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by Ronn Burton - Feb 8, 2020
COME FROM AWAY a?oeshouldn'ta?? work. I didn't walk away humming many of the melodies, there are very few solos songs to speak of a?? and yet, I am forever changed by the story of the kindness of the strangers from Gander, Newfoundland, Canada. COME FROM AWAY is the a?oelittle musical that coulda?? a?? it restores a small piece of your heart and your faith in humanity. Don't miss it.
by TV News Desk - Feb 20, 2020
REELZ today announced new programming for March 2020 with three new original specials, five new episodes of returning original series Autopsy: The Last Hours of... , the U.S. premiere of documentary ABBA: Secrets of Their Greatest Hits and the REELZ premiere of Dolly Parton: Here She Comes Again! Every Sunday in March a new episode of Autopsy: The Last Hours of... premieres celebrating the lives and examining the untimely deaths of celebrities including disco sensation Andy Gibb, Diff'rent Strokes star Dana Plato, WWE champion Chris Benoit, Academy Award(R) winning actress Audrey Hepburn and country music legend Glen Campbell. Natalie Morales hosts two new original Behind Closed Doors specials about hit family sitcom The Facts of Life and romantic comedy Pretty Woman which marks its 30th anniversary since hitting the big screen in March 1990. New original special House of Horrors: The Friends Speak explores the Turpin family nightmare in which 13 children were abused by their parents for decades.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2020
Heartland Opera Theatre announces new productions of Puccini's Suor Angelica and Gianni Schicchi, presented as a double bill on March 6th at 7pm and March 8th at 2pm. Both performances will take place at Joplin Memorial Hall in the heart of Joplin, Missouri.
by TV News Desk - Feb 20, 2020
Genre-defying producer/DJ, KAYZO, has released a collaborative single with Ray Volpe entitled 'Ghost in the Bottle,' via his label Welcome Records.
by TV News Desk - Feb 20, 2020
Country superstar Reba McEntire announced today that she will return to her original label home, Universal Music Group Nashville, where she spent the first 32 years of her famed career. During her time on both Mercury and MCA Records, two of the four labels that form Universal Music Group Nashville, Reba celebrated unprecedented success including 33 of her 35 career No. 1 singles and selling over 56 million albums worldwide.
by TV News Desk - Feb 20, 2020
ARIA-certified Australian metalcore trailblazers THE AMITY AFFLICTION have just dropped the video for 'Forever.'
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
 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 Isaiah Werner - Feb 19, 2020
Oklahoma Shakespeare kicks off its 36th season with a captivating production of William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 2020
Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater presents Octavio Solis' Mother Road, a sequel to John Steinbeck's The Grapes of Wrath. Mother Road premiered at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival in 2019 and will run at Arena Stage through March 8, 2020 in the iconic in-the-round Fichandler Stage.
by TV News Desk - Feb 18, 2020
Congratulations: You're old! You've been going to see Foo Fighters shows for 25 years now! What better way to celebrate than joining the band in commemorating its silver anniversary in some of the same cities where the first FF shows took place in 1995? Beginning April 12 at the Talking Stick Resort Arena in Phoenix AZ, the Foo Fighters' 2020 Van Tour will do just that, hitting a number of the same spots that Dave Grohl, Nate Mendel and Pat Smear trailblazed in a Dodge van all those years ago—in arenas this time, because aside from many of those clubs on that 1995 trek having since ceased to exist, squeezing a 2020 FF show into the few that are still around would just be too insane…
by TV News Desk - Feb 18, 2020
Choctaw-American musician and songwriter Samantha Crain debuts new video, “Garden Dove” via The Bluegrass Situation.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2020
Continuing their collaboration of Rodgers and Hammerstein's timeless musicals including The King and I and South Pacific, Opera Australia and John Frost announced today they will be collaborating again to produce the glorious Cinderella for the first time in Australia.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2020
FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents a first-time ever NYC concert event celebrating the songs from the musical Taking My Turn.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2020
Newly appointed Music Director and Principal Conductor David Charles Abell brings the fun and elegance of Oscar Hammerstein 2nd's masterworks to Philly in HAMMERSTEIN: The Song is You.
by Mary Lincer - Feb 17, 2020
By 1939. the Depression had begun to wane, but Dorothy still took a road trip to Oz to find out that there's no place like home. John Steinbeck published The Grapes of Wrath that year; the Joad family also had to leave their Oklahoma home and hit the road because the Dust Bowl was no Miss Gulch nor a dream they'd wake up from. Steinbeck called the road they took, Route 66, the Mother Road which has given Octavio Solis his title for Arena's current production through March 8.
