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by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2020
Dr Selina Busby is a Principal Lecturer in Community Performance and Applied Theatre, and Course Leader for the MA Applied Theatre at London's Royal Central School of Speech and Drama. She is an applied theatre practitioner who works in prison settings, youth theatres, and with young people living in adverse conditions, both in the UK and internationally.
by Kathy Strain - Jan 9, 2020
Many people in attendance at the performance of MISS SAIGON at the Majestic Theatre in San Antonio have vivid memories of the Vietnam War. Many may have actually fought over there, many protested in the United States in antiwar demonstrations, while others may have been living in the fighting zones as innocent villagers. No matter where your physical body was at the time, all can agree that the Vietnam War was a time of turmoil, fear, and uncertainty. No one understood the war but yet, the war dragged on. Although most U.S. Troops were pulled out of Vietnam in 1973, a small number remained until 1975 when President Ford ordered the helicopter evacuations of 7000 Americans and South Vietnamese from Saigon. This is the time just before the evacuations where MISS SAIGON takes place. No matter what your feelings about the Vietnam War, MISS SAIGON is a wonderful interpretation of the many real people who all just wanted to survive and find joy again in their lives.
by TV News Desk - Jan 8, 2020
Canvasback Music and Atlantic Records are proud to announce the eagerly-awaited new single from Grouplove. “Deleter” is available today at all DSPs and streaming services, accompanied by an anarchic, high-energy companion video (watch below).
BWW Interview: Jason O'Neill of RIVERDANCE 25TH ANNIVERSARY which runs 1/10-12, 2020 at Salle Wilfrid-Pelletier, Place Des Arts
by Noelle Hannibal - Jan 8, 2020
Jason O'Neill was born in Belfast, Northern Ireland. He became passionate about Irish dancing, Irish culture and music as a young boy and seeing RIVERDANCE changed his life. It became his goal to become a professional Irish dancer and perform in RIVERDANCE, which he has now done for 10 years. I had the chance to speak with O'Neill prior to his arrival in Montreal where the RIVERDANCE 25th ANNIVERSARY tour will play a limited engagement at Salle Wilfred-Pelletier, Place des Arts, January 10-12, 2020.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2020
Tickets are now available for the Applause New York productions of BE MORE CHILL and HAIR, featuring actors from the Applause Company A Class (grades 9th-12th). The shows will run in rotation at The Rose Nagelberg Theater at Baruch Performing Arts Center from January 28th - February 2nd, 2020, with performances of HAIR on 1/28 @ 8pm, 1/29 @ 8pm, 2/1 @4pm, and 2/1 @8pm and BE MORE CHILL on 1/30 @8pm, 1/31 @8pm, 2/1 @12pm, and 2/2 @1pm.
BWW Review: Celebrating Fats Waller with Eight O'Clock Theatre's AIN'T MISBEHAVIN' at the Central Park Performing Arts Center
by Peter Nason - Jan 5, 2020
With Latoya McCormick and Tron Montgomery leading the way in this Fats Waller revue, 'it's so nice, it should be illegal.'
by Barry Lenny - Jan 4, 2020
Be sure to get tickets before it sells out the entire season.
by Stephen Mosher - Jan 4, 2020
One of the cabaret community's newer artists, Deborah Stone, comes of age in her new show HERE I AM! After a run downtown at Pangea, she debuts at The Beach Cafe. In this interview with Stephen Mosher, Stone talks about the journey that got her where she is.
by Charles Shubow - Jan 31, 2020
You only have until Sunday night, Feb. 2 to this Tony Award winning musical.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2020
Go ahead a?" take the apple. Founding artistic director Ron Sossi directs a revival of The Serpent by Jean-Claude van Itallie a?" winner of the 1969 Obie award and arguably the most successful ensemble work ever created a?" as part of the Odyssey Theatre Ensemble's 50th Anniversary a?oeCirca '69a?? Season. Sossi previously directed the West Coast premiere exactly 50 years ago, in the spring of 1970, as the second production ever at the then brand-new Odyssey Theatre. The Serpent opens on March 7 at the Odyssey's current home in West L.A., where performances will continue through May 3.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2020
Electric Lodge & Fringe Management,LLC present New Light Theater Project's HITLER'S TASTERS. Winner of the 2017 Susan Glaspell award, Hitler's Tasters was named a?oeBest of the Fringea?? by The Stage, with a sold-out run at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2019.
