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Vote For the 2017 BroadwayWorld Nashville Awards; Springhouse's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST Leads as Best Musical! Vote For the 2017 BroadwayWorld Nashville Awards; Springhouse's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST Leads as Best Musical!
by BWW News Desk on November 17, 2017 in Nashville

The 2017 awards honor productions which opened between October 1, 2016 and September 30, 2017. Nominations were completely reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended October 31, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. (more...)
10th Production of Nashville Ballet's THE NUTCRACKER Announced 10th Production of Nashville Ballet's THE NUTCRACKER Announced
by BWW News Desk on November 16, 2017 in Nashville

Nashville Ballet is celebrating 10 years of Nashville's Nutcracker December 2-23, 2017, at TPAC's Jackson Hall with all-new magical elements to mark the occasion. Since its world premiere in 2008, Nashville Ballet Artistic Director & CEO Paul Vasterling's original spin on the classic has cemented its place as one of Music City's most beloved holiday traditions. (more...)
Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 11/17 - MARGARITAVILLE, LES MIS, WAITRESS and More! Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 11/17 - MARGARITAVILLE, LES MIS, WAITRESS and More!
by BWW Special on November 17, 2017 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 BIG FISH, SISTER ACT, HAND TO GOD and more! (more...)
Lisbon's Gulbenkian Orchestra to Welcome Nashville Symphony's Giancarlo Guerrero as Guest Conductor Lisbon's Gulbenkian Orchestra to Welcome Nashville Symphony's Giancarlo Guerrero as Guest Conductor
by BWW News Desk on November 16, 2017 in Nashville

Giancarlo Guerrero, who has led the Nashville Symphony as its Music Director for nearly a decade, has in the last six months picked up two additional posts in Europe. (more...)
Get In The Holiday Spirit With A CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS At The Roxy Regional Theatre Get In The Holiday Spirit With A CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS At The Roxy Regional Theatre
by BWW News Desk on November 16, 2017 in Nashville

Charles M. Schulz's A CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS opens at the Roxy Regional Theatre on Thursday, November 23, at 7:00pm. In keeping with the theatre's opening night pay-what-you-can tradition, all tickets not pre-sold at the regular ticket price will go on sale at 6:30pm that evening for a $5 minimum donation. As an Black Friday bonus, pay-what-you-can tickets will also be available for the 8:00pm performance on Friday, November 24, beginning at 7:30pm that evening. (more...)
BWW Review: Latest Stunning Revival of LES MISERABLES Thrills Nashville Audiences in Return to TPAC BWW Review: Latest Stunning Revival of LES MISERABLES Thrills Nashville Audiences in Return to TPAC
by Jeffrey Ellis on November 15, 2017 in Nashville

As difficult as it is to fathom, some 27 years ago my first review of Les Miserables the internationally renowned musical based upon the iconic 1861 Victor Hugo novel about a reformed bread thief who is pursued over the decades by a relentless lawman in post-Revolutionary France was published, yet one thought remains consistent and steadfast. If faced with someone who claims to dislike musical theater, take them to see Les Mis (as the theatrical juggernaut is known throughout the world thanks to countless revivals, regional production, televised spectacles and one Oscar-winning film) for its epic storytelling, emotionally driven character studies and a lush and memorable score that is sure to win over the most hardened opponents of the art form. (more...)
Eric Church, Florida Georgia Line, Keith Urban And Snoop Dogg Set To Play Tortuga Music Festival in April Eric Church, Florida Georgia Line, Keith Urban And Snoop Dogg Set To Play Tortuga Music Festival in April
by BWW News Desk on November 14, 2017 in Nashville

Rock The Ocean, in partnership with Live Nation, announced the all-star lineup for the sixth-annual Tortuga Music Festival today. Country music heavyweights Eric Church, Florida Georgia Line and Keith Urban will headline the destination festival's main stage, taking place across three-days and two stages April 6-8 at Fort Lauderdale Beach Park in Fort Lauderdale, FL. It was also revealed that in addition to the superstar headliners, Brothers Osborne, Lee Brice, Dan + Shay, Russell Dickerson, Kip Moore, Chase Rice, Lucie Silvas, Sister Hazel, The Cadillac Three, Tyminski and more will take to the main stage. The festival's second stage, dubbed Sunrise Stage, will host an eclectic lineup led by Snoop Dogg and including Cheap Trick, Michael Franti & Spearhead, William Michael Morgan, Muscadine Bloodline, Dylan Scott, Shaggy and Dwight Yoakam. Passes for the reigning ACM Festival Of The Year will go on sale Dec. 1 at 10am ET at TortugaMusicFestival.com. (more...)
BWW Review: Belmont University Musical Theatre's Remarkably Robust FIDDLER ON THE ROOF BWW Review: Belmont University Musical Theatre's Remarkably Robust FIDDLER ON THE ROOF
by Jeffrey Ellis on November 12, 2017 in Nashville

