Run River North Shares 'Wake Up' From Forthcoming EPRun River North Shares 'Wake Up' From Forthcoming EP
by TV News Desk - Jun 27, 2019

Having ushered in a new era of the band with the release of Monsters Calling Home, Vol. 1 earlier this spring, the Los Angeles-based alternative group Run River North are set to embark on yet another exciting chapter with lead single “Wake Up,” from the second half of that EP collection, Monsters Calling Home, Vol. 2 (details to come).  With a fistful of their most ebullient, catchy, and radio-friendly songs to date, the trio - Alex Hwang (guitarvocals), Daniel Chae (guitarsvocals), and Sally Kang (keysvocals)— are focused fully on a fresh, joyful sound.  (more...)

Photo Flash: DAMES AT SEA Opens At Theatre At The CenterPhoto Flash: DAMES AT SEA Opens At Theatre At The Center
by BWW News Desk - May 7, 2019

Dames at Sea opened at Theatre at the Center in Munster on Sunday night, May 5. Director and Artistic Director Linda Fortunato cast Kelly Felthous as Ruby, Todd Aulwurm as Dick, Colette Todd as Mona Kent, Sierra Schnack as Joan, Sam Shankman as Lucky, and Steven Strafford as Hennesey and The Captain in the spring musical production.  Dames at Sea and continues through June 2. (more...)

The Town Hall Presents DJANGO A GOGO 2019The Town Hall Presents DJANGO A GOGO 2019
by TV News Desk - Mar 14, 2019

Following the success of last year's program, Stephane Wrembel returns to New York City withDjango a Gogo 2019: A Celebration of Guitar Mastery Through The Music of Django Reinhardt, at The Town Hall in New York City on Saturday, April 27, 2019 at 8 p.m. This year's program will not only feature Reinhardt's classics and originals inspired by his work, but also an unusual glimpse of the legendary guitarist's solo pieces. This is a music treasure rarely explored -- and the subject of Wrembel's latest research.  (more...)

Photo Flash: MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET Opens At Theatre At The CenterPhoto Flash: MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET Opens At Theatre At The Center
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2019

Million Dollar Quartet opened Sunday, February 17 at Theatre at the Center in Munster. The show stars Zach Sorrow as Elvis Presley, Michael Kurowski as Jerry Lee Lewis, Tommy Malouf as Johnny Cash, Zachary Stevenson as Carl Perkins, Sean Fortunato as record producer Sam Phillips and Aeriel Williams as singer Dyanne.  Directed by Daryl Brooks, Million Dollar Quartet's cast also includes musicians Michael Sinclair as Jay and Nick Anderson as Fluke.  The show continues its extended run through March 31.  This production is sponsored by Pat Binkley. (more...)

Photo Flash: GHOST: THE MUSICAL Opens At Theatre At The CenterPhoto Flash: GHOST: THE MUSICAL Opens At Theatre At The Center
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2018

Ghost The Musical opened to a full house on Sunday, September 16 for its Opening Night performance. Linda Fortunato directed and choreographed the production which stars Garrett Lutz in the role of ghostly hero Sam, Donica Lynn as psychic Oda Mae and Courtney Mack in the role of Molly Jensen. This is Chicagoland's first regional production of the newly imagined Ghost The Musical. Performances continue through October 14. (more...)

Total Theatre Awards Shortlist AnnouncedTotal Theatre Awards Shortlist Announced
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2018

Today the shortlist for the Total Theatre Awards 2018 was announced. From the shortlist announced today, a total of seven awards will be awarded across five categories: "Physical & Visual Theatre"; "Innovation, Experimentation & Playing with Form"; "Emerging"; "Circus"; and "Dance". (more...)

Photo Flash: FOREVER PLAID Opens At Theatre At The Center In MunsterPhoto Flash: FOREVER PLAID Opens At Theatre At The Center In Munster
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2018

Theatre fans and critics were all in attendance for the Opening Night  of Forever Plaid on Sunday, May 6 at Theatre at the Center in Munster.  Matt Edmonds, in the role of Sparky, Adam LaSalle as Francis, Yando Lopez as Jinx and Christopher Ratliff as Smudge star in Theatre at the Center's spring musical. Performances continue through June 3. (more...)

The Town Hall Presents DJANGO A GOGO on Saturday, May 5, 2018The Town Hall Presents DJANGO A GOGO on Saturday, May 5, 2018
by TV News Desk - Apr 24, 2018

Guitarist Stephane Wrembel caps Django A GoGo 2018, his week-long celebration of gypsy jazz master guitarist Django Reinhardt, with a spectacular all-star concert at The Town Hall on Saturday, May 5th, 2018 at 8pm (more...)

Guitarist Stephane Wrembel Releases 'The Django Experiment III' TodayGuitarist Stephane Wrembel Releases 'The Django Experiment III' Today
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2018

Award-winning guitarist STEPHANE WREMBEL is pleased to announce the release of The Django Experiment III today on his own Water Is Life Records. (more...)

The Wrecks Announce 1st Headline Tour; 'Favorite Liar' Has Almost 6.5 Million Listens On SpotifyThe Wrecks Announce 1st Headline Tour; 'Favorite Liar' Has Almost 6.5 Million Listens On Spotify
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2017

Los Angeles indie rock band The Wrecks will headline several dates across the US for their first ever headline tour. The “Robot Army” tour begins October 24th at BOTH in San Francisco, CA. (more...)

