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Deadline for International Multi-Genre Guitar Competition Announced Deadline for International Multi-Genre Guitar Competition Announced
by BWW News Desk on August 19, 2017 in Milwaukee, WI

Guitar players of all ages have until May 31, 2017, to apply for a chance to win their share of $32,000 in prize money as part of the fifth annual international Wilson Center Guitar Festival taking place August 17-19, 2017, at the Sharon Lynne Wilson Center for the Arts (Wilson Center) in Brookfield, Wisconsin. (more...)
Shank Hall Welcomes France's Acoustic Guitar Wiz Pierre Bensusan In Concert! Shank Hall Welcomes France's Acoustic Guitar Wiz Pierre Bensusan In Concert!
by BWW News Desk on August 16, 2017 in Milwaukee, WI

On Sunday September 3, Milwaukee, Wisconsin fans are excited to welcome France's acoustic guitar master Pierre Bensusan in concert at Shank Hall - as part of the 30 date Fall leg of his 2017 USA Tour!  Winner of the Independent Music Award, in the Live Performance Album category for his latest triple live album 'Encore' (2014), 'Rose d'Or' of the Montreux Festival for his first album, 'Pres de Paris' (Switzerland, 1976), 'Best World Music Guitar Player ' by the readers of Guitar Player Magazine (USA, 2008), Bensusan is recognized as one of the premier musicians of our time. (more...)
Ko-Thi Dance Company presents M'BEMBA BANGOURA Ko-Thi Dance Company presents M'BEMBA BANGOURA
by BWW News Desk on August 16, 2017 in Milwaukee, WI

Ko-Thi Dance Company kicks off its 49th season with a Master Teacher Artist Residency taught by renowned dancer and musician M'Bemba Bangoura at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee on Wednesday, September 6th. (more...)
Marcus Center-Central Park Revisits The Music of Bocelli Marcus Center-Central Park Revisits The Music of Bocelli
by BWW News Desk on August 16, 2017 in Milwaukee, WI

On September 16th , 2011 the Great Lawn of Central Park was filled with 60,000 adoring fans of one the most beloved tenors of all time, Andrea Bocelli. Accompanied by the New York Philharmonic under the direction of the great Alan Gilbert, not even the rains of Hurricane Maria could dampen this spectacular night of music. Joined by some of the biggest stars of both the pop and classical music scenes, the night was bursting with the sounds of Bocelli's  treasured hits.  A "pop culture extravaganza", Bocelli, along with Celine Dion, Tony Bennet, Chriss Botti, Bryn Terfl (and many others) transformed one of the most remarkable and renowned urban parks into the grandest of Opera houses, the most opulent of theatre venues, and the flashiest of concert arenas, in an evening that exemplified the magic of New York City and the great Central Park concert series. (more...)
Deadline for International Multi-Genre Guitar Competition Announced Deadline for International Multi-Genre Guitar Competition Announced
by BWW News Desk on August 17, 2017 in Milwaukee, WI

Guitar players of all ages have until May 31, 2017, to apply for a chance to win their share of $32,000 in prize money as part of the fifth annual international Wilson Center Guitar Festival taking place August 17-19, 2017, at the Sharon Lynne Wilson Center for the Arts (Wilson Center) in Brookfield, Wisconsin. (more...)
Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 8/18 - EVITA, SOMETHING ROTTEN, and More! Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 8/18 - EVITA, SOMETHING ROTTEN, and More!
by BWW Special on August 18, 2017 in Milwaukee, WI

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 Evita, Something Rotten, and more! (more...)
SOUVENIR Starts This September at Milwaukee Rep SOUVENIR Starts This September at Milwaukee Rep
by BWW News Desk on August 15, 2017 in Milwaukee, WI

Milwaukee Repertory Theater begins the 2017/18 Season with Souvenir, a charming musical comedy beginning performances September 8 - November 5 in the Stackner Cabaret.  (more...)
Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 8/11 - CHICAGO, KILL LOCAL, 42ND STREET, and More! Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 8/11 - CHICAGO, KILL LOCAL, 42ND STREET, and More!
by BWW Special Coverage on August 11, 2017 in Milwaukee, WI

