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by Stephi Wild - May 2, 2018
Good morning BroadwayWorld! Today's top stories: the Tony nominees will meet the press, Laura Benanti, Joel Grey, and more will honor Sheldon Harnick at NYGASP Gala, and more!
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2018
Atlantis Theatrical Entertainment Group is proud to announce the men who will be making their way towards the SIDE SHOW, the critically-acclaimed Broadway musical set to thrill local audiences this August. With a book by Bill Condon (CHICAGO) and music by Henry Krieger (DREAMGIRLS), SIDE SHOW tells the remarkable story about a pair of conjoined twins who try to make a mark in the world by being circus performers and end up finding the meaning of life, love, and companionship along the way. Aiding them in their journey towards stardom and self-actualization are three instrumental characters: Terry, Buddy, and Jake, played by Markki Stroem, David Ezra, and Arman Ferrer, respectively.
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2018
Dark Star Pictures has acquired all North American rights for punk-rock thriller The Icarus Line Must Die. Dark Star will release the film theatrically in June of 2018 with July home video release. The Icarus Line Must Die made its world premiere at the 2017 Nonplussed Fest (Opening Night Feature) and went on to screen at Highland Park IFF (Winner Best Feature), Chicago Movies & Music Festival (Special Jury Award), and San Francisco Independent Film Festival. Dark Star Pictures President Michael Repsch negotiated the deal with Bridge Independents' Bill Straus and writer/director Michael Grodner.
by Shari Barrett - May 1, 2018
Director Simon Levy, who has won much acclaim for his current production of Chaim Potok's The Chosen at the Fountain Theatre, now brings his directorial insight on achieving assimilation into America to the Sierra Madre Playhouse's production of THE IMMIGRANT, written by Mark Harelik about his grandfather's struggle to survive as the only Jewish immigrant to settle in Hamilton, Texas in 1909. The play is a timely and touching meditation on parents and children, newcomers and natives, Christians and Jews, and on what it means to be an American.
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2018
Palm Beach Opera is honored to announce that internationally-renowned tenor Matthew Polenzani will headline the company's 2019 Gala on March 2, 2019, at Manalapan's luxurious Eau Palm Beach Resort & Spa.
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2018
The newest exhibition from Quin Arts, "In Bloom," launches May 10 at the Quin, located at 57th Street and Sixth Avenue. The group exhibition, co-curated by Quin Arts curator DK Johnston and New York-based curator Lori Zimmer, promises a very fresh take on floral-themed works to celebrate spring. Zimmer and Johnston have invited 29 artists to use their signature styles to create floral-themed pieces, for a light, airy and warm exhibition to pair with New York's most magical season.
by TV News Desk - May 1, 2018
Directed by Lysa Heslov, Served Like a Girl is a powerful and poignant look at a group of diverse female veterans as they transition from active duty to civilian life after serving tours of duty in Iraq and Afghanistan. Struggling with PTSD, homelessness, broken families, serious illness, physical injuries, and military sexual abuse, these inspiring women find ways to adapt to the challenges they face through participation in the “Ms. Veteran America” competition. Guided by event founder and veteran Major Jas Boothe, the women work hard to prepare for the competition, and, in the process, recover parts of their identities they had lost on the battlefield. Filled with humor and heart in equal measures, Served Like a Girl premieres on Independent Lens on Memorial Day,Monday, May 28, 2018, 10:00-11:30 PM ET (check local listings) on PBS.