by TV News Desk - Feb 17, 2020
AIW Management artist Combichrist has announced U.S. tour dates that begin on April 3rd in Winter Park, Fl at Soundbar and conclude on April 26th in Atlanta, GA at The Masquerade. (dates below)
by Adrienne Proctor - Feb 15, 2020
THE GREAT AMERICAN TRAILER PARK MUSICAL is a rip-roaring, genuinely hilarious, and over the top good time for patrons of OKC's preeminent dinner theatre and drag club, THE BOOM!
by Andrew Beck - Feb 15, 2020
Manahatta,' the impressive world premiere from Mary Kathryn Nagle at the Yale Repertory Theatre in New Haven, CT, history repeats itself with devastating consequences in lower Manhattan as the violent removal of the indigenous Delaware Lenape people in colonial times is echoed by the heartless destruction of the nation's economy by Wall Street four centuries later.
by Andrew Child - Feb 15, 2020
It is interesting to look at the history of art and entertainment by analyzing the innovations which have been deemed exclusively novelties and written off as fleeting trends by their contemporaries. For film, color and sound were both considered by many to be cheap gimmicks that would quickly fade out of style, within a medium that itself was sure to merely exist for a brief moment in time. Yet, in the 21st century, we still praise the brilliant color work in movies by Wes Anderson and exalt the sounds in the works of Paul Thomas Anderson. When we look, however, at 3-D technologies ranging from the two-tone glasses technology from vintage cinemas, to warped screens which became popular with the release of Oklahoma! (explaining some of the bizarre cinematic sequences in that movie), to those distorted selfies your friend just figured out how to post on Facebook, none seem to have found a lasting hold beyond trendiness or novelty entertainment. Slightly different, though sharing some characteristics, virtual reality technology is gradually developing into a tool which may be the next lasting innovation in entertainment. While the development of the technology has mostly been pounced upon by the video game industry, the theatre and film worlds have found ways to benefit from and expand the possibilities of what audiences can engage with inside a pair of high-tech glasses. Notably, Robert LePage's company, Ex Machina, created an interactive, virtual experience called The Library at Night which let audiences roam through real and imagined libraries, including one underwater conundrum and the Library at Alexandria as it burned.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2020
Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater presents Octavio Solis' Mother Road, a sequel to John Steinbeck's The Grapes of Wrath. Mother Road premiered at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival in 2019 and will run at Arena Stage from February 7 - March 8, 2020 in the iconic in-the-round Fichandler Stage.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2020
Lyric Stage will celebrate Black History Month with ABYSSINIA February 14-16, 2020, continuing its Wonder Women of Season 27. 
by TV News Desk - Feb 14, 2020
On Friday, elusive New York City jazz group Onyx Collective returns with the release of their new single. 'My Funny Valentine' features Nick Hakim and is a reimagining of the song originally written for Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart's 1937 musical Babes in Arms. On Onyx Collective's stripped-down rendition of the song, out via TMWRK Records, Nick Hakim delivers a delicate vocal performance over a haunting and at times tense piano riff. With the release Onyx Collective becomes one of the many significant artists to cover the song, including Hal McIntyre and Ruth Gaylor, Chet Baker, Frank Sinatra, Lee Wiley, Ella Fitzgerald, Miles Davis, The Supremes, Jerry Garcia and Merl Saunders, Chris Botti and Sting, and Chaka Khan. 
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2020
SIX is officially in previews on Broadway! Divorced, beheaded, died, divorced, beheaded, survived. From Tudor Queens to Pop Princesses, SIX the wives of Henry VIII take the mic to reclaim their identities out of the shadow of their infamous spouse-remixing five hundred years of historical heartbreak into an exuberant celebration of 21st century girl power.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2020
Broadway musicals are one of America's most beloved art forms and play to millions of people each year. But what do these shows, which are often thought to be just frothy entertainment, really have to say about our country and who we are as a nation?
