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by TV News Desk - Feb 20, 2020
Rising London artist Khushi premieres the abstract visual for 'This Is, Pt. II,' featured on his debut album Strange Seasons. The new release serves as a continuation to Khushi's creative 'This Is, Pt. I' video, which was released last year and sparked an official remix from Khushi's friend and collaborator, GRAMMY Award-winning artist James Blake. Khushi's music has also generated support from NPR, TIME, Complex, Interview Magazine and many more. Watch Khushi perform live this spring as a part of Ásgeir's North American tour (see full dates below).
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2020
The 10th Annual BROADWAY BELTS FOR PFF! will take place on Monday, February 24 at the Edison Ballroom. Hosted by Broadway's Julie Halston (Tootsie, You Can't Take it With You, Sex and the City) and directed by Carl Andress (The Confession of Lily Dare), this year's gala event will honor multi-award winning Broadway producer Daryl Roth. Tickets can be purchased at BroadwayBeltsforPFF.org
by TV News Desk - Feb 20, 2020
ACM, CMA and CMT Award-winning artist Luke Combs will continue his extensive “What You See Is What You Get Tour” this fall including his headline debut at New York's Madison Square Garden on Tuesday, December 1. Additional stops include Raleigh's PNC Arena, Dallas' American Airlines Center, San Francisco's Chase Center, Las Vegas' T-Mobile Arena, Chicago's United Center, Orlando's Amway Center and Boston's TD Garden among several others. The newly confirmed dates will feature Combs performing with a new in-the-round stage design.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2020
The Chocolate Factory Theater (chocolatefactorytheater.org) has announced the premiere of Good Day God Damn, a new performance by Stephanie Acosta. Tickets are $20 and may be purchased in advance at (212) 352-3101 or chocolatefactorytheater.org.
by Jennifer Broski - Feb 20, 2020
Performances for Steppenwolf's production of The Minutes by Tracy Letts, directed by Anna D. Shapiro, begin Tuesday, February 25, 2020 at the Cort Theatre (138 W 48th St) on Broadway, and officially opens on Sunday, March 15, 2020. This is a 16-week limited engagement through Sunday, June 14, 2020.
by Stephi Wild - Feb 20, 2020
Today's top stories: West Side Story officially opens tonight, and more!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2020
THE LEGEND OF ROCK, PAPER, SCISSORS, a family-friendly, fun world premiere musical, comes to First Stage this March. Based on the bestselling book by Drew Daywalt and illustrated by Adam Rex, First Stage Playwright in Residence John Maclay wrote the book and lyrics with Eric Nordin, also doing music and lyrics. First Stage favorite Kelly Doherty, (outstanding as Miss Trunchbull in last season's hit MATILDA The Musical), will be making her First Stage directing debut with this production.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2020
A Theatre Company presents Seven Guitars by Pulitzer winning playwright August Wilson takes an in-depth look at the plight of African Americans through the lives of seven African American characters during the nineteen forties in Pittsburgh after attending the funeral of a friend. The play reveals flashback incidents leading up to the funeral.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2020
Four young black men, torn from the world without warning, discover themselves stuck in a cosmic waiting room in the afterlife. While balancing the reality of their past and the uncertainty of their future, their souls try to find peace in TimeLine Theatre's Chicago premiere of Kill Move Paradise.
by Suzanne Tidwell - Feb 20, 2020
Why did Stages choose THE FANTASTICKS to open The Gordy, their sparkling new home? Because it is perfect. There is no neater, lovelier piece of musical theatre. To christen a new theatre with this show makes absolute sense.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2020
After two groundbreaking years, BroadwayEvolved returns in 2020 with three Summer Intensives. After just announcing the 2020 faculty sneak peek, Betsy Wolfe, Co-Founder, reflects on the evolution of the program and what excites her most about year three.
by TV News Desk - Feb 20, 2020
Moving into its eleventh year, SuncéBeat has unveiled the second wave of artists that will be heading to the Adriatic coast this July, now boasting a line up that includes house music legends such as Roger Sanchez, Kenny Dope (performing a special 30-year celebration set), David Morales and Kerri Chandler. 
