Atwood Magazine Premieres Clara Baker's MIDDLE OF THE NIGHTAtwood Magazine Premieres Clara Baker's MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2019

Seasons change, we rise and we fall, and our goal is to learn to appreciate these fleeting moments. These thoughts spun through the mind of Portland songwriter Clara Baker as she was recording her new album, Things to Burn. Produced by avant-folk experimentalist Shane Leonard (Kalispell, Field Report), the album was recorded in Shane's mother's house in the tiny village of Merton, Wisconsin. Joined by two stellar roots musicians, Courtney Hartman (Della Mae) and Zachariah Hickman (Josh Ritter, Ray Lamontagne), Baker recorded the album live to tape, no isolation booths, no cutting in-and-out of vocal takes, no headphones, pushing herself and the players to experience the music in the moment. Fellow Portland songwriters Jeffrey Martin andAnna Tivel stopped in while on tour through Wisconsin and added harmonies and fiddle to a song; there was a relaxed feeling to the days, and an emphasis on collaboration amongst the players. Recording engineer Brian Joseph (Bon Iver, Sufjan Stevens) trucked over his studio in a U-Haul, and they all set up in the living room, taking the chance that a live performance without the cushion of a recording studio would lead to the best possible performances.  “There's an authenticity to a live performance that I wanted to recreate with this recording,” Baker says. “The experience of recording that way changes the way the music sounds. We set up this experience intentionally to have us be really focused on being in the moment. It was an emotional experience.” (more...)

BWW Review: A Razor-Sharp SCISSORHANDS - A MUSICAL Totally Slays!!!BWW Review: A Razor-Sharp SCISSORHANDS - A MUSICAL Totally Slays!!!
by Gil Kaan - Dec 15, 2018

Rockwell Table & Stage currently houses The Fuse Project's stunning, STUNNING production of SCISSORHANDS - A MUSICAL. Co-written by Kate Pazakis and Bradley Bredeweg (who also directs), the 1990 hit film Edward Scissorhands receives the Pazakis/Bredeweg Midas touch, updating the movie with gender-bending, social issues consciousness, and, as they both are known for including - incredible vocals. (more...)

Anna Tivel's FENCELINE And Liz Brasher's LOVE FEASTS Featured On NPR's Heavy RotationAnna Tivel's FENCELINE And Liz Brasher's LOVE FEASTS Featured On NPR's Heavy Rotation
by BWW News Desk - Dec 3, 2018

Anna Tivel's 'Fenceline', the first single from her new album The Question coming on Portland, Oregon's Fluff and Gravy Records on April 19th, 2019, was recently a Rolling Stone 'Song You Need To Know' and has been featured on NPR this weekend with OPB Music's Jerad Walker saying Tivel 'has long been adept at writing arresting but sparse songs, anchored by vivid storytelling lyrics that showcase her uncanny ability to paint landscapes with words...and 'Fenceline' is no exception. With the help of producer and multi-instrumentalist Shane Leonard and engineer Brian Joseph (Bon Iver, Sufjan Stevens), Tivel has crafted a truly goosebump-inducing soundscape.' Find the press release on Anna Tivel's new record HERE. (more...)

The 3rd CRxEATIVITY Festival Date Is AnnouncedThe 3rd CRxEATIVITY Festival Date Is Announced
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2018

After two successful festivals that saw 200+ attendees, CRxEATIVITY is pleased to announce their 3rd edition will be focusing on 'healing through creativity' on Saturday, December 1, 2018. The Red Carpet affair will see 30+ local artists, filmmakers, and performers and will be benefiting the Cancer Support Community in Pasadena, California. (more...)

Joan Baez, Mary Chapin Carpenter and Indigo Girls Join Forces in Four Voices at Massey Hall
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2017

Legendary artists and long-time friends Joan Baez, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Indigo Girls Amy Ray and Emily Saliers announced that they will share the stage in a special group performance as Four Voices in June. (more...)

Brill Publishing Declares Journal of Greek Linguistics an Open Access Publication
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2016

Brill, the international scholarly publisher, is pleased to announce that the Journal of Greek Linguistics, which is indexed by Scopus and Web of Science, has become a full Open Access publication. To help the journal transition to a full gold Open Access journal, Brill will sponsor the journal by setting the Article Publication Charge (APC) at a lower rate for the first three years and by waiving the charges for authors unable to raise the funds for publication. APCs will be charged for all new submissions to the journal. In addition to the current volume, all back volumes will now be freely available. (more...)

Michael & Brian Hajjar Set for 54 Below, Today
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2015

54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents Michael & Brian Hajjar in 'Hajjar Hooligans' on May 23rd 2015 at 11:30 pm. While studying musical theatre at NYU Steinhardt, identical twins Michael and Brian Hajjar have performed in main stage collegiate productions, off-Broadway, in a cappella groups, and more. Join them as they celebrate the end of their collegiate musical theatre adventure and the beginning of an unforgettable night full of music and laughter at 54 Below! (more...)

The Hajjar Hooligans to Play 54 Below, Today
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2015

54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, presents Bergen County's Michael & Brian Hajjar in 'Hajjar Hooligans' on May 23rd 2015 at 11:30 pm. (more...)

