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WEST SIDE STORY Film Soundtrack Set For December 3 Release Photo WEST SIDE STORY Film Soundtrack Set For December 3 Release
by Michael Major - Nov 30, 2021

The West Side Story Original Motion Picture Soundtrack will feature 21 songs from the film and will be released in both standard digital and physical (CD and vinyl) configurations, as well as a digital release in Dolby Atmos Music. Check out the track listing and pre-order the album now!

John Michael Dias to Star as Evita Loca in PROFESSIONAL CHRISTMAS LADY Photo John Michael Dias to Star as Evita Loca in PROFESSIONAL CHRISTMAS LADY
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 5, 2021

On December 3, 2021 at 8:00 PM New Bedford Festival Theatre will celebrate the return engagement of John Michael Dias (Jersey Boys and Beautiful: The Carole King Musical on Broadway) as Evita Loca in Professional Christmas Lady.

VIDEO: BITTER HOMES & GARDENS Season 2 Now Streaming on YouTube Photo VIDEO: BITTER HOMES & GARDENS Season 2 Now Streaming on YouTube
by Michael Major - Nov 3, 2021

The series stars real-life, viciously sparring married couple, actor Larry Clarke (Twin Peaks) and comedian Fielding Edlow (BoJack Horseman) who say the things couples only think. Season 2 features zoom couples therapy with (John Michael Higgins), retroactive pre-nups with their quirky attorney, and aggressive owl-beating Q-Anon neighbors.

VIDEO: Peacock Releases Trailer for SAVED BY THE BELL Season 2 Photo VIDEO: Peacock Releases Trailer for SAVED BY THE BELL Season 2
by Michael Major - Nov 3, 2021

The series stars Elizabeth Berkley Lauren (Jessie Spano), Mario Lopez (A.C. Slater), John Michael Higgins (Principal Toddman), Haskiri Velazquez (Daisy), Mitchell Hoog (Mac Morris), Josie Totah (Lexi), Alycia Pascual-Peña (Aisha), Belmont Cameli (Jamie Spano) and Dexter Darden (DeVante). Watch the new trailer now!

Which Musicals Are the Top Shows for Schools? Photo Which Musicals Are the Top Shows for Schools?
by Nicole Rosky - Oct 31, 2021

We're outlining the pros of 2020/21's most produced high school shows, including insight on the background, roles, songs and more!

A STRANGE LOOP's Pre-Broadway Run Announces Cast Talkbacks, Accessibility Offerings & Photo A STRANGE LOOP's Pre-Broadway Run Announces Cast Talkbacks, Accessibility Offerings & Pay What You Will Shows
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 28, 2021

Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company will present the pre-Broadway engagement of A STRANGE LOOP, Michael R. Jackson’s Pulitzer-Prize winning musical. This new musical follows a young artist at war with a host of demons — including the punishing thoughts in his head — in an attempt to capture and understand his own strange loop.

Chicago's THE FOUR C NOTES To Perform New Year's Eve at Marriott Lincolnshire Resort Photo Chicago's THE FOUR C NOTES To Perform New Year's Eve at Marriott Lincolnshire Resort
by Stephi Wild - Oct 28, 2021

Backed by their live, seven-piece band, the concert will feature songs by the group whose popularity was reignited by the Broadway show JERSEY BOYS. THE FOUR C NOTES are led by John Michael Coppola, who appeared in Chicago's long running sit down production of the Broadway smash.

Most Popular High School Plays and Musicals of 2020-21 Revealed! Photo Most Popular High School Plays and Musicals of 2020-21 Revealed!
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 26, 2021

According to Educational Theatre Association’s annual high school play survey, The Addams Family, Clue, and Check Please received top billing for the most-produced musical, full-length play, and short play, respectively, during the 2020-2021 school year.

Kristin Carbone Joins the Cast of TheatreZone's THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY Photo Kristin Carbone Joins the Cast of TheatreZone's THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY
by Stephi Wild - Oct 19, 2021

TheatreZone will welcome Kristin Carbone to the role of Francesca Johnson, alongside veteran Broadway performer Larry Alexander as Robert Kincaid, in The Bridges of Madison County (April 21-May 1, 2022).

Prospect Theater Company Announces Fall Concert Events at Symphony Space Photo Prospect Theater Company Announces Fall Concert Events at Symphony Space
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 14, 2021

Prospect Theater Company has announced two special one-night-only concert performances of new musical theater work at NYC’s Symphony Space (2537 Broadway at 95th Street). On Tuesday, October 26 at 7:30pm the company presents REIGNITE, an evening of new songs from works-in-process by an exciting lineup of emerging and established writers.