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2020
Berkshire Theatre Group (BTG) and Kate Maguire (Artistic Director, CEO) are thrilled to announce Berkshire Theatre's 2020 Summer Season, with a casting sneak-peek. BTG will be releasing a complete season cast announcement at a later date.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2020
 The Montclair Orchestra takes its audience on a Scottish journey led by conductor David Chan for their next concert entitled 'Ceud Mìle Faìlte' on March 8, 2020, at Montclair's Central Presbyterian Church (5pm). Violinist Richard Lin, the 2018 Gold Medal winner of the prestigious Indianapolis Violin Competition, will play Bruch's violin concerto, 'Scottish Fantasy'. Lin, described as 'one of the new generation's most promising and gifted young concert soloists' (The Violin Channel), is applauded for his 'ability to draw the audience in... with tremendous subtlety, never lacking direction' (violinist.com). Also featured on the program is Mendelssohn's 3rd Symphony, 'Scottish' and Sir Peter Maxwell Davies' celebratory 'An Orkney Wedding, with Sunrise', featuring world-renowned bagpiper Kenneth Mackenzie.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2020
Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater will present the American Voice Award to Assistant Speaker Ben Ray Luján on Thursday, February 13, 2020.
by TV News Desk - Feb 13, 2020
In the midst of the West Coast leg of his North American solo tour, C.W. Stoneking has announced additional Midwest headline dates kicking off in Lawrence, KS on March 21st and wrapping in Chicago on April 9th. The run also sees Stoneking performing at this year's Treefort Festival in Boise, ID on March 28th alongside Chromatics, Japanese Breakfast, GROUPLOVE, Built to Spill, Peter Bjorn and John and many more. Since last fall he has been captivating packed audiences in North America and Europe with his clever blend of blues, early rock & roll, calypso, folk, and jazz and his signature dry wit.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2020
Artistic Director Michael Unger today unveiled Skylight Music Theatre's 2020-21 season, which marks his inaugural season as artistic director. Skylight is Milwaukee's professional Equity music theatre company and located in Milwaukee's Historic Third Ward.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2020
On the anniversary of Beethoven's death, March 26, pianist Jonathan Biss gives a solo recital of the composer's last three piano sonatasa?"Op. 109 in E major, Op. 110 in A-flat major, and Op. 111 in C minora?"at 92nd Street Y's Kaufmann Concert Hall. The performance, which takes place at 7:30 p.m. that evening, continues Mr. Biss's decade-long immersion in the music of Beethovena?"including recording and lecture cycles of all 32 piano sonatasa?"leading up to the worldwide celebrations of the composer's 250th birthday this year. Tickets from $35 are available at 92Y.org or by calling (212) 415-5500.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2020
Debbi Brody and Melanie Faithful a?oeAn Evening of Poetrya?? comes to Teatro Paraguas, 3205 Calle Marie, Santa Fe on Sunday, March 1, 2020 at 2:00 pm.
by TV News Desk - Feb 12, 2020
Americana duo The Mastersons, aka Chris Masterson and Eleanor Whitmore, address the current state of the nation with their new song 'Spellbound,' premiering today with Billboard. They discuss the sentiments behind the track in an exclusive Billboard interview.
by Adrienne Proctor - Feb 12, 2020
HAVING OUR SAY tells the story of the Delany sisters, two sisters who were born to a former slave and grew up in the Jim Crow South. The Delany sisters both lived to be over 100 years old, and wrote their version of events in the 1993 biography that inspired the play. Lyric's production features two Broadway stars in the roles of Bessie and Sadie.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2020
The York Theatre Company, as part of its acclaimed NEO Reading Series, will present a staged reading of the new musical Borders, with book, music, and lyrics by 2019 NEO writers Janine McGuire and Arri Lawton Simon, based on the film The Bubble by Eytan Fox and Gal Uchovsky, for ONE PERFORMANCE ONLY on Monday, February 24, 2020 at 2:30 p.m. at the York Theatre Company at Saint Peter's (619 Lexington Avenue, entrance on East 54th Street, just east of Lexington Avenue). Admission to the presentation is by invitation only.
by Cary Ginell - Feb 12, 2020
An exclusive interview with Kennedy Caughell, a stunning multi-talented redhead who is currently starring as Carole King in the national touring musical, 'Beautiful: The Carole King Musical' in Thousand Oaks at the Fred Kavli Theatre.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2020
This news is so fetch! As BroadwayWorld previously reported, North Shore High is getting a new batch of students in the coming weeks, with Sabrina Carpenter, Chad Burris, Olivia Kaufmann, and Laura Leigh Turner joining the show's Broadway company. To get ready to see them bring the cautionary tale to life at the August Wilson Theatre, we're getting to know the four new stars, with a look back at their careers and some of their memorable performances. Check it all out!