The Hajjar Hooligans to Play 54 Below, 5/23
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2015

54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, presents Bergen County's Michael & Brian Hajjar in 'Hajjar Hooligans' on May 23rd 2015 at 11:30 pm. (more...)

Michael & Brian Hajjar Set for 54 Below, 5/23
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2015

54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents Michael & Brian Hajjar in 'Hajjar Hooligans' on May 23rd 2015 at 11:30 pm. While studying musical theatre at NYU Steinhardt, identical twins Michael and Brian Hajjar have performed in main stage collegiate productions, off-Broadway, in a cappella groups, and more. Join them as they celebrate the end of their collegiate musical theatre adventure and the beginning of an unforgettable night full of music and laughter at 54 Below! (more...)

BWW Reviews: SCLA's Jazz-Age ROMEO AND JULIET is an Electric Affair
by Ellen Dostal - Jul 14, 2014

It is a chilling conclusion when Kimberly Scott repeats the text of the prologue again at the end of ROMEO AND JULIET while standing over the dead bodies of the lovers. You can hear the bitter warning in her voice as she slowly looks from one end of the stage to the other at two fathers who have paid the price of their feud in blood. As her weighty words hang in the air, the lights dim and Shakespeare Center of Los Angeles's magnificent production fades out. (more...)

THE SHADOW BOX and The Hard Road Trio Set for Black Box Theatre, 5/9-11 & Today
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2013

Las Cruces High School presents 'The Shadow Box' written by Michael Cristofer and directed by Charles Le Cocq runs May 9 - 11 at the Black Box Theatre, 430 N Downtown Mall in Las Cruces. The performances are Thursday - Saturday, May 9 - 11 at 7:00 p.m. (more...)

THE SHADOW BOX and The Hard Road Trio Set for Black Box Theatre, 5/9-11 & 5/17
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2013

Las Cruces High School presents 'The Shadow Box' written by Michael Cristofer and directed by Charles Le Cocq runs May 9 - 11 at the Black Box Theatre, 430 N Downtown Mall in Las Cruces. The performances are Thursday - Saturday, May 9 - 11 at 7:00 p.m. (more...)

Actors Forum Theatre Presents DEJA VU2, Now thru 2/17
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2013

Actors Forum Theatre presents Deja vu2, fresh from an engagement at the world famous Magic Castle, International Magic Champion Brian Joseph Ochab and notable stage and film personality Brandon Scott have combined their magical talents to present a mind-bending audience experience - - a unique blend of comedy, mischief and wonder. Directed and produced by Harry Evry. (more...)

Lyle Lovett Joins MUCH ADO at Kirk Douglas Theatre, 12/10
by BWW News Desk - Dec 10, 2010

Lyle Lovett joins the cast of 'Much Ado About Nothing' beginning December 10 at the Kirk Douglas Theatre. The performing company of 18 actors and musicians include Chris Butler, Ramon De Ocampo, Dawn-Lyen Gardner, Grace Gummer, Helen Hunt, Tom Irwin, Brian Joseph, Greta Jung, Geoffrey Lower, Anthony Manough, Dakin Matthews, Stephen Root, Jared Sakren, Fred Sanders, David Ogden Stiers, Sara Watkins and Sean Watkins. (more...)

Lyle Lovett Joins MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING Cast At Kirk Douglas Theater
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2010

Lyle Lovett joins the cast of "Much Ado About Nothing" beginning December 10 at the Kirk Douglas Theatre. The performing company of 18 actors and musicians include Chris Butler, Ramon De Ocampo, Dawn-Lyen Gardner, Grace Gummer, Helen Hunt, Tom Irwin, Brian Joseph, Greta Jung, Geoffrey Lower, Anthony Manough, Dakin Matthews, Stephen Root, Jared Sakren, Fred Sanders, David Ogden Stiers, Sara Watkins and Sean Watkins. (more...)

Lyle Lovett Joins MUCH ADO at Kirk Douglas Theatre, 12/10
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2010

Lyle Lovett joins the cast of 'Much Ado About Nothing' beginning December 10 at the Kirk Douglas Theatre. The performing company of 18 actors and musicians include Chris Butler, Ramon De Ocampo, Dawn-Lyen Gardner, Grace Gummer, Helen Hunt, Tom Irwin, Brian Joseph, Greta Jung, Geoffrey Lower, Anthony Manough, Dakin Matthews, Stephen Root, Jared Sakren, Fred Sanders, David Ogden Stiers, Sara Watkins and Sean Watkins. (more...)

'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for April 14th, 2010
by Paul W. Thompson - Apr 14, 2010

The latest in unauthorized gossip and buzz from the heart of Chicago's showtune video bars, and musical theater news from Chicago to New York. 'Billy Elliot,' 'The Addams Family,' 'Million Dollar Quartet,' Theater Wit, 'Bloom,' Sutton Foster, more..... (more...)

Photo Flash: About Productions' BLEEDING THROUGH
by BWW News Desk - Oct 29, 2009

About Productions presents the World Premiere of Bleeding Through, co-written and co-directed by Theresa Chavez and Rose Portillo. The production, inspired by and adapted from Klein's highly praised inventive novella of the same name, opens Saturday, October 31 at Shakespeare Festival/LA in Downtown Los Angeles and runs through November 22 and the first production photos have been released. (more...)