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The Head and the Heart Release 'Honeybee (Live Acoustic)' The Head and the Heart Release 'Honeybee (Live Acoustic)'
by TV News Desk - Dec 6, 2019

The Head and the Heart have released the song and Kevin Gray directed video for “Honeybee (Live Acoustic),” a stripped down version of the song “Honeybee,” a front runner from the band's fourth full-length album, Living Mirage, released on Warner Records / Reprise Records to critical praise earlier this year. (more...)

Stephen Cole, Announces The Debut Of Two Musical Theater Creations Stephen Cole, Announces The Debut Of Two Musical Theater Creations
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2019

Award winning Book Writer/Lyricist, Stephen Cole, announces the Debut of two Musical theater creations, 'Merman's Apprentice' written with David Evans; and 'Casper the Friendly Musical, ' written with Matthew Martin Ward.  (more...)

Craft Latino to Unveil First Batch Of Classic Fania Vinyl Reissues Craft Latino to Unveil First Batch Of Classic Fania Vinyl Reissues
by TV News Desk - Aug 13, 2019

In 1964, a young musician from the Dominican Republic by the name of Johnny Pacheco teamed up with ambitious Italian-American lawyer Jerry Masuccifor the creation of a record label in New York. Named Fania, the brand-new company captured the sheer excitement of Afro-Caribbean music as it was just beginning to incorporate elements of soul, R&B and jazz into a vibrant sonic stew known as salsa.  (more...)

Craft Recordings to Release 60th Anniversary Reissue for 'The Country Blues of John Lee Hooker' Craft Recordings to Release 60th Anniversary Reissue for 'The Country Blues of John Lee Hooker'
by TV News Desk - May 29, 2019

Craft Recordings is proud to reissue The Country Blues of John Lee Hooker, a showcase of traditional (folk/country) sound and one-chord blues all withJohn Lee Hooker's smooth baritone vocals. Unaccompanied and playing acoustic instead of his usual amplified guitar, Hooker recorded a wonderfully varied set of deep Delta blues, moans, boogies, one field holler, and even a bit of hokum. Due out August 2nd, The Country Blues of John Lee Hooker was cut from the original master tapes by Kevin Gray at Cohearent Audio. Pressed on 180-gram vinyl and housed in a tip-on jacket, these recordings are stripped down so the listener can hear the details and nuances from the original recording. (more...)

Motion City Soundtrack's MY DINOSAUR LIFE Limited Edition Vinyl, Now Available For Pre-Order Out 6/7 Motion City Soundtrack's MY DINOSAUR LIFE Limited Edition Vinyl, Now Available For Pre-Order Out 6/7
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2019

Motion City Soundtrack's 2010 major label debut release My Dinosaur Lifewill be released on two new limited-edition variants ('green hi-melt' and 'pink hi-melt') on June 7, with pre-orders for both available now! (more...)

Blue Note Records Celebrates 80th Anniversary In 2019 Blue Note Records Celebrates 80th Anniversary In 2019
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2019

80 years ago on January 6, 1939, a German immigrant and passionate Jazz fan named Alfred Lion produced his first recording session in New York City with two Boogie Woogie pianists, founding what would become the most-respected and longest-running Jazz label in the world. Blue Note Records has gone on to represent The Finest In Jazz, tracing the entire history of the music from Hot Jazz, Boogie Woogie, and Swing, through Bebop, Hard Bop, Post-Bop, Soul Jazz, Avant-Garde, and Fusion, and-after being relaunched by Bruce Lundvall in 1984-has remained the leading label dedicated to documenting today's vibrant and creatively thriving Jazz scene under the leadership of current President Don Was, who took the helm in 2012. (more...)

Theatre Artists Workshop Presents GOD OF CARNAGE Theatre Artists Workshop Presents GOD OF CARNAGE
by BWW News Desk - Nov 16, 2018

The Theatre Artists Workshop in Norwalk will present a staged reading of the Broadway hit 'God of Carnage' by Yasmina Reza, translated by Christopher Hampton, on November 16 and 17 at 8 p.m. and November 18 at 3 p.m. Theatre Artists Workshop is located at 5 Gregory Boulevard in Norwalk. Reservations are recommended. The box office reservation line is: 203-854-6830. Suggested donation is $25 and will help to support the non-profit organization's future programming. (more...)

Theatre Artists Workshop Presents GOD OF CARNAGE Theatre Artists Workshop Presents GOD OF CARNAGE
by BWW News Desk - Nov 12, 2018

The Theatre Artists Workshop in Norwalk will present a staged reading of the Broadway hit 'God of Carnage' by Yasmina Reza, translated by Christopher Hampton, on November 16 and 17 at 8 p.m. and November 18 at 3 p.m. Theatre Artists Workshop is located at 5 Gregory Boulevard in Norwalk. Reservations are recommended. The box office reservation line is: 203-854-6830. Suggested donation is $25 and will help to support the non-profit organization's future programming. (more...)

Craft Recordings to Re-Release Joan Baez's Self-titled Debut on Vinyl Craft Recordings to Re-Release Joan Baez's Self-titled Debut on Vinyl
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2018

On October 12, CRAFT RECORDINGS will re-release iconic folk singer JOAN BAEZ's self-titled debut album both on vinyl and digitally. Recorded in the summer of 1960, Joan Baez's first record introduced the world to the pure and soaring soprano of a then-19-year-old folk singer, who had recently come to prominence after the 1959 Newport Folk Festival. (more...)

Video/Photo: WAITRESS Star Joanna Ampil Meets The Press Video/Photo: WAITRESS Star Joanna Ampil Meets The Press
by Oliver Oliveros - Aug 31, 2018

Joanna Ampil, an acclaimed international musical theater star, who also wowed us in her star-turning role as Candida in the musical film "Ang Larawan," made a whirlwind visit to Manila to meet with the local press last Tuesday, August 28. (more...)