It should come as absolutely no surprise that the current production onstage at Massey Performing Arts Center in Nashville, courtesy of the astonishing Belmont University Musical Theatre program, is possibly as good or even better than any show we've seen put on over the years by the venerated musical theater training school. In fact, BUMT has produced so many remarkable performers over the years that we may all rest assured that musical theater in America (if not the world) will continue to grow and prosper, thanks to the continued supply of new blood from Belmont. (more...)
Nashville Symphony Composer Lab and Workshop Brings Four Emerging Composers To Nashville Next Week Nashville Symphony Composer Lab and Workshop Brings Four Emerging Composers To Nashville Next Week
by BWW News Desk on November 10, 2017 in Nashville

Following a nationwide call for submissions, the Nashville Symphony selected four promising young composers to participate in the second edition of its Composer Lab and Workshop, an initiative designed to cultivate the next generation of great American composers. (more...)
SLEEPY HOLLOW Musical Opens at Cumberland County Playhouse 10/13 SLEEPY HOLLOW Musical Opens at Cumberland County Playhouse 10/13
by BWW News Desk on November 11, 2017 in Nashville

Cumberland County Playhouse presents an all-new musical version of Sleepy Hollow by Tony Award nominees Hunter Foster and Paul Gordon, running October 13-November 11 in Crossville. (more...)
American Modern Recordings to Release The Original Nashville Opera Cast Recording Of THREE WAY American Modern Recordings to Release The Original Nashville Opera Cast Recording Of THREE WAY
by BWW News Desk on November 10, 2017 in Nashville

On November 17, 2017, American Modern Recordings will release the world premiere recording of Robert Paterson's Three Way, a 'titillating and clever' (Time Out New York) trio of one-act operas for eight singers and chamber orchestra. Exploring the possible future and the eternal questions of love, sex, and need with Robert Paterson's strikingly sonorous ensemble writing (Opera magazine) and David Cote's witty, perceptive libretto (New York Observer), Three Way is clearly the kind of three way worth having (Parterre Box). Co-produced by Nashville Opera and American Opera Projects, the work received its world premiere January 27-29, 2017, in Nashville, and its New York premiere June 15-18 at BAM. (more...)
Rocker Rich Lynch Is Rounding Up New Fans With ROCK N' ROLL RODEO Rocker Rich Lynch Is Rounding Up New Fans With ROCK N' ROLL RODEO
by BWW News Desk on November 09, 2017 in Nashville

Indie rocker Rich Lynch returns with an exciting new song that takes its theme from images of the great American Cowboy. It isn't the recording artist's first rodeo, but, it is his first track that explores the hard life of those that want to ride the 'Rock n Roll Rodeo'. (more...)
A COUNTRY CHRISTMAS Bringing Flurry of Preparations to Gaylord Opryland Resort A COUNTRY CHRISTMAS Bringing Flurry of Preparations to Gaylord Opryland Resort
by BWW News Desk on November 10, 2017 in Nashville

The hottest days of summer always bring a flurry of Christmas preparations at Gaylord Opryland Resort, and this year is no exception as crews start hanging lights for the 34th annual A Country Christmas. (more...)
Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 11/10 - BIG FISH, SISTER ACT, HAND TO GOD and More! Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 11/10 - BIG FISH, SISTER ACT, HAND TO GOD and More!
by BWW Special on November 10, 2017 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 BIG FISH, SISTER ACT, HAND TO GOD and more! (more...)
BWW Review: Circle Players' Sweeping and Epic HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME BWW Review: Circle Players' Sweeping and Epic HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME
by Jeffrey Ellis on November 08, 2017 in Nashville

With a sense of the sweeping epic about it and a darkly romantic story to tell The Hunchback of Notre Dame ( a new musical based on the Victor Hugo novel and songs from the Disney film ) offers an intriguing retelling of the story of Quasimodo, the hideously deformed and often reviled bellringer at Paris' Notre Dame cathedral, and Esmeralda, the fiery, passionate gypsy temptress with whom he becomes infatuated. Although set in the late 15th century, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, what with its themes of religious zealotry and bias and prejudice against an ethnic minority, remains eerily prescient and perhaps frighteningly contemporary given the tenor of the times in which we live. (more...)
Voting Now Open For the 2017 BroadwayWorld Nashville Awards! Voting Now Open For the 2017 BroadwayWorld Nashville Awards!
by BWW News Desk on November 08, 2017 in Nashville

The 2017 awards honor productions which opened between October 1, 2016 and September 30, 2017. Nominations were completely reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended October 31, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. (more...)
Jazz Guitar Sensation Tyler Reese Celebrates Release of New Music Jazz Guitar Sensation Tyler Reese Celebrates Release of New Music
by BWW News Desk on November 07, 2017 in Nashville

