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by TV News Desk - Sep 25, 2018
Great Performances presents more of the Great White Way's brightest stars with a new "Broadway's Best" lineup premiering Fridays, November 2-23 at 9 p.m. on PBS (check local listings). Returning for a second year, this fall's lineup includes the beloved musicals "An American in Paris The Musical" and Rodgers & Hammerstein's "The Sound of Music," as well as documentaries about the making of John Leguizamo's Tony-nominated play "Latin History for Morons" and 21-time Tony-winning director and producer Harold Prince. All programs will be available to stream the following day via pbs.org/gperf and PBS apps.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2018
HEARTBEAT OPERA-the daring young company whose unconventional orchestrations and stagings of classic operas have been called 'a radical endeavor' by The New Yorker and 'pioneering' by The New York Times-launches its fifth season with its Annual Halloween Drag Extravaganza, this year titled DRAGUS MAXIMUS, a homersexual opera odyssey.
by TV News Desk - Sep 10, 2018
Sony Music Entertainment and Legacy Recordings, a division of SME, have entered into an historic new agreement with Blackheart Records, the groundbreaking American music label founded in 1980 by rock icon Joan Jett, legendary songwriter/producer Kenny Laguna and Meryl Laguna.  The new SME/Legacy/Blackheart pact covers the worldwide rights to Joan Jett's recorded music catalog, including indelible classics and global hits such as 'I Love Rock 'N' Roll,' 'Crimson and Clover,' 'Bad Reputation,' 'Do You Wanna Touch Me (Oh Yeah)' and more.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2018
In today's theater, singers and actors are called upon to learn music quickly and accurately, and fluency in the written language of music is an enormous advantage in their always-competitive field. In MUSIC ESSENTIALS FOR SINGERS AND ACTORS: FUNDAMENTALS OF NOTATION, SIGHT SINGING, AND MUSIC THEORY (Hal Leonard Books; September 5, 2018; $34.99), award-winning composer and music director Andrew Gerle offers a music theory text focused exclusively on topics and techniques of practical and artistic value for singers. Drawing on his years of experience, Gerle shows readers how to use music theory to think like a composer, analyzing musical choices for dramatic clues to inspire more detailed and powerful performances.
by Jini Rooney - Oct 6, 2018
Theater heaven. A rare occurrence when every component of a production converges in perfect harmony to create a tour de force. Druid Theatre Company have accomplished this with their current production of Richard III. Adding pizzazz, Opening Night was attended by a fine complement of glitterati from Irish radio, theater, and screen.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 4, 2018
Dallas, TX-based indie-folk singer-songwriter Vanessa Peters is set to release her new album, Foxhole Prayers, on October 5, 2018, via Idol Records.  In Foxhole Prayers, Peters's already-considerable songwriting prowess has risen to its fullest stature, presented as a concise, gut-punching collection of songs composed of piercing observations of both the outside and inside worlds.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 29, 2018
The Burlington Performing Arts Centre (BPAC) is thrilled to introduce the cutting edge of contemporary circus to local audiences with Paris, France's Cirque Le Roux in their spectacular production of The Elephant in The Room November 9. The enjoyable and entertaining circus extravaganza is a perfect show for the whole family. The production was a sold-out hit at UNDERBELLY during the 2015 Edinburgh Fringe Festival and enjoyed a 5-month run at BOBINO in Paris in the autumn of 2016.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 29, 2018
Things have been going quite well for Stereoclip as of late. Fresh from signing exclusively with Amsterdam-based record label Armada Music and dropping first album single 'Feel The Game', the Belgian talent has embarked on an exciting new journey today as he dropped his second artist album, 'Travel'.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 29, 2018
Primal Forces, in association with Nancy Flinn, is proud to host powerhouse Broadway veteran and South Florida favorite Avery Sommers at the Sol Theatre in Boca Raton.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2018
Great Performances on PBS will present more of the Great White Way's brightest stars with a new "Broadway's Best" lineup premiering Fridays, November 2-23 at 9 p.m. on PBS (check local listings).
