Los Angeles Master Chorale Has Announced Their 2020-21 Season Los Angeles Master Chorale Has Announced Their 2020-21 Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2020

The Los Angeles Master Chorale, led by Grant Gershon, Kiki & David Gindler Artistic Director, today announced its 2020-21 season that showcases the immense power of voices united in song, including monumental testaments to the power of music by Bach, Haydn, and Handel; an exploration of American music; and a program that features newly appointed Swan Family Artist-in-Residence Reena Esmail's inspiring I Rise: Women in Song. This is a season that opens hearts to the glory of singing and celebrates the expression of spirituality through music. (more...)

Houston Grand Opera Will Present 68th World Premiere with HGOco-Commissioned MARIAN'S SONG Houston Grand Opera Will Present 68th World Premiere with HGOco-Commissioned MARIAN'S SONG
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2020

Houston Grand Opera (HGO) will present its 68th world premiere Marian's Song, composed by Damien Sneed to a libretto by Deborah D.E.E.P Mouton, Houston's poet laureate emeritus. The opera will run for two nights only, March 5 and 6 in the Cullen Theater of the Wortham Theater Center, both at 7 p.m. (more...)

Viola Davis to Play Michelle Obama in New Showtime Series FIRST LADIES Viola Davis to Play Michelle Obama in New Showtime Series FIRST LADIES
by TV News Desk - Feb 5, 2020

SHOWTIME has given a series order to the first season of the hour-long drama FIRST LADIES, starring and executive produced by Oscar, Emmy and Tony® winner Viola Davis, who will play former first lady Michelle Obama. Produced by SHOWTIME and Lionsgate Television, the series will also be executive produced by Julius Tennon, Oscar winner Cathy Schulman (Crash, Five Feet Apart), Jeff Gaspin (Rhythm + Flow, L.A.'s Finest), Brad Kaplan (Mr. Church) and author Aaron Cooley (Four Seats: A Thriller of the Supreme Court), who created the series and will write. The announcement was made today by Jana Winograde, President of Entertainment, Showtime Networks Inc. (more...)

Ben Vereen to Receive Lifetime Achievement Award at Broadway Beacon Awards Gala Ben Vereen to Receive Lifetime Achievement Award at Broadway Beacon Awards Gala
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2020

On Monday, March 16 at their annual Broadway Beacon Awards Gala at The JW Marriot Essex House (160 Central Park South), leading NYC arts education nonprofit Inside Broadway (Executive Director, Michael Presser) will honor Tony Award-winning actor, dancer & singer Ben Vereen with a Lifetime Achievement Award (last year, stage icon Chita Rivera received the first-ever Lifetime Achievement Award). (more...)

The GR Symphony Presents PETER AND THE WOLF On Saturday! The GR Symphony Presents PETER AND THE WOLF On Saturday!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2020

In 1936, Russian composer Sergei Prokofiev was invited by Central Children's Theater in Moscow to write a new musical symphony to cultivate a?oemusical tastes in children from their first years of school.a?? (more...)

Meet the Cast of GRAND HORIZONS - Now in Previews on Broadway! Meet the Cast of GRAND HORIZONS - Now in Previews on Broadway!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 20, 2019

Grand Horizons is now in previews on Broadway!  Grand Horizons will play a strictly limited 10-week engagement, and officially open on January 23, 2020 at The Hayes Theater (240 West 44th Street). (more...)

KPFK's Arts Review Premieres CHURCHILL AND ROOSEVELT AT CHRISTMAS Radio Play KPFK's Arts Review Premieres CHURCHILL AND ROOSEVELT AT CHRISTMAS Radio Play
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2019

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, this year's Holiday dramatizations include the premiere of Churchill and Roosevelt at Christmas, written by Julio Martinez, and an encore presentation of Christmas in Tinseltown (the story of the creation of a?oeWhite Christmasa??). Also featured is the holiday music of Al Jarreau, Jane Fuller and guitarist AnnaMaria.  Hosted by entertainment journalist Julio Martinez, the program airs Wednesday, Dec 25 (9 to 10am­­­­­­­­­­), on KPFK 90.7.FM, streamed live worldwide on kpfk.org.  (more...)

KPFK's Arts In Review Holiday Drama Special Presents Premiere Of  CHURCHILL AND ROOSEVELT AT CHRISTMAS KPFK's Arts In Review Holiday Drama Special Presents Premiere Of  CHURCHILL AND ROOSEVELT AT CHRISTMAS
by BWW News Desk - Dec 11, 2019

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, this year's Holiday dramatizations include the premiere of Churchill and Roosevelt at Christmas, written by Julio Martinez, and an encore presentation of Christmas in Tinseltown (the story of the creation of a?oeWhite Christmasa??). Also featured is the holiday music of Al Jarreau, Jane Fuller and guitarist AnnaMaria.  Hosted by entertainment journalist Julio Martinez, the program airs Wednesday, Dec 25 (9 to 10am­­­­­­­­­­), on KPFK 90.7.FM, streamed live worldwide on kpfk.org. (more...)

Broadway Night Will Host MT Shorts to Celebrate the Release of New Musical Short Film JUMP Broadway Night Will Host MT Shorts to Celebrate the Release of New Musical Short Film JUMP
by BWW News Desk - Nov 20, 2019

Broadway Night, the monthly musical theatre cabaret, will host MT Shorts to celebrate the release of their new musical short film JUMP, filmed in partnership with Atlanta Workshop Players (AWP) and penned by 2019 Jonathan Larson Grant Recipient Andy Roninson at Prohibition on Sunday November 24th at 8:30 PM. (more...)

