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Zakir Hussain Joins Forces with Dave Holland to Explore Jazz & Indian Music's Intersections at Chan CentreZakir Hussain Joins Forces with Dave Holland to Explore Jazz & Indian Music's Intersections at Chan Centre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2017

The Chan Centre for the Performing Arts at the University of British Columbia (UBC) presents Crosscurrents, a collaboration by virtuoso musicians Zakir Hussain and Dave Holland on October 28 at 8pm in the Chan Shun Concert Hall. Hussain, the world's foremost tabla master, joins forces with Holland bandleader, composer, and 2017 NEA Jazz Master bassist alongside a stellar quintet including saxophonist Chris Potter and vocalist Shankar Mahadevan. Together, the ensemble will explore the fascinating artistic intersections between jazz and Indian music, and bridge two genres seemingly worlds apart. (more...)

Irish Supergroup The Gloaming Returns with Haunting New Works at Chan CentreIrish Supergroup The Gloaming Returns with Haunting New Works at Chan Centre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2017

The Chan Centre for the Performing Arts at the University of British Columbia (UBC) announces the anticipated return of The Gloaming, Ireland's acclaimed folk supergroup, October 15 at 7pm in the Chan Shun Concert Hall. The revered Celtic-American ensemble will captivate audiences with evocative sean-nos (solo unaccompanied singing) and stirring, melancholic melodies, sharing their signature musical alchemy of ancient tradition and contemporary experimentation. (more...)

Chan Centre presents an Evening with Activist & Graphic-Novelist Kate EvansChan Centre presents an Evening with Activist & Graphic-Novelist Kate Evans
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2017

The Chan Centre for the Performing Arts at the University of British Columbia (UBC) presents Kate Evans: Threads, an evening with Evans, the acclaimed author, cartoonist, and activist on September 29 at 7:30pm in the Telus Studio Theatre as part of the Beyond Words series. Evans will reveal accounts of hope and hardship from France's Calais refugee camp as told in her 2017 graphic novel Threads: From the Refugee Crisis. With projected images from her book as the backdrop, and musical accompaniment by Iranian-Canadian hand drummer Hamin Honari, Evans will share a reading followed by a thought-provoking panel discussion. (more...)

VIDEO: Every Little Thing Is Gonna Be 'Alt-Right' in Randy Rainbow's Latest ParodyVIDEO: Every Little Thing Is Gonna Be 'Alt-Right' in Randy Rainbow's Latest Parody
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2017

In his newest song parody, Randy Rainbow examines the firing of former White House Chief of Staff and Breitbart founder Steve Bannon. Check it out below! (more...)

Seattle Women's & Men's Choruses Set New Season with Special Guest Randy RainbowSeattle Women's & Men's Choruses Set New Season with Special Guest Randy Rainbow
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2017

Paul Caldwell leaps into his second season as artistic director for Seattle Men's Chorus (SMC) and Seattle Women's Chorus (SWC) with SWC's highly anticipated 15th Anniversary, a brassy sassy holiday concert, the arrival of Randy Rainbow at April's massive joint concert and an homage to Britain's 'queens' in all their forms. (more...)

Chan Centre to Kick Off 20th Season with Legendary Gospel CollaborationChan Centre to Kick Off 20th Season with Legendary Gospel Collaboration
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2017

The Chan Centre for the Performing Arts at UBC opens its 20th anniversary season on Saturday, September 23 at 8pm, welcoming The Blind Boys of Alabama with Ben Heppner to the Chan Shun Concert Hall. (more...)

Cast Announced for PERFECT ARRANGEMENTCast Announced for PERFECT ARRANGEMENT
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2017

Full casting was announced today for Pride Films and Plays' Chicago premiere of PERFECT ARRANGEMENT by Associate Artistic Director Derek Van Barham, who's directing the production. In Topher Payne's comedy, it's 1950, and new colors are being added to the Red Scare. Two U.S. State Department employees, Bob and Norma, have been tasked with identifying sexual deviants within their ranks. There's just one problem: Both Bob and Norma are gay, and have married each other's partners and moved next door to each other as a carefully constructed cover. Inspired by the true story of the earliest stirrings of the American gay rights movement, madcap classic sitcom-style laughs give way to provocative drama as two "All-American" couples are forced to stare down the closet door. (more...)

VIDEO: Randy Rainbow Breaks the Bad News to Scaramucci in NINE ParodyVIDEO: Randy Rainbow Breaks the Bad News to Scaramucci in NINE Parody
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2017

Randy Rainbow has a one-on-one with Scaramucci live on the air in his new song parody 'Sycophant Italiano,' set to 'Cinema Italiano' from NINE. Check it out below! (more...)

VIDEO: Randy Rainbow Investigates Donald Trump, Jr. Meeting with HAMILTON ParodyVIDEO: Randy Rainbow Investigates Donald Trump, Jr. Meeting with HAMILTON Parody
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2017

Randy Rainbow investigates what really went on in that meeting between Donald Trump, Jr. and a Russian attorney in his new song parody 'The Room Where It Happened,' set to the famous HAMILTON tune. Check it out below! (more...)

