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VIDEOS: Ahead Of Her Concert This Week, Take a Look Back at Lena Hall's Career Photo VIDEOS: A Look Back at Lena Hall's Career
by BWW News Desk on August 11, 2020 in Kansas City

Before her Obsessed: Alanis Morissette concert, we're looking back at the journey of her career. Let's start at the beginning!
VIDEO: Watch the Trailer for Radio Free Birdland Premiere Starring Max von Essen Photo VIDEO: Watch the Trailer for Radio Free Birdland Premiere Starring Max von Essen
by BWW News Desk on August 11, 2020 in Kansas City

Our Radio Free Birdland Concert Series with Birdland Jazz premieres this week with Max von Essen!
Top 10 Finalists Announced for 2020 KC SUPERSTAR; Winner to be Chosen Through Vi Photo Top 10 Finalists Announced for 2020 KC SUPERSTAR; Winner to be Chosen Through Virtual Event Later This Summer
by BWW News Desk on August 10, 2020 in Kansas City

Ten high school students* from the across the metro have been selected as finalists for KC SuperStar 2020! The Top 10 were announced in a virtual live-streamed program featuring mini-performances by all 23 semifinalists.
Musical Theater Heritage Presents LET'S DANCE Photo Musical Theater Heritage Presents LET'S DANCE
by BWW News Desk on August 10, 2020 in Kansas City

MTH presents LET'S DANCE - They're singing and dancing to celebrate the music from the best dance musicals of all-time.
Kansas City Public Theatre Announces 20-21 Season Update Photo Kansas City Public Theatre Announces 20-21 Season Update
by BWW News Desk on August 10, 2020 in Kansas City

Kansas City Public Theatre has announced updates to its 2020-2021 season. 
8 Videos That Make Us Excited for Max von Essen's Birdland Concert! Photo 8 Videos That Make Us Excited for Max von Essen's Birdland Concert!
by BWW News Desk on August 10, 2020 in Kansas City

There's no doubt Max von Essen can put on an excellent performance! Check out some of his past gigs before this week's Birdland concert!
5 More Lena Hall OBSESSED Performances We're Obsessed With! Photo 5 More Lena Hall OBSESSED Performances We're Obsessed With!
by BWW News Desk on August 10, 2020 in Kansas City

Lena Hall's popular series Obsessed is returning this weekend with the music of Alanis Morissette! We're looking back at some of our favorite past performances-- which one is your favorite?
Exclusive: Watch 'What Could Be Better' From Liz Callaway and Seth Rudetsky LIVE Photo Available Now: Liz Callaway & Seth Rudetsky Duet on 'What Could Be Better'
by BWW News Desk on August 10, 2020 in Kansas City

Liz Callaway's performance as part of The Seth Concert Series, re-airs today at 3 PM ET and is now available On Demand. Watch Liz and Seth duet on 'What Could Be Better' from Baby in this exclusive clip!
Springfield Regional Opera Postpones PAGLIACCI and TURANDOT; Announces Plans For Photo Springfield Regional Opera Postpones PAGLIACCI and TURANDOT; Announces Plans For 'NEW New Season'
by BWW News Desk on August 08, 2020 in Kansas City

Springfield Regional Opera has pushed back two major productions set for the upcoming season, Pagliacci and Turandot.
9 Liz Callaway Videos We Can't Get Enough Of! Photo 9 Liz Callaway Videos We Can't Get Enough Of!
by BWW News Desk on August 06, 2020 in Kansas City

We're looking back at these past performances by Liz Callaway before her Seth Concert this weekend!
Follow Our Student Blog Instagram Account! Photo Follow Our Student Blog Instagram Account!
by BWW News Desk on August 05, 2020 in Kansas City

We're highlighting our student bloggers on Instagram!
Kansas City Repertory Theatre to Redesign New 2020-2021 Season Photo Kansas City Repertory Theatre to Redesign New 2020-2021 Season
by BWW News Desk on August 05, 2020 in Kansas City

Kansas City Repertory Theatre Artistic Director Stuart Carden and Executive Director Angela Gieras today announced that major efforts are underway to create an exciting NEW 2020-2021 season, different from the 2020-2021 season which was announced in February 2020.
Birdland Jazz Club Brings Concert Series To BroadwayWorld Events: Max Von Essen, Photo Birdland Brings Concert Series To BWW; Von Essen, Vosk, Rockwell, Leung, Szot & More
by BWW News Desk on August 04, 2020 in Kansas City

Each concert will kick off with a live premiere event, featuring a special chat (which will include the performer) and will then be on-demand for 30 days on BroadwayWorld Events.
Join Kansas City Repertory Theatre for Their THURSDAY NIGHT MIXER With Yetunde F Photo Join Kansas City Repertory Theatre for Their THURSDAY NIGHT MIXER With Yetunde Felix-Ukwu & Khalif J. Gillett
by BWW News Desk on August 04, 2020 in Kansas City

Mark your calendar and join Kansas City Repertory Theatre for another creative conversation featuring artistic director Stuart Carden, local artists, and local cocktails, sponsored by Lifted Spirits Distillery. Their next Thursday Night Mixer is August 6 at 6pm CDT, on Facebook Live.
Kansas City Actors Theatre To Present Original And Classic Radio Theatre Beginni Photo Kansas City Actors Theatre To Present Original And Classic Radio Theatre Beginning In September
by BWW News Desk on August 03, 2020 in Kansas City