by Roger Catlin - Jan 30, 2020
The traveling ballet works that tend to fill the Kennedy Center Opera House are usually the big, brand name costumed works - 'The Nutcracker,' 'Swan Lake' (a version of which played last week; another is coming in April) and 'The Sleeping Beauty,' which in fact the National Ballet of Canada is doing through Sunday.
by TV News Desk - Jan 30, 2020
GRAMMY® Award-winning artist Hayley Williams has announced today's premiere of “Leave It Alone,” the stunning new song from her anticipated debut solo album, “PETALS FOR ARMOR.” The track is available now via Atlantic Records at all DSPs and streaming services; an official video – directed by Warren Fu (Paramore, The 1975, The Strokes) – is streaming now via the Paramore singer and founder of haircare and color company Good Dye Young's official YouTube channel.
by TV News Desk - Jan 30, 2020
Poolside has just announced a major North American tour, their most profile headline trek thus far. The “LOW SEASON Tour” – which celebrates Poolside's eagerly awaited new album, LOW SEASON – begins April 24 at the Roseland Theater in Portland, OR, and features stops at The Showbox in Seattle, WA, 9:30 Club in Washington, D.C. and Tipitina's in New Orleans, LA before ending on May 23 at The Van Buren in Phoenix, AZ. The band will also be appearing at Governor's Ball in New York City the weekend of June 5-7. Tickets for all newly announced dates go on sale this Friday, January 31 (see local listings). For complete details and ticket availability, please visit www.poolsidemusic.com.
Tenor Anthony Kearns Headlined 'Fourth Annual Holiday Cocktails And Songs Of The Season' In Washington, D.C.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 3, 2020
On Thursday night before Christmas 2019, the Phoenix Hotel in downtown Washington DC was the scene of the 'Fourth Annual Holiday Cocktails and Songs of the Season' celebration, featuring international celebrity tenor, Anthony Kearns.
by TV News Desk - Jan 3, 2020
Prodigious producer Whethan has announced plans for a North American headline tour. The Fantasy tour begins March 26th at Los Angeles, CA's The Novo and followed by headline stops in San Francisco, Chicago, and Brooklyn (see details below). The Fantasy tour will feature Chrome Sparks and Ramzoid as supporting acts. The limited tour will operate as pop-up-like shows, with special surprises for fans at each stop. The four dates will be a sneak peek as to what is to come for the captivating artist. Artist presales run Wednesday, January 8th at 10 am local time through Thursday, January 9th at 10 am local time and will be available via Whethan's official website where fans can sign up for first access to tickets; Songkick and local presales follow on Thursday, January 9th at 10 am local time. General Admission sales begin Friday, January 10th at 10 am local time. Additional dates will be announced soon. For complete details and ticket availability, please see www.whethan.com/tour.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2020
A darkly comic southern drama about love, art and the power of healing. After a tornado barrels through North Alabama leaving nothing but death and destruction, only June and her wisecracking pet goat Weezy live to tell the tale. When Alice, a prominent photographer, arrives to take pictures of June's scars, all are tipped to the breaking point in this beautiful story of life after death.
by TV News Desk - Jan 28, 2020
Deaf singer/songwriter Mandy Harvey, who wowed Simon Cowell on America's Got Talent, will perform at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, February 22 at Kean University's Enlow Recital Hall.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2020
The Trenton Children's Chorus (TCC) launched its 30th anniversary season with its 9th annual benefit, One Voice, on Friday, September 27 at Morven Museum & Garden. With nearly 250 attendees, the fundraiser raised over $135,000 to support Trenton Children's Chorus.
by Andrea Stephenson - Jan 25, 2020
The classic novel The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorn was first published in 1850. The musical is the creative collaboration of The Scarlet Letter Company - Stacey Mancine Koloski, Dan Koloski, Simon Gray, Michael Bahar and Eric Braverman. The Scarlet Letter musical was first fully produced for the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, and it can now be seen at Theatre Harrisburg for its first full-scale production in the United States. Under the direction of Kristi Ondo and musical direction by Aubrey Krepps, The Scarlet Letter takes the stage at Theatre Harrisburg's Krevsky Center through February 2.
by TV News Desk - Jan 24, 2020
Acclaimed indie-pop duo Tennis has announced today's premiere of “How To Forgive,” the latest single from their highly anticipated fifth studio album, SWIMMER. The track is streaming now; SWIMMER arrives via Tennis's own Mutually Detrimental label on Valentine's Day, February 14. The album is available for pre-order now, with all pre-orders joined by instant grat downloads of “How To Forgive” and the recently released single, “Need Your Love.”