Chicago Humanities Festival Appoints Alison Cuddy Artistic DirectorChicago Humanities Festival Appoints Alison Cuddy Artistic Director
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2017

The Chicago Humanities Festival is pleased to announce the appointment of  Alison Cuddy as Marilynn Thoma Artistic Director.   Cuddy, formerly CHF's Associate Artistic Director, will transition into the position beginning August 1. Cuddy is already at work preparing CHF's 2018 Springfest and Fallfest themes.   (more...)

VIDEO: Randy Rainbow Takes On Trump's Recent Controversial Tweets in Latest ParodyVIDEO: Randy Rainbow Takes On Trump's Recent Controversial Tweets in Latest Parody
by TV News Desk - Jul 5, 2017

Randy Rainbow takes on President Trump's latest controversial tweets in his new parody 'Before He Tweets', set to the tune of the Carrie Underwood classic. Check it out below! (more...)

Scoop: REAL TIME WITH BILL MAHER on HBO  - Today, June 30, 2017Scoop: REAL TIME WITH BILL MAHER on HBO - Today, June 30, 2017
by TV Scoop - Jun 29, 2017

Get all the scoop on REAL TIME WITH BILL MAHER on HBO, airing on today, June 30, 2017! (more...)

VIDEO: Tell Me More! Randy Rainbow is Back Interviewing Comey and Sessions About Their RUSSIA TIESVIDEO: Tell Me More! Randy Rainbow is Back Interviewing Comey and Sessions About Their RUSSIA TIES
by Stage Tube - Jun 17, 2017

Randy Rainbow is a mastermind of musical parodies and he's back at it with a Congressional interrogation of Comey and Sessions, determined to find out the truth about Trump's ties to Russia. Check out his hilarious Grease themed inquiry below! (more...)

BWW Review: In Solo Debut, Robbie Rozelle Leaps Into the Spotlight and Insists That the 'Personality Piece' Is Not a Dead ArtBWW Review: In Solo Debut, Robbie Rozelle Leaps Into the Spotlight and Insists That the 'Personality Piece' Is Not a Dead Art
by Matthew Blank - Jun 13, 2017

The New York cabaret scene has found itself a new star, whether or not anyone was asking for it. Broadway album designer and social media demagog Robbie Rozelle, who has previously created solo shows for Melissa Errico and Kate Baldwin, decided it was finally Robbie's Turn and brought us SONGS FROM INSIDE MY LOCKER. When he regally ascended to the stage at Feinstein's/54 Below on June 9 as though he were the goddamn mayor's wife, it became immediately evident that this was a man set to lay it all out there for the enjoyment of the masses. (more...)

TRIPLE THREAT Returns with an Exciting New LineupTRIPLE THREAT Returns with an Exciting New Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2017

TRIPLE THREAT w/ Kimball Allen, the 90-minute Seattle variety talk show, is coming back to the Triple Door main stage on July 6th, 2017, for another all-star lineup of performances. Official guest lineup: (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2017

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Storytelling Show (MOSTLY) TRUE THINGS to Return to Port Jefferson This MonthStorytelling Show (MOSTLY) TRUE THINGS to Return to Port Jefferson This Month
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2017

(MOSTLY) TRUE THINGS, which recently played to a sold-out crowd at The PIT LOFT in Manhattan, will return to the Performing Arts Studio on June 17th. (more...)

VIDEO: Randy Rainbow Gives #Covfefe the Broadway Medley It DeservesVIDEO: Randy Rainbow Gives #Covfefe the Broadway Medley It Deserves
by BWW News Desk - Jun 2, 2017

You all saw the glorious explosion of creativity the echoed across the internet, prompted by President Trump's infamous #covfefe tweet. And now Randy Rainbow has used his latest musical parody to give #covfefe the Broadway medley it deserves. Check it out below! (more...)

VIDEO: Randy Rainbow Reviews Donald Trump's Mango Tour in Latest Parody!VIDEO: Randy Rainbow Reviews Donald Trump's Mango Tour in Latest Parody!
by Stage Tube - May 30, 2017

Will Donvita win through? Randy Rainbow decides in his latest musical parody, this time taking on the President's first foreign trip- or 'The Mango Tour'. Check out the full video below. (more...)

VIDEO: Randy Rainbow's Gets Help from Kermit for Latest Trump Parody - 'The Russian Connection'VIDEO: Randy Rainbow's Gets Help from Kermit for Latest Trump Parody - 'The Russian Connection'
by Stage Tube - May 15, 2017

Randy Rainbow is at it again with another song parody about Donald Trump. In his latest video, he parodies the famous Muppets song 'The Rainbow Connection' to be about Trump's questionable ties with Russia. (more...)

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