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by Nancy Grossman - Sep 8, 2018
World premiere musical theater piece adapted by Davone Tines and Michael Schachter from 1931 Langston Hughes poem, 'The Black Clown.' Dramatic monologue with orchestral accompaniment is part elegy, part declaration of independence, and part celebration which resonates in 2018 America. Tines gives a full-throated performance as the titular character with support from a twelve-person ensemble of singularly-talented singers and dancers.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2018
Old City District presents Old City Fest on Sunday, October 7, 2018, from 11:00am to 6:00pm, along N. 3rd Street (from Market to Race) and Arch Street (from 2nd to 4th). Activities will include a festival stage with live music, runway fashion shows, a family fun zone, pop-up street performances and a wide array of food, beverages, art, craft and retail shopping, with 100+ Old City vendors participating. Admission is free, with food and drink pay-as-you-go. For more information, visit, or call (215) 592-7929.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2018
Philadelphia audiences will have additional opportunities to enjoy the Irish-kissed musical sensation ONCE, playing at the Arden Theatre. The company announced today that performances of the Tony Award-winning show will be extended until October 28.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2018
The Gift Theatre is pleased to conclude its 17th season with the Midwest premiere of Tony Award-winning playwright and ensemble member David Rabe's* COSMOLOGIES, directed by Artistic Director Michael Patrick Thornton*, playing October 19 - December 9, 2018 at 4802 N. Milwaukee Ave. in Chicago's Jefferson Park neighborhood.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2018
Trout Steak Revival has announced their fall and winter tour including a NYE run. They will kick things off in the Midwest on September 27 in Omaha. Then the band will perform their annual show in Denver, this year at Cervantes Masterpiece Ballroom on November 30th. This show will be packed with with so many special musicians and friends including Bridget Law, Lindsay Lou, Old Salt Union, we dream dawn, the Sweet Lillies, Bonfire Dub, and the debut performance of Magnolia North! The band will finish up 2018 and ring in 2019 in style with their mountain-town New Year's run hitting Steamboat, Buena Vista, Telluride, Crested Butte, andKeystone! Tickets for all shows are on sale now, except for 12/31/18 and 1/5/19 which will be on sale Friday September 21st.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 31, 2018
In celebration of the 40th anniversary of iconic and highly revered post-punk band BAUHAUS, PETER MURPHY has announced the RUBY TOUR which will circle the continent beginning and ending in Southern California. Along with fellow Bauhaus bandmate DAVID J on bass, they will be performing their debut album IN THE FLAT FIELD in its entirety along with an extended encore of Bauhaus classics.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2018
Today, Trout Steak Revival officially released their music video for 'Take Heart', off their recent album Spirit To The Sea. Ditty TV premiered the video on their channel The Curve, where Trout Steak's Travis McNamara shares a special message about the song.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 23, 2018
The Gift Theatre is pleased to conclude its 17th season with the Midwest premiere of Tony Award-winning playwright and ensemble member David Rabe's* COSMOLOGIES, directed by Artistic Director Michael Patrick Thornton*, playing October 19 -December 9, 2018 at 4802 N. Milwaukee Ave. in Chicago's Jefferson Park neighborhood.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2018
The Gift Theatre is pleased to conclude its 17th season with the Midwest premiere of Tony Award-winning playwright and ensemble member David Rabe's* COSMOLOGIES, directed by Artistic Director Michael Patrick Thornton*, playing October 19 - December 9, 2018 at 4802 N. Milwaukee Ave. in Chicago's Jefferson Park neighborhood.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2018
Keystone Bar & Grill, a local restaurant group in Cincinnati, OH specializes in made-from-scratch comfort food. With a diverse menu including items like their meatloaf-style burger, house made buttermilk battered chicken tenders and farm fresh salads, they are best known for the ultimate comfort food, their flavorful skillets of macaroni & cheese. Within their 3 brick & mortar locations, Keystone offers seven varieties of their mac and it's all locally sourced and made to order. The chefs at Keystone focus on the art of combining flavors like pesto, tomatoes, and mozzarella in their "Fleetwood Mac" and caramelized onions and bacon in their "Pink Floyd." They also create some classic combos like BBQ chicken and bacon or buffalo chicken with bleu cheese crumbles.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2018
