BWW Review: ALPHABET SOUP STORIES FROM QUEER VOICES at the Squeezebox Theatre in Kansas CityBWW Review: ALPHABET SOUP STORIES FROM QUEER VOICES at the Squeezebox Theatre in Kansas City
by Steve Wilson - Apr 14, 2019

The fourth annual ALPHABET SOUP STORIES FROM QUEER VOICES opened Friday, April 12, at the Squeezebox Theatre in Kansas City, Missouri to a full house. The short play showcase produced by Whim Productions runs through April 21 at the small intimate theater. The showcase features seven plays all written by members of the LGBTQ community, exploring aspects of the homosexual lifestyle. (more...)

The Foundation For New American Musicals Presents THE MOLLYHOUSE In A Special Staged ReadingThe Foundation For New American Musicals Presents THE MOLLYHOUSE In A Special Staged Reading
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2018

The Foundation for New American Musicals invites you to join us on Sunday, October 14 in a beautiful garden setting for a one-time only staged reading event of an exciting and timely new musical, THE MOLLYHOUSE, by Richard Hanson (book and lyrics) and Divya Maus (music). (more...)

LeChateau Earl Records Releases 'The Three Sides Of Damien Sneed: Classical, Jazz And Sanctified Soul'LeChateau Earl Records Releases 'The Three Sides Of Damien Sneed: Classical, Jazz And Sanctified Soul'
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2018

LeChateau Earl Records releases 'The Three Sides of Damien Sneed: Classical, Jazz and Sanctified Soul.' The three-disc CD features 39 tracks with more than two hours of music. 'The Three Sides of Damien Sneed' is available on iTunes, Amazon, Google Play and all other digital retail outlets everywhere. This magnum opus showcases the broad musicality of Sneed, whose musical skills and performance credits encompass everything from jazz and show tunes to opera and R&B. The set includes original tunes composed by Sneed as well as his unique arrangements of known works. (more...)

Benefit Album Featuring Formerly Incarcerated Vocalists with
Larry Heard, Robert Owens, Empress Of, & More Out NowBenefit Album Featuring Formerly Incarcerated Vocalists with Larry Heard, Robert Owens, Empress Of, & More Out Now
by TV News Desk - May 1, 2018

Creative Time is proud to announce its first musical release: the house album Bring Down The Walls, a benefit compilation featuring covers of the most enduring house hits. Each track is a collaboration between formerly incarcerated vocalists and cutting-edge electronic musicians. The album is available as a pay-what-you-wish download on Bandcamp, with proceeds going to Critical Resistance, a grassroots organization building an international movement to end the prison industrial complex. May will also mark the start of pre-orders for the limited edition vinyl double LP, coming  out this fall. (more...)

Kansas City's New Opera Company To Perform Bon OperatitKansas City's New Opera Company To Perform Bon Operatit
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2018

Established to perform intimate and unique opera performances, Opera180 is launching its 2018 season with the highly interactive production of Bon Operatit. Performing at the Squeezebox Theatre on April 27-29, this exciting event will consist of three parts including composer Lee Hoiby's Bon Appetit based on Julia Child, a cooking demonstration by a local KC chef, and Jennifer Jolley's Krispy Kremes and Butter Queens inspired by the colorful Paula Deen. (more...)

Bainbridge Symphony Orchestra Presents Conductor Guest Column By Wesley Schultz
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2017

The Bainbridge Symphony Orchestra and I are so pleased to team up with Bainbridge Chorale for performances of Sacred and Profane on April 22 & 23, 2017 at Bainbridge High School in the gymnasium. (more...)

Bainbridge Symphony Orchestra and Bainbridge Chorale Join Forces for CARMINA BURANA
by BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 2017

Bainbridge Symphony Orchestra (BSO) and Bainbridge Chorale join forces for another extraordinary partnership on April 22 and 23. Together they will perform iconic sacred works by Mozart, Beethoven, and Brahms before turning their attention to Carl Orff's famed Carmina Burana. Led by conductors Wesley Schulz and Michael Austin Miller, this thrilling collaboration features the Bainbridge Symphony Orchestra, Bainbridge Chorale, Olympic Girls Choir, Jessica Robins Milanese (soprano), and Paul Karaitis (tenor/baritone). The BSO and the Chorale last collaborated in the spring of 2014 for a production of Vaughan Williams' Serenade to Music and Verdi's Requiem. (more...)

BWW Reviews: The Fulton's FULL MONTY Goes All The Way Into Audience Hearts
by Marakay Rogers - May 5, 2015

Donna Drake and a terrific cast tell the story of six men's journey to self-discovery (more...)

Wichita College Censors 'Derogatory' Lyrics in LEGALLY BLONDE
by BWW News Desk - Nov 24, 2014

Newman University in Wichita, Kan., made changes to its production of LEGALLY BLONDE THE MUSICAL, according to an article in the student newspaper The Vantage, due to the 'appropriateness' of some of its content. The show opened on November 20th and ran through the weekend. (more...)