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2018
On Monday, May 14, 2018, Third Street Music School Settlement (Third Street), the nation's longest running community school, will honor Grammy Award-winning Singer and Songwriter Rosanne Cash, Tony and Oscar Award-winner Joel Grey, and long-time Board Member and Award-winning Architect Byron Bell at its Annual Spring Gala. Graham Parker, President of Universal Studios Classical Music Labels, will serve as master of ceremonies and Lydia Fenet, Senior Vice President of Christie's Auction House will host the live auction. Members of the cast of SpongeBob SquarePants: The Broadway Musical also will perform. Held at Capitale (130 Bowery) in New York City, the gala will bring together hundreds of luminaries from the arts, culture, education, media, business, finance and philanthropy worlds to pay tribute to the honorees for their contributions to and leadership in arts and music education. Funds raised through attendance, live and silent auction participation will help support Third Street scholarships and financial aid services. With its roots in the settlement movement, Third Street today serves more than 5,000 New Yorkers of all ages and backgrounds by providing high quality, accessible music and dance instruction in more than 25 instruments and voice. More than 75% of Third Street students receive financial aid or scholarships through the school's Partners program, which sends teaching artists into community centers and public schools throughout New York City. Alumni include well-known artists Bobby Lopez, Jessie Montgomery, Irving Caesar, among others. This year's honorees join a roster of previous honorees that includes The Roots, Sting, Yoko Ono, Harold Prince, Philip Glass, and Audra McDonald. Rosanne Cash will be presented with Third Street's Award for Distinguished Achievement in the Arts and Joel Grey will receive Third Street's Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Arts. 'Third Street is founded on the principles of artistry, diversity, and community. We believe music connects us and that it is crucial to support programs that enable accessibility to the arts for people of all backgrounds,' said Third Street Music School's Anna-Maria Kellen Executive Director, Valerie G. Lewis. 'We are proud to celebrate our 123rd Anniversary with music visionaries, Joel Grey and Rosanne Cash, along with a long-time supporter of Third Street, Byron Bell. They have been incredible advocates for the arts, fostering artistic creativity in their communities and beyond,' she said. Gala Co-chairs are Jeannie Park and Larry Hackett, Kara Saxon and Amit Malhotra, and Kate and James Vanek. Anniversary Co-chairs include Beau Everett and Stephanie Goodman, Anna-Maria and Stephen Kellen Foundation, Tatiana Serafin and Mick Kalishman, Felipe Toews and Yuu Fujita. Honorary Co-chairs include Barbara E. Field, Philip Glass and Harold Prince. Event sponsors include Anna-Maria and Stephen Kellen Foundation, Baldor Specialty Foods, Ernst & Young LLP, Putney, Twombly, Hall & Hirson LLP, Industry City, JD Carlisle Development Corporation, Steinway & Sons, and Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP. For more information visit thirdstreetmusicschool.org/gala or contact Katharine Nemeth at 212-777-3240 ext. 26 or gala@thirdstreetmusicschool.org. Tickets start at $500 per person and $5,000 per table. About Third Street Founded in 1894, Third Street Music School Settlement is the nation's longest-running community music school. Celebrating 123 years of service, Third Street works to enrich lives and communities by providing access to high quality music and dance instruction to students of all ages and backgrounds, regardless of artistic ability or socio-economic circumstances. As a pioneer of community arts education in the United States, Third Street today serves more than 5,000 students in our primary location on East 11th Street, and through partnerships with nearly 25 public schools and community centers throughout New York City. Third Street alumni include violist Masumi Per Rostad of the acclaimed Pacifica String Quartet; Ray Chew, musician and music director of Dancing with the Stars and American Idol; Irving Caesar, composer of the 1920's hit 'Tea for Two'; Bobby Lopez, co-creator of the hit Broadway musical Avenue Q and Academy Award-winning writer of 'Let It Go' from Disney's Frozen and 'Remember Me' from Disney's Coco; Ingrid Michaelson, pop singer/songwriter with hits on the Top 40 charts; and Jessie Montgomery, recipient of the Sphinx Award. Visit http://www.thirdstreetmusicschool.org/ for more information, and follow Third Street on Instagram @3rdstreetnyc and twitter @Third_Street.
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2018
The Lyric Theatre Singers have booked a return trip to Concordia University's DB Clarke Theatre June 14, 15, and 16 to present four performances of JOURNEY TO BROADWAY. This entirely new musical theatre revue, created by directors Bob Bachelor and Cathy Burns, features forty performers and five musicians performing a bevy of Broadway's most memorable songs.
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2018
In keeping with a decades-long commitment to nurture the new, Weston Playhouse Theatre Company is proud to announce its first annual New Works Festival. An exciting two-week celebration of nationally recognized artists creating new work begins this May 18 on the Company's campus in historic Weston Village.
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2018
Jim Belushi, an alumnus of Saturday Night Live and Chicago's famed Second City, is bringing to the stage an improvised comedy sketch show featuring members of the Board of Comedy. Jim Belushi and the Board of Comedy will improve their way to Thrasher-Horne Center on Saturday, January 26 at 8 PM.
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2018
Max & Louie Productions present the St. Louis premiere End of the Rainbow written by Peter Quilter, starring Angela Ingersoll as Judy Garland, directed by David New, with music direction by Thomas Conroy. It will run at The Grandel in the Grand Center Arts District, June 21 through July 1, 2018. Individual reserved seating is now available. To purchase tickets call MetroTix at (314) 534-1111 or visit www.maxandlouie.com
by TV News Desk - May 1, 2018
Chris Stapleton's acclaimed 2017 albums-From A Room: Volume 1 and From A Room: Volume 2-are now certified RIAA platinum and gold respectively, while his 2015 debut solo album, Traveller, is now certified triple platinum.
