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Broadway's Chester Gregory Joins the Cast of Kansas City Repertory's FENCES
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2017

Fresh off an 8-month run starring as Berry Gordy in Motown: The Musical, Gary, Indiana native Chester Gregory has been added to the cast of the Kansas City Repertory production of August Wilson's FENCES. (more...)

Linda Eder, Sleeping Beauty, Elvis Show and More Set for THE CENTER's 2017-18 Season in Coral Springs
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2017

THE CENTER, formerly known as the Coral Springs Center for the Arts, is launching a music-packed 2017-18 season next month with an exciting, diverse, audience-wowing array of concerts, shows and events. (more...)

Fazerdaze Shares 'Bedroom Talks' Video via Gorilla vs. Bear
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2017

New Zealand-based songwriter and producer Fazerdaze, a.k.a. Amelia Murray, released her debut album earlier this year entitled Morningside, and today she shares a charming DIY music video for 'Bedroom Talks.' Filmed on an iPhone during a recent trip to New York City, and edited by Murray herself, 'Bedroom Talks' is premiering now via Gorilla vs. Bear (more...)

Harris Theater Welcomes New President and CEO, Patricia Barretto
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2017

The Joan W. and Irving B. Harris Theater for Music and Dance announced today the appointment of Patricia Barretto as its new Alexandra C. and John D. Nichols President and Chief Executive Officer Endowed Chair, effective immediately. (more...)

Rusty Schwimmer to Star in Return of HELLCAB at The Agency Theater Collective
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2017

The Agency Theater Collective announces the Chicago holiday classic Hellcab, starring Rusty Schwimmer, written by Will Kern and directed by The Agency's Managing Director Sommer Austin playing at the Den Theatre, 1331 N. Milwaukee Ave., November 11 December 17. (more...)

Screaming Females Release New Single 'Black Moon' + Nat'l Fall Tour Kicks Off Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2017

Over six albums and more than a decade of touring, Screaming Females have remained deeply individual and steadfastly DIY. With every album the band's creativity, chops and perseverance is outdone only by their devoted fanbase. (more...)

BWW Photo Exclusive: MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET Celebrates Opening at the Paramount
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2017

Paramount Theatre presents a rollicking 2017-18 BroadwaySeries opener with Million Dollar Quartet, the wildly popular rock and roll musical that played more than 2,500 performances in Chicago. BroadwayWorld has exclusive photos from the opening festivities below! (more...)

Warm Brew Release Newest Song 'Small Victories'
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2017

Today, Red Bull Records recording trio Warm Brew releases their newest single, Small Victories, produced by Grammy nominated producer SwiffD. The song marks the latest release from the LA natives in advance of their upcoming untitled second album on Red Bull Records, is available now on all DSPs. (more...)

Amadou & Mariam's 'La Confusion' Out Today via Because Music
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2017

La Confusion, the highly anticipated ninth full-length LP from Malian musical duo and Grammy-award nominees Amadou & Mariam, is out today on Because Music. (more...)

Raul Esparza, Zainab Jah, Daniel Jenkins, & Lisa Kron Join BANNED TOGETHER At Joe's Pub
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2017

Dramatists Legal Defense Fund's Banned Together: A Censorship Cabaret welcomes Ra l Esparza (Law & Order: SVU), Zainab Jah (Broadway's Eclipsed), Daniel Jenkins (Oslo, Billy Elliot) and Lisa Kron (book/lyrics for Broadway's Fun Home). (more...)

MCC Theater Extends Transgender-Themed CHARM Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2017

MCC Theater has announced the extension by popular demand of the acclaimed transgender-themed play Charm - inspired by the real-life story of Miss Gloria Allen. (more...)

Brandon Bennett to Star in ELVIS: MY WAY at the Playhouse @ Westport Plaza
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2017

Artists Lounge Live presents ELVIS: MY WAYdebuting in St. Louis at the Playhouse @ Westport Plaza November 2-5. (more...)

Hoodie Allen Drops New Single 'Ain't Ready' + LP Out 9/29
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2017

Hoodie Allen will release his highly anticipated third studio album The Hype next Friday, September 29th. In anticipation, he releases new single Ain't Ready today a melodically masterful change of pace highlighted by an acoustic bass an addictive hook. (more...)

Redtwist Theatre Announces OUR TOWN Extension to 10/29
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2017

Due to numerous SOLD OUT performances, Redtwist Theatre announces the extension of the Jeff Recommended play OUR TOWN by Thornton Wilder, directed by Redtwist's Associate Artistic Director, James Fleming. (more...)

