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The Belcourt presents Film Seminar: JOAN OF ARCHETYPE, 1/30 The Belcourt presents Film Seminar: JOAN OF ARCHETYPE, 1/30
by BWW News Desk on January 15, 2018 in Nashville

A companion to the Belcourt's presentation of THE PASSION OF JOAN OF ARC on Jan 27-28, this seminar on Jan 30 will discuss the ways Joan of Arc's story has been told and retold throughout the history of cinema.How is it that this young woman's 15th century narrative remains a contemporary cultural touchstone? And why is this story of a triumphant military leader and martyred saint so often used as a means for directors to work through issues about women and authority? Join us as we explore the cinematic legacy of the Maid of Orl ans. (more...)
Winners Announced For The 2017 BroadwayWorld Nashville Awards; PART OF THE PLAN Wins Best Musical! Winners Announced For The 2017 BroadwayWorld Nashville Awards; PART OF THE PLAN Wins Best Musical!
by BWW News Desk on January 15, 2018 in Nashville

The votes have been counted... Check out the fill list of winners for the 2017 BWW Regional Awards! (more...)
The Towne Centre Players Present FUNNY LITTLE THING CALLED LOVE The Towne Centre Players Present FUNNY LITTLE THING CALLED LOVE
by BWW News Desk on January 14, 2018 in Nashville

The Towne Centre Players in cooperation with The Brentwood Arts Society presents Funny Little Thing Called Love, written by Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope, and Jamie Wooten. (more...)
Upcoming Non-Equity Auditions Sunday, Jan. 14 Upcoming Non-Equity Auditions Sunday, Jan. 14
by Audition Roundup on January 14, 2018 in Nashville

Updated this week! Check out upcoming Non-Equity Auditions from Sunday, January 14, 2018 for productions in your area and around the country. (more...)
Country Music Hall Of Fame And Museum Announces OUTLAWS & ARMADILLOS: COUNTRY'S ROARING '70'S Country Music Hall Of Fame And Museum Announces OUTLAWS & ARMADILLOS: COUNTRY'S ROARING '70'S
by BWW News Desk on January 11, 2018 in Nashville

Willie Nelson. Waylon Jennings. Kris Kristofferson. Jessi Colter. Bobby Bare. Jerry Jeff Walker. David Allan Coe. Cowboy Jack Clement. Tom T. Hall. Billy Joe Shaver. Guy Clark. Townes Van Zandt. Tompall Glaser. Today, all names synonymous with the word 'outlaw,' but 40 years ago they started a musical revolution by creating music and a culture that shook the status quo on Music Row and cemented their place in country music history and beyond. (more...)
Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 1/12 - RAGTIME, WAITRESS, and More! Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 1/12 - RAGTIME, WAITRESS, and More!
by BWW Special on January 12, 2018 in Nashville

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 The Book of Mormon, Waitress, Love Never Dies, and More! (more...)
Nashville Mayor Megan Barry Proclaims 1/10 Ray Stevens Day Nashville Mayor Megan Barry Proclaims 1/10 Ray Stevens Day
by BWW News Desk on January 10, 2018 in Nashville

Nashville Mayor Megan Barry has officially declared today, Wednesday, January 10, 2018, as Ray Steven Day in honor of the country and comedy music legend's numerous accomplishments and contributions to Music City, USA. (more...)
BWW Review: JERSEY BOYS Brings Spectacular Show to TPAC BWW Review: JERSEY BOYS Brings Spectacular Show to TPAC
by Cillea Houghton on January 10, 2018 in Nashville

For the audience attending the opening night of JERSEY BOYS at TPAC, it was almost like they had traveled back in time to the days of their youth, reliving the fond memories the music of Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons has given them. (more...)
Street Theatre Company Announces Winter Events Street Theatre Company Announces Winter Events
by BWW News Desk on January 09, 2018 in Nashville

Street Theatre Company, in its twelfth year in Nashville, announces three upcoming events to ring in the new year and stay cozy with friends this winter. The first, a soiree announcing the 2018 season, Street Theatre Company's Glitz Gala will feature live cabaret style performances by some of Nashville's best musical theatre artists. (more...)
'Rome: City and Empire' from the British Museum Makes Exclusive North American Stop 'Rome: City and Empire' from the British Museum Makes Exclusive North American Stop
by BWW News Desk on January 09, 2018 in Nashville