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2018
75 years ago T.S. Eliot published Four Quartets, a poetic meditation on time and memory that is widely regarded as his crowning achievement. Now, to celebrate this milestone anniversary, Bard SummerScape 2018 presents the world premiere of Four Quartets, the first authorized dance performance ever to be based on Eliot's modernist masterpiece. A SummerScape commission, the new work is an interdisciplinary collaboration that draws on the talents of three of today's most potent artistic voices. Since making her acclaimed festival debut at SummerScape 2015, Pam Tanowitz has been recognized as "one of the most formally brilliant choreographers around" (New York Times), with honors including a Bessie Award, a Guggenheim Fellowship, and the prestigious 2017 Cage Cunningham Fellowship.
by TV News Desk - May 1, 2018
According to Deadline, Jacki Weaver (Silver Lining's Playbook), Taye Diggs (Chicago) and Lucy Liu(Charlie's Angels) are to lead cast in comedy Stage Mother, set in the drag queen world of San Francisco. Currently in pre-produciton, Film Mode will be shopping the movie in Cannes with shoot is due to get underway in Canada later this year.
by TV News Desk - May 1, 2018
Raphael Saadiq just announced his first headline tour dates in several years. The Oscar-nominated and Grammy-winning musician and producer will head out on a seven-city run including headline shows in NYC, Boston, Philadelphia and more, and a performance at Chicago's Pitchfork Festival (read 'The Meaning of Soul Music According to Raphael Saadiq' via the 2017 Pitchfork here). The dates come as he's set to finish work on his anticipated fifth solo album and first since 2011's Stone Rollin'. The upcoming shows follow 2017 performances as a headliner at Afropunk Brooklyn, a surprise appearance with A Tribe Called Quest at FYF Fest 2017, and several dates with Maxwell, among other shows. See all upcoming tour dates below and get tix this Friday, May 4 at 10am local time.
by TV News Desk - May 1, 2018
The Orpheum Theatre Group is excited to announce a new addition to the legendary Orpheum sidewalk of stars. Rock & Roll Hall of FamersChicago will receive their star ahead of their sold out one-night engagement at the Orpheum Theatre on Tuesday, May 15th in a public ceremony beginning at 5pm.The concert is being produced by Beaver Productions.
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2018
A Life To Live, featuring former members of From Ashes To New, have released their emotionally impactful tribute video to Chester Bennington with a cover of Linkin Park's song 'One More Light'. The band, who had been working on the video since January, were waiting for the right time to release it. The one year anniversary of Linkin Park's album, One More Light is on May 19th and they felt this would be an appropriate time for the video's release. The band is currently writing their first independent LP with producer Rick Lander (Flaw, Dead Horse Trauma). The yet-to-be-titled LP is expected to surface later this year, but you can count on new material emerging as we progress through 2018.
by TV News Desk - May 1, 2018
The Country Music Association's critically acclaimed CMA Songwriters Series hosted a special invite-only performance for press, influencers and industry featuring Kelsea Ballerini and Lillie Mae Friday, April 27 during Stagecoach Festival. The performance, in partnership with H20+ Beauty Oasis and Disney Music Group, was held at Villa Zenyara, a resort estate in Coachella, California.
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2018
With the aim of recognizing the importance of musical theater and arts education in Northeast Ohio high schools, Playhouse Square proudly hosts the Dazzle Awards presented by Patricia and John Chapman, affiliated with the Broadway League Foundation's National High School Musical Theatre Awards ("The Jimmy Awards").
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2018
On Modern Lore, Julian Lage's second studio recording with his trio, the composer and guitarist focuses on the groove, building his melodies and solos around the work of the prodigious rhythm section of double bassist Scott Colley and drummer Kenny Wollesen. Modern Lore finds Lage playfully flipping the script he followed on his acclaimed 2016 Mack Avenue debut, Arclight. That album -- produced, like Modern Lore, by Lage's friend and collaborator, the singer-songwriter Jesse Harris -- was his first trio set on electric guitar and found Lage inspired by the sounds and the attitude of the freewheeling, pre-bebop jazz era, when, as he puts it, 'country music and jazz and swing were in this weird wild-west period.' This time he incorporates the sensibility, if not the outright sound, of early rock and roll, a similarly hybrid form driven by rhythm, personality and a passion for the electric guitar.
