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BWW Review: LIZZIE at DREAM ART CENTER THEATER 1, 'Lizzie Borden took an ax...' Photo BWW Review: LIZZIE at DREAM ART CENTER THEATER 1, 'Lizzie Borden took an ax...'
by Jimin Lee - Jun 9, 2020

On an extremely hot August day of 1892, in the house of Borden, a terrible incident happened. All is left are two corpses, one suspect, and three witnesses. Thus begins the journey of LIZZIE the musical. LIZZIE had its first performance on April 2 at the Dream Art Center Theater 1.

Captain Planet Releases New Single 'Big Man' Featuring Shungudzo Photo Captain Planet Releases New Single 'Big Man' Featuring Shungudzo
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2020

Captain Planet is proud to announce the release of his newest single 'Big Man' featuring Shungudzo, out today.

Qwest TV by Quincy Jones Offers 30-Day Free Trials During Quarantine Photo Qwest TV by Quincy Jones Offers 30-Day Free Trials During Quarantine
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2020

To enable and encourage jazz and related music discovery during this challenging time, Qwest TV by Quincy Jones, the world's first subscription video-on-demand platform dedicated to Jazz and Beyond, is offering new users one-month of free access to its platform and entire content catalog, available until further notice.

J-Felix Releases WHOLE AGAIN HOOLIGAN Photo J-Felix Releases WHOLE AGAIN HOOLIGAN
by TV News Desk - Mar 6, 2020

Producer and multi-instrumentalist Joe Newman, otherwise known as J-Felix,  releases his sophomore album Whole Again Hooligan today via Tru Thoughts, a mix of his future blend of boogie, p-funk, disco, and soul.

Philadelphia Stars Fill The Walnut Stage For Gore Vidal's THE BEST MAN Photo Philadelphia Stars Fill The Walnut Stage For Gore Vidal's THE BEST MAN
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2020

Walnut Street Theatre (WST) continues its 211th season with Gore Vidal's thrilling political drama, THE BEST MAN. Directed by Broadway veteran Michael Wilson, the production begins previews on March 10, opens March 18, and continues through April 26 on the Walnut's Mainstage.

Minneapolis Musical Theatre Announces Cast, Tickets For Twin Cities Premiere Of LIZZI Photo Minneapolis Musical Theatre Announces Cast, Tickets For Twin Cities Premiere Of LIZZIE
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2020

Minneapolis Musical Theatre (MMT) is closing out their season with the Twin Cities premiere of the revolutionary rock musical LIZZIE at the TEK BOX in Minneapolis March 27-April 19, 2020 - and has announced the cast and the availability of tickets, now on sale.

J-Felix Releases 'CHECK' Single Feat. El Train Photo J-Felix Releases 'CHECK' Single Feat. El Train
by TV News Desk - Feb 4, 2020

Producer and multi-instrumentalist Joe Newman, otherwise known as J-Felix, returns with his future blend of boogie, p-funk, disco and soul on his sophomore album Whole Again Hooligan, out March 6 on Tru Thoughts, and releases the heavily-sampled single 'Check' featuring El Train - listen below!

BWW Review: Gore Vidal's THE BEST MAN - Not An Even Fight Photo BWW Review: Gore Vidal's THE BEST MAN - Not An Even Fight
by Gil Kaan - Nov 4, 2019

Gore Vidal's THE BEST MAN originally written in 1960 (and updated in 1976) about two presidential candidates vying for their party's nomination could have seem much more relevant to present day politics if the set and costumes didn't so vividly remind of the 1970s. Gary Lee Reed directs a committed, but uneven cast. Curious interpretation having the opposing candidates running for president as polar opposites, flip sides of a coin. Mark Belnick's Governor William Russell is everything John Ruby's Senator Joseph Cantwell isn't.

Cast And Creative Announced For LIZZIE at The Bath House Cultural Center Photo Cast And Creative Announced For LIZZIE at The Bath House Cultural Center
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2019

IMPRINT Theatreworks has announced the cast & creative teams for LIZZIE By Steven Cheslik-DeMeyer and Alan Stevens Hewitt, opening October 31st at The Bath House Cultural Center.

Quantic Announces New Album 'ATLANTIC OSCILLATIONS' Photo Quantic Announces New Album 'ATLANTIC OSCILLATIONS'
by TV News Desk - Apr 16, 2019

World-renowned British producer Quantic has announced his new album, Atlantic Oscillations, June 21 on Tru Thoughts, his most cohesive and intricate album to date. Bringing together new players and concepts with a dance orientated sound that has enchanted fans and tastemakers across the world for nearly two decades, it showcases Will 'Quantic' Holland's artistry and rare ability to entertwine the electronic with the orchestral. Quantic released the title-track single last month, garnering airplay across BBC Radio, along with KCRWwho included the track in their 'Music For Your Weekend' show, and KEXP.  Today, in conjunction with the announce, and three European DJ dates, a second single, 'Motovic Retrograde', has been released, along with a full EuropeanAtlantic Oscillations 2019 Tour starting in November (all dates below).โ€‹โ€‹โ€‹โ€‹โ€‹โ€‹โ€‹

BWW Review: Infamous Scandal Gets Punk Rock Concert Treatment in LIZZIE THE MUSICAL a Photo BWW Review: Infamous Scandal Gets Punk Rock Concert Treatment in LIZZIE THE MUSICAL at Chance Theater
by Michael Quintos - Feb 19, 2019

Many have, of course, heard of the infamous Lizzie Borden, a young woman, who was charged with---but later acquitted of---the brutal axe murders of her father and stepmother in 1892. Strong curiosity and speculation remain til this day about the tragic events that took place more than a century ago, resulting in countless retellings of Borden's story using a variety of different mediums---everything from movies and television to literature and, yes, stage works. The latest iteration of her story is, arguably, its most out-of-the-box depiction yet: LIZZIE THE MUSICAL, an engaging, ferociously explosive punk rock opera first presented in 2010 and is now having its regional premiere performances at Chance Theater in Anaheim through March 3, 2019. While certainly not the definitive retelling for the Borden scandal, the show itself is an entertaining show elevated by a quartet of fierce women with a lot of feelings to express.

