moment. In attendance were stars Casey Cott, KJ Apa, Marisol Nichols, Lili Reinhart, Madelaine Petsch and Camila Mendes. (more...)

Pokey LaFarge's 'Manic Revelations' Out Today on Rounder Records
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2017

Pokey LaFarge's new album, Manic Revelations, is out today on Rounder Records (iTunes and Amazon). (more...)

BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, FENCES and More Set for PCPA's 53rd Season
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2017

PCPA's 53rd season continues this summer with dazzling and inspired productions in both Santa Maria and Solvang from June 15 through October 1. (more...)

Jeffrey Gaines, Ben Arnold and Joe Crookston to Return to Appel Farm Festival
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2017

Appel Farm will welcome back to the Festival stage, musicians Jeffrey Gaines, Ben Arnold and Joe Crookston at the Wine & Music Festival on Saturday, June 3rd from 3 to 8pm, and Sunday, June 4, 12 to 5pm. (more...)

Juan Porter's THE SERIES this June at the Hudson Guild Theater
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2017

Curated by Juan Michael Porter II, THE SERIES 2017 presents a versatile range of artistically provocative choreographers in contrasting programs of dance.  At each performance, one or two of the 12 guest companies will share the program with Michael Mao Dance in a set of works that run the gamut from social dance to jazz to contemporary ballet to abstract pieces marked by their German Expressionistic values. The common thread running through each company featured in THE SERIES  is the use of spectacular physical virtuosity to communicate fantastic ideas, June 6-11 at the Hudson Guild Theatre, 441 West 26th Street. (more...)

Andy Hall & Roosevelt Collier Release LET THE STEEL PLAY
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2017

Andy Hall of The Infamous Stringdusters and Roosevelt Collier of the Lee Boys have come together on a new album, Let The Steel Play, which is set for independent release June 16, 2017. Let the Steel Play was born out of a love of slide guitar, and a friendship made through music. Andy Hall and Roosevelt Collier met in 2012 on Jam Cruise, and began playing music together when their paths would cross. Both are sought after sit-in players at festivals throughout the country and known for their dexterity, versatility, and intuitive knack for picking up rhythms and melodies. (more...)

Sylvia Brooks, Jazz Vocalist, Performs in Concert to Celebrate Release of 'The Arrangement'
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2017

???????From Jazz Noir to Technicolor, jazz vocalist Sylvia Brooks, Tarzana resident, ?reveals a vivid array of new emotional hues on her about to be released third CD, The Arrangement, a beautifully intimate collaboration with the talents of brilliant Los Angeles arrangers. In celebration of the release, Brooks along with her arrangers will perform in concert at Catalina Jazz Club in Hollywood on Wednesday, June 7 at 8:30 p.m. (more...)

DreamBIG Children's Festival Starts Today
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2017

Around 1700 excited South Australian school children from 23 schools will parade across the Adelaide Riverbank Footbridge today to kick start the 2017 DreamBIG Children's Festival, which runs until 27 May with a huge selection of performances, workshops, exhibitions, activities and much more for kids of all ages. (more...)

BWW Morning Brief May 18th, 2017 - END OF LONGING, New York Drama Critics' Circle Awards and More!
by Jessica Khan - May 18, 2017

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Today's big news: Matthew Perry's THE END OF LONGING begins at MCC Theater, while the New York Drama Critics' Circle honors OSLO and THE BAND'S VISIT tonight! (more...)

Casting Announced for Bolshoi Ballet, New York City Ballet, and Paris Opera Ballet's JEWELS at Lincoln Center Festival
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2017

Lincoln Center Festival Director Nigel Redden today announced casting for the unprecedented, international presentation of George Balanchine's Jewels . The Bolshoi Ballet, New York City Ballet, and Paris Opera Ballet will share the stage where the masterpiece first premiered on April 13, 1967, for five historic performances celebrating one of the greatest creative artists of the 20th century and the global recognition the work has received. (more...)

Phoenix Theatre Announces Summer Music Series
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2017

Phoenix Theatre is thrilled to launch the all-new Summer Music Series to keep audiences entertained during the Valley's warmer months. The theatre will be partnering with several local musicians for four cabaret-style performances in the Mainstage Theatre. (more...)

MONSOON WEDDING Musical Will Rain an Extra Week at Berkeley Rep
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2017

Following an overwhelmingly positive response from audiences, and two weeks of sold-out previews, Berkeley Rep has announced that the world premiere musical of Mira Nair's Monsoon Wedding will extend for an additional week. (more...)