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 Chicago, Kill Local, 42nd Street, and More! (more...)
Meet the Cast of LITTLE WOMEN at Lake Country Playhouse Meet the Cast of LITTLE WOMEN at Lake Country Playhouse
by BWW News Desk on August 10, 2017 in Milwaukee, WI

Hartland's Lake Country Playhouse has announced a star studded cast for its production of Little Women the Musical, with music by Jason Howland, lyrics by Mindi Dickstein, and book by Allan Knee. Little Women the Musical is directed by past LCP Board Member Nate C. Adams, with music direction by Jim Van Deusen. (more...)
London's CHAMPIONS OF MAGIC Tour Headed Stateside This Fall London's CHAMPIONS OF MAGIC Tour Headed Stateside This Fall
by BWW News Desk on August 09, 2017 in Milwaukee, WI

Following in the footsteps of Downton Abbey, John Oliver and James Corden, the latest British sensation to hit our shores is the Champions Of Magic tour. (more...)
Desi Oakley to Bake Goodness Into WAITRESS on Tour in Milwaukee This Winter Desi Oakley to Bake Goodness Into WAITRESS on Tour in Milwaukee This Winter
by BWW News Desk on August 09, 2017 in Milwaukee, WI

Full casting has been announced for the upcoming National Touring Production of WAITRESS, the new Broadway musical from Grammy nominee Sara Bareilles inspired by Adrienne Shelley's 2007 motion picture. (more...)
Milwaukee Youth Symphony Orchestra Selected as Signature Charity for Heart of Canal St. Milwaukee Youth Symphony Orchestra Selected as Signature Charity for Heart of Canal St.
by BWW News Desk on August 09, 2017 in Milwaukee, WI

For the first time, the Milwaukee Youth Symphony Orchestra (MYSO) has been designated as a 2017 Signature Charity of Potawatomi Hotel & Casino's Heart of Canal Street nonprofit charity program. (more...)
Now Playing Onstage in Milwaukee, WI - Week of 8/06/2017 Now Playing Onstage in Milwaukee, WI - Week of 8/06/2017
by BWW on August 06, 2017 in Milwaukee, WI

Upcoming Shows - Week of 8/06/2017 for Milwaukee, WI (more...)
Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 8/4 - NEWSIES, A CHORUS LINE, SPRING AWAKENING, and More! Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 8/4 - NEWSIES, A CHORUS LINE, SPRING AWAKENING, and More!
by BWW Special Coverage on August 04, 2017 in Milwaukee, WI

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 NEWSIES, A CHORUS LINE, SPRING AWAKENING, and More! (more...)
Ten Chimneys Foundation and Sarah Siddons Society Collaborate on New Exhibition Ten Chimneys Foundation and Sarah Siddons Society Collaborate on New Exhibition
by BWW News Desk on August 03, 2017 in Milwaukee, WI

Ten Chimneys Foundation is proud to welcome guests to a new Exhibition in collaboration with Sarah Siddons Society. (more...)
Former Tonight Show Band Leader Kevin Eubanks Headlining Guitar Festival Former Tonight Show Band Leader Kevin Eubanks Headlining Guitar Festival
by BWW News Desk on August 03, 2017 in Milwaukee, WI

Former music director of The Tonight Show Band and modern-day jazz prophet Kevin Eubanks will headline a celebration of the greatest guitarists of today and tomorrow at the fifth annual Wilson Center Guitar Festival (Festival) on Saturday, Aug. 19, 2017, at the Sharon Lynne Wilson Center for the Arts (Wilson Center). (more...)
Wisconsin-Based Music Festival Set to Roll This Week with Support from 100-Plus Sponsors Wisconsin-Based Music Festival Set to Roll This Week with Support from 100-Plus Sponsors
by BWW News Desk on August 01, 2017 in Milwaukee, WI

Mile of Music, presented by Tundraland, is set to welcome 225 artists to Downtown Appleton starting this Thursday, August 3, thanks to the support of more than 100 sponsors. (more...)
Now Playing Onstage in Milwaukee, WI - Week of 7/30/2017 Now Playing Onstage in Milwaukee, WI - Week of 7/30/2017
by BWW on July 30, 2017 in Milwaukee, WI

Upcoming Shows - Week of 7/30/2017 for Milwaukee, WI (more...)
The Arts Are Proven to Bring Revenue Into Door County The Arts Are Proven to Bring Revenue Into Door County
by BWW News Desk on July 29, 2017 in Milwaukee, WI

