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Jason Graae Joins Musical Theatre West Production Of SPAMILTON: AN AMERICAN PARODY Photo Jason Graae Joins Musical Theatre West Production Of SPAMILTON: AN AMERICAN PARODY
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 25, 2022

Get your tickets for a night of side-splitting satire! Musical Theatre West is excited to announce that the highly-anticipated cameo role of King George will be played by Broadway and musical theatre star Jason Graae in the Long Beach premiere of Spamilton: An American Parody.

BWW Interview: Michael Feinstein Talks Working With Dolly Parton, Brad Paisley & More Photo BWW Interview: Michael Feinstein Talks Working With Dolly Parton, Brad Paisley & More on GERSHWIN COUNTRY
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 22, 2022

Feinstein's latest release, Gershwin Country, is an album of brand-new duets reimagining the classic songs of George and Ira Gershwin through the contemporary lens of country music. Executive produced by Liza Minnelli, the album features some of the biggest names in country music, including Dolly Parton, Alison Krauss, Brad Paisley Rosanne Cash, and more!

Long Beach's Musical Theatre West to Present SPAMILTON: AN AMERICAN PARODY Photo Long Beach's Musical Theatre West to Present SPAMILTON: AN AMERICAN PARODY
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 17, 2022

Musical Theatre West has announced the Long Beach premiere of Spamilton: An American Parody written and created by Gerard Alessandrini (Forbidden Broadway), directed and choreographed by Gerry McIntyre, with music direction by Wilkie Ferguson III.

Hershey Area Playhouse Presents The Unforgettable Big Band Photo Hershey Area Playhouse Presents The Unforgettable Big Band
by Stephi Wild - Mar 1, 2022

Swingin' big band music is always alive at the Hershey Area Playhouse, with an unforgettable performance from the Unforgettable Big Band on April 1 and 2, 2022. 

BWW Interview: Gerard Alessandrini of SPAMILTON at Scherr Forum, Thousand Oaks Photo BWW Interview: Gerard Alessandrini of SPAMILTON at Scherr Forum, Thousand Oaks
by Cary Ginell - Feb 18, 2022

Read a behind-the-scenes look at Broadway's master parodist, Gerard Alessandrini, who dismembers 'Hamilton' with his 2016 spoof 'Spamilton.' The show plays at the Scherr Forum in Thousand Oaks from March 1 - 6. 'I laughed my brains out!' said Lin-Manuel Miranda when he saw this show. You will too.

ALL HANDS ON DECK! to Play at the WYO Theater Photo ALL HANDS ON DECK! to Play at the WYO Theater
by Marissa Tomeo - Feb 5, 2022

“Let the drums roll out, let the trumpets call, while the people shout, “Strike Up the Band!'  The WYO Theater will soon be filled with the romantic and swinging sounds of the 1940's when 'The ALL HANDS ON DECK! Show' takes the stage Saturday March 12 at 7:30pm.

BWW Previews: PALM SPRINGS GETAWAY at Palm Canyon Theatre Photo BWW Previews: PALM SPRINGS GETAWAY at Palm Canyon Theatre
by Stan Jenson - Feb 5, 2022

Just in time for Modernism Week and our peak tourist season, Palm Canyon Theatre presents a world premiere preview of an original musical, Palm Springs Getaway.¬† Described as ‚ÄúA nostalgic romp through Palm Springs,‚ÄĚ vignettes of the contributions of such settlers as John McCallum, Nellie Coffman and Miss Cornelia, the mid-century design luminaries, and of course a parade of Hollywood celebrities.¬† You‚Äôll spot Desi Arnaz and Lucille Ball, Sonny and Cher, Keely Smith, Shirley Temple, Marilyn Monroe, and even The King, Elvis himself!

BWW Interview: Ann-Margret's Born To Be Wild & Never Saying Bye Bye to Being Heartfel Photo BWW Interview: Ann-Margret's Born To Be Wild & Never Saying Bye Bye to Being Heartfelt & Sexy
by Gil Kaan - Jan 26, 2022

Cinelounge Theatres and Cleopatra Records present a special screening of the 1963 fan-favorite Bye Bye Birdie, followed by an in-person Q&A with its star Ann-Margret February 14, 2022, at The Montalban. Those in attendance will also be treated to a sneak preview of a few songs from Ann-Margret’s upcoming release from Cleopatra Records, Born to Be Wild. I had a chance to chat with and re-interview (after twenty years) Ann-Margret on things Birdie, her USO stints, her latest CD, and, most important of all, how she defines sexy.

BWW Feature: ROSE KINGSLEY TO PERFORM THE MUSIC OF ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER at Summerlin L Photo BWW Feature: ROSE KINGSLEY TO PERFORM THE MUSIC OF ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER at Summerlin Library And Performing Arts Center
by Debbie Hall - Jan 10, 2022

Jazz, cabaret, and opera diva Rose Kingsley will share her operatic training, 4-octave range singing The Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber with special guest Allan Glassman at the Summerlin Library and Performing Arts Center on Jan. 15.