NYC Working Professionals Share Friendship and Life Lessons in Presentation of Jason Robert Brown's 'Songs for a New World'
by Courtney Savoia - May 17, 2017

A group of working NYC professionals with a talent and passion for the performing arts are coming together this May for a special presentation of Jason Robert Brown's first musical, Songs for a New World. This production uses the themes and adages from this profound work to illustrate the human response to change and the beauty of embracing the journey for all its worth. With the added bonus of getting to perform with a group of friends, this cast is also excited to prove that you can always follow your dreams and find that creative outlet that provides balance to the routine of everyday life and responsibilities. (more...)

Breaking: KING KONG Will Officially Swing to Broadway in 2018 with New Creative Team
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2017

Kong is coming! Producers Global Creatures (CEO Carmen Pavlovic) and Roy Furman just announced that King Kong, will arrive on Broadway in the fall of 2018 at the Shubert Organization's Broadway Theatre. (more...)

Legendary Sports Icons to Be Celebrated at Julien's Auctions
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2017

Julien's Auctions, the world record breaking auction house to the stars, has announced three auctions over two days in June that will celebrate the world's greatest athletes in sports history. Football Legends Featuring the Collection of Bernhard L. Lacroix, Sports Legends and Formula One Legends will highlight the two day auction to take place at the Mall Galleries in London on Friday, June 9, 2017 and Saturday, June 10, 2017. (more...)

Rhett Miller, Ben Ottewell and More on Sale at City Winery Chicago
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2017

City Winery Chicago, 1200 W. Randolph Street, announces the return of The Old 97's' Rhett Miller, plus Ben Ottewell of Gomez, back-to-back shows with Squirrel Nut Zippers and more. (more...)

Ravi Coltrane, Troy Roberts, and More Coming to Birdland Next Month
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2017

Birdland will kick-off their exciting month of programming with the following acts. (more...)

BWW Interview: Amy Toporek of HIT HER WITH THE SKATES at Hamilton Stage
by Leigh Scheps - May 16, 2017

The new musical, Hit Her with the Skates, by Christine Rea & Rick Briskin, directed by Michael Schiralli with musical direction by Brandon Ethridge and choreography by Gina Ventura, opened last weekend at Hamilton Stage (UCPAC, Rahway, NJ) from May 12 - 27, 2017. BroadwayWorld's Leigh Scheps talks with star, Amy Toporek, about her involvement with the show since inception plus what it's like performing on stage with Broadway's John Treacy Egan. (more...)

Cast Your Vote Now for the 15th Annual Theater Fans' Choice Awards!
by BWW Special Coverage - May 16, 2017

Your Voice Matters! Voting Opens Today for the 2017 Theater Fans' Choice Awards. Awards season in NYC is now in FULL swing, and with the critics, press, and industry all having their chances to nominate and vote -- now it's the fans' turn. Don't worry about snubs either, we've got our biggest and best nominee list ever! (more...)

Bravo's Hit Series REAL HOUSEWIVES OF POTOMAC Moves to New Time Slot
by TV News Desk - May 16, 2017

With the cherry blossoms in full bloom, Bravo Media's hit series REAL HOUSEWIVES OF POTOMAC shifts to 8pm ET/PT, followed by the new getaway series “Invite Only Cabo” at 9pm ET/PT, beginning Sunday, May 21. The season is in full swing, and Sunday nights have never been hotter. (more...)

Lincoln Center Announces OUT OF DOORS 2017, 7/26-8/13
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2017

Concerts including Angelique Kidjo's Remain in Light, Rumer with special guest Dionne Warwick, Nick Lowe's Quality Rock 'n' Roll Revue starring Los Straitjackets, Miguel Atwood-Ferguson's Suite for Ma Dukes, Natalia Lafourcade, Spanish Harlem Orchestra, International Contemporary Ensemble in a Tribute to Pauline Oliveros (more...)

The 25th Anniversary Performance of TONY N' TINA'S WEDDING
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2017

This June, one of Chicago's longest-running smash-hit shows, Tony n' Tina's Wedding, will celebrate 25 years as one of the windy city's most beloved theatrical institutions.  To honor the occasion, Chicago's favorite soon-to-be-married couple, Tony Nunzio and Tina Vitale, are welcoming back members of the original 1992 Chicago cast to the performance on Friday, June 16 at 8 p.m. Tony n' Tina's Wedding played an incredible 16 years during its original run in Chicago, and during that time entertained more than one million audience members of all ages. The new, retro/flashback version of the show opened in September of 2016 and is now in an open-ended run. (more...)