by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2018
The Eli and Edythe Broad Stage's 2018-19 Celebrity Opera Series continues -Placido Domingo with soprano Ailyn Perez on Tuesday, May 14 at 7:30pm.  Eugene Kohn conducts the orchestra.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2018
Shakespeare Theatre Company (STC) is delighted to announce its 2018-2019 ReDiscovery Reading Series will open on Monday, October 22 at the Lansburgh Theatre (450 7th Street NW) at 7:30 p.m. with Peerless, written by Jiehae Park.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 15, 2018
HEARTBEAT OPERA-the daring young company whose unconventional orchestrations and stagings of classic operas have been called 'a radical endeavor' by The New Yorker and 'pioneering' by The New York Times-launches its fifth season with its Annual Halloween Drag Extravaganza, this year titled DRAGUS MAXIMUS, a homersexual opera odyssey.
by TV News Desk - Oct 15, 2018
Breeders, a new comedy series starring Martin Freeman and Daisy Haggard, has been ordered to series at FX, it was announced today by Nick Grad and Eric Schrier, Presidents of Original Programming for FX Networks and FX Productions. The 10-episode first season will premiere on FX in 2020 and is being produced by FX Productions, Avalon Television and Sky Original Productions.
by TV News Desk - Oct 12, 2018
TV's Head of Drama Polly Hill today confirmed commission of six-part crime drama, Wild Bill, starring Emmy and Golden Globe nominated actor, Rob Lowe as high-flying US cop, Bill Hixon, who is appointed Chief Constable of the East Lincolnshire Police Force.
by TV News Desk - Oct 12, 2018
Jess Glynne - singer, star, voice of the street and the only British female to achieve 7 number 1 singles is the ultimate, modern British popstar. Today she releases her hugely anticipated second album “Always In Between,” featuring the UK #1 single 'I'll Be There', follow up smash hit 'All I Am' alongside the new Ed Sheeran co-penned single 'Thursday' which arrived yesterday.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2018
Acclaimed jazz singer Nicole Henry brings new life to classic holiday repertoire with her soul-inspired Christmas show on Friday, November 30 at 8 p.m. at Pepperdine University's Smothers Theatre in Malibu. 
by BWW News Desk - Nov 27, 2018
Samuel French has announced the publication and availability of performance rights for Steve Martin's new play, Meteor Shower.
by Stage Tube - Nov 24, 2018
Harold Prince: The Director's Life has been released online in full!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 23, 2018
A new musical built around legendary band FOREIGNER's peerless catalogue of hit songs will make its world premiere this winter in Toronto.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2018
Kentucky Peerless Distilling Co. is pleased to announce the release of their 3-year-old Kentucky Straight Rye Whiskey. Available on the market in early 2019 and ranked fourth in Fred Minnick's Best American Whiskey Rankings for 2018, the 3-year-old continues the Taylor family legacy of craftsmanship. This release follows the successful re-introduction of award-winning Peerless Kentucky Straight Rye Whiskey which, in November 2017, was named No. 15 Best Whiskey in the World by Whisky Advocate.
by Stage Tube - Nov 21, 2018
Tony Award-winning director and producer Harold Prince discusses his creative process in a clip from Great Performances - Harold Prince: The Director's Life. Watch below!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 20, 2018
Bowmore, the oldest licensed distillery on Scotland's isle of Islay, has announced the release of Bowmore 1965 Single Malt Scotch Whisky, the latest expression in the 50 Year Old Vaults Series. Bowmore 1965 has matured for 52 years at Bowmore distillery, the home of the world's oldest Scotch maturation warehouses, the No. 1 Vaults. This extended maturation period has created a rare and refined whisky with the perfect blend of complexity and elegance, exemplifying Bowmore's history spent perfecting the art of whisky maturation. Only 232 bottles of the rare Bowmore 1965 have been produced for the world and will be available as of this December with a suggested retail price of $30,000 (750ml).
by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2018
First Floor Theater is pleased to announce casting for its world premiere of Dan Giles' twisted and timely MIKE PENCE SEX DREAM, directed by Artistic Director Hutch Pimentel.
by TV News Desk - Nov 12, 2018
Leading music industry information platform Music Business Worldwide (MBW) has entered into a partnership with iconic music publication Rolling Stone and its owner, Penske Media Corporation (PMC).
by Julie Musbach - Nov 1, 2018
The Broadway production of Harper Lee's To Kill A Mockingbird, a new play by Aaron Sorkin, starring Jeff Daniels as Atticus Finch, begins previews tonight, Thursday, November 1. Get to know the cast below as they begin Broadway performances!