Josh Ritter's New Album 'Gathering' Out Now to Critical Acclaim
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2017

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Frank Iero & the Patience's New EP 'Keep The Coffins Coming' Out Today
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2017

Today, FRANK IERO and the PATIENCE released their new EP, Keep The Coffins Coming. The four-track EP was recorded with Frank Iero's lifelong hero, the iconic Steve Albini (Nirvana, Pixies, PJ Harvey), at Electrical Audio in Chicago, IL. (more...)

Cold Cave Release New Song & Music Video for 'Glory'
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2017

Cold Cave have returned with their first new music since last Fall's The Idea of Love picture disc 7 (Heartworm). Titled Glory, it is a bit of a departure from those songs; it's a glossy track featuring sparkly synths and woeful vocals in Cold Cave's signature chilly croon. (more...)

Forecast5 Announces Launch of New Monthly Financial Reporting Model
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2017

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Toyota and VH1 Save The Music Foundation's Music Education Program Features Performance by Imagine Dragons
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2017

Toyota, VH1 Save The Music Foundation and Life is Beautiful Music & Art Festival, joined by GRAMMY Award-winning rock band and Las Vegas natives Imagine Dragons, presented three Las Vegas area schools with a $40,000 music education grant that will provide music instruments to enhance each school's music programs and expand student participation. (more...)

Chicago's First Annual PINK HAT RUN to Benefit Women's Groups, 11/4
by Christina Mancuso - Sep 22, 2017

The first annual Pink Hat Run will take place in Chicago Saturday, Nov. 4, 2017 in Chicago's South Loop. (more...)

Broadway Rush, Lottery & Standing Room Only Ticketing Policies - 9/22/2017
by BWW - Sep 22, 2017

Broadway Rush, Lottery & Standing Room Only Ticketing Policies - updated on 9/22/2017. (more...)

Life Fitness Launches New Indoor Power Trainer
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2017

Today, Life Fitness, the global leader in commercial fitness equipment, launched the IC8, an indoor power trainer designed for serious riders and all athletes that want superior tracking and fitness results. (more...)

Blank Range Touring With Jessica Lea Mayfield and Tyler Childers
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2017

Last month, Nashville's Blank Range released their debut album Marooned With The Treasure via Sturdy Girls Records distributed by Thirty Tigers. The band have just been named one of Rolling Stone's 10 New Country Artists You Need To Know. (more...)

The Maine Release Music Video For 'How Do You Feel?'
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2017

A little over five months since the release of album Lovely Little Lonely, The Maine transforms track How Do You Feel? into their third single off the record by way of music video. (more...)

Felly Confirms Fall Tour And Select Support Dates With T-Pain
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2017

Rising hip-hop artist Felly confirms his tour dates this fall with shows including San Francisco, New York, Chicago, Atlanta, Denver, Los Angeles and more. The shows are in support of his latest studio album, Wild Strawberries, which was released last month via Cinematic Music Group. (more...)

Horse Head Theatre Co. Presents the Houston Premiere of THE SONIC LIFE OF A GIANT TORTOISE
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2017

Horse Head Theatre Co.'s (HH) Houston Premiere of SONIC LIFE... by Toshiki Okada will be presented at Near Northside Studios (NeNo), 1506 Lorraine Street from November 3 - 18, 2017. All performances will begin at 8pm. Concessions sponsored by Buffalo Bayou Brewery, Mid State Wine & Liquor and Frost Bank. (more...)

Shows at Goodman, Victory Gardens, Drury Lane, Steppenwolf and More Set for Chicago Theatre Week 2018
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2017

Chicago Theatre Week (#CTW18), an annual celebration of the rich tradition of theatre-going in Chicago, will take place February 8 18, 2018, spanning a week and two full weekends. (more...)

Leanne Cabrera Joins ROMANCE OF THE WESTERN CHAMBER as Jessica Wu Leaves for Broadway's MISS SAIGON
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2017

Romance of the Western Chamber, the musical adaptation (in English) of the fabled Chinese classic Xi Xiang Ji, which opened last Saturday, September 16 at TADA! (located at 15 W. 28th Street, 3rd Floor), will welcome Signature Theatre alum Leanne Cabrera (Emotional Creature) to the company. (more...)

R&B Singer Kenny Lattimore Reveals Album Cover Photographed by D-Nice
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2017

Grammy-nominated R&B mainstay, Kenny Lattimore reveals cover art, photographed by famed DJ, photographer D-Nice whom began his career in the mid-1980s with hip hop group Boogie Down Productions. (more...)