Independent Shakespeare Co. Announce FREE SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL 2017
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2017

Independent Shakespeare Co. (ISC) returns to the Old Zoo at Griffith Park for the 2017 season of its GRIFFITH PARK FREE SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL with two plays by William Shakespeare: MEASURE FOR MEASURE, directed by Melissa Chalsma, with performances June 24 - July 23 and THE TWO GENTLEMEN OF VERONA, directed by David Melville, with performances July 29 - September 3. ISC is thrilled to return to the Old Zoo to celebrate the 14th season of presenting FREE Shakespeare in Los Angeles Parks! The Old Zoo is located in Griffith Park near the intersection of Crystal Springs Drive and Griffith Park Drive. (more...)

'Twin Peaks' Actress Chrysta Bell Readies Sophomore Album 'We Dissolve'
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2017

Chrysta Bell, longtime musical partner of David Lynch, will release her sophomore album, We Dissolve, via AWAL/Kobalt Music Recordings on June 9. Recorded in Bristol, UK, with Mercury Prize-winning producer John Parish (more...)

I LOVED LUCY to Transfer to London's Arts Theatre for 7 Weeks
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2017

Showered with rave reviews and following two sold-out runs in 2016, Lee Tannen's incredibly personal, funny, bitter-sweet play "I Loved Lucy" about his 10-year relationship with TV comedy legend Lucille Ball is to transfer to London's Arts Theatre for a strictly limited 7-week season from Wednesday 19 July. (more...)

Can You Sing? Enter the 6th Annual Sarah Vaughan International Jazz Vocal Competition
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2017

For the sixth consecutive year, singers from around the world will gather online to compete in the Sarah Vaughan International Jazz Vocal Competition - a 21st century version of the amateur night at the Apollo Theater that helped launch the career of a gifted teenager from Newark, Sarah 'Sassy' Vaughan, more than 70 years ago. (more...)

Pokey LaFarge's New Album Streaming in Full at Brooklyn Vegan
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2017

Pokey LaFarge's new album, Manic Revelations, is now streaming in full at Brooklyn Vegan. Of the album, Brooklyn Vegan hails, “For Manic Revelations, he's taking his sound in slightly more modern directions. (more...)

Cast & Creative Team for SPRING AWAKENING Announced at Three Rivers Music Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2017

Three Rivers Music Theatre is proud to present the Fort Wayne premiere of the Broadway smash hit musical SPRING AWAKENING. Winner of 8 Tony Awards, including Best Musical, Spring Awakening is based on the play by Frank Wedekind, and features a book and lyrics by Steven Sater and music by Duncan Sheik. (more...)

PCPA Announces Additional Summer Programming
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2017

PCPA's 53rd season continues this summer with dazzling and inspired productions in both Santa Maria and Solvang from June 15 through October 1. (more...)

EPIX Comedy GRAVES Elects new Cast Members Adam Goldberg and Spencer Grammer for Season Two
by TV News Desk - May 15, 2017

Premium network EPIX®, an MGM company, today announced the addition of Adam Goldberg (“Fargo,” “The Jim Gaffigan Show”) and Spencer Grammer (“Greek,” “Mr. Robinson,” “Ironside”) to the second season cast of acclaimed comedy GRAVES. (more...)

Audra McDonald, AIN'T MISBEHAVIN', Jazz, Dance and More Set for NJPAC's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2017

The New Jersey Performing Arts Center announces its 20th anniversary 2017-18 season with the initial launch of more than 150 performances and special events, all wrapped into a festive new reimagining of the NJPAC brand identity. (more...)


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Dancers Responding to AIDS Announces First Performers for Fire Island Dance Festival
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2017

This summer's Fire Island Dance Festival will feature the premieres of three works and the return of several companies that have become festival favorites as the highly anticipated charitable and cultural event arrives July 14-16, to Fire Island Pines. (more...)

Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our Broadway World 5/12 - LA CAGE AUX FOLLES in Singapore, LITTLE SHOP in Burmingham, and More!
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2017

BroadwayWorld presents a comprehensive weekly roundup of regional stories around our Broadway World, which include videos, editor spotlights, regional reviews and more. This week, we feature LE CAGE AUX FOLLES in Singapore, LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS in Birmingham, IN THE HEIGHTS in Connecticut and More! (more...)

THE SECRET GARDEN Adds Benefit Performance at Denver Center
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2017

The DCPA Theatre Company announced today that due to popular demand, they have added an additional performance of The Secret Garden on Sunday, May 28 at 6:30 p.m. The performance will benefit the DCPA's student matinee program.   (more...)

