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Adelphi Theatre (London, )
409-412 Strand
London, WC2R ONS

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WORDS AND MUSIC - BY GERSHWIN presents a series of six vignettes in the vein of the classic movie musical, in which four actors explore the beautiful song catalog of George Gershwin. A cruise ship, a tenement flat and the Broadway stage all create wonderful backdrops for this exquisite music, including favorites such as ďEmbraceable You,Ē ďNice Work If You Can Get It,Ē and ďSomeone to Watch Over Me.Ē


John Dufffy Institute for New Opera presents World Premiere of KEPT
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2017

The Virginia Arts Festival will present the world premiere performances of the new chamber opera Kept: a ghost story at Norfolk's Attucks Theatre May 25 at 7:30 p.m. and May 28 at 3 p.m. (more...)

BWW Review: BEAUTIFUL: THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL Captivates Nashville
by Jeffrey Ellis - May 24, 2017

Carole King is an American treasure: a singer/songwriter of much renown, she possesses the showbiz bona fides that place her among the highest echelons of creative endeavor and for more than 50 years, she has provided the soundtrack for the lives of so many of us that you can't help but be caught up in an emotional fervor of remembrance and revelry when you hear one of her hit songs. (more...)

BEAUTIFUL - THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL to Play Final West End Performance in August; Tour to Open in September
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2017

The West End production of Beautiful - The Carole King Musical, based on the early life and career of legendary singer songwriter Carole King, will complete its run at the Aldwych Theatre on 5 August 2017.  (more...)

Singer Songwriter Jake Clemons Releases New Video & Launches 'The Janine Project'
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2017

The above is the opening quote from ¬ďJanine,¬Ē the new video from Jake Clemons, created with the intention of helping and healing those affected by domestic violence. (more...)

India.Arie, Angela Davis and Glennon Doyle Melton Join O, The Oprah Magazine and Holland America Line Share the Adventure Cruise to Alaska
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2017

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The Hypocrites' Immersive PIRATES OF PENZANCE and More Set for NYU Skirball's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2017

NYU Skirball's 2017-18 season will feature over 45 unique presentations by some of the world's leading provocateurs, artists and activists, performing unconventional and often controversial works in varied spaces throughout the Skirball Center - turning the lobby, dressing rooms, hallways and backstage areas into centers of creativity. (more...)

Edinburgh International Festival Reveals its 2017 International Festival Portraits Series
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2017

The Edinburgh International Festival has today revealed its 2017 International Festival Portraits series. Intimate filmed portraits with six celebrated International Festival artists talking about the art they love, the series offers a rare glimpse into the creative thinking of some of the world's most renowned musicians, playwrights and artists. (more...)

Photo Flash: Drury Lane Theatre Presents JAMES AND THE GIANT PEACH
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2017

Drury Lane Theatre Young Audiences presents Roald Dahl's James and the Giant Peach the exciting tale of adventure and friendship perfect for the whole family, featuring Words and Music by Broadway's hottest duo, Academy Award-winners Benj Pasek and Justin Paul (La La Land,Dear Evan Hansen) - and a charming new book by Timothy Allen McDonald. (more...)

Virginia Arts Festival's John Dufffy Institute for New Opera to Present World Premiere of KEPT: A GHOST STORY
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2017

The Virginia Arts Festival will present the world premiere performances of the new chamber opera Kept: a ghost story at Norfolk's Attucks Theatre May 25 at 7:30 p.m. and May 28 at 3 p.m. (more...)

BWW Review: A Fun Stageworks Journey to AVENUE Q
by Peter Nason - May 11, 2017

Funny and serious, cynical and heartwarming at the same time, it's extremely enjoyable but offers nothing new or revelatory. (more...)

Stephen Schwartz Will Receive ASCAP's Founders Award
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2017

ASCAP, the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers, will present legendary composer Stephen Schwartz with its prestigious Founders Award at its 32nd annual ASCAP Screen Music Awards on Tuesday, May 16. The exclusive, invitation-only gala celebrates ASCAP's top film, television and videogame composers of 2016 at The Wiltern in Los Angeles, CA. (more...)

