LEWIS & TOLKIEN: OF WARDROBES AND RINGS to Come to The Sheen CenterLEWIS & TOLKIEN: OF WARDROBES AND RINGS to Come to The Sheen Center
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2018

Lewis & Tolkien: Of Wardrobes and Rings, written by and featuring David Payne and directed by Marc Whitmore,will make its New York debut at the Black Box Theater at The Sheen Center for Thought & Culture. Performances began on May 23 with opening night scheduled for May 31, the engagement runs throughJune 14. (more...)

Toby Keith, Nelly, Joe Nichols, David Nail, Jana Kramer, Parmalee Added to LA's TAILGATE FEST LINEUPToby Keith, Nelly, Joe Nichols, David Nail, Jana Kramer, Parmalee Added to LA's TAILGATE FEST LINEUP
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2018

Nelly, Joe Nichols, David Nail, Jana Kramer and Parmalee have all been added to the lineup of the First Annual TAILGATE FEST (LATailgateFest.com) headlined by country music super star Toby Keith, taking place Saturday, September 1, 2018 (Labor Day Weekend) on the outdoor grounds of the Forum in Los Angeles (Inglewood). As a one-day country music and tailgating extravaganza, TAILGATE FEST caters to the fans who show up hours before to turn the preshow into the party. It brings the stage outside to the tailgate. No packing up the party to head inside, no need to stop that game of cornhole, no need to stuff all your belongings in your pockets to last you the evening. Fans will fire up those barbeques, crack open those coolers, play games and tailgate in the hot California sun while they listen to their favorite country stars from their own tailgate as TAILGATE FEST brings the stage to the tailgaters! (more...)

Raphael Saadiq Adds Ali Shaheed Muhammad to Summer TourRaphael Saadiq Adds Ali Shaheed Muhammad to Summer Tour
by TV News Desk - May 23, 2018

Raphael Saadiq recently announced his first headline tour in several years. Today, he announced that his longtime friend and Lucy Pearl bandmate Ali Shaheed Muhammad (A Tribe Called Quest)--who recently announced new album TheMidnight Hour with Adrian Younge and featuring Saadiq, among other noteworthy musicians--will support him on several dates of the summer run. Flint, MI musician & activist Tunde Olaniran will also join the pair at Detroit's MOCAD. In addition to his headline dates, musician and producer Saadiq is set to perform at Chicago'sPitchfork Festival (read 'The Meaning of Soul Music According to Raphael Saadiq' via the 2017 Pitchfork here). The tour dates come as the Oscar-nominated Grammy-winner finishes work on his much-anticipated fifth solo album and first since 2011's Stone Rollin'. (more...)

Blake Shelton, Chris Stapleton, Kelly Clarkson, Luke Bryan, Sam Hunt & More to Perform at the 2018 CMT Music AwardsBlake Shelton, Chris Stapleton, Kelly Clarkson, Luke Bryan, Sam Hunt & More to Perform at the 2018 CMT Music Awards
by TV News Desk - May 23, 2018

Fresh off announcing that country super-group Little Big Town will host the “2018 CMT Music Awards,” CMT today revealed that Blake Shelton, Chris Stapleton, Kelly Clarkson, Kelsea Ballerini, Luke Bryan and Sam Hunt will perform at this year's show, premiering LIVE from Nashville's Bridgestone Arena on Wednesday, June 6th at 8 pm ET/ PT.  Additional performers will be announced soon.  (more...)

CMT Announces Tickets On Sale This Weekend for the 2018 CMT Music AwardsCMT Announces Tickets On Sale This Weekend for the 2018 CMT Music Awards
by TV News Desk - May 17, 2018

CMT today announced that tickets will go on presale on May 18 and general sale on May 19 for the “2018 CMT Music Awards,” premiering LIVE on Wednesday, June 6 at 8pm ET/PT from Nashville's Bridgestone Arena. Hosted byLittle Big Town, the “2018 CMT Music Awards” is country's only entirely fan-voted awards show. Fans can purchase presale tickets beginning tomorrow, May 18 via Ticketmaster using password “BUCKLEUP,” and vote now for their favorite artists at vote.cmt.com. A superstar roster of performers and presenters will be announced soon. (more...)