by Isaiah Werner - Feb 11, 2020
When done well, The Importance of Being Earnest is delightfully fun, fast, and funny. Oklahoma City's 3rd Act Theatre Company has created a production that is all of that and more.
by Stage Tube - Feb 11, 2020
Tickets for their latest tour go on sale on Valentine's Day.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2020
Ben Cameron stopped by to visit the cast of the hit Off-Broadway production of Gerard Alessandrini's hilarious musical spoof of all things theatre Forbidden Broadway: The Next Generation, now in its final week of a return limited engagement at The York Theatre Company at Saint Peter's (entrance on East 54th Street, just east of Lexington Avenue) where performances resumed January 15, 2020 followed by an official re-opening on January 19, 2020. Forbidden Broadway: The Next Generation plays its final performance Sunday afternoon, February 16, 2020 at 2:30pm.
by TV News Desk - Feb 11, 2020
Four Year Strong have released a brand new music video for 'Learn To Love The Lie' today. This is the third single from the band's highly anticipated fifth full-length album Brain Pain, which will be released on February 28 via Pure Noise Records.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2020
Artistic Director Michael Unger today unveiled Skylight Music Theatre's 2020-21 season, which marks his inaugural season as artistic director. Skylight is Milwaukee's professional Equity music theatre company and located in Milwaukee's Historic Third Ward. 
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2020
The 2020 ADAPT Leadership Award honorees have been announced, including Ali Stroker, LaChanze, and more! 
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2020
GINGER THATCHER, former principal dancer of the Cleveland Ballet, will be a guest teacher from March 23-27, 2020, and VIOLETA ANGELOVA, former principal dancer of the Suzanne Farrell Ballet, will be a guest teacher from July 20-August 1, 2020 at the Goh Ballet Academy. Ms. Thatcher will be a guest teacher for the New a?" Spring Performance Workshop, and Ms. Angelova will be a member of the faculty for the International Summer Intensive.
by Andrew Child - Feb 10, 2020
Picture it: You've registered as a criminal justice major at UMass Boston, but there's this really cute girl in your theatre history class. Theatre appeals to you, especially because it gives you a chance to tell stories and to play. You start talking to that cute girl and she watches from the wings as you take on the (almost) titular role in The Importance of Being Earnest in the theatre department's production. You love the chance to be physically funny as the iconic character. You make her laugh. Flash forward: You and she are both theatre majors and finally calling each other boyfriend and girlfriend. Upon graduating, you land a spot in the acting MFA program at the University of Florida. Things are going pretty well. To top it all off, you get cast in your dream role, Seaweed Stubbs in Hairspray, at Priscilla Beach Theatre. You'll be spending the summer dancing and making people laugh in a charming little barn by the beach in Plymouth. And the best part? Your girlfriend will also be in the cast, playing Lorraine.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2020
The musical theatre came roaring back in the 1990s and began a new Golden Age for the art form. And there's a new book that takes you on a guided tour.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2020
Performing Arts Fort Worth has announced its 2020-2021 Broadway at the Bass Season at Bass Performance Hall! The seven-show series features exciting new titles direct from Broadway, freshly revamped revivals and multiple Tony Award-winners. Current 2019-2020 Broadway at the Bass season ticket holders have until March 6 to renew and keep their seats. New season tickets go on sale April 15. Patrons can sign up for the new season ticket waitlist now by visiting www.basshall.com/waitlist.
by TV News Desk - Feb 10, 2020
Following the success of last summer's sold-out North American tour, the Backstreet Boys are excited to announce a second North American tour, kicking off July 10th in New York.
by TV News Desk - Feb 10, 2020
AIW Management artist Combichrist has announced U.S. tour dates that begin on April 3rd in Winter Park, Fl at Soundbar and conclude on April 26th in Atlanta, GA at The Masquerade. (dates below)
by Alan Henry - Feb 10, 2020
The top growing current Broadway musicals were Jagged Little Pill (1.56%), Beetlejuice (1.08%), Hadestown (1.03%), Tina: The Tina Turner Musical (0.78%) and Ain't Too Proud (0.52%). The top growing current Broadway plays were American Utopia (2.73%), The Inheritance (1.33%), To Kill A Mockingbird (0.39%), Lincoln Center Theatre (0.05%) and The Sound Inside (0%).