The Peninsula Arts and Humanities Alliance (PAHA) joins the Wisconsin Arts Board and Americans for the Arts in announcing the results of a comprehensive economic impact study of the nonprofit arts and culture industry conducted in Door County over the past two years. The study reveals that local nonprofit arts organizations generate $24.7 million in economic activity annually, resulting in nearly $2.5 million in local and state tax revenues, 632 in full-time equivalent jobs and $12.2 million in resident income. (more...)
Greendale Community Theatre presents IF/THEN Greendale Community Theatre presents IF/THEN
by BWW News Desk on July 29, 2017 in Milwaukee, WI

The Greendale Community Theatre (GCT) invites you on a thought provoking journey that considers the lives we lead versus the lives we might have led with If/Then, a contemporary Broadway musical about starting over in New York City. (more...)
Peninsula Players Hosts Pre-Show Seminar 'How Novels, Films Impact Tourism' Peninsula Players Hosts Pre-Show Seminar 'How Novels, Films Impact Tourism'
by BWW News Desk on July 27, 2017 in Milwaukee, WI

Peninsula Players Theatre, in conjunction with its production of the Tony Award-winning musical "The Bridges of Madison County" by Jason Robert Brown and Marsha Norman, will host a pre-show seminar Thursday, August 10 starting at 6:30 p.m. in the theater. "The Bridges of Madison County"first captured the nation's attention in 1992 when Robert James Waller's novel became a best-seller, then again in 1995 as a major motion picture starring Clint Eastwood and Meryl Streep. The film was shot on location in Madison County, Iowa and six covered bridges were featured.  Nowhere else in the Midwest can so many covered bridges be found so closely grouped together, thus Madison County and the bridges have become a tourist destination. (more...)
Regional Roundup 7/28: WEST SIDE STORY at the Lyric Theatre, MAMMA MIA! at The Gateway, and SOMETHING ROTTEN in Kansas City! Regional Roundup 7/28: WEST SIDE STORY at the Lyric Theatre, MAMMA MIA! at The Gateway, and SOMETHING ROTTEN in Kansas City!
by BWW Special Coverage on July 28, 2017 in Milwaukee, WI

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 West Side Story, Mamma Mia!, Something Rotten, and More! (more...)
Marguerite Willbanks, Matt Edmonds & Joe Kinosian, Norman Moses and More to Star in Milwaukee Rep's Fall Lineup; Casting Announced! Marguerite Willbanks, Matt Edmonds & Joe Kinosian, Norman Moses and More to Star in Milwaukee Rep's Fall Lineup; Casting Announced!
by BWW News Desk on July 27, 2017 in Milwaukee, WI

Milwaukee Repertory Theater announces casting for the 2017/18 Season Fall shows including Souvenir, The Who & The What, Murder For Two, and Holmes and Watson. (more...)
Bronzeville Arts Ensemble Announces New Artistic Director and Residency Bronzeville Arts Ensemble Announces New Artistic Director and Residency
by BWW News Desk on July 27, 2017 in Milwaukee, WI

Bronzeville Arts Ensemble (BAE) is proud to name Sheri Williams Pannell as its new Artistic Director.  A stage director, playwright, theatre educator and performer, Pannell is a long-standing member of the Milwaukee theatre community. With Pannell's tenure also comes a new residency with Black Arts MKE. 'Bronzeville Arts Ensemble is fortunate to have had the opportunity to work in partnership with Milwaukee Repertory Theater over the past two years,' said Williams Pannell. 'Collaboration helps make theater happen, especially for relatively new companies like BAE. We are grateful to the Rep for their support and mentorship. Yet, the most challenging aspect of theater is fundraising and audience development. We believe Black Arts MKE's commitment to making local African American arts institutions more financially sound and capable of reaching a larger audience is essential to our growth and survival.' (more...)
Milwaukee Opera Theatre and Theater RED presents A CHORUS LINE Milwaukee Opera Theatre and Theater RED presents A CHORUS LINE
by BWW News Desk on July 25, 2017 in Milwaukee, WI

Milwaukee Opera Theatre and Theater RED present:A Chorus Line, Music by Marvin Hamlisch, Lyrics by Edward Kleban, Book by James Kirkwood Jr and Nicholas Dante. (more...)