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Polly Gibbons' 3rd Resonance Records Release 'All I Can Do' is Out NowPolly Gibbons' 3rd Resonance Records Release 'All I Can Do' is Out Now
by TV News Desk - Apr 19, 2019

Resonance Records discovery Polly Gibbons, a British-born star on the rise, has a sound and style that give off sparks. It's raw, raspy, and full of heat; it sputters and growls, carves out funky grooves, and wails into the skies. All I Can Do, her third Resonance release, the label's founder George Klabin, places Gibbons in front of an audience, where she's at her most explosive. (more...)

Breaking News: Laurie Metcalf and Eddie Izzard to Star in WHO'S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF? RevivalBreaking News: Laurie Metcalf and Eddie Izzard to Star in WHO'S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF? Revival
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2019

Just in! Two-time Tony Award and three-time Emmy Award winner Laurie Metcalf and two-time Emmy Award winner Eddie Izzard will star on Broadway next season... (more...)

Mondavi Center Announces 2019-20 SeasonMondavi Center Announces 2019-20 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 8, 2019

The Robert and Margrit Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts, UC Davis announces its 18th season of performing arts, filled with the leading artists in music, dance and theater alongside an insightful group of speakers. The season begins on Sunday, September 29, with a family-friendly performance from gospel true-believers Trey McLaughlin & The Sounds of Zamar and concludes June 7, 2020 with the Alexander String Quartet finishing a two-year cycle of the complete Shostakovich string quartets. (more...)

Sharon D Clarke, Debbie Kurup, and More Will Lead BLUES IN THE NIGHTSharon D Clarke, Debbie Kurup, and More Will Lead BLUES IN THE NIGHT
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2019

With the critically acclaimed The Son currently running at Kiln Theatre, and with Inua Ellams' The Half God of Rainfall in rehearsals, Artistic Director Indhu Rubasingham today announced the full cast for Blues in the Night - Susie McKenna directs Sharon D Clarke (The Lady), Debbie Kurup (The Woman), Clive Rowe (The Man) and Gemma Sutton (The Girl) the first major London revival in 30 years. The production opens on 24 July, with previews from 18 July, and runs until 7 September. (more...)

LIVE FROM HERE WITH CHRIS THILE Confirms Guest Lineup For Performances In New York City, Nashville and DallasLIVE FROM HERE WITH CHRIS THILE Confirms Guest Lineup For Performances In New York City, Nashville and Dallas
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2019

The guest lineups for the upcoming episodes of Live from Here with Chris Thile in Dallas onApril 6, New York on April 13 & 20 and Nashville on April 27 are set, featuring The Head and The Heart, Sara Bareilles, The Milk Carton Kids, Josh Ritter, Cécile McLorin Salvant, Esperanza Spalding, Del McCoury Band and more. See below for full details on this season's schedule. (more...)

Resonance Records Presents Polly Gibbons 'All I Can Do'Resonance Records Presents Polly Gibbons 'All I Can Do'
by TV News Desk - Mar 26, 2019

Resonance Records discovery Polly Gibbons, a British-born star on the rise, has a sound and style that give off sparks. It's raw, raspy, and full of heat; it sputters and growls, carves out funky grooves, and wails into the skies. All I Can Do, her third Resonance release, the label's founder George Klabin, places Gibbons in front of an audience, where she's at her most explosive. (more...)

Full Cast And Creative Team Announced For JUBILEE At Arena StageFull Cast And Creative Team Announced For JUBILEE At Arena Stage
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2019

Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater announces the full company for the world premiere of Tazewell Thompson's inspirational a cappella music infused play, Jubilee. Inspired by the world-renowned Fisk Jubilee Singers, this uplifting new work chronicles the bold African American ensemble as they travel the world, captivating kings, queens and audiences with hymns and spiritual songs supported by their rich voices. Written and directed by Thompson with vocal arrangements and music direction by Dianne Adams McDowell, Jubilee runs April 26 - June 2, 2019 in the Kreeger Theater. (more...)

