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by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2017
On the heels of BBC's tribute celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Stax/Volt Revue's first tour of the UK, Concord Music Group and Rhino Entertainment (Warner Music Group's catalog division) are proud to announce Soulsville U.S.A.: A Celebration of Stax (set for release September 22nd) as part of their year-long joint campaign celebrating the 60th anniversary of iconic soul label, Stax Records.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2017
Justin Lemieux, a Dallas-based actor and writer, will present his original solo performance piece Warm Soda, directed by Dallas director and composer Jake Nice, as part of the United Solo Fest on September 20, 2017.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 2017
Top comedian Jimmy Carr's two performances at Parr Hall are coming up fast. The stand-up comic, TV star and all-round entertainer is returning with a selection of his very best jokes and brand new material in this 'Best of, Ultimate, Gold, Greatest Hits Tour'.
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 11, 2017
REBELLION DOGS, an original play written and directed by Leelee Stranger, returns to the stage at BAX/Brooklyn Arts Exchange for a very limited special engagement, following a sold out world premiere presentation at the Arthur Seleen Theater in Manhattan earlier this year.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2017
Juno-nominated Canadian groove masters FIVE ALARM FUNK are announcing a return to the U.S. this October for a string of live dates in support of their latest album Sweat, which was released early 2017.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2017
REBELLION DOGS, an original play written and directed by Leelee Stranger, returns to the stage at BAX/Brooklyn Arts Exchange for a very limited special engagement, following a sold out world premiere presentation at the Arthur Seleen Theater in Manhattan earlier this year.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 4, 2017
Treasured tales from far-away lands, beat-boxing beasts and some very cool cats, high-energy hip-hop with a Brummie twist plus free festive fun for all...these are just some of the highlights that await families at Birmingham Hippodrome this autumn.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 30, 2017
2101 Records has just announced the release of Boom Boom, the latest single from Grammy award-winning producer and artist: RedOne. Check out the video below!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 26, 2017
The New Group has announced additional casting and production dates for David Rabe's Good for Otto, with F. Murray Abraham, Rileigh McDonald, Rosie O'Donnell and Michael Rabe joining, as previously announced, Ed Harris and Amy Madigan in this New York premiere directed by Scott Elliott.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2018
The Price of Silence stars the EMMY winning actor Richard Thomas, the award winning actress Lynn Mancinelli, Vanity star Emrhys Cooper, and Kristen Carey from Hall Pass. Sexual assault, opioid addiction, alcoholism, and family dysfunction are central elements of The Price ofSilence and hold great relevance for today's social climate. This topical film was directed by Tony Germinario (Bad Frank) and has been acquired by Circus Road Films. Having just begun its festival run, this outstanding film has already won 9 awards, including multiple awards for Best Actor, directing and for Best Film.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 23, 2017
Jimmy Wayne celebrates more than a birthday today as he announces a brand new imprint called Bea Hive Records and fourth career album titled, Ruby Toons a 13-track project created to support his fourth book, Ruby The Foster Dog that comes out November 1 on Broadstreet Publishing.
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 17, 2017
Sony/ATV Music Publishing has signed a worldwide deal with songwriter and rapper Cardi B whose debut single Bodak Yellow has just spent three weeks at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2018
In her new book, Bad with Money: The Imperfect Art of Getting Your Financial Sh*t Together, beloved writer-comedian Gaby Dunn expands on her popular podcast with an engaging and empowering financial literacy book for Millennials and Gen Z, available January 1st, 2019 from Atria/Simon & Schuster. In the first episode of her “Bad With Money” podcast, Gaby asked patrons at a coffee shop two questions: First, what's your favorite sex position? Everyone was game to answer, even the barista. Then, she asked how much money was in their bank accounts. People were aghast. “That's a very personal question,” they insisted. And therein lies the problem.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2017
The Natural Four was his group and in his newly released memoirs 'Music Saved My Life, From Darkness Into The Light, My Life As A 70's R&B/Soul Singer' (ISBN: 978-0998795003) he takes us on an intimate trek through his life and times.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 27, 2017
A good old school love song can take you on a journey and incite the resurgence of memories long gone. The 1973 hit 'Can This Be Real' is a prime example. The melody was a Top 40 break through on the R&B charts and The Natural Four were the singular force behind the hit. Ollan Christopher Bell, better known at Chris James knows first-hand about song-induced travels. The Natural Four was his group and in his newly released memoirs 'Music Saved My Life, From Darkness Into The Light, My Life As A 70's R&B/Soul Singer' he takes us on an intimate trek through his life and times.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2017
Awards were announced at the Gala held on Sunday, November 19, 2017 at Theatre Row in New York, following the festival's conclusion. Many artists were recognized with awards for their achievements in the art of solo performance.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2017
George Michael fans are being warned to prepare for an unforgettable evening celebrating the global superstar.
