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Feature: THE 50 GREATEST SONGS BY BURT BACHARACH Photo Feature: THE 50 GREATEST SONGS BY BURT BACHARACH
by Peter Nason - Feb 12, 2023

Reviewer Peter Nason ranks his choices for Burt Bacharach's top 50 tunes.

Michael Butler, Producer Of Broadway's Original HAIR, Passes Away At 95 Photo Michael Butler, Producer Of Broadway's Original HAIR, Passes Away At 95
by A.A. Cristi - Nov 8, 2022

Michael Butler, famed producer of the musical Hair: The American Tribal Love-Rock Musical, passed peacefully November 7, 2022 at the Los Angeles Jewish Home for the Aging in Reseda, CA.  He was born November 26, 1926 in Chicago, Illinois.

Billy Ray Charles, The Smokestacks, and Red Eye Gin to Play Sand Dollar Lounge in Nov Photo Billy Ray Charles, The Smokestacks, and Red Eye Gin to Play Sand Dollar Lounge in November
by Blair Ingenthron - Nov 6, 2022

The Sand Dollar Lounge has announced the November 2022 entertainment for its iconic Spring Mountain location. Originally opened in 1976, The Sand Dollar Lounge has reclaimed its beloved spot as a premier live music venue in Las Vegas, with free entertainment, rotating craft beer selections, an extensive whiskey collection, seasonal craft cocktails, an amazing pizza kitchen, and table-top gaming in a smoke-free environment.

Triptides Share New 'Fate' Single From Their Forthcoming LP Photo Triptides Share New 'Fate' Single From Their Forthcoming LP
by Michael Major - May 13, 2022

Led by guitarist, keyboardist and singer Glenn Brigman, with drummer Brendan Peleo-Lazar and bassist/guitarist Stephen Burns, the trio is continually discovering their sound through a complex map of familiar influences and bold choices in tonality, structure and texture.

Vistas Media Capital Making Feature Documentary About International Music And Feminis Photo Vistas Media Capital Making Feature Documentary About International Music And Feminist Icon Laura Nyro
by A.A. Cristi - May 11, 2022

Vistas Media Capital, which recently launched its North American division, today announced that it is developing and producing a feature documentary about Laura Nyro, the gifted and influential singer/songwriter that burst on the scene in the late 1960s while still a teenager, and who effectively rejected the demands of superstardom in her 20s and pursued a life of activism for women's rights and the environment.

Jimmy Webb to Receive the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 37th Annual Bistro Awards Photo Jimmy Webb to Receive the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 37th Annual Bistro Awards
by Michael Major - Mar 21, 2022

Three-time Grammy Award winner and iconic songwriter-performer Jimmy Webb will be honored at the 37th Annual Bistro Awards where he will be receiving the ASCAP‚ÄďBob Harrington Lifetime Achievement Award, the Bistro Awards‚Äô highest honor, for musical and storytelling accomplishments over his five decades-plus career.

BWW Review: Will the Asolo Rep's HAIR, set during the Age of Aquarius, Succeed in the Photo BWW Review: Will the Asolo Rep's HAIR, set during the Age of Aquarius, Succeed in the Age of Covid?
by Peter Nason - Dec 19, 2021

Although edited heavily for brevity, it's like a giant kaleidoscopic jigsaw puzzle that comes to life before our eyes.

Jazzmobile's Summerfest 2021 Season Kicks Off This Week Photo Jazzmobile's Summerfest 2021 Season Kicks Off This Week
by Stephi Wild - Jul 3, 2021

The 57th annual festival, dedicated to co-founder Dr. Billy Taylor in honor of his 100th Birthday, takes over stages across the city to present a diverse roster of jazz icons and emerging artists.

André De Shields to Star in The St. Louis Shakespeare Festival's KING LEAR as Part o Photo André De Shields to Star in The St. Louis Shakespeare Festival's KING LEAR as Part of its 2021 Summer Season
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 5, 2021

The St. Louis Shakespeare Festival announced today that Tony, Emmy and Grammy award-winner André De Shields will star in King Lear as part of its 21st summer of free Shakespeare in Forest Park. The production marks the theater's return to live outdoor performance, one of the first scheduled in the country.

BWW Blog: ‚ÄúDream It, Do It!‚ÄĚ - Disney Attractions That Could Work As Broadway Mus Photo BWW Blog: ‚ÄúDream It, Do It!‚ÄĚ - Disney Attractions That Could Work As Broadway Musicals
by Student Blogger: Kat Mokrynski - Dec 7, 2020

Throughout the years, there have been several successful musicals produced by the Disney Theatrical Group.

BWW Exclusive: THE 101 GREATEST PROTEST SONGS OF ALL TIME - with Bob Dylan, Aretha Fr Photo BWW Exclusive: THE 101 GREATEST PROTEST SONGS OF ALL TIME - with Bob Dylan, Aretha Franklin, John Lennon, Kendrick Lamar & More
by Peter Nason - Jun 18, 2020

BWW Reviewer Peter Nason chooses the 101 greatest protest songs from 1939-2020. See if your favorite songs or artists made the list!