Following a successful 4-city tour of Florida that included a well-received appearance at the Forward Motion Physically Integrated Dance Festival in Miami, the company brings its vaunted skill set back to the Bay Area with select performances that include a newly reconceived staging of Robert Dekkers' Flutter, along with AXIS Artistic Director Marc Brew's Quartet No.1 to the Berkeley Ballet Theater, that will then be followed by a collaboration with Crowded Fire Theater, Star Finch, and Ensemble Mik Nawooj at the Bay View Opera House in San Francisco entitled Death Become Life: Banish Darkness, all before segueing to its 2019-20 season that will include a special Oakland-based educational event for Dance Access Day in February, as well as the world premiere of Alice in Oakland-their ambitious and much anticipated collaboration with Arthur Pita-coming to and co-presented by Z Space in San Francisco, November 2019
by BWW News Desk - Oct 1, 2018
Independent Shakespeare Co.(ISC), presenters of the Griffith Park Free Shakespeare Festival announce the world premiere of interdisciplinary artist Kalean Ung's original solo work, LETTERS FROM HOME, directed by Marina McClure, with music by Chinary Ung. LETTERS FROM HOME will play October 26 - November 18 at Independent Studio in the Atwater Crossing Arts + Innovation Complex, 3191 Casitas Ave., #130 in Atwater Village.
by TV News Desk - Nov 7, 2018
The unsung heroes of UK psychedelic rock, Man, have been quietly evolving over the course of their incredible 4+ decade career, transforming from the 5-piece upstart outfit who released their debut album in 1969 to a massively celebrated musical institution they've become in their home country and around the world. The key to that success, and their survival as a musical unit, has been the group's unflagging efforts to push musical boundaries further as they explore creative mutations to become ever more adaptable to the current climate. For proof, just check out the latest collection from the band, Evolution, a spectacular 6CD box set featuring 4 superb studio albums in their entirety from Man's turn-of-the-century period (1992-2006) PLUS a thrilling double concert album recorded in Berkeley CA 1976 with Quicksilver Messenger Service guitarist John Cipollina! 
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2018
As one of the few acts in electronic music known for their innovative live shows, Keys N Krates capture the essence of their performance on Keys N Krates: Live in Toronto. Across ten tracks recorded live in their hometown, the Canadian 3-piece takes listeners on a journey through their bass-centric yet soulful catalog, including “Dum Dee Dum,' “Treat Me Right,' 'Music To My Ears' and “Keep It 100.' The album arrives as the band embarks on their 'Closer We Get' tour.
by TV News Desk - Nov 16, 2018
After Funk is very pleased to announce that their debut LP Santa Barbara will be released on February 8th, 2019. 
by BWW News Desk - May 29, 2018
Arden Theatre Company closes its 30th Anniversary Season with the Tony Award-winning musical FUN HOME now on stage through June 17, 2018, on the Arden's F. Otto Haas Stage at 40 N. 2nd Street in Philadelphia. Honorary Producers are David and Christina Fryman.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2019
Artistic Director Chris Coleman has announced the 41st season of the DCPA Theatre Company, the producing regional theatre arm of the Denver Center for the Performing Arts (DCPA). The new season kicks off performances on August 30 and will feature eight productions including two world premieres from the 2019 Colorado New Play Summit and - for the first time in repertory - A Doll's House and A Doll's House, Part 2.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2018
Arden Theatre Company today announced the first show of their 2018/2019 Arden Children's Theatre Season. The beloved classic CHARLOTTE'S WEB will return to the Arden's F. Otto Haas stage from November 28, 2018 - January 27, 2019.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2018
Keys N Krates' ode to classic R&B delivers a healthy dose of electronic soul on “Music To My Ears,” featuring fellow Canadian and Grammy-nominated vocalist Tory Lanez. Taken from the Toronto trio's debut album Cura, dynamic strings and reverberant bass provide a joyous backbone to Lanez's uplifting hook. Today the official music video for “Music To My Ears” premieres on THE FADER. Directed by Nathan Boey, the humorous visual follows a puppet version Tory Lanez navigating a series of dates, soundtracked by puppet versions of Keys N Krates.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2018
Beck has traveled light years from being pegged as a reluctant generational spokesperson when "Loser" metamorphosed from a rejected demo in 1992 to a ubiquitous smash by 1994. In the decades since, he has crystallized much of the post-modern ruckus of the '90s alternative explosion, but in his own unpredictable manner: Beck's singular career has been one that's seen him utilize all manners and eras of music, blurring boundaries and blazing a path into the future while simultaneously foraging through the past.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2018
Chicago Shakespeare Theater celebrated GALA 2018 on Friday, June 8, 2018, raising $1.6 million for the Chicago Shakespeare in Classrooms and Communities initiatives-which include the Tony Award-winning Theater's nationally recognized education programs and free citywide Chicago Shakespeare in the Parks tour.