VIDEO: Watch Highlights and 'Lily's Eyes' Scene from THE SECRET GARDEN at Denver Center
by Stage Tube - May 12, 2017

The Secret Garden has book & lyrics by Marsha Norman, music by Lucy Simon, and is based on the novel by Frances Hodgson Burnett. The production runs now through May 28, 2017 at the Stage Theatre at the Denver Center for the Performing Arts. BroadwayWorld is excited to share highlights and a clip of the song 'Lily's Eyes' from the production below! (more...)

Chita Rivera Set for Evening of Songs and Conversation at Kimmel Center
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2017

Chita Rivera is a living Broadway legend and a two-time Tony winner who originated the roles of Anita in 'West Side Story', 'Rosie in Bye Bye Birdie,' Velma in 'Chicago,' and appeared in the original casts of 'Guys and Dolls,' 'Can Can,' 'Jerry's Girls' and many others. (more...)

King Crimson to Tour North America Summer 2017 In Support of Forthcoming Live EP 'Heroes'
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2017

Seminal rock band King Crimson begins their 2017 North American tour with the summer leg including a 17-show run spanning June 11 to July 10. (more...)

Cast Announced for Grand Theatre's Production of BRASSED OFF
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2017

Today, Wolverhampton Grand Theatre announced that Jeffrey Holland will lead the cast of its first in-house production in almost 40 years. Jeffrey will play ex-miner and veteran conductor of Grimley Band, Danny in BRASSED OFF, from Wednesday 23 August - Saturday 2 September 2017. (more...)

THE BIG POP PARTY Comes to St Helens Theatre Royal
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2017

Drum roll please… The ultimate live pop tribute show is heading to St Helens Theatre Royal this autumn with The Big Pop Party on Friday 10 November! (more...)

Heidi Blickenstaff and Emma Hunton to Reprise Roles in FREAKY FRIDAY at the Alley Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2017

The Alley Theatre announces the cast and creative team of its 2016-2017 season finale production - Disney's new musical Freaky Friday. (more...)

A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC, LOOT, OUR TOWN and More Set for The Watermill Theatre's 50th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2017

The Watermill Theatre announces the second part of its 50th anniversary season which goes on sale on 22 May with priority booking for Friends of The Watermill opening on 15 May. (more...)

Pink Martini Lead Singer STORM Large Comes to Thousand Oaks
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2017

Pink Martini lead singer Storm Large joins crooner Johnny Boyd at the Fred Kavli Theatre on Saturday, June 24, 2017 at 8:00 pm. (more...)

Bethel Woods Concert Announces Return of Bradstan Cabaret Series and PLAY: The Classics
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2017

Bethel Woods Center for the Arts continues to grow and diversify programming held in its most intimate venue - the indoor Event Gallery. This summer, the beloved Bradstan Cabaret Series returns with three unique performances featuring Ann Hampton Callaway on July 8, Mark Nadler on August 20, and Scott Samuelson and Jeanne MacDonald on September 16. Then this fall, PLAY: The Classics returns with the Manhattan Chamber Players on September 14, Borislav Strulev and Friends on September 28, and ZOFO on October 19. Tickets for both series go on-sale Friday, May 12 at 10:00 AM at BethelWoodsCenter.org. (more...)

CeeLo Green, Sheila E., Charlie Wilson & We McDonald to Headline Apollo Theater's 2017 Spring Gala
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2017

The Apollo Theater today announced details for its largest fundraising event - the 2017 Apollo Spring Gala, which will take place at the theater on Monday, June 12 at 7pm. (more...)

BWW Review: TARZAN at PMT Anchored by Strong Performances, Lots of Rope
by Greg Kerestan - May 10, 2017

Disney's jungle tuner is all about stunts and spectacle, and PMT's production delivers both, with some spectacular singing thrown in. (more...)

King Crimson To Tour North America Summer 2017 In Support of Forthcoming Live EP "Heroes"
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2017

Seminal rock band King Crimson begins their 2017 North American tour with the summer leg including a 17-show run spanning June 11 to July 10. The “Radical Action Tour 2017” will begin at Seattle's Moore Theatre on June 11. The tour will run through cities Saratoga, Oakland, San Diego, Los Angeles, Denver, and Minneapolis. King Crimson ends June with appearances at the Chicago Theatre on June 28 and Kodak Hall in Rochester on June 30. (more...)

Leandra Ellis-Gaston set for New Generation Theater Company's IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2017

Leandra Ellis-Gaston joins the cast of New Generation Theater Company's 'In The Neighborhood'. (more...)

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