The Joffrey Ballet Named Resident Dance Company at the Lyric Opera House
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2017

Lyric Opera of Chicago and The Joffrey Ballet today announced that Joffrey will become the resident dance company at the Lyric Opera House (20 N. Wacker Drive, Chicago) at the start of the 2020/21 Season. (more...)

Lights' New Album 'Skin&Earth' Out Now To Critical Acclaim
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2017

Alt-pop phenom Lights' new album Skin&Earth is out worldwide today via Warner Bros. Records. Her fourth studio album, Skin&Earth serves as Lights' most ambitious project yet, being released alongside a companion comic book series of the same name created, written and illustrated in full by Lights (more...)

Victory Gardens & Emerald City Theatre Announce 'Play Pals' Workshop Dates
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2017

Victory Gardens Theater and Emerald City Theatre will continue to provide Play Pals, a theater experience for the whole family, throughout the 2017-2018 Season. During designated matinees, children ages 4-11 will engage in critically-acclaimed theater education workshops from Emerald City Theatre while their parents attend performances at Victory Gardens Theater. (more...)

Links Taproom to Host 'F U Hate' Event for LGBTQ+ and Immigrant Children's Rights Charities
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2017

Links Taproom - an All-American craft beer and sausage focused neighborhood bar located at 1559 N Milwaukee Ave in Wicker Park - will host a massive fundraising 'F U Hate' event for LGBTQ+ & immigrant children's rights charities on Sunday, October 1. (more...)

Shook Twins Release New Track + EP Out 11/3 + On Tour Now
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2017

The Portland-based indie folk group Shook Twins has released their track Mad Scientist via No Depression. The track appears on their forthcoming EP, 2, out November 03, 2017. (more...)

Scoop: ME, MYSELF & I on CBS - Monday, October 9, 2017
by - Sep 22, 2017

Get all the scoop on ME, MYSELF & I, airing on CBS on Monday, October 9, 2017! (more...)

Janelle Kroll Releases 'Blush' ft. Aalias | Track Advances Forthcoming EP 'Pretty Lie To Me'
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2017

As she looks ahead to the release of her new EP, Pretty Lie To Me, this October, soulful indie pop singer/songwriter JANELLE KROLL is dropping a new single, 'Blush,' today, September 22 via NYC indie label Lokal Legend. (more...)

Pianist Deanna Witkowski Presents Trio Arrangements of 14 Hymns on 'Makes the Heart to Sing: Jazz Hymns'
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2017

Grace, serenity, and rhapsody are on abundant display throughout the 14 songs pianist Deanna Witkowski performs with her trio on 'Makes the Heart to Sing: Jazz Hymns,' set for release November 3 on Tilapia Records. (more...)

BWW Review: SIMPATICO at McCarter Rocks
by Sarah Vander Schaaff - Sep 22, 2017

SIMPATICO, A Red Orchid Theatre production, now on stage at McCarter Theatre Center, comes to Princeton just three months after its playwright, Sam Shepard died. But from the start, even in the dark and before the electric Michael Shannon speaks his first lines, the air is charged with the spirit of the prolific playwright. Something unexpected is going to happen. (more...)

Williams Street Repertory presents LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS, 10/6
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2017

Williams Street Repertory is excited to bring a gleefully gruesome Broadway smash musical to downtown Crystal Lake with their upcoming production of Little Shop of Horrors. This campy musical based on the 1960s cult horror film opens on October 6, 2017 at Raue Center For The Arts and runs select dates through October 29, 2017. (more...)

WAITRESS Tour to Hold Columbus Auditions to Search for 'Lulu'
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2017

The Tony-nominated musical WAITRESS will make its Columbus premiere at the Ohio Theatre November 7-12, and is holding auditions to find two young girls to perform the role of Lulu for the duration of the Columbus engagement. (more...)

Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 9/22 - HOLLER IF YA HEAR ME, GYPSY, RENT, and More!
by BWW Special - Sep 22, 2017

BroadwayWorld presents a comprehensive weekly roundup of regional stories around our Broadway World, which include videos, editor spotlights, regional reviews and more. This week, we feature HOLLER IF YA HEAR ME, GYPSY, RENT, and More! (more...)

Boston Globe Pulizer Prize-Winning Journalist Michael Rezendes Comes to the MAC
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2017

McAninch Arts Center (MAC) located at 425 Fawell Blvd. on the campus of College of DuPage showcases Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Michael Rezendes in The Man Behind Spotlight a special lecture event Tuesday, Oct. 3 at 7 p.m. Rezendes will address the role of the investigative reporter and the power of journalism in a world of Fake News and talk about his newest projects, including reporting on the children of Catholic Priests and the reimagining of healthcare in Bridgewater State Hospital. A book signing with Rezendes will take place in the MAC lobby immediately following the program. (more...)

