BWW Review: Infamous Scandal Gets Punk Rock Concert Treatment in LIZZIE THE MUSICAL at Chance TheaterBWW Review: Infamous Scandal Gets Punk Rock Concert Treatment in LIZZIE THE MUSICAL at Chance Theater
by Michael Quintos - Feb 19, 2019

Many have, of course, heard of the infamous Lizzie Borden, a young woman, who was charged with---but later acquitted of---the brutal axe murders of her father and stepmother in 1892. Strong curiosity and speculation remain til this day about the tragic events that took place more than a century ago, resulting in countless retellings of Borden's story using a variety of different mediums---everything from movies and television to literature and, yes, stage works. The latest iteration of her story is, arguably, its most out-of-the-box depiction yet: LIZZIE THE MUSICAL, an engaging, ferociously explosive punk rock opera first presented in 2010 and is now having its regional premiere performances at Chance Theater in Anaheim through March 3, 2019. While certainly not the definitive retelling for the Borden scandal, the show itself is an entertaining show elevated by a quartet of fierce women with a lot of feelings to express. (more...)

Erick Morillo Releases Two-Part Subliminal Sessions Mix for 2017Erick Morillo Releases Two-Part Subliminal Sessions Mix for 2017
by BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 2017

A name synonymous with electronic music, Erick Morillo is part of the generation of DJs that were formative of the house music revolution. (more...)

VIDEO: New Web Series GOING DARK, About Live Theater Tech, Now Streaming
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2017

Going Dark, a new, original web series for and about live-theater's technical teams is now streaming at YouTube.com/goingdarkwebseries. (more...)

SIGN & SING Presents 2nd Annual Concert at Symphony Space for NY Opera Fest
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2017

As part of the 2017 New York Opera Fest, SIGN & SING will present EXPLORATIONS, which examines three stories of love and travel, reimagining great works of classical music in sung English and American Sign Language (ASL). (more...)

SIGN & SING Presents 2nd Annual Concert at Symphony Space for NY Opera Fest
by BWW News Desk - Apr 8, 2017

Will the statue of Venus come alive? Can the vagabond find a travel companion? SIGN & SING'S "EXPLORATIONS" examines three stories of love and travel, reimagining great works of classical music in sung English and American Sign Language. (more...)

Grammy Award-Nominated DJ and Producer Todd Terry to Treat Warrington to Special Visit
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2017

Grammy Award-nominated DJ and producer Todd Terry is making a special visit to Warrington's Parr Hall next month. (more...)

Drag Legend Lady Bunny to Bring TRANSJESTER to Footlight Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2017

In addition to new parodies which re-work selections from Adele, Rent and Bruno Mars to hilarious, effect punctuated by zany Laugh-In style zingers, Bunny has widened her---don't go there!--repertoire to include some actually insightful social commentary. (Well, she thinks it's insightful, anyway.) (more...)

Hezron Chetty Presents TALES FROM THE VIOLIN at Alexander Upstairs
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2017

This Sunday, Hezron Chetty will present a show at the Alexander Bar, Café and Theatre that will take audiences into the dark and fantastic world of a travelling violinist. TALES FROM THE VIOLIN is a biographical account of what happens when a musician takes a plunge into an unknown world of the music industry. (more...)

Grammy Award-nominated DJ and Producer Todd Terry Announces Warrington Visit
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2017

Grammy Award-nominated DJ and producer Todd Terry has announced a special visit to Warrington's Parr Hall in April. (more...)

Louis Vega Receives Grammy Nomination for Best Dance/Electronic Album
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2016

Louie Vega's emblematic 2016 album Starring… XXVIII has been nominated for a Grammy in under the award for Best Dance / Electronic Album. (more...)

Matt Cardle, Elkie Brooks and Toots And The Maytals Among Line-up at The Marlowe Theatre
by Marianka Swain - Jun 15, 2016

From jazz and classic soul to the gentlest melodies in folk ballads, there is a truly diverse line-up ahead at The Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury. (more...)