BWW Review: UAB Department Of Theatre's GODSPELL Fills You With the Joyful Spirit of  Photo BWW Review: UAB Department Of Theatre's GODSPELL Fills You With the Joyful Spirit of Love, Peace, and Community
by David Edward Perry - Oct 14, 2021

'Godspell' is a celebration of humanity and spirituality, free from any specific religion. it's a song filled ride about peace, love and hope for us all to be better people in a larger community.

VIDEO: Original Cast of SAVED BY THE BELL Reunites for Reboot Season Two Trailer Photo VIDEO: Original Cast of SAVED BY THE BELL Reunites for Reboot Season Two Trailer
by Michael Major - Oct 13, 2021

In Season 2 of Peacock’s hit comedy Saved By The Bell, Bayside High gears up to compete in the Southern California School Spirit Competition. Watch the original cast of the sitcom reunite in this new trailer for Peacock's hit reboot!

THE WITCHING HOUR : UNAUTHORIZED! to be Presented at The Green Room 42 Photo THE WITCHING HOUR : UNAUTHORIZED! to be Presented at The Green Room 42
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 12, 2021

Tommy Ranieri will direct THE WITCHING HOUR: UNAUTHORIZED! Some of New York’s hottest composers are coming together on October 16th at 9:30 PM in The Green Room 42 for a spooky and intimate evening of original music inspired by famous Halloween films. 

New Bedford Festival Theatre to Kick Off 32nd Season With THE LAST FIVE YEARS Photo New Bedford Festival Theatre to Kick Off 32nd Season With THE LAST FIVE YEARS
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 28, 2021

New Bedford Festival Theatre and Executive Producer Wendy Hall will welcome Southern New England audiences back for their 32nd Season with Jason Robert Brown's The Last Five Years directed by Diane DiCroce (LES MISERABLES on Broadway).

Full Casting Announced For Pre-Broadway Engagement of A STRANGE LOOP Photo Full Casting Announced For Pre-Broadway Engagement of A STRANGE LOOP
by Stephi Wild - Sep 21, 2021

Full casting has been announced for the upcoming pre-Broadway engagement of Michael R. Jackson’s Pulitzer Prize winning musical A STRANGE LOOP at Washington DC’s Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company.

MAKIN' CAKE By Dasha Kelly Hamilton Comes to Milwaukee Rep Next Month Photo MAKIN' CAKE By Dasha Kelly Hamilton Comes to Milwaukee Rep Next Month
by Stephi Wild - Sep 15, 2021

Milwaukee Rep will host author, Poet Laureate and creative change agent Dasha Kelly Hamilton as she launces her national tour of Makin' Cake, a performance piece where she cuts into a cake, revealing what its history and ingredients can teach us about race, class and equity in America. 

Mykal Kilgore Releases New Single Ahead of Tour Photo Mykal Kilgore Releases New Single Ahead of Tour
by Michael Major - Sep 10, 2021

The song is a story told from a Black Gay man’s perspective about his and many other’s experiences at the barbershop where people gather and gossip about their community and the world. The new single comes along with a new music video.

BWW Review: RACHEL HANDMAN AND KEVE WILSON: BROADWAY MUSICIANS PLAY MUSIC FROM AROUND Photo BWW Review: RACHEL HANDMAN AND KEVE WILSON: BROADWAY MUSICIANS PLAY MUSIC FROM AROUND THE WORLD Enchants at 54 Below
by Ricky Pope - Sep 7, 2021

It’s a very rare thing for 54 Below to present an evening of strictly instrumental music. But violinist Rachel Handman and oboist Keve Wilson are not ordinary musicians. They have been friends since childhood, growing up in the same neighborhood upstate. Handman’s mother was Keve Wilson’s piano teacher. They’ve been together ever since, occasionally even sharing a Broadway pit. At the time of the shutdown, Handman was playing West Side Story and Wilson was playing Company. This is the fourth time they’ve graced the stage of 54 Below. However, this time their band has expanded. Together with guitarist Hidayat Honari, bassist Marc Schmied, and drummer Damien Bassman, Handman and Wilson delighted a rapt audience.

BWW Review: GODSPELL Speaks to Contemporary Audiences At Toby's In Columbia Photo BWW Review: GODSPELL Speaks to Contemporary Audiences At Toby's In Columbia
by Cybele Pomeroy - Sep 5, 2021

Are you in the mood for an ensemble romp, some familiar stories, an ethics-heavy main character, beautiful harmonies and a good meal? In GODSPELL at Toby’s, a cast of stalwart Toby’s regulars create beautiful moments individually and in groups. Directors Mark Minnik and David James update the storytelling to include contemporary iconography.

BWW Interview: Centre Stage Managing Artistic Director Laura Nicholas Shines a Light  Photo BWW Interview: Centre Stage Managing Artistic Director Laura Nicholas Shines a Light on GODSPELL
by Neil Shurley - Aug 31, 2021

'Such hopeful and joyful music brings tears to my eyes after such a long year of uncertainty and certainly fills me with faith for the future.'

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