Guitarist Tyler Reese has been releasing jazz-rock records since he was 15, but the now 23-year-year-old finally reached Billboard's Top 5, which is where his newly-released Reminiscence debuted on the contemporary jazz albums chart. News of the No. 5 chart entry opened a memorable week for the guitar prodigy whose new collection, produced by Jeff Silverman (Rick Springfield, Hiroshima, The Allman Brothers Band, Tim Weisberg) and Reese, is up for two trophies at Thursday's Hollywood Music in Media Awards. Reese will end the week back home on Sunday night in Fredericksburg, Virginia playing the first of two local concert dates to celebrate the release of the record comprised entirely of his original jazz fusion compositions and showcases his guitar artistry that once scored him an invite to play for and jam with Prince at Paisley Park. (more...)
Photo Flash: Take A Look At The Cast of SLEEPY HOLLOW At Cumberland County Playhouse! Photo Flash: Take A Look At The Cast of SLEEPY HOLLOW At Cumberland County Playhouse!
by BWW News Desk on November 14, 2017 in Nashville

SLEEPY HOLLOW runs through November 11 at Cumberland County Playhouse. Take a look at the cast in these production photos! (more...)
 Johnny Lee Signs With 117 Publicity for Exclusive PR Representation Johnny Lee Signs With 117 Publicity for Exclusive PR Representation
by BWW News Desk on November 06, 2017 in Nashville

The original urban cowboy, Johnny Lee, has signed with 117 Publicity for exclusive PR representation. (more...)
VIDEO: Watch Highlights From THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME At Circle Players Theatre! VIDEO: Watch Highlights From THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME At Circle Players Theatre!
by BWW News Desk on November 14, 2017 in Nashville

THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME runs through November 12 at Circle Players Theatre! Watch highlights from the show in this video! (more...)
BWW Review: Lipscomb University's SHE LOVES ME Has So Much to Love About It BWW Review: Lipscomb University's SHE LOVES ME Has So Much to Love About It
by Jeffrey Ellis on November 06, 2017 in Nashville

Based on Hungarian playwright Miklos Lazlo's Parfumerie (which has also served as the inspiration for the movies The Shop Around the Corner, In the Good Ole Summertime and You've Got Mail), She Loves Me is, for most musical theater aficionados, one of those infrequently-produced theatrical gems venerated by fans with much-played cast albums in their collections and beloved by audiences lucky enough to actually see the show onstage. (more...)
BWW Review: Nashville Children's Theatre's Charming MR. POPPER'S PENGUINS BWW Review: Nashville Children's Theatre's Charming MR. POPPER'S PENGUINS
by Jeffrey Ellis on November 06, 2017 in Nashville

Offering a thoroughly delightful and completely entertaining story about welcoming new challenges and living life to its fullest, Mr. Popper's Penguins the charming musical onstage at Nashville Children's Theatre through December 3 also offers its young audiences an intriguing history lesson about life during the Great Depression. (more...)
Photo Flash: See The Cast of THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME At Circle Players Theatre! Photo Flash: See The Cast of THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME At Circle Players Theatre!
by BWW News Desk on November 03, 2017 in Nashville

THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME runs through November 12 at Circle Players Theatre! See photos of Tyler Evick as Quasimodo and Courtney Harkins as Esmerelda! (more...)
Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 11/02 - THE LITTLE MERMAID, THE LION KING, SOMETHING ROTTEN and More! Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 11/02 - THE LITTLE MERMAID, THE LION KING, SOMETHING ROTTEN and More!
by BWW Special on November 03, 2017 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 LITTLE MERMAID, THE LION KING, SOMETHING ROTTEN and More! (more...)
BWW Review: AN AMERICAN IN PARIS Transforms TPAC's Jackson Hall Into Musical Theatre Heaven BWW Review: AN AMERICAN IN PARIS Transforms TPAC's Jackson Hall Into Musical Theatre Heaven
by Jeffrey Ellis on November 01, 2017 in Nashville

There is a new vision of heaven tap-dancing its way through my brain replete with beautiful showgirls and handsome chorus boys performing a show-stopping version of George and Ira Gershwin's I'll Build a Stairway to Paradise from An American in Paris, the sumptuous musical now onstage at Tennessee Performing Arts Center's Andrew Jackson Hall through Sunday, November 5 and, quite frankly, if that is not what paradise will look like should I arrive there after my untimely demise, I will simply refuse to stay. For if paradise isn't the gorgeous and glittery, utterly theatrical vision supplied by this altogether splendid production, I'll say to hell with it (and me, I suppose), because surely paradise is set to a lush and memorable Gershwin score. Anything else is simply a poor facsimile of the real thing. Est-ce que tu comprends? (more...)