The Town Hall Has Created the Lena Horne Prize for Artists Creating Social Impact The Town Hall Has Created the Lena Horne Prize for Artists Creating Social Impact
by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2019

The Town Hall today announced the inaugural Lena Horne Prize for Artists Creating Social Impact, the first major entertainment award to be named after a woman of color, honoring excellence at the intersection of arts and activism. The award, named after the celebrated actress, singer and activist Lena Horne, will recognize today's leading artists that are using their platform to promote awareness and create social change, and will be presented to the soon-to-be-announced recipient at an event at The Town Hall, a national historic landmark, in February 2020. (more...)

Ben McKenzie Completes the Cast of Broadway's GRAND HORIZONS Ben McKenzie Completes the Cast of Broadway's GRAND HORIZONS
by BWW News Desk - Nov 12, 2019

Second Stage Theater (Carole Rothman, President and Artistic Director; Casey Reitz, Executive Director) has announced Ben McKenzie (Ben) will complete the cast of Bess Wohl's GRAND HORIZONS. The production will mark his Broadway debut. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Ben Vereen Receives Gold Coast Art Center's Lifetime Achievement Award Photo Coverage: Ben Vereen Receives Gold Coast Art Center's Lifetime Achievement Award
by Stephen Sorokoff - Nov 8, 2019

Internationally acclaimed superstar Ben Vereen received the Gold Coast Arts Center's Lifetime Achievement Award at an opening night reception of the Gold Coast International Film Festival on Monday, November 4, 2019 at the Krasnoff Theater at Tilles Center in Brookville, New York (more...)

Washington Stage Guild Presents HARD TIMES By Charles Dickens Washington Stage Guild Presents HARD TIMES By Charles Dickens
by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 2019

The Washington Stage Guild continues its season of great writers with a vividly theatrical adaptation of one of Charles Dickens's novels, Hard Times. Dickens's tale of love, loss, and circus folk is set against the backdrop of Industrial Revolution England. This clever version, in which four actors play dozens of characters, has not been seen in Washington for over two decades! (more...)

PBS KIDS to Premiere XAVIER RIDDLE AND THE SECRET MUSEUM on November 11 PBS KIDS to Premiere XAVIER RIDDLE AND THE SECRET MUSEUM on November 11
by TV News Desk - Oct 16, 2019

Beginning Monday, November 11, young adventurers will get to go back in time to meet some of the world's most inspiring historical figures – when they were kids – and learn about the character skills that helped shape their vision and lead to their success. XAVIER RIDDLE AND THE SECRET MUSEUM, a new animated adventure-comedy series based on the New York Times bestselling children's book series, Ordinary People Change the World, by Brad Meltzer and illustrator Christopher Eliopoulos, debuts with five back-to-back episodes on PBS stations nationwide (check local listings), the PBS KIDS 24/7 channel and PBS KIDS digital platforms. (more...)

Netflix's THE PROM Adaptation Adds Kerry Washington Netflix's THE PROM Adaptation Adds Kerry Washington
by TV News Desk - Oct 10, 2019

According to The Hollywood Reporter, 'Scandal' star and Broadway vet Kerry Washington has joined the cast of 'The Prom,' a Netflix adaptation of the hit Broadway musical. The cast already includes heavy-hitters like Meryl Streep and Nicole Kidman. (more...)

Ben Vereen to Receive Gold Coast Arts Center's Lifetime Achievement Award Ben Vereen to Receive Gold Coast Arts Center's Lifetime Achievement Award
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2019

Internationally acclaimed superstar Ben Vereen will receive the Gold Coast Arts Center's Lifetime Achievement Award at an opening night reception of the Gold Coast International Film Festival on Monday, November 4, 2019 at 6 p.m. at the Krasnoff Theater at Tilles Center in Brookville, New York according to Regina Gil, founder and executive director of the multi-cultural, nonprofit arts organization. (more...)

BWW Review: FALSE WITNESS: THE TRIAL OF HUMANITY'S CONSCIENCE At ReinART Productions BWW Review: FALSE WITNESS: THE TRIAL OF HUMANITY'S CONSCIENCE At ReinART Productions
by Zoe Burke - Sep 12, 2019

In a hypothetical eternal court, Hitler is tried for his crimes against humanity. His defense? Martin Luther. The prosecutor? Anne Frank. So begins False Witness: The Trial of Humanity's Conscience by Robert Krakow, currently running at The Swan Theatre. (more...)

Viola Davis Will Play Michelle Obama in FIRST LADIES Viola Davis Will Play Michelle Obama in FIRST LADIES
by TV News Desk - Aug 26, 2019

Variety reports that Academy Award-winning actress Viola Davis will play former First Lady Michelle Obama in a new Showtime series called 'First Ladies.' Aaron Cooley will write and executive produce. (more...)

SHE'S HISTORY! Comes to The Lounge Theatre SHE'S HISTORY! Comes to The Lounge Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2019

SHE'S HISTORY! the longest running solo play in Los Angeles, celebrates Women's Equality Day with ONE Performance, and honors our unknown, unheralded and forgotten heroines past and present. (more...)

MT Shorts Partners With Atlanta Workshop Players On New Musical Short Film MT Shorts Partners With Atlanta Workshop Players On New Musical Short Film
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2019

MT Shorts announces its new partnership with Atlanta Workshop Players (AWP), filming an original musical short film penned by 2019 Jonathan Larson Grant Recipient Andy Roninson and featuring the students of AWP. (more...)

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