by Cybele Pomeroy - Jul 8, 2018
Musical theatre is about happy endings: if you like them, see MAMMA MIA!, at Toby's through September 9th. Heather Marie Beck and Maggie Dransfield as mother and daughter Donna and Sophie Sheridan are delightful and heartwarming. Disco, universally accepted as delicious, is the keystone of this show, whether or not you love or have heard of ABBA. In today's tumult, an escape to a tropical paradise where conflict stems from wedding angst and family drama seems a wonderful notion.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2018
The Gift Theatre is pleased to announce casting for the Midwest premiere of Tony Award-winning playwright and ensemble member David Rabe's* COSMOLOGIES, directed by Artistic Director Michael Patrick Thornton*. 
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2018
Z Space, one of the nation's leading laboratories for the development of new works, is pleased to announce the expansion of its two artist residency programs: Technical Development Residency and Free Space at Z Space.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2018
NBC Sports Group's 2018 NASCAR on NBC coverage continues this week with a twin bill of racing from Pocono Raceway in Long Pond, Pa., and Iowa Speedway in Newton, Iowa, culminating with the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Gander Outdoors 400 on Sunday, July 29, at 2:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 3, 2019
East West Players (EWP), the nation's longest-running professional theater of color and the largest producing organization of Asian American artistic work, is pleased to announce its nominations for the 29th Annual Ovation Awards, which will be held on Monday, January 28, at The Theatre at Ace Hotel. The annual Ovation Awards "are the only peer-judged theatre awards in Los Angeles, created to recognize excellence in theatrical performance, production, and design in the Greater Los Angeles area," according to LA STAGE Alliance, which administers the awards.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2019
Tim O'Brien recently announced a headlong leap back into traditional bluegrass with his new full-length album, Tim O'Brien Band. Due for release on March 15, 2019, Tim O'Brien Band, the title a sly nod to traditional music's often eponymous band names, is a collection of not just old-school leaning music, but also of world-class musicians perfectly aligned in intention and ability. In addition to Tim, Mike Bub (bass), Shad Cobb (fiddle),Jan Fabricius (vocals/mandolin) and Patrick Sauber (banjo/guitar) make up this unstoppable band, who, from recent live performances, may be familiar to Tim O'Brien fans. Tim says, “This crew has the potential to make ten more records together and never reach the limit of the possibilities.” The only guest on the recording is O'Brien's Hot Rize bandmate Bryan Sutton, who lends his distinctive guitar playing to two tracks.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2019
After the surprise announcement that legendary musician PETER MURPHY would be doing a special tribute performing songs by the late great Thin White Duke, DAVID BOWIE, tickets for the March 26, 2019 show at San Francisco's The Chapel sold out in just THREE HOURS!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2019
Let your imagination set sail! Audiences of all ages are invited to 'walk the plank' at Arden Theatre Company this spring as they present a unique twist on the swashbuckling tale TREASURE ISLAND. Single tickets for the production, which runs April 3 through June 2 on Arden's Arcadia Stage, are currently on sale.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2019
As a gesture of respect from one consummate showman to another, legendary musician PETER MURPHY has announced that he will be performing a special tribute to the late, great DAVID BOWIE on Tuesday, March 26, 2019 at San Francisco's The Chapel. As the final show of his two week residency in which he will perform his solo albums in their entirety plus three 'Mr. Moonlight' sets of Bauhaus music, Peter will honor the music of the Starman by performing songs selected from Bowie's catalog. Says Peter of the show, 'Now that all and sundry have fallen off the David Bowie tribute band wagon, I thought I'd do my own.'