KPFK's ARTS IN REVIEW to Present A Holiday Special Photo KPFK's ARTS IN REVIEW to Present A Holiday Special
by A.A. Cristi - Dec 22, 2021

KPFK Radio's Arts in Review, Los Angeles's longest-running radio showcase on live theater and cabaret, presents its annual Holiday Special, featuring the AIR Repertory Players under the direction of Irene Arranga, highlighted by the premiere of Christmastime in the City (the story of ‚ÄúSilver Bells‚ÄĚ) and the encore of 2017's Christmas in Tinseltown (the story of ‚ÄúWhite Christmas‚ÄĚ), both written by Julio Martinez.¬† Also featured is the holiday music of Al Jarreau and Jane Fuller.

KPFK Arts In Review Holiday Special Debuts This Month Photo KPFK Arts In Review Holiday Special Debuts This Month
by Stephi Wild - Dec 14, 2021

KPFK Radio's Arts in Review, Los Angeles's longest-running radio showcase on live theater and cabaret, presents its annual Holiday Special, featuring the AIR Repertory Players under the direction of Irene Arranga, highlighted by the premiere of Christmastime in the City (the story of ‚ÄúSilver Bells‚ÄĚ) and the encore of Christmas in Tinseltown (the story of ‚ÄúWhite Christmas‚ÄĚ), both written by Julio Martinez.¬† Also featured is the holiday music of Al Jarreau.

Virginia Arts Festival Presents Marie Osmond Photo Virginia Arts Festival Presents Marie Osmond
by Nicole Rosky - Nov 29, 2021

Multiple gold and platinum selling artist Marie Osmond is spreading the holiday cheer to Norfolk on December 13th at Chrysler Hall! Featuring special guests David Osmond and America’s Got Talent finalist Daniel Emmet, fans will delight in the festive performance featuring holiday tunes and music from Marie’s newest album Unexpected. Tickets are on sale now and available by phone at 757-282-2822 or online at vafest.org.

Vegas Comedian Don Barnhart Returns To Laff's Comedy Café In Tucson Thanksgiving Wee Photo Vegas Comedian Don Barnhart Returns To Laff's Comedy Café In Tucson Thanksgiving Weekend
by Gigi Gervais - Nov 14, 2021

Taking time off from his nightly show at Delirious Comedy Club in Las Vegas, standup comedian Don Barnhart brings his unique form of hilarity back to Tucson's premier comedy club November 26th & 27th.

Wake Up With BWW 11/8: MTI's ALL TOGETHER NOW! Begins This Week, and More Photo Wake Up With BWW 11/8: MTI's ALL TOGETHER NOW! Begins This Week, and More
by - Nov 8, 2021

Today's top stories include MTI's All Together Now! which will be performed at theatres around the world beginning this week. This worldwide fundraising event celebrates the return of live theatre and allows organizations around the world to locally produce and perform an exclusive musical revue featuring songs from MTI's beloved shows.

Photos: The Hollywood Museum Pays Homage To Bob Hope And The US Veterans Unable to be Photo Photos: The Hollywood Museum Pays Homage To Bob Hope And The US Veterans Unable to be Saluted During The 75th Anniversary of WWII
by Gigi Gervais - Nov 7, 2021

Bob Hope was quoted as saying that the greatest honor he ever received was to be made an honorary veteran. It was that unique relationship between Bob Hope and ‚ÄúThe Greatest Generation,‚ÄĚ by way of the USO, that the Hollywood Museum is currently highlighting in their Lobby.

Hershey Area Playhouse Announces 2022 Season Photo Hershey Area Playhouse Announces 2022 Season
by Stephi Wild - Nov 5, 2021

Hershey Area Playhouse has announced its schedule of theater for its 2022 season.  Learn more about the full season lineup!

Wake Up With BWW 11/5: Ariana Grande & Cynthia Erivo to Lead WICKED Movie & More Photo Wake Up With BWW 11/5: Ariana Grande & Cynthia Erivo to Lead WICKED Movie & More
by - Nov 5, 2021

Today's top stories include the long-awaiting casting for the upcoming Wicked movie! It was announced yesterday that the film will be led by Ariana Grande as Glinda, and Cynthia Erivo as Elphaba.

BWW Feature: ROSE KINGSLEY: THE DIVA AND THE ASTRONAUT FAIRY TALES DO COME TRUE to be Photo BWW Feature: ROSE KINGSLEY: THE DIVA AND THE ASTRONAUT FAIRY TALES DO COME TRUE to be performed at Summerlin Performing Arts Center
by Debbie Hall - Nov 1, 2021

Opera diva Rose Kingsley now shares her operatic training, 4-octave range singing jazz around the world. She is making a stop in Las Vegas performing The Diva and The Astronaut Fairy Tales Do Come True at the Summerlin Library on Nov. 7.

BWW Feature: OPERA IN AMERICA AND ABROAD at Home Computer Screens Photo BWW Feature: OPERA IN AMERICA AND ABROAD at Home Computer Screens
by Maria Nockin - Oct 9, 2021

Tour members meet on the Flying Opera Magic Carpet for a week of American and international performances. Our first stop is at San Francisco Opera, for Fidelio by Ludwig van Beethoven online October 14, 17, and 30, 2021. Cost- $25.

BWW Review: With EXTRA!  EXTRA! At The Triad Scott Raneri Proves He Can Play The Lead Photo BWW Review: With EXTRA! EXTRA! At The Triad Scott Raneri Proves He Can Play The Lead
by Stephen Mosher - Sep 26, 2021

With power notes like the ones displayed in his new show, Scott Raneri is completely cast-able in musical theater, which is most of what he talks about in his show about being an extra.

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