by TV News Desk - May 7, 2018
Watch Lin-Manuel Miranda chat several upcoming projects, parenthood, and Puerto Rico on Good Morning America!
by TV News Desk - May 17, 2018
The Cherrytree Music Company and Live Nation announced today that following a European summer tour, Sting & Shaggy will bring their dynamic and vibrant joint live show to a variety of North American venues this fall.  Performing in intimate clubs and theatres, the iconic artists will combine their bands to play songs from their recently-released, island-flavored collaborative album, 44/876 (A&M/Interscope Records), and to collaborate on each other's most celebrated hits such as 'Every Breath You Take,' 'Englishman In New York,' 'Message In A Bottle,' 'It Wasn't Me,' 'Mr. Boombastic' and 'Angel.' 
by TV News Desk - Mar 6, 2018
To continue commemorating what would have been legendary GRAMMY®-winning blues artist John Lee Hooker's 100th birthday, the GRAMMY Museum® will open John Lee Hooker: King Of The Boogie in the Special Exhibits Gallery on the second floor on Thursday, March 29, 2018. On the night of the opening, Diane Hooker-Roan and Zakiya Hooker, daughters of the late bluesman, will appear at the GRAMMY Museum for a special program.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2018
PITCH PERFECT 3 SPECIAL EDITION, the highly anticipated follow up to the smash-hit and platinum-selling soundtracks Pitch Perfect & Pitch Perfect 2, is available digitally March 2. The Special Edition contains the 15 songs from the original, standard CD, along with 7 bonus tracks (22 total). Two additional on-screen performance tracks are also included, 'Bend Over' and 'Don't Speak x Hard For Me to Say I'm Sorry,' which is a new mashup from a deleted scene available on the bonus content for the home entertainment release. The PITCH PERFECT 3 SPECIAL EDITION soundtrack from UMe/Republic is available digitally here now.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 4, 2018
Following the success of their first partnership in 2014 with the song 'Time of Our Lives', premium sport network beIN SPORTS and renowned Grammy winning producer RedOne have decided to partner again as part of beIN SPORTS' coverage of the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia with the launch of his new song 'One World', featuring Adelina and Now United.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2018
The Chain Theatre is thrilled to announce their NEW home base at 312 W. 36th street, steps from the 'Crossroads of the World' in Midtown Manhattan.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2018
Freeform Brings Scales, Not Scrubs, to San Diego Comic-Con
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2018
Pita Pit, the fresh-grilled, flavor-filled innovator has unveiled a newly streamlined menu designed to increase speed of service and simplify the ordering process, while continuing to raise the bar on healthy and flavorful food. The new menu will roll out in all of the Pita Pit's U.S. restaurants by the end of the summer. The launch follows extensive testing at Pita Pit's National Training Center in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, where a wide variety of factors including new menu design, build complexity and ticketing systems were closely analyzed in order to fine-tune the new menu items, efficiency, and order accuracy. Testing continued in over 40 locations throughout the Pita Pit system to refine the guest experience across all regions.
by TV News Desk - Jun 22, 2018
The second and final wave of TEEN CHOICE TM 2018 nominees have been announced and music artists Cardi B and Selena Gomez lead with four nominations each. In film, "The Greatest Showman," "Black Panther" and "Solo: A Star Wars Story" each received four nods. "Riverdale" leads in television with seven nominations, while "Stranger Things" follows with five and "The Bold Type" with four.
by TV News Desk - Jun 20, 2018
Last week, the fourth annual Brooklyn Comes Alive announced their September 29th return to Brooklyn's beloved Williamsburg neighborhood for a music marathon takeover at Brooklyn Bowl, Music Hall of Williamsburg and the latest addition, Rough Trade. Today, the one-of-a-kind festival lineup was revealed exclusively on SiriusXM by radio personality and industry insider Stef Scamardo, who also announced SiriusXM Jam On curator Ari Fink as the event's official host.
by Sean Fallon - Jul 8, 2018
THE QUEEN BEES is a different type of jukebox musical, one that focuses on the rise to stardom of a fictional 'girl group' trio of the 1960s, one whose story holds similarities to that of the Shangri-Las. Excellent singing and acting by a talented cast of three make this show a highly recommendable experience, at the Connecticut Cabaret Theatre, in Berlin.
