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Plowshares Theatre Company Presents HASTINGS STREET Virtual Concert Photo Plowshares Theatre Company Presents HASTINGS STREET Virtual Concert
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2020

Michigan's only professional African American Theatre, Plowshares Theatre Company, presents a virtual concert of songs from an original musical set in Detroit's past. The play, Hastings Street, is a work in progress set in 1949 at the cusp of the order to tear down Black Bottom, the segregated Black community that was once where I-75 is now.

Plowshares Theatre Company Receives $33,000 From Community Foundation For Southeaster Photo Plowshares Theatre Company Receives $33,000 From Community Foundation For Southeastern Michigan
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2020

Because of the coronavirus, Plowshares Theatre Company was forced to cancel the remainder of its 2020 performance season. The cancellation of the show and other programming has the potential to cost the theatre as much as $200,000 in revenue. But then came a message of support from the Community Foundation for Southeastern Michigan.

Plowshares Theatre Company Announces New Board Member Photo Plowshares Theatre Company Announces New Board Member
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2020

Michigan's only professional African American Theatre, Plowshares Theatre Company, announces the appointment of Lauren Hood to its Board of Directors, effective immediately. The appointment fills one of two vacancies on the Board and brings the total number of Board members to five.

TOO HOT TO HANDEL: THE JAZZ-GOSPEL MESSIAH is Coming to the Auditorium Theatre Photo TOO HOT TO HANDEL: THE JAZZ-GOSPEL MESSIAH is Coming to the Auditorium Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2020

The Auditorium Theatre's signature production Too Hot to Handel: The Jazz-Gospel Messiah celebrates 15 years in Chicago, and is one of the first performances to kick off the Year of Chicago Music, on January 18 and 19, 2020, in addition to a special Student Matinee performance on January 17. The jazz-gospel twist on George Frideric Handel's classic Messiah oratorio premiered at the Auditorium in 2006, and has been inspiring and uplifting audiences ever since.

Lou Diamond Phillips, RJ Mitte, ICE-T, Carrot Top, Brian Evans Present 'Soccer Jazz S Photo Lou Diamond Phillips, RJ Mitte, ICE-T, Carrot Top, Brian Evans Present 'Soccer Jazz Song'
by TV News Desk - Nov 25, 2019

Brian Evans, known for such thematic songs as 'At Fenway,' co-starring William Shatner, and 'Creature at The Bates Motel,' a Halloween music video co-starring comedian Carrot Top, has written the first jazz song ever to be recorded about the game of soccer (aka, football / fútbol in many countries worldwide).

TOO HOT TO HANDEL Celebrates 15 Years In Chicago Photo TOO HOT TO HANDEL Celebrates 15 Years In Chicago
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2019

The Auditorium Theatre's signature production Too Hot to Handel: The Jazz-Gospel Messiah celebrates 15 years in Chicago, and is one of the first performances to kick off the Year of Chicago Music, on January 18 and 19, 2020, in addition to a special Student Matinee performance on January 17. The jazz-gospel twist on George Frideric Handel's classic Messiah oratorio premiered at the Auditorium in 2006, and has been inspiring and uplifting audiences ever since.

BWW Review: GUESS WHO'S COMING TO DINNER at Richardson Theatre Centre Photo BWW Review: GUESS WHO'S COMING TO DINNER at Richardson Theatre Centre
by Kathleen Anwar - Jun 14, 2019

High-minded ideals are put to the test in Guess Who's Coming to Dinner, a play with a refreshing yet familiar take on race and interracial relationships.

Lunatic Theatre And Richardson Theatre Centre Come Together To Bring A Classic To The Photo Lunatic Theatre And Richardson Theatre Centre Come Together To Bring A Classic To The Local Stage
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2019

Made famous by Spencer Tracy, Katherine Hepburn and Sidney Poitier, the film produced in 1967, GUESS WHO'S COMING TO DINNER became an instant classic.  Tackling the controversial topic of interracial marriage, GWCTD remains relevant today.  Expertly adapted for the stage by Todd Kreidler, William Rose's screenplay doesn't lose any of it's warmth, humor, grit and love. 

BBC America Expands Record-Breaking Professional Darts Coverage Photo BBC America Expands Record-Breaking Professional Darts Coverage
by TV News Desk - Dec 5, 2018

BBC AMERICA today announced the expansion of its highly successful broadcast and streaming of Professional Darts, adding the 2018/2019 World Darts Championship from London's sold-out Alexandra Palace from December 13 to January 1. The best matches of the week will air Sunday mornings from 9:00am-12:00pm ET. BBCA will stream a record 111 hours live on BBC America.com. The Final will air in primetime on BBC AMERICA on Tuesday, January 1 at 9:30pm ET following the Doctor Who New Year's Day special. 