The Wrecks Join All Time Low Tour 'Favorite Liar' Has Over 5.5 Million Listens On Spotify
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2017

Los Angeles alternative rock band The Wrecks will be on the road this summer in support of their We Are The Wrecks EP joining All Time Low, SWMRS, Night Riots and Waterparks for “The Young Renegades Tour.” (more...)

Alan Alda, Elizabeth Brown, 'Bach & Django' & More Among Bridgehampton Chamber Music Festival's 2017 Lineup
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2017

At first it was unconscious, then by design: the 34th season of the Bridgehampton Chamber Music Festival, Long Island's longest-running classical music festival, has something of a water theme. (more...)

BUZZCUT Festival Returns to Glasgow this April
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2017

???????//BUZZCUT// Festival returns to Govan (Glasgow) for its sixth, five-day, community focused festival of live art and experimental performance from 5th - 9th April 2017. Over five days //BUZZCUT// will base itself in the Pearce Institute, a 100 year old community centre in the centre of Govan, transforming it into the heart of the festival with delicious food by local superstars Cafe 13, our own BUZZCUT Bar and a wild, friendly, vibing environment where all are welcome. (more...)

The Canadian Music Centre in BC Unveils New Performance Space & Signature Concert Series
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2016

The Canadian Music Centre in British Columbia (CMC BC) proudly reveals its renovated home, the Vancouver Creative Hub (837 Davie Street) with 40-seat black box theatre, the Murray Adaskin Salon, an urban cultural hotspot for Canadian music & the local arts community. The newly upgraded CMC branch will open October 14, 2016 with the first performance of CMC BC's inaugural Murray Adaskin Salon Concert Series - four recitals dedicated to iconic Canadian composers. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Maine State Ballet Presents Lovely, Lyrical COPPELIA
by Carla Maria Verdino-Süllwold - Aug 10, 2015

Maine State Ballet's latest production of Coppelia is marked by a lovely wistfulness and lyricism and bolstered by fine choreography and impressive dancing. While not as glittering as the company's two previous offerings (Cinderella and Le Corsaire), this Coppelia is, nonetheless, a captivating and characterful fairy tale which appeals to a broad audience. (more...)

Photo Flash: BIG FISH Makes a Splash on Opening Night at Theatre at the Center
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2015

The deeply moving, enchanting new Broadway musical for all ages BIG FISH continues Theatre at the Center's exceptional 25th anniversary 2015 season. With a book by John August and music and lyrics by Andrew Lippa, BIG FISH is based on the Columbia Pictures film screenplay of the same name by John August and Daniel Wallace's 1998 novel, Big Fish: A Novel of Mythical Proportions. Artistic Director and multiple Jeff Award-winner William Pullinsi lends his expertise in the first professional locally-produced staging of the beloved musical running now through June 7th at 1040 Ridge Road in Munster. The show opened yesterday, May 10, and BroadwayWorld has photos from the festivities below! (more...)

BWW Reviews: Maine State Ballet Mounts Swashbuckling LE CORSAIRE
by Carla Maria Verdino-Süllwold - Apr 6, 2015

For its spring production Maine State Ballet presents a stylishly swashbuckling account of Le Corsaire, vividly choreographed by Linda MacArthur Miele (after Petipa) and elegantly designed by Gail Csoboth. The more than thirty-five principals, soloists, and corps de ballet, drawn from area professionals and talented young dancers in the company school form a cohesive troupe, who seem to have grown in polish and precision over the past few years and who are not afraid to tackle the demands of this large scale Romantic ballet. (more...)

2015 New York Hot Jazz Fest to Kick Off May 3
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2015

Following the success of the previous two festivals, the 3rd Annual New York Hot Jazz Festival -- produced by the impresario Michael 'Misha' Katsobashvili, performer Bria Skonberg, and composer/producer Patrick Soluri (of Prohibition Productions and The Salon) -- returns to The Players this year and promises some of the biggest stars of the Hot Jazz and swing scenes in a summit of uptown and downtown talent spanning three generations. (more...)

Casting for San Francisco One-Minute Play Festival Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2014

Playwrights Foundation (PF) and the New York-based company The One-Minute Play Festival are thrilled to announce the final casting for the 5th Annual SF One-Minute Play Festival (#1MPF), December 15th and 16th, 2014 - an evening of 86 brand- new one-minute plays by a highly vaunted group of 50 Bay Area playwrights, all written within the past month specially for the event. (more...)

Photo Flash: A CHRISTMAS MEMORY Celebrates Opening Night at Theatre at the Center
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2014

Over the course of their 2014 season, Theatre at the Center, a major equity player on the Chicago theater scene, has introduced audiences to never-before-seen productions on Chicagoland stages. To round out their current season, they will be making no exception and present the regional debut of the musical adaptation of Truman Capote's A CHRISTMAS MEMORY, through December 14, with a press opening last night, Sunday, November 16 at 1040 Ridge Road, Munster. Directed by William Pullinsi, A CHRISTMAS MEMORY is a labor of love for its Broadway veteran team, written by Duane Poole, with music by Larry Grossman and lyrics by Carol Hall. Based on Capote's touching memoir of his own childhood, this wistful Southern Christmas tale is a tender portrait of a rare friendship across generations with a joyous score that will bring love and light to everyone's hearts this holiday season. Sure to delight the entire family, Capote's masterpiece springs to life in this heartfelt musical treat. (more...)

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