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
Today, Carole Shorenstein Hays announced that Curran is celebrating Christmas in July with the public on-sale of single tickets for TAYLOR MAC'S HOLIDAY SAUCE, a Pomegranate Arts / Nature's Darling production, beginning this Friday, July 27 at 10 a.m. HOLIDAY SAUCE presents Christmas as calamity.
by TV News Desk - Jul 11, 2018
Martin Turner and his band return to the concert stages in Autumn 2018 to perform another classic album from the vintage years of Wishbone Ash ? 1970's iconic Wishbone Ash debut album in its entirety. This follows on from sold-out tours in 2017 and the spring this year during which they performed the seminal 1972 album Argus and 1974's There's the Rub.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2018
Listen to First Black Eyed Peas Single in Seven Years
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2018
Two-time Wellington Theatre Awards' Designer of the Year Ian Harman is keeping himself on his toes with his latest artistic vision. As well as showcasing his exceptional talents in costume, set and production design, Lola's Grave Mistake (BATS Theatre, 7-10 February) stars Harman's glamorous alter-ego, Mr Lola Illusion, in a solo cabaret spectacular that promises to be 'dead funny.'
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2018
A musical extravaganza is promising to put the boom boom into your heart as it heads to town in celebration of a global superstar.
by TV News Desk - Feb 6, 2018
Leading British festival and conference FOCUS Wales has detailed its SXSW showcase, set to take place at The Townsend on Wednesday March 14th, with doors at 7:30pm. The showcase will feature the brightest music that Wales will offer the conference, with performances from Rachel K Collier, Doc Daneeka, Himalayas, Stella Donnelly, Dan Bettridge, and Christopher Rees. FOCUS Wales is presenting the showcase in partnership with Wales Arts International.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 3, 2017
Actress Madeline Kahn would have turned 75 on September 29, and to commemorate her jubilee year, award-winning interviewer Valerie Smaldone has producedMadeline Kahn: Her Life Explored. The 30-minute program features an extended interview with Kahn's biographer, William V. Madison (Madeline Kahn: Being the Music, A Life), as well as excerpts from his interviews with directors Mel Brooks and Lee Roy Reams, and with Kahn's most frequent co-star, Robert Klein.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 27, 2017
Listen To Zedd and Iggy Azalea Collab on BOOM BOOM
by BWW News Desk - Dec 21, 2017
From Africa to America, from the pages of Fantastic Four to the silver screen, Black Panther has become an icon in the universe of American comics, capturing the hearts of readers and viewers for decades.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2017
Now graduated from college and out in the real world where it takes more than a cappella to get by, the Bellas return in PITCH PERFECT 3 the next chapter in the beloved series
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2017
Today, Insomniac Records brings the acclaimed Australian duo, Cut Snake, into the fold with their groovy new EP featuring, Dr. Um and Party Tutorial. Childhood friends turned dance music producers, Fish and Sedz grew up surfing professionally on the Gold Coast.
by Matt Tamanini - Aug 6, 2018
There has been a lot of news swirling around stage to screen adaptations in the past few weeks, from Lin-Manuel Miranda directing a TICK, TICK... BOOM! movie, to Diane Paulus directing NBC's HAIR LIVE!, and this Friday, the Disney Channel original movie of the FREAKY FRIDAY musical will premiere.
by Danielle Ashley - Aug 28, 2017
Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Today's big news: Jessie Mueller, Randy Rainbow and more head to Atlanta today for CONCERT FOR AMERICA and Off-Broadway's THE LIGHTNING THIEF cast reunite for a concert and album signing tonight!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2017
Award-winning Brooklyn ensemble the TEAM will present PRIMER FOR A FAILED SUPERPOWER, a two-night-only concert event featuring a multigenerational band of teenagers, TEAM performers, and Baby Boomers, directed by the TEAM's Artistic Director and Tony Award nominee Rachel Chavkin (Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812).
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2017
Craft Recordings, the Catalog division of Concord Bicycle Music, is proud to announce the release of King Of The Boogie, a career-spanning retrospective, honoring blues icon John Lee Hooker.
by TV News Desk - Aug 14, 2018
Kerry Washington has signed on to star in and executive produce OLD CITY BLUES for Hulu, according to The Hollywood Reporter. 
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2018
The Artistic Home Ensemble will present the Chicago premiere of Lauren Gunderson's ADA AND THE ENGINE as the final entry in its three-play 2018-19 season, according to company Artistic Director Kathy Scambiatterra, who announced the season today. The 36-year-old Gunderson was the most-produced playwright in America during 2017, according to American Theatre Magazine.
by TV News Desk - Apr 16, 2018
Natchez, the debut album from emerging rockers Bishop Gunn, will be released May 4on Farm2Turntable. The lead single, “Shine,” is out now and marks the first release of material tracked inside the legendary Muscle Shoals Sound Studio since it reopened in January 2016. Watch/share the video for “Shine” here:https://youtu.be/F3A_coTcUek.