The Canadian Premiere of the West End Hit Musical MRS HENDERSON PRESENTS Begins 3/15
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2017

David Mirvish, Michael Harrison, John Reid and Paul Elliott are delighted to present the Canadian premiere of the new British musical MRS HENDERSON PRESENTS, based on the smash-hit film.  Performances begin Wednesday March 15 through April 23 at Toronto's Royal Alexandra Theatre.  Media night is Wed March 22, 2017 (more...)

Photo Flash: Carole King Surprises West End Production of BEAUTIFUL- THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2017

Last night (6 March 2017) in front of a sell-out performance, Carole King surprised the cast and audience when she made her second visit to see the West End production of Beautiful - The Carole King Musical.  (more...)

Chamber-Folk Artist Kathryn Claire Announces New Full-Length Album 'Bones Will Last'
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2017

Portland, Oregon's Kathryn Claire is gearing up to celebrate the release of her fourth full-length album, Bones Will Last, a ten-track collection of chamber/folk music encompassing her classical music upbringing with her formative folk influences. (more...)

VIDEO: Regional Premiere of BLOOD BROTHERS at Venice Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2017

Venice Theatre will present the dramatic musical Blood Brothers opening Thursday, March 30, 2017 running through Sunday, April 23, 2017. This gripping story by British playwright Willy Russell (also known for Educating Rita and Shirley Valentine) concerns twin brothers who are separated at birth, with one raised in wealth and the other in poverty. (more...)

Pacific Symphony Enters 17th American Composers Festival with ELLIS ISLAND, Tribute To John Adams, And More
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2017

Pacific Symphony's critically acclaimed American Composers Festival (ACF), led by Music Director Carl St.Clair, enters its 17th year with ¬ďEllis Island¬Ē¬óa meaningful nod to the past, with lessons for the present, fortified by hope for the future. (more...)

Bay Area Cabaret Presents Christine Andreas BE-MUSED
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2017

Bay Area Cabaret presents two-time Tony Award-nominee Christine Andreas in Venetian Room debut performing her dazzling one-woman show, be-Mused. In a show that left the New York Times 'thunderstruck,' Christine takes songs that are already incendiary and makes them shine that much brighter. She celebrates some of the greatest collaborations spanning the last century: Arlen & Garland, Jobim & Gilberto, Van Heusen & Sinatra, the Bergmans & Streisand, Bacharach/David & Dionne Warwick, Monnot & Piaf and more. (more...)

BWW Review: Michael Silvestri is the Definition of Fabulous in Jerry Herman's LA CAGE AUX FOLLES at the Carrollwood Players
by Peter Nason - Mar 27, 2017

Join the party and be prepared to be entertained and moved, especially by Silvestri's brilliant turn as Albin/Zaza. (more...)

BWW Preview: ONCE at The Playhouse, 3/31
by Greer Firestone - Mar 24, 2017

The Playhouse ends a very successful season with the March 31 opening of ONCE. This year, Aisle Say's personal fav (more...)

Chamber Folk Artist Kathryn Claire to Release New Album 'Bones Will Last'
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2017

Portland, Oregon's Kathryn Claire is gearing up to celebrate the release of her fourth full-length album, Bones Will Last, a ten-track collection of chamber/folk music encompassing her classical music upbringing with her formative folk influences. (more...)

THE CARDINAL Finds Full Company at Southwark Payhouse
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2017

Natalie Simpson (Royal Shakespeare Company's recent productions of King Lear, Hamlet and Cymbeline) joins an eleven-strong cast to play Duchess Rosaura alongside the previously announced Stephen Boxer in THE CARDINAL at Southwark Playhouse. James Shirley's tragic masterpiece, directed by Justin Audibert, plays from 26 April - 27 May with a press performance on 28 April. (more...)