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2018
After becoming the ninth longest-running musical with a 14-year Broadway run, and 15 years of touring productions, Moonlight Stage Productions is pleased to open its 38th season with the San Diego Regional Premiere of Benny Andersson and Bjorn Ulvaeus' smash musical hit Mamma Mia! based on the songs of ABBA. Due to popular demand, Moonlight has added an additional performance for June 19. Tickets for the added show are on sale to subscribers now, and to the public on May 8. Subscriptions and single tickets for all other performances are on sale now at moonlightstage.com, or by calling (760) 724-2110. Ticket prices range $17 - $57 with discounts for seniors, students, and military.
by Maria Nockin - May 1, 2018
American mezzo-soprano Dolora Zajick is one of the world's leading exponents of the dramatic Verdi repertoire. Her talent was first noticed when she was a pre-med student at the University of Nevada in Reno. Some years after that, she debuted with the San Francisco Opera as Azucena in IL TROVATORE, and it brought her international stardom. Decades later, she is best known for her interpretations of Amneris in AIDA, Eboli in DON CARLO, Ulrica in UN BALLO IN MASCHERA, Ježibaba in Dvo?ak's RUSALKA, and Adalgisa in Bellini's NORMA.
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2018
The story of visionary architect Daniel H. Burnham and Chicago's great World's Fair comes to life in Lost and Found Productions' world premiere musical BURNHAM'S DREAM: THE WHITE CITY, with book and lyrics by June Finfer, music and lyrics by Elizabeth Doyle, direction by Erik Wagner, music direction by Paul W. Thompson and choreography by Jessica Texidor. Celebrating the 125th anniversary of the 1893 World's Fair, this lively new musical will play June 1 - July 1, 2018 at Theater Wit, 1229 W. Belmont Ave. in Chicago. Tickets are currently available at www.theaterwit.org, by calling (773) 975-8150, or in person at the Theater Wit Box Office. The press opening is Monday, June 4 at 7 pm.
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2018
Origin Theatre Company concludes its 15th season of producing the American premieres of plays by emerging European playwrights at its annual spring gala on Monday May 14, at 6:30pm. Hosted by Mutual of America, 320 Park Avenue, the evening features a smorgasbord of international pleasures, including rollicking musical entertainment, and appearances by a colorful cross-section of local and visiting theatre luminaries, business leaders and supporters of the arts.
by TV News Desk - May 1, 2018
Johnny Galecki (TV's “Big Bang Theory) plays Paul Berger, an unemployed, down and out, heartbroken man searching for happiness.  When Paul sees an ad for a spiritual retreat promising to restart your life, he immediately signs up, hoping to cleanse himself and fix his broken life.  But after only a few days, he discovers the cleanse is releasing more than just everyday toxins… a lot more. Also starring Anna Friel, plus Oliver Platt and Academy Award® Winner Anjelica Huston (Best Supporting Actress, Prizzi's Honor, 1985) as the leaders of the retreat, THE CLEANSE is a darkly humorous, weird, and soulful fantasy that examines the inner demons in all of us.
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2018
America's comedy giants continue to bring the laughs to Parx Casino, Pennsylvania's #1 casino, this spring and summer. The casino's brand-new Xcite Center is set to welcome five wildly popular comedians from television and film. The casino welcomes Colin Mochrie & Brad Sherwood from Whose Line Is it Anyway on Friday, May 4, 2018. Next up, SNL alum, FOX News contributor, and noted comedian Dennis Miller will perform on Thursday, May 17th and NBC's Community star Joel McHale takes the mic on Friday, June 1th. In the heat of the summer, Comedy Central superstar Trevor Noah of the Daily Show comes to the Xcite Center for two shows on Saturday, August 4th. All concerts will be performed at the Xcite Center at Parx located at 2999 Street Rd, Bensalem, PA 19020. Tickets for these and future shows are available now at the box office or by visiting www.Parxcasino.com.
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2018
LA's own Impro Theatre continues their residency at The Edye at The Broad Stage, presenting a different style of their signature improvisation for one weekend, each month. For the penultimate show in their residency, Impro Theatre will pay homage to the genius of the American satirist Dorothy Parker with Dorothy Parker UnScripted (May 18 - 20). Starting with audience suggestions, Impro Theatre picks up Dorothy's comedic scalpel and recreates an impressionistic night of Dorothy-style scenes and observation, reminiscent of the Roaring 20's.