Crooner Brian Evans to Record First Ever Spanish Song, 'Cocodrilo,' Written by Andres Photo Crooner Brian Evans to Record First Ever Spanish Song, 'Cocodrilo,' Written by Andres Venegas
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2018

Brian Evans, who Grammy Magazine has called one of the top five crooners of this generation, will record the first Spanish sung song of his career.

Brian Evans to Release New Soccer Song Worldwide Photo Brian Evans to Release New Soccer Song Worldwide
by TV News Desk - Oct 2, 2018

Brian Evans, the singer known for his music videos 'At Fenway,' with William Shatner, and 'Creature at The Bates Motel,' which features comedian Carrot Top, will release his new sports-themed song, 'The Beautiful Game,' on Oct. 2, 2018.  

Scottsdale Center For The Performing Arts Announces 2018��"19 Season Photo Scottsdale Center For The Performing Arts Announces 2018��"19 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2018

Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts' Live & Local Fridays concert series opens on Sept. 7 and showcases eight Arizona groups spanning rockabilly-honky tonk, indie-folk, African rhythms, blues, hip-hop, folk-rock, jazz, indie-rock and pop on Friday evenings through Sept. 28.

Countdown Begins To Mandalay Bay Resort And Casino's Darts Extravaganza Photo Countdown Begins To Mandalay Bay Resort And Casino's Darts Extravaganza
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2018

THE most colourful and energetic audience in Las Vegas is preparing their fancy dress and '180 card' messages ahead of the return of darts' biggest names to the Strip from July 5-7.

BWW Review: HOLIDAY INN at ARTS Theatre Photo BWW Review: HOLIDAY INN at ARTS Theatre
by Barry Lenny - Jun 12, 2018

This is a show that will delight any musical theatre aficionado.

TOO HOT TO HANDEL: THE JAZZ-GOSPEL MESSIAH Comes to The Auditorium Theatre Photo TOO HOT TO HANDEL: THE JAZZ-GOSPEL MESSIAH Comes to The Auditorium Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2018

On January 13 and 14, 2018, the Auditorium Theatre presents the 13th annual performance of Too Hot to Handel: The Jazz-Gospel Messiah. Traditionally held on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day weekend, Too Hot celebrates Dr. King's message of 'beloved community.'

TOO HOT TO HANDEL: The Jazz-Gospel Messiah Celebrates Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Photo TOO HOT TO HANDEL: The Jazz-Gospel Messiah Celebrates Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2018

On January 13 and 14, 2018, the Auditorium Theatre presents the 13th annual performance of Too Hot to Handel: The Jazz-Gospel Messiah. Traditionally held on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day weekend, Too Hot celebrates Dr. King's message of 'beloved community.' The show features acclaimed soloists Rodrick Dixon, Alfreda Burke, and Karen Marie Richardson; legendary Detroit pianist Alvin Waddles; a choir of over 100 members led by Bill Fraher, director of concert choirs at Old St. Patrick's Church; a chamber orchestra conducted by Suzanne Mallare Acton, the assistant music director at Michigan Opera Theatre in Detroit, MI; and a world-class jazz band featuring electric bass, electric guitar, string bass, and more. Too Hot, which was originally conceived by conductor Marin Alsop and arranged by Bob Christianson and Gary Anderson, puts a twist on George Frideric Handel's classic oratorio, infusing the music with jazz, gospel, rock, and blues.

TOO HOT TO HANDEL: THE JAZZ-GOSPEL MESSIAH Comes to The Auditorium Theatre Photo TOO HOT TO HANDEL: THE JAZZ-GOSPEL MESSIAH Comes to The Auditorium Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 8, 2018

On January 13 and 14, 2018, the Auditorium Theatre presents the 13th annual performance of Too Hot to Handel: The Jazz-Gospel Messiah. Traditionally held on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day weekend, Too Hot celebrates Dr. King's message of 'beloved community.'

Winners Announced For The 2017 BroadwayWorld Dallas Awards; Firehouse's PIPPIN Wins B Photo Winners Announced For The 2017 BroadwayWorld Dallas Awards; Firehouse's PIPPIN Wins Best Musical!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 2, 2018

The votes have been counted... Check out the fill list of winners for the 2017 BWW Regional Awards!

Vote For the 2017 BroadwayWorld Dallas Awards; Just One Week Left! Photo Vote For the 2017 BroadwayWorld Dallas Awards; Just One Week Left!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 22, 2017

The 2017 awards honor productions which opened between October 1, 2016 and September 30, 2017. Nominations were completely reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended October 31, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors.

Vote For the 2017 BroadwayWorld Dallas Awards; Just Two Weeks Left! Photo Vote For the 2017 BroadwayWorld Dallas Awards; Just Two Weeks Left!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2017

The 2017 awards honor productions which opened between October 1, 2016 and September 30, 2017. Nominations were completely reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended October 31, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors.

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