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2019
Pittsburgh CLO announces the cast and creative team of our new Gallery of Heroes production, BEYOND THE MOON,  touring now - May 2019. 
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2019
Z Space, one of the nation's leading laboratories for the development of new works, is pleased to present the world premiere of Ripped by Rachel Bublitz,May 22 - June 15, 2019. The play will be directed by Executive Artistic Director Lisa Steindler, with a vision that will incorporate set and lighting design by Colm McNally, costume design by Christine Dinkel, and sound design by Sara Huddleston. 
by Herbert Paine - Feb 17, 2019
If you're looking for a good-natured satire on the excesses of capitalism, you're-in-luck with URINETOWN ~ the Mark Hollmann and Greg Kotis musical that riffs on a draconian vision of a pay-to-pee society. If you're looking for a high-spirited rendition of the musical, look no further than the stage of Greasepaint Youtheatre where a stellar cast of young actors is delivering a wicked pissah (i.e., really great) performance, under the direction of Bob Sorrenson.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2019
The Music Institute of Chicago hosts its 2019 Anniversary Gala on Monday, May 20 at the Four Seasons Hotel Chicago, 120 E. Delaware Street, celebrating its history as one of the largest and most respected community music schools in the nation with a festive evening highlighted by the presentation of the Dushkin Award to acclaimed jazz trumpet player, bandleader, composer, and educator Wynton Marsalis.
by TV News Desk - Feb 15, 2019
Ben Sparaco and The New Effect, the Nashville-based indie-rock trio fronted by songwriter, guitarist and vocalist Ben Sparaco, have announced their national spring tour which includes headlining shows as well as direct support slots with G. Love & Special Sauce. Tickets for all dates are on sale today (2/15). For more information and to purchase tickets, click here. 
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2019
Acclaimed Philadelphia-raised singer-songwriter DAVE HAUSE is proud to announce his brand new studio album titled Kick (pre-order). Out on Friday, April 12 via Rise Records, Kick is Hause's fourth solo outing that finds him carrying on in the voice and tradition of classic American songwriters, tackling topics of hope, depression, global warming, a crumbling democracy, and growing old. These complex notions weave together with a joyous sing-along cadence that creates a soundtrack for the broken American dream.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2019
Opera Columbus and ProMusica Chamber Orchestra are partnering to co-produce and co-commission a new chamber opera titled The Flood - a story of loss, human tragedy and redemption set in Columbus. The work represents the first collaboration between the two arts organizations, as well as ProMusica's 67th commissioned work and Opera Columbus' first commission of a new mainstage opera in nearly 20 years.
by TV News Desk - Dec 6, 2018
For 21 years, Multichannel News has been honoring the best and brightest female leaders in media at a unique gala luncheon in New York City, and in a special issue of the magazine. The 2019 luncheon will be on Wednesday, March 20, at the New York Marriott Marquis. 