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 24, 2020
How many opportunities are there out there for aspiring songwriters to have their music heard by one of Broadway's brightest stars? How many chances do you get to turn your creative dream into a reality? As Tony nominee Taylor Louderman likes to say, 'Luck is when preparation meets opportunity.' And she's the one providing the opportunity.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2020
National New Play Network, the country's alliance of nonprofit theaters that collaborate in innovative ways to develop, produce, and extend the life of new plays, announces the launch of its 91st Rolling World Premiere (RWP): Alabaster by Audrey Cefaly.
BWW Review: Cirque du Soleil's Artistically Explosive VOLTA Celebrates Freedom as the Ultimate Achievement
by Shari Barrett - Jan 23, 2020
Energetic, urban and contemporary, Cirque du Soleil's VOLTA, written and directed by Bastien Alexandre, with Jean Guibert as the director of creation, is a captivating voyage of discovery that showcases never-before-seen under the Big Top acrobatics in a visually striking world. Driven by a stirring melodic score and inspired in part by the adventurous spirit that fuels the culture of street sports, VOLTA is a story of transformation, being true to oneself, fulfilling one's true potential, and recognizing one's own power to make it possible. The production is perhaps the most acrobatic show ever staged by Cirque du Soleil, with acts from around the world offering amazing displays of roller skating, balance, trampoline leaps through windows to rooftop, Double Dutch rope skipping, tumbling, rings, and BMX bicycle flips that challenge gravity.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2020
Harry Townsend's Last Stand a new play written by George Eastman (The Snow Job; Bitter Exchange) and directed by Karen Carpenter (Love, Loss and What I Wore; Handle With Care), has extended its limited run through April 5th due to enormous response from critics and audience alike, it was announced today by producerDennis Grimaldi (A Gentlemen's Guide...; Love Letters, Angels in America, Other People's Money). This is the final extension and the play must close on that date.
by Kelsey Lawler - Jan 21, 2020
Milwaukee, have your dollar bills handy! Though it's only been on stage since 2014, Matthew Lopez's Georgia McBride is on its way to becoming a bonafide dragtastic legend. Now on stage at the Milwaukee Rep, under the fantastic direction of Meredith McDonough, the heat and heart in this play about an Elvis impersonator turned drag queen is the uplifting, energizing show audiences need right now.
by Neil Shurley - Jan 20, 2020
When you are in something this good, with fantastically talented people and a design team like this, you just feel lucky.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 20, 2020
Is there a better way to celebrate the birth of one of the greatest living songwriters than with song itself? I think not. And Feinstein's/54 Below clearly felt the same last night when it brought some of Broadway's greatest voices together to celebrate the birthday of one Miss Dolly Parton. The woman who gave us 'I Will Always Love You', 'Jolene', '9 to 5' and so much more is not only one of the greatest singers, songwriters, and entertainers of all time, but one of those rare artists who has the ability to reach across barriers and touch everyone from drag queens, to Middle America, to the mass public, and bring them all together in celebration of beautiful music.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 2, 2020
Based in Chicago, Illinois and helmed by Co-Founders Jessica Needham (Executive Director) and David Fiorello (Artistic Director), The Beautiful City Project will produce monthly cabarets and musicals in concert to raise money every month for a different, local Chicago charitable organization.
BWW Review: A Great Girls Night Was Had By All at Jaeb Theatre At Straz Center For The Performing Arts
by Deborah Bostock-Kelley - Jan 19, 2020
Last night was girl's night at Jaeb Theater. A couple hundred ladies (and a few of their poor ill-prepared boyfriends and husbands) and I shared in the engagement party of Sharon's daughter Candy Rose. Though we never actually met Candy Rose, like a real ladies' night, there was booze, dancing, karaoke and a walk down memory lane.