Tafelmusik Concludes US Tour
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2017

Canada's internationally lauded¬†Baroque orchestra¬†Tafelmusik¬†has just concluded its 2017 U.S. tour.¬† Travelling to¬†eight cities across the country and in Puerto Rico, Tafelmusik performed a¬†revelatory program titled 'J.S. Bach: Circle of Creation.' This interactive presentation combines text, music, and projected video and images to explore the world of the artisans ¬Ė papermakers, violin carvers, string spinners, and performers ¬Ė who helped J.S. Bach realize his musical genius. The glowing reports have come in from major news outlets. We invite you to read a few of these overwhelmingly positive reviews: (more...)

Tron Theatre Launches 2017 Mayfesto Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2017

Tron Theatre's Mayfesto season has now become very firmly fixed in the cultural calendar, and we announce today the programme for this year's mini-festival of edgy and provocative new work.  Inspired by Samuel Beckett's struggle to write Words and Music, when he lamented 'music always wins', Andy Arnold has pulled together a season of theatrical works underscored and influenced by music and sound. (more...)

Vox Aeterna presents the Fourth Annual Festival de la Voix
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2017

Vox Aeterna is proud to present the fourth annual Festival de la Voix, promoting live music, Canadian composers, and professional and emerging artists, in six exciting, varied concerts, as well as offering outstanding workshops. From March 21 to March 29 in the West Island (Pointe-Claire, Dorval, Beaconsfield), Festival de la Voix brings communities and all ages together to sing, sing, sing! (more...)

Ella Fitzgerald's Centennial Year to Be Commemorated with Global Celebration
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2017

The Ella Fitzgerald Charitable Foundation, Verve Label Group and UMe are pleased to announce some of the major initiatives confirmed as part of this year's Ella 100 centennial celebration honoring one of the most beloved and influential vocalists of all time, Ella Fitzgerald. T (more...)

Ella Fitzgerald's Centennial Year Commemorated With A Global Ella 100 Celebration
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2017

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The Opera de Montreal Present World Premiere Of ANOTHER BRICK IN THE WALL - THE OPERA, 3/11-27
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2017

The Opera de Montreal and TD Bank Group are proud to present the world premiere of Another Brick In The Wall - The Opera, based on the Words and Music of The Wall by Roger Waters, in an operatic version composed by Julien Bilodeau and directed by Dominic Champagne, assisted by Neilson Vignola. (more...)

Cincinnati Opera Announces ANOTHER BRICK IN THE WALL¬óTHE OPERA
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2017

Evans Mirageas, The Harry T. Wilks Artistic Director of Cincinnati Opera, today announced that Cincinnati Opera will present the United States premiere of Another Brick in the Wall-The Opera, based on Roger Waters's legendary album The Wall, in celebration of the company's return to Cincinnati Music Hall for its 2018 Summer Festival. The production, scheduled for July 2018, will close Cincinnati Opera's 98th season, its first to be held at Music Hall following the building's $135 million revitalization. (more...)

New Musical THE INTERNATIONALS Set for 'Music at I-House' Series
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2017

A fictitious Patti Lu Pone is the central character in The Internationals, a new musical by musical theater writer and comedienne Emily Rose Simons, directed by Alexander Notkin, and with musical direction by Kengchakaj Kengkarnka, which will be performed by residents of International House (I-House) on Thursday, March 23 at 7:30 PM as part of its new music performance series, Music at I-House: Then and Now. (more...)

International House to Host Leontyne Price 90th Birthday Tribute Concert
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2017

In the early 1950s, when she was a student at the Juilliard School, beloved soprano Leontyne Price, who turns 90 on February 10, lived and worked at International House, the Riverside Drive residential community founded by the Rockefeller and Dodge families in1924 dedicated to preparing the next generation of globally-minded leaders. (more...)

The Opera de Montreal Present World Premiere Of ANOTHER BRICK IN THE WALL - THE OPERA, 3/11-27
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2017

The Opera de Montreal and TD Bank Group are proud to present the world premiere of Another Brick In The Wall - The Opera, based on the Words and Music of The Wall by Roger Waters, in an operatic version composed by Julien Bilodeau and directed by Dominic Champagne, assisted by Neilson Vignola. (more...)