by TV News Desk - Feb 20, 2020
The Weeknd has announced his new headline world tour, The After Hours Tour, on the heels of his upcoming album, After Hours. American Express® Card Members can purchase tickets in select markets before the general public beginning Tuesday, February 25 at 9am local time. Regular ticket on-sale begins Friday, February 28 at 9am local time at LiveNation.co.uk.
by TV News Desk - Feb 20, 2020
Today, Jackie Lynn shares a new single for “Shugar Water,” a joyous, forward-moving call to arms taken from the band's recently announced, soon-to-be-released sophomore album Jacqueline, out April 10 via Drag City. The band have also announced additional tour dates, including stops in Detroit, Atlanta, Louisville and more. Full list of dates below. Tickets on sale now.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2020
Adam Strauss' 2017 hit, The Mushroom Cure, will return to The Marsh San Francisco for a limited run before transferring to The Marsh Berkeley. Inspired by a scientific study that hallucinogenic mushrooms may cure obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), Strauss embarked on a program of vigilante psychopharmacology. The true tale of Strauss' hilarious, harrowing, and heartrending attempts to treat his debilitating OCD with psychedelics was an Off-Broadway hit, where it was named Critics' Pick by Time Out New York and hailed by The New York Times as 'mining a great deal of laughter from disabling pain' before moving to San Francisco for an extended run. It then moved to Chicago, where the Chicago Tribune praised it as 'arrestingly honest and howlingly funny,' awarding it a 3.5 (out of 4) stars. The Mushroom Cure will be presented March 21 - April 11 with performances at 8:30pm Saturdays at The Marsh San Francisco, 1062 Valencia St., San Francisco. For the second half of the show's Bay Area run, The Mushroom Cure will be presented April 18 - May 16 with performances at 8:30pm Saturdays at The Marsh Berkeley, 2120 Allston Way, Berkeley. For information or to order tickets ($20-$35 sliding scale, $55-$100 reserved), the public may visit www.themarsh.org or call The Marsh box office at 415-282-3055 (open Monday through Friday, 1pm-4pm).
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2020
'Mr. Sing-Along' himself leads An Evening with Ronnie Rice and Guest: It's Not a Concert, It's a Party! at Metropolis Performing Arts Centre April 3, 2020.
by TV News Desk - Feb 19, 2020
Today, the Brooklyn-based trio Wilsen released a new single 'Align' ahead of their new album Ruiner out this Friday, February 21 via Secret City Records / Dalliance Recordings. The Fader said, 'It's a record defined by its restraint, each song seemingly bursting at its seems but never rising in volume above a heady but muffled swirl, always anchored by Tamsin Wilson's whisper-clear voice.' Ruiner has just received 4 star reviews by MOJO, The Line of Best Fit and The Sun in the UK days before being officially released.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2020
D's Mixed Nuts is a NEW stand-up comedy show featuring an assortment of the funniest stand-up comedians comin' in sweet 'n salty with their best bits! Denise Medina hosts stand-up comedians Adrienne Brandyburg, Colleen Brennan, Grey Dolan and Scott Duff!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2020
Undermain Theatre presents Whither Goest Thou America: a new work festival.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2020
The Seattle Art Fair, presented by AIG, has announced the appointment of Deana Haggag as Artistic Director for the sixth edition of the fair, which will return to CenturyLink Field this July 23-26, 2020. In the role of Artistic Director, Haggag, President & CEO of United States Artists based in Chicago, IL, will develop the fair's Projects & Talks program and participate in the Gallery Selection Committee.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2020
Haven continues its 2019-20 season with William Shakespeare's revenge-tragedy Titus Andronicus, promising a thrilling, bloody marathon – centering on the voices of marginalized people too often excluded from classical theater performance. Directed by Artistic Director Ian Damont Martin, Titus Andronicus will play February 13 – March 14, 2020 at The Den Theatre's Heath Mainstage, 1331 N. Milwaukee Ave. in Chicago. Tickets are currently available at havenchi.org.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2020
 Two-time Tony Award-winning Goodspeed Musicals has brought together an extraordinary group of artists to contribute to the trio of exciting productions planned this season: a beloved Golden Age classic, a World Premiere folk-rock musical and a thrilling musical masterwork. Single tickets for all three shows set for Goodspeed's 2020 season go on public sale Sunday, February 23 at 10:00 a.m..
