New Book GAYS ON BROADWAY By Ethan Mordden Out Now by A.A. Cristi - June 01, 2023
From early 20th-century legislation that criminalized depictions of homosexuality on stage, to today's leading shows featuring openly gay characters, Gays on Broadway combines preeminent author Ethan Mordden's expertise in both queer studies and musical theatre to create a sweeping history of gay representation on the American stage.
Photos: Broadway Toasts Release of 'I'll Drink to That!' Cocktail Book by Nicole Rosky - June 01, 2023
We'd like to propose a toast! Broadway has always raised a glass to celebrate itself, both on-stage and off. I'll Drink to That!, by Laurence Maslon, is a celebration of theatrical tradition, a souvenir of magic moments on stage, and a practical guide to make one-of-a-kind craft cocktail recipes inspired by the best of Broadway. Check out photos from the release party here!
MILLENNIALS ARE KILLING MUSICALS Original Cast Album to be Released Featuring Kristolyn Lloyd, Max Crumm & More by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 31, 2023
The cast of Out of the Box Theatrics’ Millennials Are Killing Musicals by Nico Juber, directed by Ciara Renée, will head into the studio this week to record its original cast album to be released this fall on Yellow Sound Label.
Music Review: Ricky Asch Covers Corinne Bailey Rae's LIKE A STAR In His Own Brand Of Star Dust by Bobby Patrick - June 01, 2023
In all, though, Ricky Asch’s rendition of LIKE A STAR is a smooth, sultry dance take on Corinne BR’s original and well worth having in your streams and headphones
Audible & Viola Davis' Ashé Audio Ventures Partner for Multi-Project Exclusive Deal by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 30, 2023
Audible, Inc. has announced a new multi-project, exclusive deal with Ashé Audio Ventures, the newly formed podcast label from Viola Davis and Julius Tennon’s JuVee Productions and Maurício Mota and Katie Mota’s Wise Entertainment.
Brandon Seabrook Releases New Album 'BRUTALOVECHAMP' by Blair Ingenthron - May 28, 2023
Released on May 26, 2023, brutalovechamp features Seabrook's stunning and malleable octet Epic Proportions, which includes percussionist and vocalist Nava Dunkelman, cellist Marika Hughes, bassists Eivind Opsvik and Henry Fraser, electronic musician and vocalist Chuck Bettis, John McCowen on clarinets and recorders, and Sam Ospovat on drums, vibraphone and percussion.
TALKING IT OUT Virtual Poetry Open-Mic to Be Held Tonight by Blair Ingenthron - May 28, 2023
Tonight, Sunday, May 28th at 7pm EST, the Talking It Out Virtual Arts Festival in Support of Mental Health Awareness will host its next monthly Poetry Open-Mic Night for poets and spoken-word artists to come and share their poems, monologues, and other written work virtually across the world, and to watch and support the works of their fellow artists.
Dr. Shashi Tharoor Launches Kamal Shah's New Book SILVER LINING by Blair Ingenthron - May 28, 2023
Dr Shashi Tharoor, Indian politician and Member of Parliament (MP) launched a new book titled 'Silver Lining - Overcoming Adversity to Build NephroPlus, India's Largest Dialysis Provider' written by NephroPlus co-founder and author Kamal Shah.
Musical Theatre Melodies to Celebrate 70th Anniversary of Rodgers and Hammerstein's ME AND JULIET by Blair Ingenthron - May 27, 2023
The next Musical Theatre Melodies broadcast, hosted by Rob Morrison on 96.5 FM on Tuesday, May 30 will mark the 70th anniversary of the Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II musical ME AND JULIET from the original 1953 Broadway cast recording starring Isabel Bigley, Bill Hayes, Joan McCracken, Mark Dawson, Arthur Maxwell and Bill Fortier.
Deborah Martin and Jill Haley Release 'INTO THE QUIET' Album by Blair Ingenthron - May 27, 2023
Into The Quiet is the second collaboration between electronic ambient visionary Deborah Martin and renowned English Horn player and Oboist Jill Haley. Their previous album was 2021's The Silence Of Grace, a pastoral collection that received numerous accolades including Zone Music Reporter's list of Top 20 albums of the year.
Music Review: KPOP Kast ReKording Komes Klose, But No Kick For KPOP by Bobby Patrick - May 27, 2023
In the end, what you have in the cast album of KPOP is a fine KPOP album with lots of fun danceable music being sung by Broadway-caliber voices.
Music Review: Disney's New THE LITTLE MERMAID Soundtrack Makes Less Out Of More… More Or Less by Bobby Patrick - May 25, 2023
Truthfully, there is a lot to enjoy if you are unfamiliar with Disney’s THE LITTLE MERMAID, and even if you are, but taking all this on balance ... this new soundtrack comes off a bit thin
Sylvie Courvoisier & Cory Smythe Release New Album 'RITE OF SPRING - SPECTRE D'UN SONGE' by Blair Ingenthron - May 20, 2023
With The Rite of Spring – Spectre d’un songe, two of contemporary music’s most vital and innovative pianists – Sylvie Courvoisier and Cory Smythe – interpret and converse with one of the 20th century’s landmark compositions. On this breathtaking new recording, released May 19, 2023 from Pyroclastic Records, Courvoisier and Smythe perform Igor Stravinsky’s striking two-piano rendition of his iconic Le Sacre du printemps (The Rite of Spring), followed by a bold new Courvoisier composition that draws inspiration from Stravinsky as a launchpad for investigatory improvisation.