BWW Review: New Rep's Prophetic Portraits Series: BRECHT ON BRECHT
by Nancy Grossman - Feb 8, 2017

BRECHT ON BRECHT is the second in New Rep's series of Prophetic Portraits, following Johnny Lee Davenport's acclaimed portrayal in last month's THURGOOD. Brecht's art focuses on his experiences in Berlin, his flight from Nazism, and his life as an expatriate in America, where he faced accusation by the House Un-American Activities Committee. The 90-minute show is a revue of Words and Music, arranged by George Tabori, with direction by Jim Petosa and music direction by Matthew Stern. (more...)

URINETOWN and More Slated for BoHo Theatre's 2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2017

BoHo Theatre is thrilled to announce plans for its upcoming 2017 season. Building on its rich, 13-year history, BoHo continues to bring an eclectic mix of musicals, dramas, and classic plays to Chicago stages focusing on emotional human relationships. (more...)

Janie Dee Stars in American Debut of LINDA, Opening Tonight at Manhattan Theatre Club
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2017

Manhattan Theatre Club's American premiere of Linda, a new play by Penelope Skinner (The Ruins of Civilization at MTC, The Village Bike) directed by MTC's award-winning Artistic Director Lynne Meadow (The Assembled Parties, Wit), opens tonight, February 28, 2017 at MTC at New York City Center - Stage I (131 West 55th Street). (more...)

NJPAC & Johnny Mercer Foundation Selects 5 New Jersey Middle Schools for Theater Program
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2017

Celebrating their fifth year of introducing New Jersey middle school students to the magic of musical theater, the New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) and The Johnny Mercer Foundation (JMF) announced that five new schools and two new teaching artists have joined this year's program.  The Johnny Mercer Foundation/NJPAC Musical Theater Residency Program offers students, in grades 6 to 8, an immersive study of the history of the American musical and the essential tools to create their own musical.   (more...)

Theatre Royal Stratford East Hosts New Musical Development Collective in its Inaugural Year
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2017

Theatre Royal Stratford East is proud to announce a year-long partnership with the New Musical Development Collective (NMDC), a brand new company focused on dramaturgy and development of British musicals and artists. (more...)

Betsy Wolfe, Wesley Taylor & More Will Lead New York City Premiere of TALES OF THE CITY to Benefit The O'Neill and Trevor Project
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2017

The Eugene O'Neill Theater Center announces the New York City premiere of the musical, TALES OF THE CITY on Broadway March 27, 2017 at the Music Box Theatre. The iconic ensemble story of love, identity, and San Francisco will be presented in a one night only benefit concert. (more...)

BWW Review: BEAUTIFUL at Arsht Center - It's a Love Fest for Carole King
by Roger Martin - Feb 17, 2017

the homage to singer songwriter Carole King, and there were whistles, woo hoos and woots (more...)

THE WORLD ACCORDING TO SNOOPY Receives World Premiere at Texas State University; New Song and Music by Larry Grossman and Andrew Lippa, Today
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2017

Texas State University Department of Theatre and Dance in association with Harrison/Bowman New Works Commission is proud to bring The World According To Snoopy, a revised version of the classic musical Snoopy!!! to the stage in February 2017. (more...)

Photo Flash: BEAUTIFUL THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL Celebrates Second Birthday in the West End
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2017

Last night (9 February 2016) was Carole King's birthday and at the Aldwych Theatre the Olivier, Tony and Grammy award-winningBeautiful - The Carole King Musical celebrated its second birthday in the West End.  (more...)

SAKURA SWEETHEARTS Celebrates Love Through the Seasons at International House
by BWW News Desk - Apr 9, 2017

Residents of International House in upper Manhattan treasure its intimate neighboring Sakura Park, with its cherry trees, meandering paths and gazebo making it one of the most romantic spots in the neighborhood. Small wonder that over the decades such young residents as Paul and Daisy Soros met and fell in love while living at International House (I-House). Now Sakura Park is the inspiration for "Sakura Sweethearts," a celebration of love through the seasons of the year as well as the emotional cycle of the I-House Resident experience. With music, poems and stories of actual Sakura sweethearts, it will be performed by residents of International House for one night only on Thursday, April 20 at 7:30 PM as part of its new music performance series, Music at I-House: Then and Now. (more...)