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2020
The Charlotte Symphony (CSO) announces details for the 2020a?"21 season, Christopher Warren-Green's eleventh as Music Director. From symphonic masterworks by Beethoven and Mahler to the entertaining Pops Series, movies-in-concert, family favorites, and performances throughout the community, the CSO's 2020a?"21 season reaffirms its strong commitment to serving as Charlotte's symphony through diverse and compelling programming, exceptional live concert experiences, and deep engagement with the community.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2020
Philadelphia Theatre Company continues its 45th Anniversary season with a powerful drama about forgiveness set in Amish Country in Pennsylvania.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2020
Nationally acclaimed Boston-based vocal artists Lorelei Ensemble announces the 2020-2021 premiere performances of composer Julia Wolfe's Her Story, a 40-minute piece for orchestra and women's vocal ensemble, co-commissioned and co-presented by the Nashville Symphony led by Giancarlo Guerrero (Thursday, September 10, 2020 at 7:00pm; Friday, September 11, 2020 at 8:00pm; and Saturday, September 12, 2020 at 8:00pm), the San Francisco Symphony led by conductor Giancarlo Guerrero (Thursday, November 12, 2020 at 8:00pm and Saturday, November 14, 2020 at 8:00pm), the Chicago Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Marin Alsop (Friday, February 26, 2021 at 8:00pm and Saturday, February 27, 2021 at 8:00pm), the National Symphony Orchestra led by Gianandrea Noseda (Thursday, March 4, 2021 at 7:00pm; Friday, March 5, 2021 at 8:00pm; and Saturday, March 6, 2021 at 8:00pm), and the Boston Symphony Orchestra (Dates To Be Announced in Spring 2020). The world premiere performances with the Nashville Symphony will be recorded for a forthcoming album release on Naxos.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2020
Dr. Phillips Center today joined Florida Theatrical Association and Broadway Across America to announce the full lineup of the FAIRWINDS Broadway in Orlando season. The 20/21 season launches with Academy Awarda?"winner Aaron Sorkin's adaptation of Harper Lee's Pulitzer Prizea?"winning masterwork TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD and includes Tony- and Grammy Awarda?"winner HADESTOWN. The expanded season sees the Orlando premieres of TOOTSIE, THE BAND'S VISIT, THE PROM and THE CHER SHOW, along with audience favorite CATS. The previously announced season add-on HAMILTON will run for four weeks and season option WICKED will play the Dr. Phillips Center for three weeks.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2020
Internationally-acclaimed pianist Jeffrey Siegel is bringing an all-new Keyboard Conversations concert to the Maltz Jupiter Theatre for one night only.
by TV News Desk - Feb 19, 2020
Choir Boy return with their emotionally powerful, infectious sophomore album, Gathering Swans - out May 8 via Dais Records. Full of heartbreak and gently steeped in pop nostalgia, the band push their extraordinary sound further while tenderly romancing the unsuspected. Choir Boy's Adam Klopp delivers a transcendent vocal performance that cements him as one of today's most distinctive and moving frontmen. 
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2020
Jim Caruso's Cast Party returns to the West Coast for two nights only, Wednesday and Thursday, March 18 and 19 at 7:30pm. The 'extreme open mic' will take place at Feinstein's at Vitello's, located at 4349 Tujunga Avenue in Studio City.
by TV News Desk - Feb 19, 2020
Portland-based artist AC Sapphire will release her debut EP Omni Present (pre-order). Today AC Sapphire shared the official video for 'Desert Stars' from the forthcoming release with WXPN The Key. About the single WXPN The Key says,' Inspired by the surrealism and sense of wonder found in the desert, AC Sapphire channeled the unique energy she saw in that environment into song, while mourning the ability to share it with those who are no longer with her. The irreverent video that accompanies “Desert Stars” captures the ethereal desert experience as interpreted by AC Sapphire and Mabel Albright the clown.' AC Sapphire adds, ''Desert Stars' is dedicated to three dear friends of mine that have passed. The song was written for one them, the video was inspired by one of them and the video was filmed in the location of an art piece made by one of my dear friends that have passed. I want to dedicate 'Desert Stars' to anyone who is  going through the grief of losing a loved one.” 'Desert Stars' is available to share now at Soundcloud and will be on all streaming services this Friday. 