by Michael Dale - Dec 30, 2018
Though there's nary a mention of snowfall or jingle bells in THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE, the abundance of joy and good clean humor, not to mention some terrific voices, in the New York Gilbert and Sullivan Players' frothily charming production of G&S's 1879 romantic romp makes it a grand choice for holiday entertainment.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2018
The Little Dancer, a new holiday family musical written by Commonwealth Youthchoirs (CY)'s Founder and Artistic Director Steven Fisher, had its world premiere on December 1st at Theatre 71, off Broadway. Helmed by Richard Vida,The Little Dancer tells the heart-warming story of how fourteen-year-old Marie Van Goethem, the model for Edgar Degas' one and only sculpture, became the most famous ballerina in the world.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2018
Keystone Theatrics is excited to announce casting for the hysterical musical comedy, It Shoulda Been You! In this hilarious and heartwarming new musical, it's a culture clash for the ages when two families from wildly different backgrounds come together to celebrate a wedding.  As if the union wasn't complicated enough, the bride's ex-boyfriend arrives, bringing the wedding to a screeching halt and throwing both families into hysterical chaos.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2018
The Gift Theatre is pleased to conclude its 17th season with the Midwest premiere of Tony Award-winning playwright and ensemble member David Rabe's* COSMOLOGIES, directed by Artistic Director Michael Patrick Thornton*, playing October 19 - December 9, 2018 at 4802 N. Milwaukee Ave.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 6, 2018
Philadelphians don't have to look far to find quality and thoughtful entertainment that will appeal to their entire family. The Arden Theatre Company's 2018-19 Children's Theatre season includes two shows that will delight kids of all ages, and the kid-at-heart in all of us.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2018
Arden Theatre Company, located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, is proud to announce that they have received 18 2018 Barrymore Award Nominations for Excellence in Theatre.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2018
The Gift Theatre is pleased to conclude its 17th season with the Midwest premiere of Tony Award-winning playwright and ensemble member David Rabe's* COSMOLOGIES, directed by Artistic Director Michael Patrick Thornton*, playing October 19 - December 9, 2018 at 4802 N. Milwaukee Ave. in Chicago's Jefferson Park neighborhood. Tickets are currently available by calling the Gift's box office at (773) 283-7071 or visiting The press opening is Sunday, October 28 at 2:30 pm.
by TV News Desk - Aug 16, 2018
#OurEnergy. Come and see what it means. On Oct. 20, 2018, at Gramercy Place and Hollywood Blvd., Sunstock Solar Festival ( returns to Los Angeles with an expanded musical line-up and, as usual, it's solar-powered. With live music, food, beer, art, activities and local non-profits in the mix, Sunstock is a free-for-all-ages block party completely open to the public and doggie friendly. It's a not-for-profit music and arts festival. Sunstock is a zero-waste event, utilizing silent and non-polluting solar generators.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2018
Single tickets to the Arden Theatre Company's 2018-19 season will go on sale to the public on August 15, 2018. The exciting lineup of regional premieres and engaging productions offer Philadelphians a chance to see great stories by great storytellers in a dynamic, award-winning theatre.
by Herbert Paine - Aug 1, 2018
Arizona Broadway Theatre's production of CATCH ME IF YOU CAN makes for good summer, innocuous, and passably entertaining..but Frank Abagnole's story gets lost in the mix. Through August 12th.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2019
MAX (Media Art and Exploration)-where science and live arts converge-is proud to announce that it will present MAX 2019: A Space Festival in collaboration with the California Academy of Sciences, the Exploratorium, Z Space, as well as a pre-festival event at the San Francisco Playhouse. The festival is organized around three principles: Immersion, Education and Live Performance. 
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2019
Play On Shakespeare in association with Classic Stage Company (CSC) and Oregon Shakespeare Festival (OSF) presents the Play on! festival-featuring 39 readings of new, work-in-progress translations of Shakespeare's plays into contemporary modern English by some of today's most exciting playwrights-May 29-June 30 at the Lynn F. Angelson Theater at CSC (136 E. 13th Street).In 2015, Oregon Shakespeare Festival launched an ambitious 39-play, three-year commissioning project, Play on!, tasking 36 playwrights-more than half of whom were women and playwrights of color, each paired with a dramaturg-to translate Shakespeare's canon in celebration of the enduring impact of the Bard's work. Supported by a generous grant from the Hitz Foundation and inspired by long-time patron Dave Hitz's passion for Shakespeare, the project was and continues to be led by Lue Morgan Douthit. For more information, visit