The core artistic company of Kansas City Actors Theatre is excited to announce that it is in negotiations to begin a weekly series of radio theatre in partnership with radio station 90.1FM KKFI, Kansas City Community Radio, in September 2020.
5 Lena Hall OBSESSED Performances We're Obsessed With! Photo 5 Lena Hall OBSESSED Performances We're Obsessed With!
by BWW News Desk on August 03, 2020 in Kansas City

Lena Hall's popular series Obsessed is returning next weekend with the music of Alanis Morissette! We're looking back at some of our favorite past performances-- which one is your favorite?
The Folly Jazz Series Tickets Will Now Become Available in Two Weeks Photo The Folly Jazz Series Tickets Will Now Become Available in Two Weeks
by BWW News Desk on August 03, 2020 in Kansas City

Originally, the Folly Theater Jazz Series tickets were to go on sale today. However, after conversations as a team, they decided that they need a little more time to appropriately design their seating to continue to provide a safe space for their patrons.
BWW Exclusive: Ben Rimalower's Broken Records QuaranStreams Continues with Bette Photo Ben Rimalower's Broken Records with Bette Midler's DIVA LAS VEGAS
by Ben Rimalower on August 03, 2020 in Kansas City

In this episode, Ben and Daniel talk about Bette Midler's 1997 HBO special 'Diva Las Vegas,' filmed at the MGM Grand Garden Arena. They also discuss Barbra Streisand, Patti LuPone, Liza Minnelli, Elaine Paige, Tyne Daly, Angela Lansbury, and 'Gypsy.'
Starlight Announces The 19-20 Blue Star Awards Winners Photo Starlight Announces The 19-20 Blue Star Awards Winners
by BWW News Desk on August 01, 2020 in Kansas City

In its first-ever virtual awards ceremony, Starlight revealed the winners of the 18th annual Blue Star Awards in a live premiere on Facebook Friday, July 31.
BWW Blog: Coming Full Circle Photo BWW Blog: Coming Full Circle
by Student Blogger: Holden Childress on July 31, 2020 in Kansas City

This pandemic hasna??t just affected Broadway. Ita??s postponed and even cancelled performances nationwide. Community theaters had to close their doors.
August Events Announced at National WWI Museum and Memorial Photo August Events Announced at National WWI Museum and Memorial
by BWW News Desk on July 30, 2020 in Kansas City

Outdoor events allowing for social distancing, the debut of a new exhibition about the women's suffrage movement and a series of engaging online presentations are among the August offerings from the National WWI Museum and Memorial.
Park ICM Concert STANISLAV & FRIENDS Now to be Held at Boulevard Drive-In Septem Photo Park ICM Concert STANISLAV & FRIENDS Now to be Held at Boulevard Drive-In September 17
by BWW News Desk on July 30, 2020 in Kansas City

Stanislav Ioudentich, Founder and Artistic Director of Park International Center for Music, announced today that the organization's opening concert would indeed take place, albeit revamped. Stanislav & Friends will now take place at the Boulevard Drive-In (1051 Merriam Lane, Kansas City, KS). Gate opens at 6:00 p.m. Tickets start at $50 for two patrons in one car and can be purchased at Park ICM 2020 Gala Drive In.
Stephanie J. Block, Rachel Bay Jones, & Liz Callaway Will Join Seth Rudetsky For Photo Stephanie J. Block, Rachel Bay Jones, & Liz Callaway Will Join Seth Rudetsky For LIVE Concerts
by BWW News Desk on July 28, 2020 in Kansas City

Producer Mark Cortale announced today that award-winning stars of the stage and screen Liz Callaway, Stephanie J. Block, and Rachel Bay Jones will join the line-up of talent slated to participate in The Seth Concert Series, the weekly virtual series based on Seth Rudetsky's international Broadway series that began at The Art House in Provincetown.
BWW Exclusive: Ben Rimalower's Broken Records QuaranStreams Continues with THE F Photo Exclusive: Ben Rimalower's Broken Records QuaranStreams Continues with THE FIRST WIVES CLUB!
by Ben Rimalower on July 27, 2020 in Kansas City

In this episode, Ben and Daniel talk about the 1996 hit movie 'The First Wives Club.' In addition to their in-depth analysis of the comedic talents of Bette Midler, Goldie Hawn, and Diane Keaton, they also discuss Eileen Heckart, Sarah Jessica Parker, Stockard Channing, Elizabeth Berkley, Timothy Olyphant, Victor Garber, Bronson Pinchot, Dan Hedaya, Lea Delaria, Debra Monk, J.K. Simmons, Kate Burton, Marc Shaiman, and Maggie Smith. Ben and Daniel also share personal stories of when they discovered the film and how it's stayed with them since.
Exclusive: Megan Hilty Sings 'Moving The Line' as Part of The Seth Concert Serie Photo Exclusive: Megan Hilty Sings from Smash; Concert Re-Airs Today!
by BWW News Desk on July 27, 2020 in Kansas City

Seth Rudetsky's internationally acclaimed Broadway concert series that first began in Provincetown at The Art House in 2011 is now a weekly virtual series entitled The Seth Concert Series. Megan Hilty's performance as part of The Seth Concert Series, re-airs today at 3 PM ET.