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2018
Haven Theatre is pleased to conclude its 2017-18 Season with the world premiere of THE DISPLACED, an electrifying thriller exploring the heartbreak of gentrification and the scars we leave on each other. Written by Isaac Gomez and directed by Jo Cattell, THE DISPLACED will play May 31 - July 1, 2018 at The Den Theatre's Janet Bookspan Theatre, 1331 N. Milwaukee Ave. in Chicago. Tickets go on sale shortly at haventheatrechicago.com. The press opening is Wednesday, June 6 at 8 pm.
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2018
In response to overwhelming demand and near universal critical acclaim, Symphonie Fantastique - the singular creation by designer, director, master puppeteer, and MacArthur "genius" Basil Twist - extends its 20th anniversary engagement to July 15. Set to Hector Berlioz's revolutionary 1830 score, Symphonie Fantastique, for the first time in New York, features live piano accompaniment by Christopher O'Riley. Hailed as a creative masterpiece when it debuted in 1998, the production, which opened on April 4, is a presentation from HERE's Dream Music Puppetry Program and a centerpiece of HERE's 25th anniversary season.
by TV News Desk - May 1, 2018
The X Ambassadors are performing on The Late Late Show with James Corden on May 10th at 12:37am/11:37pm c on CBS!  'Ahead of Myself' hits #17 at Hot AC; Check Out The Knocks' Stunning Remix of the Rising Track!
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2018
NBC has tied for #2 in adults 18-49 in ratings results for the primetime week of April 23-29, according to “live plus same day” figures from Nielsen Media Research.
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2018
When May 19th rolls around, what better way to celebrate the marriage of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle than to host a royal wedding watch party with a DIY Eli's Cheesecake wedding cake!
by Nancy Grossman - May 1, 2018
Ryan Landry mines the Old West and Old Hollywood for his new Gold Dust Orphans springtime musical. It's a fast ride on a runaway train with more kicks than a buckin' bronco. Old Orphans and new rally around Director Robin JaVonne Smith, stepping into the big boots of the late, beloved Larry Coen, and she hits the bullseye. Don't let a team of wild horses keep you from BROKELAHOMO!
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2018
Melissa Young's tour of the LGBTQ movement through song and comedy returns with a little help from Chicago's best Cabaret stars at the Pride Arts Center. 
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2018
Schimmel Center will present Tony and Pulitzer Prize nominee Anna Deavere Smith's Obie Award-winning solo performance, Notes From the Field, for one weekend only on Friday, June 1 at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, June 2 at 2:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. in preparation for a two week run at the Royal Court in London. The production is directed by Leonard Foglia and features original music composed and performed by bassist Marcus Shelby who joins Ms. Smith on stage.
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2018
The National Philharmonic ends its 2017-2018 season at The Music Center at Strathmore with a musical celebration, "100th Anniversary of Poland's Independence," on Saturday, June 2 at 8 p.m. at the Concert Hall at the Music Center at Strathmore. Conducted by world-renowned Polish Maestro Miros?aw Jacek Baszczyk, the concert will feature music composed by Poland's greatest musicians, performed by some of today's leading vocalists and musicians. The performance will commence with an introduction by the Ambassador of Poland, Piotr Wilczek. The 100th anniversary of Poland has significant meaning for the National Philharmonic, which is led by Polish-born Music Director and Conductor Piotr Gajewski. One of the National Philharmonic's veteran artists, Brian Ganz-who will perform at the Polish celebration concert-is also a frequent performer of Frederic Chopin, beginning a quest in 2011 to perform all of the great Polish composer's works. During this celebratory concert, Maestro B?aszczyk will lead the National Philharmonic Chorale, accompanied by Esther Heideman, soprano; Magdalena Wor, mezzo-soprano; Tyler Duncan, baritone; and the National Philharmonic in Krzesimir D?bski's Hussars' Polonaise and Karol Szymanowski's Stabat Mater and Mr. Ganz in Chopin's Piano Concerto No. 2 in F minor, Op. 21.  Ticket prices are $23-$76 and are free for young people age 7-17. Strathmore is located at 5301 Tuckerman Lane, North Bethesda. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.nationalphilharmonic.org or call 301.581.5100.
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2018
With compelling matchups, overtime thrillers, and refreshing storylines, NBC Sports' coverage of the 2018 Stanley Cup Playoffs across the networks of NBCUniversal is averaging a Total Audience Delivery of 891,000 viewers, the best in six years through the third Sunday of the playoffs. Coverage on NBCSN is averaging a TAD of 780,000 viewers, the best viewership on record for the time period. NBC is averaging 1.975 million viewers, the network's best since 2014. Live streaming for the 2018 Stanley Cup Playoffs has set records in all key metrics.