by TV News Desk - Jan 9, 2019
Tedeschi Trucks Band, the unstoppable, Grammy-winning 12-piece musical juggernaut led by husband and wife Derek Trucks & Susan Tedeschi, have announced their new album 'Signs', out February 15th on Snakefarm Records / Fantasy Records in the UK.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2019
Harry Christophers and his world-renowned choir The Sixteen will present An Immortal Legacy in Queensland Performing Arts Centre's (QPAC) Concert Hall on Thursday 14 March 2019.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 8, 2019
In a revival version never before staged on the West Coast, David Henry Hwang's audacious, Tony Award-winning M. BUTTERFLY - inspired by a bizarre true story of illusion, obsession and betrayal - will open at ArtsWest on January 24. Performances will run Thursday through Sunday until February 17.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2019
FOREIGNER and Eagle Vision today announced the release of the concert film, Foreigner Live At The Rainbow '78, which is available on DVD, Blu-ray, and digital video from March 15th.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2019
Seattle's critics' circle announces Nominees of Excellence in Seattle theatrical productions. Spanning dozens of theater companies and productions, from large and prominent to small and humble, the Gypsy Rose Lee Awards honor the excellence found in the myriad of professional theater productions that we reviewers attend in a year.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2019
In a revival version never before staged on the West Coast, David Henry Hwang's audacious, Tony Award-winning M. BUTTERFLY - inspired by a bizarre true story of illusion, obsession and betrayal - will open at ArtsWest on January 24. Performances will run Today through Sunday until February 17.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2019
As its programming for 2019/20 again affirms, the spirit of Wigmore Hall is exemplified by both continuity and renewal: artists who have enjoyed decades of association with the Hall and artists it has nurtured into the primes of their careers; the indispensable composers of the past and the innovators and improvisers of today; participatory projects for older people and for children; the irreplaceable immediacy of live concerts and their mediation through technology, bringing them to ever wider audiences via Wigmore Hall's own streaming service or via partners like the BBC.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2019
American Repertory Theater (A.R.T) announces the cast and creative team for Endlings by Celine Song. Directed by Sammi Cannold and featuring Wai Ching Ho, Emily Kuroda, Jiehae Park, and Jo Yang, Endlings begins previews Tuesday, February 26; opens Friday, March 1; and closes Sunday, March 17, 2019 at the Loeb Drama Center in Cambridge, MA.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2019
Rainy Day Productions will present industry readings of the new play Chasing the River by Jean Dobie Giebel. Directed by Illana Stein, the six-member cast will feature Tony Carlin, Aaron Costa Ganis, Annie Golden, Deborah Rayne, Chet Siegel, and Wendy Rich Stetson. The readings will be held on Monday, January 28 at 3:00 p.m. & 7:00 p.m., and Tuesday, January 29 at 4:00 p.m. For more information, please email victoria@PSTheatricals.com.
by TV News Desk - Jan 18, 2019
WARNER CLASSICS and the NATIONAL THEATRE announce the digital download and streaming release of Stephen Sondheim's legendary musical FOLLIES - 2018 National Theatre Cast Recording today.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2019
The Grammy Award-nominated Seraphic Fire, joined by the American Brass Quintet, will make their West Coast debut when they bring their acclaimed program "A Spanish Pilgrimage" to St. James Music Series on Sunday, February 24, 2019 at 4 p.m. at St. James by-the-Sea Episcopal Church, 743 Prospect Street in La Jolla. Conducted by founder and artistic director Patrick Dupre Quigley, the American Brass Quintet and Seraphic Fire explore the rich Spanish tradition of music for voice and brass. Audiences will join a journey across the Camino de Santiago via the music of Victoria, Morales, Guerrero, and a world premiere, "O Antiphons," by Australian-Canadian composer Julian Revie.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2019
First Floor Theater continues its seventh season with the world premiere of Dan Giles' twisted and timely MIKE PENCE SEX DREAM, directed by Artistic Director Hutch Pimentel, playing February 16 - March 16, 2019 at FFT's resident home,The Den Theatre (2B), 1331 N. Milwaukee Ave. in Chicago.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2019
Brooklyn-based label Fool's Gold debuts FGTV today. FGTV is a new video content series devoted to telling the stories of the creatives that continue to play an integral role in A-Trak and Nick Catchdubs' iconic brand.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2019
