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Franke Previte and Michael LaFleur Team Up To Create CALLING ALL DIVASFranke Previte and Michael LaFleur Team Up To Create CALLING ALL DIVAS
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2018

Academy Award-winning songwriter Franke Previte (Dirty Dancing) has teamed with world-renowned live show specialist Michael LaFleur (Las Vegas, Disney, Universal, Celine Dion, Sarah Brightman) and Broadway and music producer Dennis D'Amico (Sir Paul McCartney) to premiere CALLING ALL DIVAS, a joyous celebration of music, friendship and the power of sisterhood, in a unique "concert musical" format. (more...)

Comedy Central Expands Its Annual Up Next Showcase at Clusterfest This JuneComedy Central Expands Its Annual Up Next Showcase at Clusterfest This June
by TV News Desk - May 23, 2018

Comedy Central builds on its success of last year's Up Nextshowcase at Clusterfest, featuring the network's rising stars, by including another stand-up showcase and adding a variety showcase. The weekend will highlight over 20 comedians with two separate and distinct stand-up showcases taking place on Friday, June 1, hosted by Chris Redd with special guest Tim Dillon and Saturday, June 2, hosted by Jullian McCollough with special guest Mark Normand; and a brand new variety showcase taking place on Sunday, June 3, hosted by Matthew Broussard. All shows will be held at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in the 415 Comedy Club room. (more...)

Jazz Legend Carleen Anderson Will Perform At Wills Memorial Building As Part Of Frederick Douglass CommemorationJazz Legend Carleen Anderson Will Perform At Wills Memorial Building As Part Of Frederick Douglass Commemoration
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2018

Carleen Anderson announced as final performer for Frederick Douglass: An Abolitionist Returns to Bristol on Bank Holiday Monday. (more...)

Sammy Strittmatter to Release Fourth Album GET OUT OF THE CITY May 18Sammy Strittmatter to Release Fourth Album GET OUT OF THE CITY May 18
by TV News Desk - May 17, 2018

Los Angeles-based singer-songwriter Sammy Strittmatter is set to release his ambitious fourth full-length album, Get Out of the City, on Palo Santo Records on May 18, 2018. Strittmatter, who has recorded and produced all of his records, got help on this outing from producer/label co-founder Salim Nourallah (Old 97's, Nicholas Altobelli, The Damnwells, Rhett Miller). (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...)

Widespread Panic Returns for Three-Night Halloween Celebration October 26, 27 & 28Widespread Panic Returns for Three-Night Halloween Celebration October 26, 27 & 28
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2018

After selling out three nights last Halloween weekend, improvisational rock icons Widespread Panic will take over Park Theater at Park MGM once again for three more shows. The Halloween Weekend performances are scheduled Friday, Oct. 26, Saturday, Oct. 27 and Sunday, Oct. 28. Tickets for all three performances go on sale Friday, May 18 at 10 a.m. PT. (more...)

Tom Murray Reunites The Beatles In BronzeTom Murray Reunites The Beatles In Bronze
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2018

As Part of Tom Murray's The Beatles Collection, The Mad Day: Summer of '68 which is now at Soho Contemporary Art May 31st through June 16th New York- May 8, 2018 – Noted British sculptor Andrew Edwards has just finished his homage to the 50th Anniversary of Tom Murray's Mad Day Out photographs of the Beatles by creating a bronze machete of one of the photo's titled “Coming Apart”. (more...)

Cast Announced For LET IT BE UK Tour On Anniversary Of Album ReleaseCast Announced For LET IT BE UK Tour On Anniversary Of Album Release
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2018

Let It Be: A Celebration Of The Music Of The Beatles returns to the UK for a national tour starting in Summer 2018. (more...)

Christian McBride to Headline Benefit Concert For Luna StageChristian McBride to Headline Benefit Concert For Luna Stage
by BWW News Desk - May 7, 2018

???????Six-time GRAMMY-winning bassist Christian McBride will headline a concert to benefit Luna Stage on Friday, June 1 at the Montclair Women's Club. This jazz luminary will be joined onstage by special guests. The program will include cocktails, dessert, a silent auction and dancing after the concert. Proceeds will support development of Luna's cutting-edge theater productions, classes in local schools, and community programming. (more...)

Photo Flash: Paige Davis and CHICAGO Star Bianca Marroquin Join Reeve Carney at Green Room 42 DebutPhoto Flash: Paige Davis and CHICAGO Star Bianca Marroquin Join Reeve Carney at Green Room 42 Debut
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2018

THE GREEN ROOM 42 - Broadway's newest intimate concert venue - presented the debut of Reeve Carney on Thursday, May 3. Paige Davis and Chicago star Bianca Marroquin joined Carney at his debut and they posed for a photo together. Check it out below! (more...)

Bumbershoot 2018 Tickets On Sale Now!Bumbershoot 2018 Tickets On Sale Now!
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2018

Bumbershoot 2018 Tickets On Sale Now! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Reeve Carney Debuts at The Green Room 42Photo Coverage: Reeve Carney Debuts at The Green Room 42
by Walter McBride - May 4, 2018

THE GREEN ROOM 42 - Broadway's newest intimate concert venue - presented the debut of Reeve Carney on Thursday, May 3. Carney is best known for his portrayal of Dorian Gray in Showtime's 'Penny Dreadful,' Riff Raff in Fox TV's Rocky Horror Picture Show reimagining, as well as originating the role of Peter Parker in Julie Taymor and U2's Spider-Man Turn Off The Dark. Featuring selections from his five-time Independent Music Award-winning album, Youth Is Wasted, as well a few surprises from the Broadway canon and the Great American Songbook, Reeve delivered a one-man-show that feels more like an invitation only after-party than traditional concert performance. (more...)