Dark Comedy DOUBTING THOMASON Returns to Los Angeles, Now thru 9/27
by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 2014

The dark comedy DOUBTING THOMASON will return to Los Angeles at the Whitmore-Lindley Theatre, 11006 Magnolia Blvd. North Hollywood, Calif. The production opens tonight, September 5th, 2014, and runs Fridays and Saturday through Sept 27th, 2014. (more...)

Dark Comedy DOUBTING THOMASON to Return to Los Angeles, 9/5-27
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2014

The dark comedy DOUBTING THOMASON will return to Los Angeles at the Whitmore-Lindley Theatre, 11006 Magnolia Blvd. North Hollywood, Calif. The production opens Friday, September 5th, 2014, and runs Fridays and Saturday through Sept 27th, 2014. (more...)

Bainbridge Chorale & Bainbridge Symphony Orchestra Perform VERDI'S REQUIEM This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2014

The Bainbridge Symphony Orchestra and the Bainbridge Chorale team up in an historic collaboration this spring. Maestro Michael Austin Miller, Music Director of the Bainbridge Chorale, will lead the combined orchestra and choir in Ralph Vaughan Williams' Serenade to Music. Next, Maestro Wesley Schulz of the Bainbridge Symphony Orchestra will take the baton to lead members of these two incredible musical organizations in Giuseppe Verdi's monumental Requiem. (more...)

Bainbridge Chorale & Bainbridge Symphony Orchestra to Perform VERDI'S REQUIEM, 4/12-13
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2014

The Bainbridge Symphony Orchestra and the Bainbridge Chorale team up in an historic collaboration this spring. Maestro Michael Austin Miller, Music Director of the Bainbridge Chorale, will lead the combined orchestra and choir in Ralph Vaughan Williams' Serenade to Music. Next, Maestro Wesley Schulz of the Bainbridge Symphony Orchestra will take the baton to lead members of these two incredible musical organizations in Giuseppe Verdi's monumental Requiem. (more...)

HSUS Announces Genesis Awards Winners and Pays Tribute to Sid Caesar
by TV News Desk - Feb 14, 2014

Honoring the news and entertainment media for their outstanding reporting and creative portrayals of animal-protection issues, The HSUS recognizes the best in media coverage for animals in 2013. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Get in the Holiday Spirit with American Music Theatre's 2013 CHRISTMAS SHOW
by Kelli Curtin - Nov 19, 2013

It is that time of year when the holiday shows are beginning in theatres all over the country. Some shows put us in the holiday spirit by singing catchy tunes such as "Holly Jolly Christmas" or "Frosty the Snowman." Others tell classic tales such as A Christmas Carol or 'Twas the Night before Christmas. In addition, some shows remind us about the true meaning of Christmas by telling the story of the First Christmas. The 2013 CHRISTMAS SHOW: THE FIRST NOEL at American Music Theatre does all of this, and they do it well. (more...)

Michael Austin and His Band Austin Law to Perform at Gilley's Saloon, 5/17 & 18
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2013

Michael Austin, season 4 contestant on NBC's hit series "The Voice," and his band Austin Law will return to Gilley's Saloon, Dance Hall & Bar-B-Que at Treasure Island on May 17 and 18. (more...)

BWW Asks: Who Has the Strongest Team Heading into THE VOICE Battle Rounds?
by Caryn Robbins - Apr 10, 2013

NBC's THE VOICE coaches have each selected their 12-member teams that will advance to the 'battle rounds' phase of the competition. Who do you think has the strongest team heading into the next round of competition? (more...)

NBC's THE VOICE Completes Blind Auditions; Battle Rounds Ahead
by TV News Desk - Apr 10, 2013

NBC's THE VOICE coaches have each selected their 12-member teams that will advance to the "battle rounds" phase of the competition. Beginning Monday, April 15 (8-10 p.m. ET), the coaches and celebrity advisers will work with their respective teams of performers, developing skill sets, offering advice and encouragement, and sharing secrets about their own personal success. (more...)

Gilley's Hosts THE VOICE Viewing Party, 4/8
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2013

Gilley's Saloon, Dance Hall & Bar-B-Que at Treasure Island will host a viewing party of the April 8 episode of NBC's hit series "The Voice" that features local favorite Michael Austin of the band Austin Law. (more...)

BWW Reviews: PORGY AND BESS at the Seattle Opera
by Jay Irwin - Aug 20, 2011

Right from the first few notes of the overture, whether you're familiar with the show or not, a musical theater lover's ears will register the familiar lilt of a Gershwin melody reminiscent of "Rhapsody in Blue" and cause you to settle in your seat a little more with a contended sigh. At least that's what happened to this musical theater lover as he ventured just a little outside his normal realm and into the world of opera to catch Seattle Opera's breathtaking production of "Porgy and Bess". (more...)

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