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Black Theatre Troupe Presents SISTAS THE MUSICAL Photo Black Theatre Troupe Presents SISTAS THE MUSICAL
by A.A. Cristi - Aug 16, 2021

As its opening production of their 50th season, Black Theatre Troupe presents the smash hit, SISTAS THE MUSICAL to the Helen K. Mason Performing Arts Center. SISTAS was originally scheduled to open 18 months ago in March of 2020, but was postponed shortly before opening night due to the pandemic.

Porchlight Music Theatre Announces 2021 - 22 Season Photo Porchlight Music Theatre Announces 2021 - 22 Season
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 9, 2021

Porchlight Music Theatre has announced its return to live performance with its 27th season that includes the 2021 – 2022 Mainstage, Porchlight Revisits and New Faces Sing Broadway seasons. 

BWW Review: AIN'T MISBEHAVIN'  THE FATS WALLER MUSICAL SHOW at Candlelight Music Thea Photo BWW Review: AIN'T MISBEHAVIN' THE FATS WALLER MUSICAL SHOW at Candlelight Music Theatre
by Greer Firestone - Aug 9, 2021

Ain’t Misbehavin’: The Fats Waller Musical Show, is a different juke box show from Candlelight’s previous production of BEEHIVE. From the rock n’ roll of 60’s we time travel back 30- years to the American jazz pianist Waller. His innovations in the Harlem stride style laid the groundwork for modern jazz piano. In 1922, at the tender age of 18, he produced his first piano roll, “Got To Cool My Doggies Now.” (I had to mention that only because the title cracked me up).

Black Theatre Troupe Announces 50th Season Photo Black Theatre Troupe Announces 50th Season
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 2, 2021

​​​​​​​After a year-long hiatus with the pandemic hitting just before Black Theatre Troupe's 50th Anniversary Season, the renowned company has announced it will resume its annual schedule of performances with its 2021-22 Season.

Irvine Barclay Theatre Announces New Season Photo Irvine Barclay Theatre Announces New Season
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 13, 2021

Irvine Barclay Theatre will kick off a new season on September 9 with an array of renowned artists including country chart-topping trio The Gatlin Brothers; multi-Grammy-winning jazz artist Pat Metheny; internationally-acclaimed song stylist Michael Feinstein; and author and social commentator Fran Lebowitz.

BWW Review: STARDUST at Chat Noir - Hilde Louise Asbjørnsen Gives Star Power on Ever Photo BWW Review: STARDUST at Chat Noir - Hilde Louise Asbjørnsen Gives Star Power on Every Level
by Christian Ranke - Jul 4, 2021

Seeing Hilde Louise Asbjørnsen on stage is a good lesson in star power. It feels like she doesn't have to try - she just does, and she does it magnificently. Commanding the audience’s attention, never losing it during those ninety minutes of splendor.

GET BACK! THE DOCK STREET CONCERTS 2021 to be Presented by St. Ann's Warehouse Photo GET BACK! THE DOCK STREET CONCERTS 2021 to be Presented by St. Ann's Warehouse
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 28, 2021

St. Ann’s Warehouse is inviting the public to come together in Brooklyn Bridge Park for Get Back!: The Dock Street Concerts 2021, listening and dancing to free live performances by a genre-spanning lineup of musicians, singers, and poets, programmed in collaboration with Khadijat Oseni and other guest curators.

Le Petit Theatre Announces 2021-22 Season Photo Le Petit Theatre Announces 2021-22 Season
by Stephi Wild - Jun 21, 2021

Subscription renewals begin on June 21st and new subscription sales start in July. Single tickets will be available in late summer. 

Folk, Americana And Roots History at The Boch Center's Wang Theatre Photo Folk, Americana And Roots History at The Boch Center's Wang Theatre
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 16, 2021

The Boch Center is putting the Folk Roots Americana Hall of Fame (FARHOF) on full display. Images of some of the hundreds of items from artists such as Bob Dylan, Neil Young, and Joan Baez will be displayed on the marquee outside the Wang Theatre.