by Carolan Trbovich - Jan 16, 2020
Who isn't infatuated with trains - such a unique and even elegant way to travel. Although these coaches aren't leaving from Platform 9 ¾ for Hogwarts and your fellow passengers won't be Harry Potter and his curious classmates, the ride will be just as thrilling, if not more so. You'll be joining the infamous Belgian detective Hercule Poirot and a host of very cleverly enigmatic travelers aboard a train filled with mystery and a touch of mayhem. You may have taken this ride before but not quite like this. Asolo Repertory starts its winter season on the fast track with Agatha Christie's MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS, featuring a new off the rails adaptation by two-time Tony Award-winner Ken Ludwig and pushing full steam ahead with direction by Asolo Rep Associate Artist Peter Amster.
by TV News Desk - Jan 16, 2020
Five-time GRAMMY® Award winner Missy Elliott has announced today's premiere of the official companion video for “Why I Still Love You.” The new clip takes us on a journey in time as we see Missy and The Dripdemeanors performing throughout various decades. Missy even flexes her acting chops. Singer Monica, makes a cameo. “Why I Still Love You” is streaming now at the official Missy Elliott YouTube channel.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2020
Magnet Theater presents The Eleventh Annual New York Musical Improv Festival from March 12 - 15, 2020 at 254 W. 29th Street, ground floor (between 7th and 8th Avenues), NYC. Most tickets are $5-$15 and feature performances by two to four different musical improv acts per show. Festival Workshops are also being offered to people of all levels of experience! Tickets and Workshops will available for purchase at www.nymif.com.
by TV News Desk - Jan 14, 2020
Drive-By Truckers have unveiled the latest single from their much-anticipated new album, THE UNRAVELING. “Thoughts and Prayers” is available for streaming and download now following today's exclusive world premiere via Billboard. The powerhouse track is joined by an official lyric video streaming now. THE UNRAVELING arrives via ATO Records on Friday, January 31; digital and physical pre-orders are now available.
by TV News Desk - Jan 13, 2020
Brooklyn-based performer, Raquel Cion, is coming back for a January-March 2020 residency of her cabaret, Me & Mr. Jones: My Intimate Relationship with David Bowie at Pangea, located at 178 Second Avenue New York, NY 10003. The 90-minute cabaret explores the lifelong “soul love” that Cion has for David Bowie's artistry and David Jones's humanity.
by Maria Nockin - Jan 12, 2020
On Saturday afternoon January 11, 2020, Pittance Chamber Music presented a concert of infrequently heard music at the Pasadena Conservatory of Music. Pittance is made up of members of the Los Angeles Opera Orchestra. Soloists included soprano Liv Redpath, pianist Paul Floyd, and Principal Clarinetist Stuart Clark.
by TV News Desk - Jan 10, 2020
Acclaimed indie-pop duo Tennis has unveiled “Need Your Love,” the new single from their highly anticipated fifth studio album, SWIMMER, via a video shot and directed by longtime collaborator Luca Venter.
by TV News Desk - Jan 10, 2020
The Body Remembers When the World Broke Open – a drama directed by Kathleen Hepburn and Elle-Máijá Tailfeathers about a friendship between two Indigenous women from different social backgrounds – has won the Toronto Film Critics Association's 2019 Rogers Best Canadian Film Award along with its $100,000 purse.
by Jay Irwin - Jan 1, 2020
a?oeSummer, The Donna Summer Musicala?? opened last night, New Year's Eve, at the Paramount like a shiny ball descending on Seattle signifying the new year. But just like the ball dropping and switching from one year to the next, it amounted to very little other than a reason to party. With a book that feels like a story conveyed by a 6-year-old with severe ADHD and staging so bad that it actually made me laugh out loud at one point, this flashy tale of the life of a Disco Diva, filled with mirror balls, strobe lights, and even a car chase on stage, falls squarely into the realm of a?oewhat were they thinking?!a??
by TV News Desk - Feb 6, 2020
GRAMMY® Award-winning artist Hayley Williams has unveiled “PETALS FOR ARMOR I,” a special five-track collection heralding her much anticipated debut solo album, PETALS FOR ARMOR. “PETALS FOR ARMOR I” is available now for streaming and download HERE. PETALS FOR ARMOR arrives via Atlantic Records on Friday, May 8th; pre-orders are available beginning today at PetalsForArmor.com.
by Lauren Yarger - Feb 6, 2020
Five playwrights give their perspectives on the process.