Rome: City and Empire brings to Nashville more than 200 of the British Museum's most engaging and beautiful Roman objects to tell the dramatic story of how Rome grew from a cluster of small villages into a mighty empire. This marks the first time that art and artifacts from ancient Rome and its empire will be on display at the Frist Center, which is the sole North American venue on the tour. (more...)
Bonnaroo Reveals 2018 Lineup Bonnaroo Reveals 2018 Lineup
by BWW News Desk on January 09, 2018 in Nashville

Superfly and A.C. Entertainment are proud to unveil the initial artist lineup for the 2018 Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival. This year's edition of the world-renowned four-day multi-stage camping festival will showcase over 150 artists, Bonnaroo will take place June 7 - 10, on 'The Farm' at Great Stage Park, the spectacular 700-acre event space located 60 miles southeast of Nashville in Manchester, TN. All tickets go on sale this Friday, January 12 at 10am ET, exclusively via www.bonnaroo.com. (more...)
Frist Center Begins Renovation Of Martin ArtQuest Gallery And Launches New Family Mondays Frist Center Begins Renovation Of Martin ArtQuest Gallery And Launches New Family Mondays
by BWW News Desk on January 08, 2018 in Nashville

On Monday, January 29, 2018, the Frist Center for the Visual Arts will begin a complete renovation of its award-winning Martin ArtQuest Gallery (MAQ). The sixteen-year-old hands-on art-making space serves as a premier destination for families, children, and school groups to explore art. Scheduled to reopen on Thursday, May 24, 2018, the updated gallery will feature enhanced activities focused on creative collaboration, critical thinking, and communication. (more...)
Caffe Lena Welcomes Back Singer-Songwriter Griffin House Caffe Lena Welcomes Back Singer-Songwriter Griffin House
by BWW News Desk on January 08, 2018 in Nashville

When Springfield Ohio born and raised Griffin House left for college, he shocked his family by turn turning down a sports scholarship to focus on music. The talented high school athlete took his $100 guitar and taught himself how to play and write songs. It's proved to be a good choice. Over ten years later, House has definitely learned how to play and write a song! (more...)
'V' MONOLOGUES Return to the Roxy Regional Theatre for the 16th Year 'V' MONOLOGUES Return to the Roxy Regional Theatre for the 16th Year
by BWW News Desk on January 08, 2018 in Nashville

Funny, outrageous, emotionally affecting and occasionally angry ... Eve Ensler's wildly popular series of monologues about women and performed by women is back for the sixteenth year with the Roxy Regional Theatre's presentation of THE VAGINA MONOLOGUES, January 12 - January 27. (more...)
Superstar Songwriters Pay Tribute To Hank Cochran & Red Lane Superstar Songwriters Pay Tribute To Hank Cochran & Red Lane
by BWW News Desk on January 08, 2018 in Nashville

Superstar songwriters Rafe Van Hoy, Marla Cannon-Goodman, Dale Dodson, Waylon Payne, Don Sampson and Ronnie Bowman will pay tribute to Hank Cochran and Red Lane at 3rd & Lindsley (816 3rd Ave. South) on Wednesday, January 17 to benefit The Hank Cochran Pen Fund. Tickets are $10; doors open at 6 p.m. and the show begins at 7:30. The 501(c)(3) charity focuses its efforts on financially assisting songwriters with cancer. (more...)
Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 1/4 - WAITRESS, LOVE NEVER DIES, and More! Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 1/4 - WAITRESS, LOVE NEVER DIES, and More!
by BWW Special on January 05, 2018 in Nashville

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 The Book of Mormon, Waitress, Love Never Dies, and More! (more...)
Ray Stevens Announces Grand Opening of New Music Venue CabaRay Ray Stevens Announces Grand Opening of New Music Venue CabaRay
by BWW News Desk on January 04, 2018 in Nashville

After nearly two years of excavation, construction, furnishing and outfitting, country and comedy music legend Ray Stevens is finally ready to unveil his new state-of-the-art Nashville showroom, CabaRay. Today, Stevens announced his grand opening celebration set to take place January 18, 19 and 20. (more...)
Nashville Symphony Leads Initiative to Bring Violins of Hope to Nashville Nashville Symphony Leads Initiative to Bring Violins of Hope to Nashville
by BWW News Desk on January 03, 2018 in Nashville