Penguin Rep Theatre Will Return With Outdoor Summer Music Festival Photo Penguin Rep Theatre Will Return With Outdoor Summer Music Festival
by Stephi Wild - Jun 2, 2021

Penguin Rep Theatre presents 'Barnside Live @ 5!', an outdoor summer music festival taking place on the lawn adjacent to its historic Stony Point theatre located at 7 Crickettown Road. 

Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts Announces 2021â€"22 Season Photo Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts Announces 2021â€"22 Season
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 27, 2021

Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts will present a brand-new season filled with concerts and performances for a wide range of tastes from eclectic to traditional, from Grammy-winning artists in jazz, American roots, classical and global music to Broadway greats and more.

Madeleine Peyroux Announces Deluxe Reissue of 'Careless Love' Photo Madeleine Peyroux Announces Deluxe Reissue of 'Careless Love'
by Sarah Jae Leiber - May 18, 2021

In addition to the widely available standard 3-LP edition, a limited pressing on translucent vinyl with black and gold marble will be available exclusively via the official Madeleine Peyroux or Craft Recordings webstores (1,000 available worldwide).

Paula Cole Shares New Song 'Black Mountain Blues' Photo Paula Cole Shares New Song 'Black Mountain Blues'
by Sarah Jae Leiber - Apr 23, 2021

The album was produced by Cole, who was the first woman nominated (without collaborators) as Producer of the Year at the 1997 Grammy awards. She garnered a total of seven Grammy nominations that year and won “Best New Artist” for her second album and major-label debut, This Fire.

Experience Jazz At Scottsdale Center For The Performing Arts Photo Experience Jazz At Scottsdale Center For The Performing Arts
by A.A. Cristi - Apr 15, 2021

Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts brings intimate jazz performances and rising jazz talent to its theaters. Scottsdale Arts ONE Members can get the best seats before tickets go on sale to the public on Friday, April 16, 2021.

130 Musicals That You Can Stream Now! Photo 130 Musicals That You Can Stream Now!
by Sarah Jae Leiber - Apr 4, 2021

BroadwayWorld has made a list of the best musicals and shows that you can watch from the comfort of your couch! Whether it's Netflix, Hulu, Disney+ or BroadwayHD, we have got you covered with all the must-watch titles! 

2021 Virtual Pittsburgh Humanities Festival Announced Photo 2021 Virtual Pittsburgh Humanities Festival Announced
by A.A. Cristi - Mar 31, 2021

The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust has announced the complete programming lineup for the sixth annual Pittsburgh Humanities Festival.

Season Tickets Now Available for Popejoy Hall 2021-2022 Season, Featuring HAMILTON &  Photo Season Tickets Now Available for Popejoy Hall 2021-2022 Season, Featuring HAMILTON & More
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 23, 2021

Broadway is coming back to New Mexico when Popejoy Hall reopens this fall! Popejoy Presents announced the 2021-2022 season featuring the long-awaited Broadway national tour of HAMILTON, now scheduled for 24 performances over three weeks, from January 25 through February 13, 2022. Season tickets are now available.

Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra Extends Virtual Performance Series Through June Photo Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra Extends Virtual Performance Series Through June
by Stephi Wild - Mar 4, 2021

 Though the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra remains hopeful that it will once again play for live audiences soon, today the orchestra announces the extension of its BPOnDemand virtual performance series through the end of the 2020-21 concert season in June. 

Popejoy Hall Announces 2021-2022 Season, Featuring HAMILTON, MEAN GIRLS and More Photo Popejoy Hall Announces 2021-2022 Season, Featuring HAMILTON, MEAN GIRLS and More
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 26, 2021

Broadway is coming back to New Mexico when Popejoy Hall reopens this fall! Popejoy Presents has announced the 2021-2022 season featuring the long-awaited Broadway national tour of HAMILTON, now scheduled for 24 performances over three weeks, from January 25 through February 13, 2022.

BWW Feature: Black History In The Making Photo BWW Feature: Black History In The Making
by Stephen Mosher - Feb 25, 2021

If you love looking back at Ella, Lady Day, Sassy and The Queen then consider how much you will love looking forward with Norm, Natalie, Latrice and La Tanya. This time history pays it forward.

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