Faust Theatre Presents LIZZIE Photo Faust Theatre Presents LIZZIE
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2019

Faust Theatre continues their 2018-2019 season with LIZZIE a Rock Opera, by Steven Cheslik-deMeyer, Tim Maner, & Alan Stevens Hewitt in their first-even co-production with The Arts Asylum, their longtime venue partner!

Photo Coverage: First look at Bloody Good Theatre Productions Theatre Company's LIZZI Photo Photo Coverage: First look at Bloody Good Theatre Productions Theatre Company's LIZZIE
by Jerri Shafer - Feb 15, 2019

LIZZIE is four women fronting a six-piece rock band. LIZZIE is rage, sex, betrayal, and bloody murder. LIZZIE is American mythology set to a blistering rock score. LIZZIE is a new American musical with a sound owing less to Sondheim and Andrew Lloyd Webber than to Bikini Kill, the Runaways, and Heart. Performances run Friday, February 15th, at 7:30pm, Saturday, February 16th, at 2:00pm, and Saturday, February 16th, at 7:30pm at The Park Street Theatre (512 North Park Street). Tickets can be purchased at the door or by calling the CCT ticket office at 614-224-6672.

Photo Flash: Chance Theater Presents the Regional Premiere of LIZZIE Photo Photo Flash: Chance Theater Presents the Regional Premiere of LIZZIE
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2019

Chance Theater, Anaheim's official resident theater company, is delighted to produce the Regional Premiere of Lizzie, The Musical. With music by Steven Cheslik-deMeyer and Alan Stevens Hewitt, lyrics by Steven Cheslik-deMeyer and Tim Maner, a book by Tim Maner, with additional music by Tim Maner, additional lyrics by Alan Stevens Hewitt, based on an original concept by Steven Cheslik-deMeyer and Tim Maner, this musical's orchestrations are done by Alan Stevens Hewitt. Lizzie, The Musical will preview from February 1st through February 8th; regular performances will begin February 9th and continue through March 3rd on the Cripe Stage at the Bette Aitken theater arts Center.

Photo Coverage: Preview: Bloody Good Productions Theatre Co. Presents Columbus Premie Photo Photo Coverage: Preview: Bloody Good Productions Theatre Co. Presents Columbus Premiere of LIZZIE
by Jerri Shafer - Feb 2, 2019

Columbus is going to get the axe this Valentine's day weekend as Bloody Good Productions Theatre Company presents its premiere production, LIZZIE by Steven Cheslik-DeMeyer (music and lyrics), Tim Maner (book, lyrics, and additional music), and Alan Stevens Hewitt (music, additional lyrics, and orchestrations).  This production marks the Columbus premiere of LIZZIE.

BWW Review: THE BEST MAN at Madison Theatre Guild Photo BWW Review: THE BEST MAN at Madison Theatre Guild
by Scott Rawson - Nov 3, 2018

While Gore Vidal's The Best Man is nearly 60 years old, the piece remains as validly significant as it did when it was first performed in 1960.

BWW Review: LIZZIE at the 5th Wall Theatre: Campy Carnage Has Entered The Basement... Photo BWW Review: LIZZIE at the 5th Wall Theatre: Campy Carnage Has Entered The Basement...
by Brent Deekens - Oct 17, 2018

Plays Through The 3rd of November, 2018 at The Basement

Tru Thoughts To Release SHAPES: MOUNTAINS Photo Tru Thoughts To Release SHAPES: MOUNTAINS
by TV News Desk - Sep 11, 2018

Shapes: Mountains is the latest in Tru Thoughts' series of label compilations put together by A&R, label co-founder and renowned DJ Robert Luis. After 19 years of independently releasing music, the Shapes LPs continue to encompass the best of the Brighton-based label's wide-ranging and international roster. Featuring the finest of Tru Thoughts' classic cuts, recent releases and inspired remixes, Shapes: Mounatins is out on digital and limited edition transparent green vinyl (with full 32 track download card) on October 12, 2018.  

5th Wall Announces Cast For Rock Opera Hard Hitter LIZZIE Photo 5th Wall Announces Cast For Rock Opera Hard Hitter LIZZIE
by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 2018

5th Wall Theatre is proud to announce the selection of four eminently talented actresses to take on the bloody tale of accused axe murderess Lizzie Borden in LIZZIE, a rock opera musical filled with the adrenaline of a rock concert and the intrigue of one of America's most blood-curdling murder mysteries.  LIZZIE puts a unique spin on the Lizzie Borden tale, reimagining it through a lens that combines Victorian era propriety and a give-no-cares riot girl attitude with book by Tim Maner, music by Steven Cheslik-DeMeyer, and lyrics by Steven Cheslik-DeMeyer and Tim Maner. Reviewers have praised the LIZZIE, calling it "a furiously performed declaration of feminist strength and survivorship" (Chicago Tribune) and "presented with wall-rattling glee...deliciously watchable" (New York Times).

Photo Flash: LIZZIE Prepares To Bring Down The Axe In DTLA Photo Photo Flash: LIZZIE Prepares To Bring Down The Axe In DTLA
by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 2018

Ahead of their opening in just under two weeks, the cast of LIZZIE took to the streets of Downtown Los Angeles' Arts District to offer a glimpse of what the rock musical has in store.

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