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BWW Interview: Andréa Burns Talks THE GARDENS OF ANUNCIA at The Old Globe Photo BWW Interview: Andréa Burns Talks THE GARDENS OF ANUNCIA at The Old Globe
by E.H. Reiter - September 17, 2021

Interview with Andréa Burns on her role in the world premiere musical THE GARDENS OF ANUNCIA and working with the director and choreographer Graciela Daniele at The Old Globe through October 17th....
Rite Of Summer Music Festival Presents ALARM WILL SOUND and A NYC Premiere By John Lu Photo Rite Of Summer Music Festival Presents ALARM WILL SOUND and A NYC Premiere By John Luther Adams
by A.A. Cristi - September 14, 2021

Celebrations of Rite of Summer Music Festival's 10th Anniversary season continue on Saturday, September 18th with two free concerts at 1pm and 3pm featuring Alarm Will Sound performing the NYC premiere of John Luther Adams' Ten Thousand Birds.  Artistic Directors Pam Goldberg and Blair McMillen are ...
Ensemble Theatre Company Reopens With Southern California Premiere Of TENDERLY: THE R Photo Ensemble Theatre Company Reopens With Southern California Premiere Of TENDERLY: THE ROSEMARY CLOONEY MUSICAL
by Stephi Wild - September 17, 2021

Ensemble Theatre Company (ETC) presents the first show of its reopening season, the Southern California premiere of a new musical about one of the most iconic vocalists of all time, Tenderly: The Rosemary Clooney Musical....
DEAR EVAN HANSEN On Sale September 24 At Kravis Center Photo DEAR EVAN HANSEN On Sale September 24 At Kravis Center
by A.A. Cristi - September 13, 2021

The Kravis Center for the Performing Arts announced today that the Kravis On Broadway individual tickets for the West Palm Beach premiere of DEAR EVAN HANSEN will go on sale September 24 at 10 am. ...
BWW Feature: Barry Manilow Returns to Vegas in a BIG Way Photo BWW Feature: Barry Manilow Returns to Vegas in a BIG Way
by Debbie Hall - September 17, 2021

Fanilows lined the porte cochère at Westgate Las Vegas on Sept. 15, when the first Copacabana Flash Mob celebrated the anticipated return of Barry Manilow. The iconic singer, songwriter, musician, and producer demonstrated that he is ready to perform again in Manilow: The Hits Come Home through Dec....
Debbie Chazen To Star In The World Premiere Of THE CHILD IN THE SNOW At Wilton's Musi Photo Debbie Chazen To Star In The World Premiere Of THE CHILD IN THE SNOW At Wilton's Music Hall This Christmas
by Chloe Rabinowitz - September 14, 2021

Wilton's Music Hall today announced that Debbie Chazen will star in its Christmas production The Child In The Snow, a thrilling, eerie and ultimately uplifting new adaptation of Elizabeth Gaskell's Victorian ghost story 'The Old Nurse's Tale' brimming with festive magic and mystery, created by award...
Solea Pfeiffer, Elizabeth Marvel, Ato Blankson-Wood & More Added to Audible's Minetta Photo Solea Pfeiffer, Elizabeth Marvel, Ato Blankson-Wood & More Added to Audible's Minetta Lane Theatre Line-Up
by Stephi Wild - September 16, 2021

A new slate of fall programming has been announced for Audible Theater, including three more shows staged live at the Minetta Lane Theatre and four Audible Originals. Highlights include: And So We Walked, An Evening with Solea Pfeiffer, and Approval Junkie....
VIDEO: Kristin Chenoweth, Aaron Tveit, & More Join Kelly Clarkson in New 'Kellyoke' M Photo VIDEO: Kristin Chenoweth, Aaron Tveit, & More Join Kelly Clarkson in New 'Kellyoke' Music Video
by Michael Major - September 14, 2021