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2020
Twin brothers Jack and Benny Lipson, aka the critically acclaimed jackbenny, have announced their special guests for And on the 366th Day at the Luckman Fine Arts Complex Intimate Theatre on Saturday, February 29, at 8pm. The show will feature the fiery powerhouse singer Bella Hicks, vintage songstress Nina Herzog, Baritone Bombshell Jonnie Reinhart, guitarist John Schroeder, and musical theatre icon Valerie Perri.
by Drew Eberhard - Feb 19, 2020
Anyone with connections to any form of Pop Culture within the last two decades is sure to have come into contact with the 2004 smash-hit Mean Girls the film of the same name, which was written by Tina Fey and Mark Waters. From the moment Queen-Bee Regina George portrayed in the film by Rachel McAdams terrorized North Shore High and victimized not only girls but boys alike Mean Girls earned its Cult-worthy status. With quotable lines such as, a?oeThat's so Fetch..a?? and a?oeOn Wednesdays We Wear Pinka??a?? and moments like Jingle Bell Rock, Tina Fey, and cast produced a Comedy-Hit that is still relevant two decades later. Now a full year and a half later Mean Girls which is still in residence at the August Wilson Theatre in New York City where the Broadway Cast has been continuously blowing the roof off of North Shore High since August of 2018, audiences all across the U.S. get to experience this relevant and outstanding cultural phenomenon.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2020
Artists for World Peace, a nonprofit organization, hosted its 9th annual ARTISTS FOR WORLD PEACE ON BROADWAY,
by TV News Desk - Feb 19, 2020
Belgian death metal band ABORTED announce three-track EP La Grande Mascarade out April 17th. The EP will feature studio recordings of 'Gloom and the Art of Tribulation', 'Serpent of Depravity', and 'Funereal Malediction'.
by TV News Desk - Feb 19, 2020
The Daily Show with Trevor Noah writer and stand-up comedian Josh Johnson is set to commence production on his first one-hour stand-up special and will be returning to the city where he started his comedy career: Chicago. Trevor Noah Presents: Josh Johnson will be taping at The Laugh Factory (3175 N. Broadway) at 7:00 and 9:00 p.m. CT on Saturday, April 4. The special is set to premiere in 2020 on Comedy Central. 
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2020
PlayMakers Repertory Company has announced its 2020/21 Season, All Too Human: The Art of Comedy. The season features nine productions that explore the gamut of human experience showcased in comedies both classic and new. The PlayMakers Mainstage season will feature a tribe of loving, zany Southern belles, a buddy-cop adventure that crackles with hope and humor amidst the fall of the Soviet Union, a George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart Pulitzer Prize-winning classic, a story of one woman's drastic fall down the social ladder and her fabulous self-reinvention, the Bard's most famous pastoral comedy, and the heartwarming tale of a young girl and the community of family, teachers, and friends who help her achieve her heart's desire. Our PRC2 Kenan Stage also brings three uniquely distinct, fresh perspectives on the comedic form, chosen to continue pushing the boundaries of what we believe 'theatre' to be.
by TV News Desk - Feb 19, 2020
LEVITATION returns to Austin in October 2020! It'll be held the weekend of October 22-25, in downtown Austin, Texas. 
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2020
Broadway In Chicago has announced that the North American premiere of THE CROWN - LIVE! will play Broadway In Chicago's Broadway Playhouse at Water Tower Place (175 E. Chestnut) for a limited one-week engagement from April 21 - 26. Individual tickets for THE CROWN - LIVE! will go on sale Wednesday, February 26.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2020
The acclaimed one woman show 'Bette Davis Ain't for Sissies' will be given a closed industry reading later this month, directed by Karen Carpenter (Harry Townsend's Last Stand, Love Loss and What I Wore) and starring Jessica Sherr, presented at Open Jar Studios.