BWW Review: MARIE AND ROSETTA At Lucie Stern Theatre: Outstanding Homage To Gospel Legends Rosetta Tharpe And Marie KnightBWW Review: MARIE AND ROSETTA At Lucie Stern Theatre: Outstanding Homage To Gospel Legends Rosetta Tharpe And Marie Knight
by Steve Murray - Mar 11, 2019

BWW Review: MARIE AND ROSETTA at Lucie Stern Theatre: outstanding homage to gospel legends Rosetta Tharpe and Marie Knight. (more...)

TRAV'LIN Musical Receives Regional Premiere At Arvada Center 4/5-4/28TRAV'LIN Musical Receives Regional Premiere At Arvada Center 4/5-4/28
by BWW News Desk - Mar 5, 2019

Trav'lin - The 1930s Harlem Musical, a joyful celebration of the Jazz Age with a classic jazz and blues score, is receiving its regional premiere at The Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities' Main Stage Theatre.  The show will run April 5 through 28 with the official opening on April 9. (more...)

Penguin Rep's Production AFTER By Michael McKeever Opens Off Broadway March 12Penguin Rep's Production AFTER By Michael McKeever Opens Off Broadway March 12
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2019

59E59 Theaters (Val Day, Artistic Director; Brian Beirne, Managing Director) is thrilled to add the NYC premiere of AFTER, written by Michael McKeever and directed by Joe Brancato, to the Winter 2018 Season. Produced by Penguin Rep Theatre and InProximity Theatre Company, AFTER begins performances on Tuesday, March 12 for a limited engagement through Sunday, April 14. Press Opening is Sunday, March 17 at 2 PM. The performance schedule is Tuesday - Friday at 7 PM; Saturday at 2 PM & 7 PM; and Sunday at 2 PM. Performances are at 59E59 Theaters (59 East 59th Street, between Park and Madison). Single tickets are $25 - $70 ($49 for 59E59 Members). To purchase tickets, call the 59E59 Box Office at 646-892-7999 or visit www.59e59.org. The running time is 85 minutes, no intermission. (more...)

Photo Flash: BLUES IN THE NIGHT at Laguna PlayhousePhoto Flash: BLUES IN THE NIGHT at Laguna Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2019

LAGUNA PLAYHOUSE is excited to present the smash-hit, Wallis Annenberg Theatre production of BLUES IN THE NIGHT, with musical direction by Abdul Hamid Royal and conceived & directed by Sheldon Epps. Comments Artistic Director Ann E. Wareham and Executive Director Ellen Richard, 'We are delighted to have the opportunity to move the critically acclaimed Wallis Theatre production to the Laguna Playhouse. With Sheldon and Abdul leading our extraordinary cast and creative team, our subscribers and audiences should get ready to be knocked out by this roof-raising exciting new production!' (more...)

Rhythmix Cultural Works Presents BLUES IS A WOMAN in ConcertRhythmix Cultural Works Presents BLUES IS A WOMAN in Concert
by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 2019

Blues is a Woman made its theatrical debut in San Francisco in 2017, with a month long, sold out run and fantastic reviews.  (more...)

BWW Interview: Golda Rosheuvel Talks THE AMERICAN CLOCKBWW Interview: Golda Rosheuvel Talks THE AMERICAN CLOCK
by Rona Kelly - Feb 15, 2019

Actress Golda Rosheuvel has always loved jazz and swing, sharing that 'Ella Fitzgerald is one of the reasons [she] started singing'. Giving us an insight into the music and magic of theatre, Golda also shares why The American Clock still ticks for every generation, even today. (more...)