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2018
The Provincetown Tennessee Williams Theater Festival is pleased to announce acclaimed stage and screen actor Amanda Plummer as the recipient of the Festival's second annual TENN Award.
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2018
The Playwrights Foundation, a launchpad for exceptional plays and playwrights announces the lineup for the 2018 Bay Area Playwrights Festival (BAPF) running July 20-29, 2018. The six Playwrights were selected from more than 700 submissions nationally, 85% from outside the bay area, from more than 2 dozen states and Canada - coast to coast a very North American cohort.
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2018
Flying Elephant Productions is pleased to conclude its inaugural season with the Chicago premiere of DEFACING MICHAEL JACKSON, Aurin Squire's racially-charged comedy about adolescence, sexual discovery and the conflict between community and culture. Directed by Alexis J. Roston, DEFACING MICHAEL JACKSON will play July 27 - August 12, 2018 at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont Ave. in Chicago. Casting will be announced shortly. Tickets go on sale Monday, June 4, 2018 at stage773.com, by calling (773) 327-5252 or in person at the Stage 773 box office. The press opening is Saturday, July 28, 2018 at 8 pm.
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2018
The Second City will bring diverse new voices to the forefront of the comedy world with a series of events June 6 - 9, 2018. The weekend kicks off with the 5th annual Bob Curry Fellowship Showcase, featuring 16 of the best and brightest new voices in comedy. The 4th annual NBCUniversal Second City Break Out Comedy Festival, which spotlights rising talent from across the country, will be hosted by incomparable comic Godfrey (Comedy Central, VH1, BET), Second City alumnus David Pompeii (Comedy Central, Key and Peele) and special guest Azhar Usman (Comedy Cellar of NY).
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2018
Firebrand Theatre, the first musical theatre company committed to employing and empowering women by expanding opportunities on and off the stage, is pleased to announce its second season, featuring two fully-produced musicals, including a Chicago premiere. 
by TV News Desk - May 1, 2018
Distance: The Series is now available to stream in full on Youtube and at www.distancetheseries.com. The series premiered to great critical acclaim for audiences in New York and San Francisco, and will return to Austin tonight, where it had previously been screened at SXSW in 2016.
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2018
On the occasion of the 20-year mark of Matthew Shepard's tragic death, the Ford Theatres presents Considering Matthew Shepard, on Friday, June 15 and Saturday June 16 at 8:30pm, in association with Chris Isaacson Presents. Part of the 2018 Season and the IGNITE @ the FORD! series, Considering Matthew Shepard is performed by the 30-member GRAMMY Award-winning Conspirare choir, and composed and conducted by its GRAMMY Award-winning artistic director, Craig Hella Johnson. 
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2018
Nevada Nevada  is excited to announce their debut EP, Wild and Glowing, out May 25, 2018 available wherever music is streamed or purchased. The album, mostly recorded in 2016, suffered from the lost year of 2017, as it was recorded between Lexington, Kentucky at Shangri La Studios where they laid down the basic tracks with Duane Lundy during their 2016 tour.
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2018
The Actors' Gang Presents ANGELS, DEVILS AND OTHER THINGS, an evening of eleven original short plays written and directed by The Actors' Gang ensemble that begins previews on Thursday, May 17, has its world premiere on Saturday, May 19 and runs through Saturday, June 16, 2018.
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2018
Continuing the momentum created with the current season launch of its Music Knows No Borders series, Executive Director Thor Steingraber unveils the Younes and Soraya Nazarian Center for the Performing Arts' 2018-19 Season, which features four world premieres, two American premieres, several of the world's greatest orchestras, innovative jazz programs, two tributes to Hollywood legends, Broadway classics plus artists from 18 different nations who will appear on stage at The Soraya next season.  New Subscription Series tickets will go on sale May 1, 2018.
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2018
Billie Holliday, Fat's Waller, Kurt Weill, Carole King, Frankie Valli, ABBA, Janis Joplin, Johnny Cash, Peter Allen, Jimmy Buffet, Donna Summer, The Shirelles, The Gogos, Green Day, Tupac Shakur ... AND too many Beatles tributes to count have covered the Broadway skyline for more than a decade as tributes and jukebox musicals. Now, Preemo Productions in association with Broadway's Town Hall will add its name to that list with BEGINNINGS MEETS THAT MOTOWN BAND.