by Stage Tube - Feb 19, 2020
Watch Erika Jayne perform 'Roxie' from Chicago on The Wendy Williams Show! Take a look at the clip below!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2020
Joe's Pub ends this week on a more chill note with Gary Lucas; Justin Vivian Bond's new show inspired by a Marianne Faithfull song; charismatic performer Susan Werner; country stars Bobby Pinson and RaeLynn as part of the Bob DiPiero Songwriters Series; and swinging, electrifying music, featuring Bernard Purdie along with entertaining stories retold by David Haney. Next week, the volume cranks up with Ryan Raftery's latest hilarious satire IVANKA 2020; the annual celebration of the intersection art and mental health Love is EleMental; Joe's Pub Working Group 2020 member Salty Brine continues their dazzling exploration of pop music with Living Record Collection - THESE ARE THE CONTENTS OF MY HEAD: The Annie Lennox Show; the third in a five-part concert series exploring Shakespeare's women, black female ambition, and music, Whitney White: Think, And Die; the Joe's Pub performance of the tour of MICHA Música In Transit; a concert from multi-award-winning platinum-selling musician Sarah Harmer with opener Chris Pureka; the fascinating coming of age story of a young woman growing up in New York City with Kelli Sae: Disco, Dicks And Dykes!; and BlackIssuesISSUES, an event that is as much a serenade and celebration of Blackness as it is an indictment of a system and society that is so toxic, it renders Blackness a burden.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2020
#CheerUpCharlie - The Show which will be taking place at The Actors' Church in Covent Garden on Sunday 3rd May at 7.30pm with an All-Star West End Cast celebrating their Ambassador Charlie Kristensen and his campaign with The Diana Award to raise awareness of anti-bullying. Proceeds from ticket sales are going to The Diana Award which runs the UK's leading anti-bullying school programme.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2020
Second Stage Theater (Carole Rothman, President and Artistic Director) will hold a special book signing for the acclaimed children's book The Best At It following the Wednesday, February 26 2pm performance of GRAND HORIZONS at the Hayes Theater (240 W 44th Street). The event will be for ticket holders only.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2020
In 'Grandma's Quilt' by Karen A. Brown, an elderly poor, unpretentious Black woman in rural Arkansas is sewing a quilt as the final act of her life. Each scrap of material is a prism into a chapter of her family's past. As she reflects on each period, she transforms into younger versions of herself to lead us through the history that she intends to pass on to her granddaughter. One actress portrays the old woman at six points in her life as well as the granddaughter. Negro Ensemble Company, Inc. will present the play's New York premiere March 11 to 21 at Theatre 80 St. Marks, 80 St. Marks Place. Two performers will share the unusual acting challenge of playing what is essentially seven characters: author Karen A. Brown from March 11 to 14 and actress Deidre Monique Benton from March 18 to 21. Director is Anthony Jay Hamilton.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2020
Tippet Rise Art Center today announced the full details of its fifth annual concert season, expanded this year to encompass two dozen wide-ranging programs from July 10 through August 29, 2020. Located on a 12,000-acre working ranch nestled at the foot of Montana's Beartooth Mountains, the art center celebrates the union of music, land, art, and architecture with large-scale sculptures and innovative architectural structures sited across its hills and rolling meadows and seven weeks of concerts performed in the acoustically enveloping Olivier Music Barn and outdoors under the big sky.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2020
Oolite Arts, the leading resource for Miami-based visual artists, has selected the Barcelona-based firm Barozzi Veiga to create a new home for the organization in the City of Miami. 
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2020
The House Theatre of Chicago will extend Verböten, the company's second main stage production of its 18th season. Directed by The House's Artistic Director Nathan Allen, with book by Brett Neveu and music and lyrics by Jason Narducy, The House will add 13 performances of Verböten running through Sunday, March 29 at the Chopin Theatre, 1543 W. Division St. The regular performance schedule through March 29 will remain with additional updates also listed below:
by TV News Desk - Feb 19, 2020
NBC has averaged a 0.6 rating in adults 18-49 and 3.9 million viewers overall for the primetime ratings week of Feb. 10-16, according to “live plus same day” figures from Nielsen Media Research.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 2020
Long identified with the legendary choreographer Bob Fosse, CHICAGO has been honored with six Tony Awards (including Best Musical Revival), two Olivier Awards, and a Grammy. The #1 longest-running American musical in Broadway history, CHICAGO is set amidst the spectacular decadence of the 1920s; a musical that has all the stuff that makes Broadway memorable: knockout dancing, a ripped-from-the-headlines story about scandal and one show-stopping song after another (“All That Jazz,” “Cell Block Tango”).  
by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 2020
Singer-Songwriter EmiSunshine performs her original music at Metropolis Performing Arts Centre April 2, 2020.