NINA SIMONE: FOUR WOMEN Comes to People's Light This MarchNINA SIMONE: FOUR WOMEN Comes to People's Light This March
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2019

People's Light presents Nina Simone: Four Women, a new music-filled play featuring hits like 'Sinnerman,' 'I Loves You Porgy,' and 'To Be Young, Gifted, and Black' performed by an all-star female cast. The play opens on legendary songstress Nina Simone in the moment she learns of the 16th Street Baptist Church bombing, the event that shifted her career from nightclub singer to Civil Rights activist. Nina Simone: Four Women makes its regional premiere on the Leonard C. Haas Stage from February 27 through March 31. Tickets range from $30-$50. To purchase, call 610.644.3500 or visit www.peopleslight.org. People's Light is located at 39 Conestoga Road, Malvern, PA 19355.   (more...)

Full Cast And Creative Team Announced For JUNK At Arena StageFull Cast And Creative Team Announced For JUNK At Arena Stage
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2019

Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater announces the full company for Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright and author Ayad Akhtar's (Arena's Disgraced) timely tale Junk. Inspired by the real junk bond giants of the 1980s, Akhtar explores how the riveting, hostile takeover of a family-owned manufacturing company paved the way to expose the rise of greed, power, race and wealth that led to reshaping the rules of Wall Street and the world. Directed by Jackie Maxwell, Junk runs April 5 - May 5, 2019 in the Fichandler Stage. (more...)

Queens Library Honors The African-American Diaspora During Black History Month With A Series Of Cultural EventsQueens Library Honors The African-American Diaspora During Black History Month With A Series Of Cultural Events
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2019

Throughout February, Queens Library will celebrate Black History Month with more than 100 free events and programs at all 62 of its branches. Inspired by Maya Angelou's works, this year's theme, "Black Migrations: Traveling Shoes," seeks to pay homage to the African-American diaspora, highlighting the movement and cultural contributions of people of African descent around the world. (more...)

Cheryl Albright Stars in Multi-Media Musical Celebration of Aretha FranklinCheryl Albright Stars in Multi-Media Musical Celebration of Aretha Franklin
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2019

Cheryl Albright, a renown singer and actress in the Rhode Island community, has been sharing her stunning gifts here for many years at community events, along with concert and stage performances. (more...)

Laguna Playhouse Presents BLUES IN THE NIGHT Conceived And Directed By Sheldon EppsLaguna Playhouse Presents BLUES IN THE NIGHT Conceived And Directed By Sheldon Epps
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2019

-LAGUNA PLAYHOUSE is excited to present the smash-hit, Wallis Annenberg Theatre production of BLUES IN THE NIGHT, with musical direction by Abdul Hamid Royal and conceived & directed by Sheldon Epps.  (more...)

A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN to Launch on BroadwayHDA NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN to Launch on BroadwayHD
by TV News Desk - Jan 18, 2019

 BroadwayHD, the premier streaming service for live theater, is set to release the electrifying musical A Night with Janis Joplin to its platform on January 19th.   Starring Mary Bridget Davies, Broadway's original 'Janis' in her Tony AwardŽ nominated performance, the show was filmed live during one of its final performances on October 4, 2018 at La Mirada Theatre for The Performing Arts in Los Angeles. The release of BroadwayHD's groundbreaking live-capture of the show will coincide with the anniversary of the rock icon's birthday, while ushering in the 50th anniversary celebration of Woodstock and her famed performance at the legendary concert. (more...)

BROADS, A New Comedy Cabaret Comes to 1812 ProductionsBROADS, A New Comedy Cabaret Comes to 1812 Productions
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2019

1812 Productions kicks off 2019 with a red curtain comedy revue Broads, curated by Jennifer Childs and starring Joilet Harris, Mary Elizabeth Scallen, and Jess Conda. From Mae West to Moms Mabley and more, Broads features classic and original material and celebrates the bawdiest, brashest, and funniest ladies from the 1920s through the 1960s. Broads will play for 10 performances only from February 13 thru February 24, 2019. Tickets are $35. Press Opening will be Thursday, February 14 at 8:00. (more...)

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