Guest Speakers Announced for World Heritage Big History Weekend at St George's Hall
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2017

Liverpool historian Ken Pye and St George's Hall Liverpool are excited to announce the full programme of guest speakers for this year's fascinating and insightful World Heritage Big History Weekend which is back bigger and better for 2017. (more...)

SAKURA SWEETHEARTS Celebrates Love Through the Seasons
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2017

Residents of International House in upper Manhattan treasure its intimate neighboring Sakura Park, with its cherry trees, meandering paths and gazebo making it one of the most romantic spots in the neighborhood.  Small wonder that over the decades such young residents as Paul and Daisy Soros met and fell in love while living at International House (I-House). Now Sakura Park is the inspiration for "Sakura Sweethearts," a celebration of love through the seasons of the year as well as the emotional cycle of the I-House Resident experience.  With music, poems and stories of actual Sakura sweethearts, it will be performed by residents of International House for one night only on Thursday, April 20 at 7:30 PM as part of its new music performance series, Music at I-House: Then and Now. (more...)

Orchestra of St. Luke's To Launch Annual Chamber Musical Festival With FACETS OF SCHUBERT, 6/7-25
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2017

Orchestra of St. Luke's will debut Facets of Schubert, the first iteration of the Ensemble's new chamber music festival at the Morgan Library & Museum and Brooklyn Museum, from June 7 through 25. (more...)

Peter Frampton, Rob Thomas, & More to Perform at ASCAP Foundation's 'We Write the Songs'
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2017

On Tuesday, April 25, The ASCAP Foundation and The Library of Congress will jointly present the ninth annual ¬ďWe Write the Songs¬Ē event at the historic Coolidge Auditorium in The Library of Congress in Washington, DC. (more...)

Blue Rose Music Releases John Oates' Cover of 'I Blinked Once' Today
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2017

Joe Poletto, Founder of Blue Rose Music today announced the April 21st release of John Oates' cover of ¬ďI Blinked Once,¬Ē featuring Bekka Bramlett. This is the first single to be released from the collective's upcoming An American Troubadour: The Songs Of Steve Forbert album, which showcases a number of notable artists lending their voices and style to classic Steve Forbert songs. (more...)

Actor Stephen Rea and Cellist Neil Martin Bring Seamus Heaney's AENEID BOOK VI to Life at 92Y
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2017

Actor Stephen Rea and cellist Neil Martin visit 92Y's Unterberg Poetry Center on Monday, May 22 at 7:30 PM for a Words and Music performance of  Seamus Heaney's translation of Virgil's Aeneid Book VI. The performance is a U.S. premiere; Rea and Martin, both of whom were friends and collaborators of Heaney, have performed the piece in the U.K. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Sidney J. Burgoyne Performs at The Iridium
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Apr 13, 2017

Sidney J. Burgoyne performed Just A Little Bit More at The Iridium (www.theiridium.com) on April 11. Just A Little Bit More is a musical marathon featuring Burgoyne with the Words and Music of Stephen Sondheim, Noel Coward, Richard Rodgers, Oscar Hammerstein, Thornton Wilder, Anthony Newley, Leslie Bricusse, Ronald Harwood, Jerry Herman, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Billy Wilder, Arthur Schwartz and Dorothy Fields, as his co-stars. (more...)

BWW Interview: Meet the Producers of A LITTLE NEW MUSIC
by Ellen Dostal - Apr 11, 2017

It takes a village to create a new musical. And it takes a village like A LITTLE NEW MUSIC to give musical theatre writers a place to showcase new material while their Broadway-hopeful shows are in development. Meet Peter Welkin, Christopher Maikish, Luke Klipp, Amy Francis Schott, and Kila Packett from A LITTLE NEW MUSIC. (more...)

BrightSide Theatre to Roll the Dice in GUYS & DOLLS
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2017

BrightSide Theatre, Naperville's only professional theatre performing in the historic downtown district, wraps up their 6th Season - A Season of Classic Broadway Shows - with the American classic Broadway musical Guys and Dolls. (more...)

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