THE GUAVA TREE, A New Bilingual Musical For Young Audiences, Releases Cast Album by Blair Ingenthron - May 20, 2023
The official cast album for The Guava Tree / El Guayabo, a new bilingual musical for young audiences, is available digitally on all platforms. With book and lyrics by Diana Grisanti and music by Emiliano Messiez, the musical premiered at the renowned Creede Repertory Theatre in Colorado in 2021. It toured across the Southwest and was seen by more than 40,000 students.
The Drama Book Shop To Present In-Person Conversation With Caseen Gaines And Noble Sissle Jr. by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 19, 2023
The Drama Book Shop will present a special event featuring acclaimed authors Caseen Gaines and Noble Sissle Jr. The evening will be dedicated to a captivating discussion about the new book, When Broadway Was Black: The Triumphant Story of the All-Black Musical that Changed the World.
Listen: Eleri Ward Releases 'Sunday' From 'ACOUSTIC SONDHEIM: LIVE FROM BROOKLYN by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 19, 2023
GHOSTLIGHT RECORDS has announced that the new album from singer/songwriter Eleri Ward – Acoustic Sondheim: Live from Brooklyn – will be released in digital and streaming formats on Friday, June 2.
Listen: Matthew Scott's THE JESUS YEAR: A LETTER FROM MY DAD Out Now by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 19, 2023
PS CLASSICS, the label dedicated to the heritage of Broadway and American popular song, has announced the release of the debut album from actor-singer Matthew Scott, who has been lighting up the Broadway stage since making his debut in Jersey Boys.
Album Review: Pizzarelli & Pals Partner To Play Their Punctillious Poetry & It's A Party On STAGE & SCREEN by Bobby Patrick - May 20, 2023
As we listened to John Pizzarelli’s STAGE & SCREEN, our initial thought was, “There aren’t really words to describe how good this is.”
Exclusive: Get a First Listen to Matthew Scott's 'When the Earth Stopped Turning' by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 18, 2023
Get an exclusive first listen to Matthew Scott's “When the Earth Stopped Turning” off his upcoming album The Jesus Year: a letter from my dad.
Interview: Matt Hawkins, Aurelia Williams of MY HEART SAYS GO by Michael Walters - May 23, 2023
Matt Hawkins and Aurelia Williams talk with Michael Walters about their new concept album of the musical MY HEART SAYS GO.
Music Review: Billy Recce Begs Us All To COME OUT On His New Single & He's Right… We Should by Bobby Patrick - May 16, 2023
Billy Recce’s hilarious new single is not a gay battle cry ... but a satirical reproachment that ultimately says, “COME OUT OF WHOEVER YOU ARE!”
Author Mike McHale Launches Monthly #DinoDogzDonates Program by Blair Ingenthron - May 13, 2023
Mystery Mike McHale and DinoDogz have announced the launch of their new fundraising program, DinoDogz has previously raised funds for various charities including WORTHY OF LOVE, TUESDAY'S CHILDREN and BELLA AND BUDDIES ANIMAL RESCUE through the sales of their first book DinoDogz: Eggzellent Adventure which is the first in a series.
Album Review: A Concept Album For A New Show MY HEART SAYS GO Yields Good Things Musically by Bobby Patrick - May 13, 2023
Though we do feel the creators should dig a little deeper to make their plot a little fresher for their show, it is a worthy concept.
The Drama Book Shop to Host Catalina Florina Florescu and the Authors of BORDERLESS THALIA by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 12, 2023
The Drama Book Shop is hosting an exclusive in-person conversation with editor Catalina Florina Florescu and the authors of 'Borderless Thalia: A Multilingual, Pandemic Comic Collection'. This special event will feature authors Barbara Blatner, Sarah Congress, Tjaša Ferme, and Ornella Ohayon.
Listen: Billy Recce Releases New Single 'Come Out' by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 12, 2023
BILLY RECCE has released his effervescent new single “Come Out” on all digital and streaming platforms. Listen now!
Music Review: With Their New Single ALMOST Ann Hampton Callaway & Amanda McBroom Create Perfection by Bobby Patrick - May 12, 2023
These two Platinum-selling singer/songwriters have created a completely stylish duet for themselves, and there is nothing ALMOST about it.
Album Review: Rickie Lee Jones Is Just In Time With Her New Album Of Standards PIECES OF TREASURE by Bobby Patrick - May 12, 2023
Rickie Lee Jones is a consummate artist so it should not come as any surprise that she is a master of this kind of music as well.
Album Review: SHUCKED The Musical Releases Its Corny Cast Album & It's A Toe Tapper by Bobby Patrick - May 11, 2023
If you love that wonderful down-home cross-section of musicals that include things like BIG RIVER, THE ROBBER BRIDEGROOM, BRIGHT STAR, or, let’s face it, OKLAHOMA, then you should definitely go get SHUCKED.
Album Review: Fanny's Funny Boy, Karimloo, Completes His Trip Round The Compass With His 4th EP, THE ROAD TO FIND OUT WEST by Bobby Patrick - May 11, 2023
Taken all together, Ramin Karimloo’s THE ROAD TO FIND OUT series yields music that uplifts, haunts, and will make you sway a bit.
Laurence Maslon's New 'Cocktail Table' Book I'LL DRINK TO THAT to be Published This Month by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 10, 2023
I’ll Drink to That! is a celebration of theatrical tradition, a souvenir of magic moments on stage, and a practical guide to make one-of-a-kind craft cocktail recipes inspired by the best of Broadway.
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