by Louis Train - Feb 5, 2020
The theatre shook with applause for Jully Black last night as she opened the musical CAROLINE, OR CHANGE at the Winter Garden Theatre. She was one of many in the cast to give powerhouse performances in a dramatically and musically challenging show.
by TV News Desk - Feb 4, 2020
As PLATINUM-selling duo Maddie & Tae are “riding a gust of momentum” (PEOPLE) following an explosive 2019 unveiling new music that is “drenched in raw, vulnerable emotion” (American Songwriter), the pair continues to fill-in pages of their expansive journey, revealing details today of their highly-anticipated full-length sophomore album The Way It Feels (Mercury Nashville), set to be released on April 10. Produced by Jimmy Robbins and Derek Wells, the album is available for pre-save NOW.
BWW Interview: Paul Louis Lessard Talks the Importance and Thrill of JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR at Detroit Opera House
by Katie Laban - Feb 4, 2020
Jesus Christ Superstar, the musical phenomenon with a world-wide fan base, is in Detroit for a short visit following sold engagements in the UK. The reimagined 50th anniversary tour has the beloved music by Andrew Lloyed Webber and lyrics by Tim Rice and is directed by Timothy Sheader with cutting-edge choreography by Drew McOnie. The story is extraordinary series of events during the final weeks in the life of Jesus Christ as seen through the eyes of Judas. Reflecting the rock roots that defined a generation, the legendary score includes, 'I Don't Know How to Love Him,' 'Gethsemane,' and 'Superstar.' BroadwayWorld Detroit had a moment to speak with native Michigander, Paul Louis Lessard, who plays King Herod in the show about why this is an important piece of theatre and so much more!
by Andrew Child - Feb 4, 2020
Sutton Foster, since her Tony Award-winning break through as the title role in Thoroughly Modern Millie, has been one of the select leading ladies who have held a decades-spanning monopoly on Broadway's biggest musicals. Foster holds the distinction of being one of the gawkiest, most palatably quirky actors working in the commercial theatre today. Unlike other recurring ingenues, Sierra Boggess, Laura Benanti, or Laura Osnes, Foster is just off-kilter enough to headline productions of Shrek the Musical as the ogre/ princess Fiona or revivals of Anything Goes as Reno Sweeney. Meanwhile, she is still conventionally attractive enough to be a safe, viable option to helm profitable productions of Sweet Charity, Violet, or the upcoming Broadway revival of The Music Man. The Celebrity Series of Boston hosted Foster along with a three-piece jazz combo (Michael Rafter, Leo Huppert, Matt Hinkley) and her Little Women co-star Megan McGinnis in a concert of musical theatre selections and jazz standards at the Sanders Theatre in Cambridge.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2020
PREFORMANCES with Allison Charney delivered again with its triumphant 'Chamber Music Celebration' Thursday afternoon to a full house at Merkin Hall at Kaufman Music Center. Host and series founder, soprano Allison Charney, hosted the afternoon with disarming charm and a profound love of classical music that cleverly masked her creativity in infusing the expertly-performed concert with lessons in music history, theory and practice - along with her signature 'un-Google-able' insights.
by Jeremy West - Feb 3, 2020
As rowdy Cats screenings have proven in both Los Angeles and Brooklyn, Jellicle fans come out at midnight. And they keep coming back.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2020
The Village Playwrights Present LOVE IS QUEER, staged reading of 10 minute plays to celebrate Valentine's Day, on Monday, February 10 at 7 pm at St. John's, 81 Christopher St., NYC. Suggested donation $10. For reservations email firstname.lastname@example.org.
by Carol Kassie - Feb 3, 2020
The B'nai Torah Cultural Arts Series 2020 theatrical presentation, The Interview will be presented for one performance only on February 26th at 7:30 pm in the Eleanor and Paul Weiner Cultural Center at B'nai Torah Congregation.
by Ashley Corbaley - Feb 1, 2020
The 2014 Tony Award-Winning comedic musical, A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER makes its San Antonio production debut at the Public Theater. Set in London in the early 1900's, Monty discovers he is the distant heir to a family fortune. Being eighth in line makes Monty's shot at the money seem pretty slim, so he decides to take matters into his own hands using the most inventive and hilarious of means of course! With book and lyrics by Robert L. Freedman, music and lyrics by Steven Lutvak, and based on a novel by Roy Horniman, A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER at the Public Theater is pure comic gold.