Clarkson kicked-off season 3 of her talk show with a music video of imagine Dragon's hit song 'On Top of the World', featuring Kristin Chenoweth, Aaron Tveit, Andre De Shields, Natalie Mendoza, Ben Vereen, and Joel Grey!...
TABOO 20th Anniversary Concert Announced at London Palladium Photo TABOO 20th Anniversary Concert Announced at London Palladium
by A.A. Cristi - September 16, 2021

The Boy George musical, Taboo, has a 20th anniversary approaching and to celebrate, a reunion concert has been announced at the London Palladium this winter!...
VIDEO: Jenna Paulette Releases 'Pretty Ugly' Music Video Photo VIDEO: Jenna Paulette Releases 'Pretty Ugly' Music Video
by Michael Major - September 16, 2021

The song was written by Jenna Paulette, her friend Jeb Gipson and came out of a co-write with Parker Welling and Will Bundy.  Gipson had shared the title with Paulette on several occasions, but they had never been able to take it any further....
Livestream Added for Recap's 'Count To Five' Release Show, Starting October 10 Photo Livestream Added for Recap's 'Count To Five' Release Show, Starting October 10
by A.A. Cristi - September 15, 2021

The percussion quartet known as Recap has announced the release of its debut album, Count to Five, out Friday, September 24 on Innova Recordings. ...
First Impressions Theatre Presents Canadian Music Legend Roy Forbes Photo First Impressions Theatre Presents Canadian Music Legend Roy Forbes
by A.A. Cristi - September 13, 2021

Join Roy Forbes to celebrate his 50th Anniversary in the biz and his long-awaited disc 'Edge of Blue'. The new songs all grew from Roy and his Gurian guitar and that's how you'll hear them at this special event. One guy, one guitar....
BWW Interview: Original DREAMGIRL Jennifer Holliday Toasting TO LIFE Photo BWW Interview: Original DREAMGIRL Jennifer Holliday Toasting TO LIFE
by Gil Kaan - September 16, 2021

Coinciding with DREAMGIRLS 40th Anniversary, DREAMGIRLS’ original Effie Jennifer Holliday will perform her concert HERE’S TO LIFE at The Wallis October 9, 2021. Had the chance to chat with Jennifer of her current LIFE, her signature song, and her one-upping lockdown....
25th Istanbul Theatre Festival to Take Place This October and November Photo 25th Istanbul Theatre Festival to Take Place This October and November
by Chloe Rabinowitz - September 14, 2021

With the slogan “Theatre In These Trying Times”, the 25th edition of the festival has set out to breathe fresh air into both the world of theatre and to theatre lovers with a programme of mostly new productions that look at the world, which is in search of a new normal, through the lens of theatre....
24th Street, The Wallis Release Audio Theater Recording Of RAPUNZEL ALONE Photo 24th Street, The Wallis Release Audio Theater Recording Of RAPUNZEL ALONE
by A.A. Cristi - September 17, 2021

A fully-produced, stand-alone audio theater recording of Rapunzel Alone by Olivier Award-winning playwright Mike Kenny (Walking the Tightrope) is being released in advance of the world premiere production that will be presented live-in-performance next spring....
Livestream Added for Recap's 'Count To Five' Release Show, Starting October 10 Photo Livestream Added for Recap's 'Count To Five' Release Show, Starting October 10
by A.A. Cristi - September 15, 2021

The percussion quartet known as Recap has announced the release of its debut album, Count to Five, out Friday, September 24 on Innova Recordings. ...
Cast Members of THE LION KING & DEAR EVAN HANSEN Join Hear Your Song, Nonprofit Empow Photo Cast Members of THE LION KING & DEAR EVAN HANSEN Join Hear Your Song, Nonprofit Empowering Kids with Serious Illnesses
by Chloe Rabinowitz - September 15, 2021