REV. 23 by Julian Wachner & Cerise Jacobs Premieres 9/29
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2017

Creator and librettist Cerise Jacobs whose Ouroboros Trilogy, produced last September, was the most ambitious opera undertaking Boston has ever seen (Berkshire Fine Arts) premieres her new opera REV. 23, composed by Julian Wachner, on September 29 at Boston's John Hancock Theater, as the centerpiece of the first Boston New Music Festival, hosted by Juventas New Music. REV. 23 is Wachner's second full-length opera; the first, the colorful and assured (Boston Globe) Evangeline Revisited, was showcased at New York City Opera's VOX Festival in 2010. Directed by West Edge Opera General Director Mark Streshinsky and conducted by Lidiya Yankovskaya, recently named as the new Music Director of Chicago Opera Theater, REV. 23 marks a first outing for the newly reconfigured production company White Snake Projects, headed by Boston producer Georgia Lyman with Jacobs as Executive Producer. (more...)

Broken Nose Theatre Announces New Company Members & Artistic Associates
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2017

As it embarks on its sixth season, Broken Nose Theatre is pleased to announce a major expansion of the company by welcoming four new Company Members and eight new Artistic Associates. (more...)

Patchogue Theatre & The Gateway present MENOPAUSE THE MUSICAL!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2017

Patchogue Theatre for the Performing Arts (PTPA) and The Gateway will team up for a special presentation of GFour Productions' international hit show 'Menopause The Musical' on Sunday, Oct. 8 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m., at Patchogue Theatre. 'Menopause The Musical' is a groundbreaking celebration of women who are on the brink of, in the middle of, or have survived The Change. The full cast has been announced. (more...)

NJSO Chamber Players Perform Aaron Jay Kernis String Quartet
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2017

Members of the NJSO Chamber Players will perform the Aaron Jay Kernis string quartet that the composer later orchestrated as Musica celestis in a special NJSO Accent event with Kernis on Friday, October 13, at 6:45 pm at the Richardson Auditorium in Princeton. The New Jersey Symphony Orchestra's 8 pm concert includes the NJSO premiere of Kernis' ethereal work for string orchestra. (more...)

DENNIS QUAID AND THE SHARKS Come to Ridgefield Playhouse This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2017

Actor Singer Dennis Quaid performs a night of rock classics and more with Dennis Quaid and The Sharks on October 25 at The Ridgefield Playhouse (more...)

Brian Fenty Takes Over as CEO of TodayTix
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2017

There's a new CEO at TodayTix, though he's definitely not new to the company Chairman Brian Fenty is becoming chief executive, while his co-founder (and the previous CEO) Merritt Baer is becoming the Head of Europe. TodayTix sells theater tickets in cities across the United States (including New York, Chicago and San Francisco), but its European presence is currently limited to London. Fenty said there's a huge opportunity to go to some of the arts capitals of Europe Paris, Hamburg, Vienna. (more...)

Pride Films and Plays presents HIS GREATNESS, 10/17
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2017

Three men - a great American playwright, his trusted and loyal assistant, and a young Canadian street hustler - find themselves together for two days in a hotel room in Vancouver. The ensuing battle for power, love and loyalty is frequently funny, engagingly dark and ultimately moving. HIS GREATNESS, inspired by a 'potentially true story' during the declining days of Tennessee Williams, is an intimate insight into the mind of a familiar public figure, grappling with the loss of former glory and desperate for a return to form and success. Pride Films and Plays will stage the play from October 14 November 12, 2017 in The Buena, the 50-seat venue of the Pride Arts Center. The Buena is located at 4147 N. Broadway, Chicago. The press opening will be Tuesday, October 17 at 7:30 pm. (more...)

Zakir Hussain Joins Forces with Dave Holland to Explore Jazz & Indian Music's Intersections at Chan Centre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2017

The Chan Centre for the Performing Arts at the University of British Columbia (UBC) presents Crosscurrents, a collaboration by virtuoso musicians Zakir Hussain and Dave Holland on October 28 at 8pm in the Chan Shun Concert Hall. Hussain, the world's foremost tabla master, joins forces with Holland bandleader, composer, and 2017 NEA Jazz Master bassist alongside a stellar quintet including saxophonist Chris Potter and vocalist Shankar Mahadevan. Together, the ensemble will explore the fascinating artistic intersections between jazz and Indian music, and bridge two genres seemingly worlds apart. (more...)

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