Phish 2018 Fall Tour To Conclude With Four Performances At MGM Grand Garden ArenaPhish 2018 Fall Tour To Conclude With Four Performances At MGM Grand Garden Arena
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2018

Phish, the American rock band known worldwide for its dedicated fan base, recently announced a 14-date Fall tour which will conclude in Las Vegas with four performances at the MGM Grand Garden Arena October 31 to November 3. All four shows are scheduled to begin at 7:30 p.m. (more...)

New York Youth Symphony Season 2018/19 AnnouncementNew York Youth Symphony Season 2018/19 Announcement
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2018

New York Youth Symphony (NYYS), is proud to continue its mission of providing an outstanding music education and performance opportunities to students between the ages of 12-22 by launching a new Musical Theater Composition program aimed at diversifying the world of musical theater. The new director and performance information is expected to be announced in summer 2018. Also new in 2018/19 the NYYS Orchestra and Chamber Music Programs will tour together for the first time ever to Spain in 2019, where they will explore cities including Madrid, Granada, and Seville. (more...)

Anthony Ramos, Sam Rockwell, & More Join the Cast of Dreamworks' TROLLS 2Anthony Ramos, Sam Rockwell, & More Join the Cast of Dreamworks' TROLLS 2
by TV News Desk - May 10, 2018

According to Variety, Sam Rockwell and Chance the Rapper have signed on for the voice cast of DreamWorks Animation's "Trolls 2," joining Anna Kendrick and Justin Timberlake. (more...)

The Neo-Futurists Announce Lily Mooney's EMPTY THREATSThe Neo-Futurists Announce Lily Mooney's EMPTY THREATS
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2018

???????The Neo-Futurists present Ensemble Member Lily Mooney's Empty Threats, directed by Krissy Vanderwarker, in her directorial debut with The Neo-Futurists, playing at 5153 N. Ashland Ave., June 7 - July 14. Previews are Thursday, June 7 - Saturday, June 9 at 7:30 p.m., with opening night Monday, June 11 at 7:30 p.m. The running time is currently 90 minutes. Performances run Thursdays - Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. Ticket prices for previews and Thursdays are pay-what-you-can; for the regular run, tickets are $10-25. Tickets and information are available at neofuturists.org or 773.275.5255. (more...)

GLSEN To Honor Rosario Dawson At The 2018 GLSEN Respect Awards - New YorkGLSEN To Honor Rosario Dawson At The 2018 GLSEN Respect Awards - New York
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2018

???????GLSEN, the leading education organization working to create safe and inclusive K-12 schools for LGBTQ youth, will honor Rosario Dawson with the Inspiration Award during the 2018 GLSEN Respect Awards - New York. (more...)

Eurovision: That's How You Stage A SongEurovision: That's How You Stage A Song
by Emma Watkins - May 8, 2018

Eurovision may be a song contest, but by now everyone knows that it takes more than just music to stand out in a crowd of 43. Performance and staging are crucial if you want to claim victory. As promised, ahead of this week's Eurovision semi-finals and final, we've been studying rehearsal footage to bring you tips on the songs - and staging - to look out for. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2018

With her captivating multi-octave voice and persuasive cross-cultural message, vocalist and songwriter MAYSSA KARAA defines a new era of musical inclusion. Her self-penned songs tell of a journey connecting her origins in the ancient land of Lebanon to her adopted home of Los Angeles, California. She will release her full-length English solo debut album later this year, which is being produced by Grammy® Award-winner Richard Jacques. (more...)

Casting Announced For Haunting All-Female MAC BETH at Seattle RepCasting Announced For Haunting All-Female MAC BETH at Seattle Rep
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2018

Seattle Repertory Theatre today announced the all-female ensemble of its highly anticipated and innovative adaptation of MAC BETH by Erica Schmidt. Set to run May 18 - June 17, 2018 (opening night May 23), tickets to MAC BETH are on sale now through the Seattle Rep Box Office at 206.443.2222 and online at SeattleRep.org. The Rep's production is also a participant in Seattle Celebrates Shakespeare. (more...)