BWW Interview: Lea Salonga - A Tony's First Comes Full-Circle in Hollywood Bowl's ANNIE BWW Interview: Lea Salonga - A Tony's First Comes Full-Circle in Hollywood Bowl's ANNIE
by Gil Kaan - Jul 24, 2018

ANNIE, this year's Hollywood Bowl Summer Musical, will be performed by an all-star cast July 27, 28 and 29. Each year, a condensed version of a full-length Broadway musical corrals name performers from theatre, television and music with crazy, busy schedules that normally wouldn't be available for a full musical schedule commitment. We have the opportunity to chat with Tony Award winner Lea Salonga, who will be playing Grace Farrell in this production. (more...)

FierceCable Announces The Pay TV Show 2018 FierceCable Announces The Pay TV Show 2018
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2018

FierceCable, the industry's premier resource for breaking news and expert analysis of the trends shaping the pay TV industry, is pleased to announce The Pay TV Show. This multi-day event with exhibits will take place next month, May 14-16, in Denver, CO at the Hyatt Regency Denver Tech Center. The inaugural event will bring together leading cable, telecom, OTT, programming and tech companies to discuss the innovative technologies, strategies, and business models that industry leaders are using to compete in what has become a very disrupted marketplace. Registration is available at paytvshow.com/register. (more...)

Ben Crawford Will Be the New Man in the Mask in THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA Starting Tonight Ben Crawford Will Be the New Man in the Mask in THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA Starting Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2018

The longest-running show in Broadway history, and one of the most successful worldwide stage productions of all-time, PHANTOM will welcome Broadway's Ben Crawford when he takes over the iconic title role beginning tonight, April 16, 2018 at The Majestic Theatre (247 West 44th Street). (more...)

How It All Began? The Story of JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR How It All Began? The Story of JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR
by Jeffrey Kare - Apr 1, 2018

Tonight, NBC will air its fifth live musical production. Following in the footsteps of The Sound of Music, Peter Pan, The Wiz, and Hairspray, the peacock network will be presenting Tim Rice & Andrew Lloyd Webber's Jesus Christ Superstar, a rock opera that tells the story of the final week in the life of Jesus Christ. It begins with the preparation for the arrival of Jesus and his disciples in Jerusalem and ends with the crucifixion. It also highlights the political and interpersonal struggles between Jesus and one of his 12 apostles, Judas Iscariot that are not present in the Bible narratives. (more...)

Breaking: Ben Crawford Will Be the New Man in the Mask in THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA on Broadway Breaking: Ben Crawford Will Be the New Man in the Mask in THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2018

Producers Cameron Mackintosh and The Really Useful Group announced today a new leading man for the Broadway production of Andrew Lloyd Webber's The Phantom of the Opera, directed by Harold Prince. The longest-running show in Broadway history, and one of the most successful worldwide stage productions of all-time, PHANTOM will welcome Broadway's Ben Crawford when he takes over the iconic title role beginning Monday, April 16, 2018 at The Majestic Theatre (247 West 44th Street). (more...)

Peter Joback to Don the Mask for PHANTOM OF THE OPERA's 30th Anniversary on Broadway Peter Joback to Don the Mask for PHANTOM OF THE OPERA's 30th Anniversary on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2018

Producers Cameron Mackintosh and The Really Useful Group announced today final principal casting for the 30th Anniversary of the longest-running show in Broadway history, Andrew Lloyd Webber's The Phantom of the Opera, directed by Harold Prince. One of the most successful stage productions of all-time, the musical will welcome back international stage star and Platinum-selling Swedish recording artist Peter J back to lead the 30th Anniversary. (more...)

Theatre Artists Workshop to present TWELVE ANGRY MEN Theatre Artists Workshop to present TWELVE ANGRY MEN
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2018

The Theatre Artists Workshop(TAW) will present three staged readings of the classic Reginald Rose play 'Twelve Angry Men' on February 9 and 10 at 8 pm and February 11 at 3 pm for a suggested donation of $20. TAW is located at 5 Gregory Boulevard in Norwalk, CT. (more...)

Craft Recordings Celebrates 60th Anniversary of Sonny Rollins' Iconic Album 'Way Out West' Craft Recordings Celebrates 60th Anniversary of Sonny Rollins' Iconic Album 'Way Out West'
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2017

On February 16, Craft Recordings will release a deluxe edition of one of the most iconic and enduring records in jazz. (more...)

Peter Joback to Don the Mask for PHANTOM OF THE OPERA's 30th Anniversary on Broadway Peter Joback to Don the Mask for PHANTOM OF THE OPERA's 30th Anniversary on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2017

Producers Cameron Mackintosh and The Really Useful Group announced today final principal casting for the 30th Anniversary of the longest-running show in Broadway history, Andrew Lloyd Webber's The Phantom of the Opera, directed by Harold Prince. One of the most successful stage productions of all-time, the musical will welcome back international stage star and Platinum-selling Swedish recording artist Peter J back to lead the 30th Anniversary. (more...)

Company Announced for 30th Anniversary of THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA; Celebration Day Set! Company Announced for 30th Anniversary of THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA; Celebration Day Set!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 30, 2017

Producers Cameron Mackintosh and The Really Useful Group announced today principal cast changes leading up to the 30th Anniversary of the longest-running show in Broadway history, Andrew Lloyd Webber's THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA, directed by Harold Prince. One of the most successful stage productions of all-time, the musical will welcome four principal cast members in the coming months. (more...)

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