Photo Flash: New Look at Chance Theater's THE BIG MEAL
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2016

Chance Theater presents its Southern California premiere production of THE BIG MEAL. Written by Orange County native Dan LeFranc, and directed by Associate Artistic Director Jocelyn A. Brown, THE BIG MEAL continues through May 22 on the Fyda-Mar Stage at Chance Theater @ Bette Aitkentheater arts Center. Check out new photos from the show below! (more...)

Chance Theater Adds Performances to SoCal Premiere of THE BIG MEAL
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2016

Anaheim's official resident theater company, Chance Theater is pleased to announce that it has added two performances of its Southern California premiere production of THE BIG MEAL. (more...)

CeeLo Green Coming to The Marlowe Theatre in May
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2016

MULTI-award-winning singer CeeLo Green is coming to Canterbury next month (May). (more...)

THE BIG MEAL Begins 4/21 at Chance Theater
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2016

Anaheim's official resident theater company, Chance Theater is pleased to present the Southern California premiere of ... The Big Meal. Written by Orange County native Dan LeFranc, and directed by Associate Artistic Director Jocelyn A. Brown, The Big Meal will preview from April 21 through April 28. Regular performances will begin April 30 and continue through May 22 on the Fyda-Mar Stage at Chance Theater @ Bette Aitken theater arts Center. (more...)

Soul Jazz Books to Release DISCO: AN ENCYCLOPEDIC GUIDE TO THE COVER ART OF DISCO RECORDS
by BWW News Desk - Nov 19, 2014

This large-format deluxe hardback book features the amazing artwork of thousands of disco record cover designs from the 1970s up to the mid-1980s. Together, the record cover designs gathered here create a unique visual history of disco culture. Featuring more than 2,000 album cover designs (including hundreds of full-size covers) as well as over 700 12-inch sleeves, this book is truly an encyclopedic document of disco music and the industry and culture attending it. In addition to the visual documents from the era, the book includes interviews with a number of important disco figures such as Mel Cheren (West End Records), Henry Stone (TK Records), Ken Cayre (Salsoul), Marvin Schlachter (Prelude) and Tom Moulton, as well as histories, biographies and discographies of all the major disco record companies, plus sections on roller disco sleeves, disco instruction albums, 12-inch sleeves and a scrapbook of disco ads. Among the many musicians featured here are Bohannon, James Brown, Jocelyn Brown, Cerrone, Dennis Coffey, Donna Summer, Chic, Fatback Band, Gino Soccio, Giorgio Moroder, Gloria Gaynor, Grace Jones, Isaac Hayes, Kool and the Gang, DC LaRue, Loleatta Holloway, MFSB, Ohio Players, Salsoul Orchestra and The Trammps. This is the latest volume in Soul Jazz's deluxe series of books featuring full-size reproductions of record cover art designs. It is compiled and edited by Disco Patrick and Patrick Vogt, editors of the book Disco Patrick Presents: The Bootleg Guide to Disco Acetates, Funk, Rap and Disco Medleys. (more...)

Singer Stevie Hawkins's New 'What The Funk?' Single Released
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2011

Stevie Hawkins new single from his third studio album, What The Funk? is the upbeat, 'Good Times'. While Stevie Hawkins has become noted for his live performances, his debut album 'Georgia Jam' features some of the best live jams of Southern Rock, his studio album 'High Time' was one of really showcasing Stevie's vocal and drumming talent as it fused rock, blues, and even a little jazz into a soulful mix. (more...)

Photo Flash: ON EARTH TOGETHER Celebrates Opening
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2011

The world premiere of renowned choreographer Ronald K. Brown's 'On Earth Together' inspired by the music of Stevie Wonder at the Joyce Theater was met with thunderous applause and a standing ovation for the electrifying performance of Brown's acclaimed troupe. (more...)

Disco Diva Kym Mazelle Set for Landor Theatre's SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE, 7/13-7/25
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2010

One of the best-known disco divas of the late Eighties and early Nineties, Kym Mazelle is joining ‘Over The Rainbow' finalist Steph Fearon, to star in the first major production of the musical SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE since its West?End run at the?Prince of Wales Theatre in 1996. (more...)

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