Comedy Central Presents Clusterfest Reveals Details For One-Of-A-Kind Experiences From TV's Most Iconic Comedy ShowsComedy Central Presents Clusterfest Reveals Details For One-Of-A-Kind Experiences From TV's Most Iconic Comedy Shows
by TV News Desk - May 3, 2018

Comedy Central, the #1 brand in comedy, Superfly, the brains behind Bonnaroo, and Outside Lands co-producer, Another Planet Entertainment, today announced details for the Comedy Central Presents Clusterfest immersive experiences. These five different attractions, each inspired by some of TV's most iconic shows, distinguish the fan experience at Clusterfest and make the festival unlike any other through creative set design, themed food and drink offerings, surprise appearances by cast members, interactive programming, and of course, lots of humor. The three-day comedy and music festival takes place in San Francisco June 1-3, 2018 and tickets are on sale now at www.clusterfest.com. (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...)

Paul McCartney, Metallica, Childish Gambino, Travis Scott and Odesza to Headline Austin City Limits Music Festival 2018Paul McCartney, Metallica, Childish Gambino, Travis Scott and Odesza to Headline Austin City Limits Music Festival 2018
by TV News Desk - May 1, 2018

The 17th annual Austin City Limits Music Festival will deliver one of the most exceptional lineups of this year's festival season with headliners Paul McCartney, Metallica, Childish Gambino, Arctic Monkeys, TRAVIS SCOTT and ODESZA. The history-making bill includes first time ACL Fest performances and only North American festival appearances by both Paul McCartney and Metallica, a triumphant return by GRAMMY, Golden Globe and Emmy-Award winning Childish Gambino, a highly anticipated performance from Arctic Monkeys, and debut sets from Texas native TRAVIS SCOTT and electronic superstars ODESZA. The National, Khalid, Hozier, David Byrne, CHVRCHES, Deftones, Justice, ST. VINCENT, Sylvan Esso, FATHER JOHN MISTY, Brandi Carlile, ILLENIUM, Janelle Monáe and many more will take the stage throughout ACL Fest's colossal two consecutive weekends. ACL Fest 2018 will deliver more than 125 bands across eight stages at Zilker Park, October 5-7 and October 12-14. Tickets are available now at www.aclfestival.com. (more...)

BWW Review: TWANG!! THE MUSICAL, Union TheatreBWW Review: TWANG!! THE MUSICAL, Union Theatre
by Gary Naylor - Apr 27, 2018

A Lionel Bart post-Oliver! flop given a new book and a huge injection of energy just makes you feel happy - and ain't that a good thing! (more...)

Lana Del Ray, Steve Mac, & Desmond Child Among Winners at The 35th Annual ASCAP Pop Music AwardsLana Del Ray, Steve Mac, & Desmond Child Among Winners at The 35th Annual ASCAP Pop Music Awards
by TV News Desk - Apr 24, 2018

ASCAP, the American Society of Composers Authors and Publishers, hosted its 35th Annual ASCAP Pop Music Awards on Monday, April 23, recognizing four impressive songwriting talents with a 2018 ASCAP Pop Music Songwriter of the Year award, each for their individual achievement in crafting some of the most popular songs of 2017. Steve Mac won for 'Shape of You' (Ed Sheeran), 'Strip That Down' (Liam Payne ft. Quavo), 'Rockabye' (Clean Bandit ft. Sean Paul) and 'What About Us' (P!nk); Max Martin, receiving the award for an unprecedented 11th time, for 'Side To Side' (Ariana Grande), 'Can't Stop The Feeling!' (Justin Timberlake), 'Send My Love' (Adele) and 'Just Like Fire' (P!nk); Starrah for 'Now or Never' (Halsey), 'Fake Love' (Drake), 'What Lovers Do' (Maroon 5 ft. SZA) and 'Havana' (Camila Cabello); and Drew Taggart for '1-800-273-8255' (Logic ft. Alessia Cara and Khalid) in addition to three hits by his band, The Chainsmokers: 'Something Just Like This' (ft. Coldplay), 'Closer' (ft. Halsey) and 'Paris.'  ASCAP President and award-winning songwriter Paul Williamspresented the awards.  (more...)

Molissa Fenley And Company Presents THEIR MARK, An Evening Of New Dance And New MusicMolissa Fenley And Company Presents THEIR MARK, An Evening Of New Dance And New Music
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2018

Molissa Fenley and Company, in collaboration with percussionist Frank Cassara and violist Ralph Farris, will present an evening of dance and live music, with scores by four contemporary composers. The program features four dances from Fenley's Water Table, three of which are New York premieres. The program also includes a new configuration of Fenley's 1979 work Mix. Performances are June 21–23 (Thursday–Saturday) at 8pm, at Danspace Project, 131 East 10th Street, New York, NY 10003. (more...)

STUFF YOU SHOULD KNOW Live On Stage Launches National TourSTUFF YOU SHOULD KNOW Live On Stage Launches National Tour
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2018

???????TEG DAINTY & Nice Events are excited to announce that Josh Clark and Chuck Bryant will bring their informative and humourous Stuff You Should Know: LIVE show to Australia and New Zealand for the first time this September. (more...)

Majory Stoneman Douglas Drama Student, Sawyer Garrity, Joins 54 SINGS P!NKMajory Stoneman Douglas Drama Student, Sawyer Garrity, Joins 54 SINGS P!NK
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2018

Majory Stoneman Douglas student Sawyer Garrity has joined the lineup of 54 SINGS P!NK, August 19th, at Feinstein's/54 Below in New York City. (more...)

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