The Nashville Symphony is leading a landmark community-wide partnership to bring the Violins of Hope to Nashville in one of the most wide-ranging and comprehensive collections of events ever compiled around this rare collection of restored instruments played by Jewish musicians during The Holocaust. (more...)
Theaterati of the Year Among New First Night's Top Ten Categories Revealed Theaterati of the Year Among New First Night's Top Ten Categories Revealed
by Jeffrey Ellis on January 02, 2018 in Nashville

Design categories, road shows, theatrical events and the 12 people whose achievements in 2017 are particularly noteworthy were revealed tonight as part two of First Night's Top Ten of 2018 - critic Jeffrey Ellis' annual review of the best in Tennessee theater was presented during a live Facebook broadcast with two of the hosts of Midwinter's First Night (Ashley Wolfe and J. Robert Lindsay) announcing the work recognized among the best of 2017. (more...)
Gilbert Glenn Brown and Karen Malina White to Lead 38 City Tour of THE MOUNTAINTOP Gilbert Glenn Brown and Karen Malina White to Lead 38 City Tour of THE MOUNTAINTOP
by BWW News Desk on January 02, 2018 in Nashville

In 2018, America and the world mark the 50th anniversary of the death of Martin Luther King Jr., even as the struggle to resolve racial tension remains a challenge for communities everywhere. Beginning January 12, L.A. Theatre Works commemorates the anniversary with a touring production of the internationally acclaimed play, The Mountaintop, written by Katori Hall, directed by multiple award-winner Shirley Jo Finney and starring Gilbert Glenn Brown (CBS TV's The Inspectors, upcoming feature film The Best of Enemies) and Karen Malina White (The Cosby Show, A Different World, Malcolm and Eddie). The production will travel to 38 cities across the United States. (more...)
HAIRSPRAY Opens Friday Night 1/5 at Murfreesboro's Center for the Arts HAIRSPRAY Opens Friday Night 1/5 at Murfreesboro's Center for the Arts
by Jeffrey Ellis on January 02, 2018 in Nashville

Based on the 1988 film by John Waters, Hairspray tells the tuneful story of Tracy Turnblad, who has never been part of the 'in' crowd until winning a coveted spot on the local TV dance program, The Corny Collins Show, where she becomes a teen idol and an overnight sensation in Baltimore. Tracy quickly becomes a trendsetter and uses her popularity to help change the show's segregation policy. (more...)
Cumberland County Playhouse Celebrates 54th Season With Blockbuster Productions Cumberland County Playhouse Celebrates 54th Season With Blockbuster Productions
by Jeffrey Ellis on January 02, 2018 in Nashville

Cumberland County Playhouse launches its 54th season in Crossville with a slate of productions that range from exciting new Broadway shows, noteworthy premieres and revivals of audience favorites. (more...)
HAMLET's Cheryl White on Making the Transition from TV to Stage HAMLET's Cheryl White on Making the Transition from TV to Stage
by Jeffrey Ellis on January 02, 2018 in Nashville

With Nashville Shakespeare Festival's annual Winter Shakespeare production set to open Thursday night Denice Hicks' staging of Hamlet, starring Sam Ashdown actress Cheryl White, who plays Gertrude, found time between rehearsals to talk about the production. (more...)
Indie Rocker Rich Lynch Presents His 'New Deal' For The New Year Indie Rocker Rich Lynch Presents His 'New Deal' For The New Year
by BWW News Desk on January 02, 2018 in Nashville

Indie rocker Rich Lynch begins his fifth year of recording music in 2018 with a strong schedule of song releases set to hit the web and online digital marketplaces. (more...)
First Night's Top Ten for 2018 Announced in Nashville First Night's Top Ten for 2018 Announced in Nashville
by Jeffrey Ellis on December 29, 2017 in Nashville

First Night's Top Ten for 2018 - critic Jeffrey Ellis' annual review of the best in Tennessee theater were revealed last night during a live Facebook broadcast, with the hosts of Midwinter's First Night (Ashley Wolfe, J. Robert Lindsay, Tosha Pendergrast and Ben Pendergrast) announcing the productions and performances recognized among the best of 2017. (more...)