The TexARTS Professional Series presents the Broadway hit musical Xanadu, based on the 1980 Olivia Newton-John and Gene Kelly cult classic film. This hilarious story is very simple; a muse comes to Earth and inspires an artist to open a roller disco! Seriously. (more...)
FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club & Private Event Destination, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.54Below.com/Feinsteins or call (646) 476-3551. (more...)
On Monday, September 17th, members of the original Broadway cast and national tour of the musical Xanadu will reunite in concert at 54 Below. Set to reprise their roles are Jacob ben Widmar, Annie Golden, Curtis Holbrook, Anika Larsen, Kenita Miller, Elizabeth Stanley, Tony Roberts, Mary Testa, Andre Ward, and Max Von Essen. (more...)
ASCAP, the world leader in performing rights and advocacy for music creators, today announced that the 14th edition of its signature event, the ASCAP “I Create Music” EXPO, will return to the Loews Hollywood Hotel in Los Angeles on May 2 - 4, 2019. (more...)
The Hangar Theatre Company completes their 44th Mainstage Summer Season with the campy fun-filled disco-infused Xanadu, directed and choreographed by Devanand Janki. The book was written by Douglas Carter Beane, with Music and Lyrics by Jeff Lynne & John Farrar. Performances will run from August 16 to September 1 with matinee and evening performances. (more...)
The Hangar Theatre Company completes their 44th Mainstage Summer Season with the time-shifting, campy and just plain FUN musical Xanadu, directed by Devanand Janki. The book was written by Douglas Carter Beane, with Music and Lyrics by Jeff Lynne & John Farrar. Performances will run from August 16 to September 1 with matinee and evening performances. (more...)
To acknowledge the Summer of 2018, Young Pals Music has released the new single 'Where Do You Want To Be Tomorrow' along with its music video (click here). This marks the eight release accompanied by the music video from the upcoming album 'Pop,' the first full-length namesake collection from New York City-based songwriter & producer Ayhan Sahin.
The joyous chug-along song hints at the best of 70's acoustic rock, with the insistent snap of percussion, a cascading fan of acoustic guitars, and a surprising injection of horns that help propel the infectious beat to toe-tapping bliss. Hearing 'Where Do You Want To Be Tomorrow,' ELO's Jeff Lynne would most certainly offer an affirming thumbs up.
The album 'Pop' features 12+ diverse vocalists & musicians across a myriad of styles, including R&B & soul, dance, jazz, country and of course...pop. All songs are co-written and co-produced by Sahin with hit songwriter Bernadette O'Reilly, who has also worked for three decades in artist relations, management and song placement.
Among the songs released under 'Pop' are Randy Jones' dance club anthem, 'Hard Times' that launched at No. 42, as the second-highest entry among five new songs on the Billboard Dance Club Songs chart, for the week of August 26, 2017 with Jones being the only member of the Village People to score a solo hit.
Previous single 'Another Bad Mistake' featured lead vocals from beloved disco act Anita Ward, renowned for her seminal No. 1 'Ring My Bell,' which hit the top of the Billboard Hot 100, Disco, and Soul Singles charts in 1979.
The album 'Pop' is the first namesake project for award-winning Turkish-born songwriter & producer Sahin. In April, he was awarded The Akademia Music Award for Best Rock Song for 'Pop' single 'Drink' as well as the best music video for 'L.A. Nights.'
Meanwhile, he has achieved notoriety in a range of musical genres, from pop, rock and dance to musical theater, while working with Olivia Newton-John, Mexican superstar & Broadway actress Bianca Marroquín, Melba Moore, Phoebe Snow, Turkish superstars Sezen Aksu and Sertab Erener, Sandra Bernhard and five 'American Idol' finalists. He has appeared on Telemundo, while his music has been featured on CNN, The Los Angeles Times, Playbill, MTV, Yahoo! Music and 'The Wendy Williams Show'; and heralded by USA Today, New York magazine, MTV and The New York Daily News. (more...)
Here's a recipe for 'silly bliss' - take a Hollywood flop that became a Broadway hit, stir in Greek mythology and roller disco, add music by two pop greats and turn it over to The Madmen of Oopsy Daisy to direct at the Seacoast Repertory Theatre in Portsmouth. (more...)
McAninch Arts Center, located at 425 Fawell Blvd. on the campus of College of DuPage (COD), presents the 2018 Lakeside Pavilion Free Outdoor Summer Series. Programming runs July 12-Aug.10 and includes a Thursday evening Family Movie Series, the Thursday evening WDCB Live Jazz Concert Series and a Friday evening Pop Music Series. One of the highlights of the Friday evening series promises to be the July 20 New Philharmonic pops concert, which will be broadcast on Facebook Live for the second year in a row. (more...)
The concert documentary, JEFF LYNNE'S ELO: WEMBLEY OR BUST, will make its U.S. television premiere on SHOWTIME on Friday, July 27 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on-air, on demand and over the internet. Celebrating Lynne's enduring and ongoing musical legacy, director Paul Dugdale documents Lynne's ELO performance in England's famed Wembley Stadium in front of a sold-out crowd of 60,000 fans. To watch and share a new clip from JEFF LYNNE'S ELO: WEMBLEY OR BUST, go to: https://youtu.be/iDL54-Euqg8. (more...)