Hear Your Song, a national nonprofit based in New York City has released The Adventure of Zippy Junior, a video mini-musical written by 12-year-old Zippy and starring members of the original Broadway cast of The Lion King and the current Broadway cast of Dear Evan Hansen....
Tickets Now On Sale For WBTT's Fall Gala: 'A Night At The Savoy' Photo Tickets Now On Sale For WBTT's Fall Gala: 'A Night At The Savoy'
by Stephi Wild - September 16, 2021

For Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe's 22nd anniversary gala, “A Night at the Savoy,” the arts organization will recreate the look and sound of Harlem's famous ballroom – the first integrated ballroom in New York. ...
Landmark Musical Theatre Announces Cast For THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BE Photo Landmark Musical Theatre Announces Cast For THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE
by Stephi Wild - September 14, 2021

San Francisco’s Landmark Musical Theatre (Jon Rosen, Artistic Director) is pleased to announce the full cast and creative team for the opening production of the Company’s upcoming in-person 2021-2022 season, the Tony Award®-winning audience favorite THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE. ...
BWW Review: Sandy Springs Comes to Life with THE SOUND OF MUSIC at City Springs Theat Photo BWW Review: Sandy Springs Comes to Life with THE SOUND OF MUSIC at City Springs Theatre
by Caroline Powell - September 15, 2021

City Springs Theatre Company (CSTC) has returned for their fourth season in the Byers Theatre, opening with the classic THE SOUND OF MUSIC. Directed by Atlanta native and Tony Award-winner Shuler Hensley, this production kicked off the season with delightful fanfare....
Rite Of Summer Music Festival Presents ALARM WILL SOUND and A NYC Premiere By John Lu Photo Rite Of Summer Music Festival Presents ALARM WILL SOUND and A NYC Premiere By John Luther Adams
by A.A. Cristi - September 14, 2021

Celebrations of Rite of Summer Music Festival's 10th Anniversary season continue on Saturday, September 18th with two free concerts at 1pm and 3pm featuring Alarm Will Sound performing the NYC premiere of John Luther Adams' Ten Thousand Birds.  Artistic Directors Pam Goldberg and Blair McMillen are ...
Photos: First Look at THE GARDENS OF ANUNCIA World Premiere, Starring Andréa Burns, M Photo Photos: First Look at THE GARDENS OF ANUNCIA World Premiere, Starring Andréa Burns, Mary Testa, Eden Espinosa and More!
by A.A. Cristi - September 16, 2021

Get a first look at the new world premiere musical by five-time Tony Award nominee Michael John LaChiusa, The Gardens of Anuncia, inspired by the life story of an icon of the American stage who directs and choreographs the show at the Globe: Broadway legend Graciela Daniele. ...
42nd Street Moon 2021-2022 Single Tickets On-Sale Date Announced Photo 42nd Street Moon 2021-2022 Single Tickets On-Sale Date Announced
by A.A. Cristi - September 17, 2021

San Francisco’s 42nd Street Moon has announced that single tickets to all productions in the Company’s 2021-2022 will be available for purchase beginning Monday, September 27, 2021. ...
'Coming To America Concerto' Composer-Pianist Lisa Swerdlow's New Music Shares The Jo Photo 'Coming To America Concerto' Composer-Pianist Lisa Swerdlow's New Music Shares The Journey Of Her Ancestors
by Stephi Wild - September 17, 2021

Lisa Swerdlow, an accomplished pianist and composer of classical crossover and contemporary instrumental music, announces the debut of her Coming to America Concerto, a dynamic and cinematic exploration of a journey of Russian immigrants, told in three movements...
BWW Review: The REV Theatre Company Presents ALMOST HEAVEN, THE SONGS OF JOHN DENVER Photo BWW Review: The REV Theatre Company Presents ALMOST HEAVEN, THE SONGS OF JOHN DENVER
by Natasha Ashley - September 13, 2021

The REV Theatre Company in Auburn, New York ends their 2021 summer season with Almost Heaven, The Songs of John Denver under the direction and choreography of Brett Smock. The title says it all, it is in fact over twenty songs by John Denver and others along with orchestrations and vocal arrangement...