VIDEO: New Video Released of the Song 'Black' From THE ME NOBODY KNOWS Photo VIDEO: New Video Released of the Song 'Black' From THE ME NOBODY KNOWS
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 8, 2020

The song ‚ÄúBlack‚ÄĚ, from the beloved Obie and Drama Desk-winning, Tony-nominated musical The Me Nobody Knows has been made into a video in honor of those who are uniting to raise a voice to injustice.

The 101 Greatest Showtunes from 1920-2020 Photo The 101 Greatest Showtunes from 1920-2020
by Peter Nason - Mar 19, 2020

How do we make a list of the 101 greatest show tunes from the past 100 years? Well, we did the near-impossible task.  Check out our full list here! 

Peggy Lee's 'Is That All There Is?' Celebrates 50th Anniversary Photo Peggy Lee's 'Is That All There Is?' Celebrates 50th Anniversary
by Abigail Charpentier - Nov 1, 2019

In conjunction with the¬†Peggy Lee¬†Estate, Capitol/UMe will release¬†Is That All There Is?¬†50th¬†anniversary¬†digital-only edition on¬†November 15. The remastered edition features three previously unreleased tracks: a remixed version and alternate take of the title track, and an alternate version of ‚ÄúMe and My Shadow.‚Ä̬†¬†A full track list is below.

Photo Flash: First Look at Rubicon Theatre Company's I DIG ROCK AND ROLL MUSIC Photo Photo Flash: First Look at Rubicon Theatre Company's I DIG ROCK AND ROLL MUSIC
by Stephi Wild - Sep 15, 2019

Rubicon Theatre Company presents an updated limited-engagement encore run of last year's World Premiere of I DIG ROCK AND ROLL MUSIC directed by James O'Neil. This year's production features an all new cast starring Yvette Cason, Harley Jay, Beau Moore, Charlotte Morris and Scott Anthony. I Dig Rock and Roll Music begins previews on September 11, will have its press opening on Saturday September 14 at 7 p.m., and performances will continue September 15 through September 29 at Rubicon Theatre, 1006 E. Main Street in Ventura's Downtown Cultural District.

Lillias White Departs I DIG ROCK AND ROLL MUSIC; Yvette Cason Joins The Cast Photo Lillias White Departs I DIG ROCK AND ROLL MUSIC; Yvette Cason Joins The Cast
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 11, 2019

Due to scheduling issues, Lillias White will no longer be able to perform in I DIG ROCK AND ROLL MUSIC for this limited run at the Rubicon Theatre; and Yvette Cason (Broadway credits include Play On!, for which she also won an Ovation Award and Dreamgirls. Her regional credits include Blues in the Night at the Wallis and Shout Sister Shout at the Pasadena Playhouse), will now perform with the production through closing.

BWW Review: 5th Dimensional Realness is REVOLUTIONARY at Theater For The New City Photo BWW Review: 5th Dimensional Realness is REVOLUTIONARY at Theater For The New City
by Joe Lombardi - Sep 10, 2019

With the not so faint wisps of fascism blowing all around the world today, artists seem compelled to paint the future.  Prasad Paul Duffy has written and directed Revolutionary with Theo Grace composing the score and lyrics.  This show has been selected as part of Theater for the New City's Dream Up Festival.  Pursuing new works presented in non-traditional ways, the festival aims to push ideas forward and encourage experimentation.

Rubicon Theatre Co. Presents Lillias White And More In I DIG ROCK AND ROLL MUSIC Photo Rubicon Theatre Co. Presents Lillias White And More In I DIG ROCK AND ROLL MUSIC
by A.A. Cristi - Aug 27, 2019

Rubicon Theatre Company presents an updated encore run of last year's World Premiere of I DIG ROCK AND ROLL MUSIC with an all new cast September 11 through September 29 at Rubicon Theatre, 1006 E. Main Street in Ventura's Downtown Cultural District.   

HAIR Co-Creator James Rado ASCAP Interview Recorded For Library Of Congress National  Photo HAIR Co-Creator James Rado ASCAP Interview Recorded For Library Of Congress National Recording Registry
by A.A. Cristi - Jul 9, 2019

On April 9, 2019, HAIR co-creator James Rado sat down with arts journalist Patrick Pacheco at ASCAP in New York, for an in-depth podcast interview on the journey, history, legacy, Grammy Award-winning score and impact of the global phenomenon he created along with the late Gerome Ragni and the late Galt MacDermot.

WAITRESS, THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG, A CHRISTMAS STORY And BEAUTIFUL Will Anchor The M Photo WAITRESS, THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG, A CHRISTMAS STORY And BEAUTIFUL Will Anchor The McCallum's Exciting New Season, Announced Today
by David Green - Apr 8, 2019

The McCallum Theatre announced today its new lineup for the 2019-2020 season, continuing to present the finest world-class artists and entertainers for Coachella Valley audiences.  The new season includes McCallum debuts, returning favorites, iconic superstars, family-friendly entertainment and holiday cheer, among so much more. A CHRISTMAS STORY, WAITRESS and THE PLAY THAT GOES WORING are among the many Broadway offerings in what looks to be the most stellar season in McCallum history.

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