Elevator Repair Service Presents EVERYONE'S FINE WITH VIRGINIA WOOLFElevator Repair Service Presents EVERYONE'S FINE WITH VIRGINIA WOOLF
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2018

Elevator Repair Service, "one of the city's few truly essential theater companies" (New York Times), is pleased to present the world premiere of Everyone's Fine With Virginia Woolf, a new play written by longtime company member Kate Scelsa and directed by Elevator Repair Service Artistic Director John Collins. (more...)

Live Nation Acquires Legendary Rock In Rio, One Of The World's Largest And Most Historic FestivalsLive Nation Acquires Legendary Rock In Rio, One Of The World's Largest And Most Historic Festivals
by TV News Desk - May 2, 2018

Live Nation Entertainment (NYSE: LYV), the world's leading live entertainment company, is expanding its presence in South America by acquiring a stake in Rock in Rio, which in 2017 was the 2nd highest grossing festival in all of the world, as well as the largest music festival in South America, attended by more than 700,000 fans from 62 different countries. (more...)

Raphael Saadiq Announces Summer Tour Dates, Pitchfork Festival PerformanceRaphael Saadiq Announces Summer Tour Dates, Pitchfork Festival Performance
by TV News Desk - May 1, 2018

Raphael Saadiq just announced his first headline tour dates in several years. The Oscar-nominated and Grammy-winning musician and producer will head out on a seven-city run including headline shows in NYC, Boston, Philadelphia and more, and a performance at Chicago's Pitchfork Festival (read 'The Meaning of Soul Music According to Raphael Saadiq' via the 2017 Pitchfork here). The dates come as he's set to finish work on his anticipated fifth solo album and first since 2011's Stone Rollin'. The upcoming shows follow 2017 performances as a headliner at Afropunk Brooklyn, a surprise appearance with A Tribe Called Quest at FYF Fest 2017, and several dates with Maxwell, among other shows. See all upcoming tour dates below and get tix this Friday, May 4 at 10am local time. (more...)

Catherine McGrath Announces Biggest Tour to DateCatherine McGrath Announces Biggest Tour to Date
by TV News Desk - May 1, 2018

At a time when country music is exploding into the mainstream with huge collaborations between Justin Timberlake and Chris Stapleton, and Bebe Rexha and Florida GeorgiaLine, Catherine McGrath is poised to become the first international crossover star from the burgeoning UK country scene. (more...)

Chris Stapleton's FROM A VOLUME 1 Certified Platinum, FROM A ROOM VOLUME 2 Certified GoldChris Stapleton's FROM A VOLUME 1 Certified Platinum, FROM A ROOM VOLUME 2 Certified Gold
by TV News Desk - May 1, 2018

Chris Stapleton's acclaimed 2017 albums-From A Room: Volume 1 and From A Room: Volume 2-are now certified RIAA platinum and gold respectively, while his 2015 debut solo album, Traveller, is now certified triple platinum. (more...)

*NSYNC Receives Star On Hollywood Walk of Fame Today, Band Reunites for Ceremony*NSYNC Receives Star On Hollywood Walk of Fame Today, Band Reunites for Ceremony
by BWW News Desk - Apr 30, 2018

According to US Weekly, hit boy band *NSYNC has reunited this morning to receive their very own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. All five original members - JC Chasez, Justin Timberlake, Joey Fatone, Lance Bass and Chris Kirkpatrick- were present for the ceremony. Read more about it from US Weekly here! (more...)

VIDEO: Chris Mann & Shoshana Bean Team Up for Their Take on Timberlake!VIDEO: Chris Mann & Shoshana Bean Team Up for Their Take on Timberlake!
by Stage Tube - Apr 30, 2018

A Phantom and an Elphaba walk into a recording studio... Find out what happened when Chris Man and Shoshana Bean joined forces to sing Justin Timberlake's 'Say Something.' (more...)

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