Tedeschi Trucks Band, the unstoppable, Grammy-winning 12-piece musical juggernaut led by husband and wife Derek Trucks & Susan Tedeschi, have announced their new album 'Signs', out February 15th on Snakefarm Records / Fantasy Records in the UK.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2019
PRIMARY STAGES announces its complete 2019/20 Season, celebrating its 35th anniversary.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2019
PEN America today announced comedian and Last Week Tonight creator and host John Oliver as the host of this year's PEN America Literary Gala, where New York's literary, activist, cultural and social life collides in a celebration of free expression. The event will honor Bob Woodward, the peerless investigative journalist who has held the White House accountable for decades through his no-holds-barred books and journalism, with the PEN America Literary Service Award. Scholastic Chairman and CEO Richard Robinson will be this year's Publisher Honoree, for his outstanding leadership in bringing millions of children worldwide credible information and inspiring books that help them navigate the world around them.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2019
McCarter Theatre Center has announced three new works as part of its 2019 Spotlight New Play Festival. These intimate play readings showcase the core of the McCarter LAB's mission to support new voices with creative insight from dramaturgs, directors, and actors to help guide and shape their plays. Additionally, real-time reactions of audience members play an active role in the creative development process, assisting playwrights in the elevation of their artistic endeavors.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2019
Whiskey lovers truly have a new reason to celebrate. Thanks to Cask Cartel, they have the chance to purchase and taste one of America's most exquisite whiskeys: acclaimed Kentucky Peerless 3 Year Straight Rye Whiskey. This release follows the successful re-introduction of award-winning Peerless Kentucky Straight Rye Whiskey.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2018
The New School's College of Performing Arts (CoPA) today announced a landmark partnership with the Philip Glass Ensemble (PGE) and long-time PGE member, Lisa Bielawa, around the work of Philip Glass, one of the world's preeminent composers, musicians, and authors, to form a new learning and creative center. Building on Glass's enduring contributions to modern culture, the Philip Glass Institute (PGI) will offer students, faculty, and the public the opportunity to immerse themselves in the work of Philip Glass, other important artists within his circle, and the work of the iconic Philip Glass Ensemble. Renowned composer and long-time vocalist for the PGE Lisa Bielawa will become the inaugural Composer-in-Residence and Chief Curator of the Philip Glass Institute.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2018
Having tirelessly promoted emerging and cutting-edge music over his prolific career, broadcasting legend “Whispering” Bob Harris OBE today announced that he will be taking the much respected Under The Apple Tree Sessions out on the road with his newly announced Under The Apple Tree tour. The tour will be headlined by indie/folk trio Wildwood Kin and will also have regional acts handpicked by Bob for each show.
by TV News Desk - Dec 5, 2018
The New School's College of Performing Arts (CoPA) today announced a landmark partnership with the Philip Glass Ensemble (PGE) and long-time PGE member, Lisa Bielawa, around the work of Philip Glass, one of the world's preeminent composers, musicians, and authors, to form a new learning and creative center. Building on Glass's enduring contributions to modern culture, the Philip Glass Institute (PGI) will offer students, faculty, and the public the opportunity to immerse themselves in the work of Philip Glass, other important artists within his circle, and the work of the iconic Philip Glass Ensemble. Renowned composer and long-time vocalist for the PGE Lisa Bielawa will become the inaugural Composer-in-Residence and Chief Curator of the Philip Glass Institute. 
by BWW News Desk - Dec 17, 2018
The Old Globe today announced it will present the sixth annual Powers New Voices Festival, a weekend of readings of new American plays by some of the most exciting voices writing for the American theatre today, playing January 18-20, 2019.
by Aliya Al-Hassan - Dec 15, 2018
What a bizarre year 2018 has been. In the months that saw too much Trump, devastating Californian wildfires, an escalation in the refugee crisis, not to mention the dreaded 'B' word, it makes me more grateful than ever for the pure escapism that live theatre so often provides.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2018
Yale Repertory Theatre will present the world premiere of Good Faith: Four Chats about Race and the New Haven Fire Department by Karen Hartman, directed by Kenny Leon, February 1-23, 2019 at Yale Repertory Theatre (1120 Chapel Street). Opening Night is Thursday, February 7.