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by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2020
It is said that Jule Styne published over 1,500 songs in his lifetime, a staggering number that spans decades and includes some of the biggest hits in the history of popular song. His lyricists were such names as Frank Loesser ('I Don't Want To Walk Without You'), Sammy Cahn ('It's Magic'), Betty Comden & Adolph Green ('Just in Time'), and more.
by Sarah Jae Leiber - Nov 28, 2020
Read all about the late, great Jonathan Larson’s semi-autobiographical musical “Tick, Tick… Boom!” and how it's getting the movie musical treatment, helmed by “Hamilton” creator Lin-Manuel Miranda!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 27, 2020
Nestled in the heart of Soho since 1959, the world-famous Ronnie Scott's Jazz Club has always stood shoulder to shoulder with its West End theatreland neighbours. But it's not just the location that binds the two.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 25, 2020
For a limited time, fans will be able to purchase fifteen of The Seth Concert Series performances featuring Broadway's biggest stars!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 24, 2020
Pippin is set to open at the Sydney Lyric Theatre Tonight, November 24! The live production, the first one back in Sydney, will run until January 31, 2021. With a beloved score by Tony Award nominee STEPHEN SCHWARTZ, PIPPIN tells the story of a young prince on a death-defying journey to find meaning in his existence.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 24, 2020
The Vienna-based violinist Yury Revich is joined by French pianist Matthieu Esnult for a varied late evening concert on Saturday December 5 at The Hippodrome Casino in London's Leicester Square.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 23, 2020
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by BWW News Desk - Nov 20, 2020
Performances begin next Tuesday for the high-flying, death-defying hit Broadway musical PIPPIN, the first large scale musical theatre production to open in Australia since COVID-19 led to theatres closing down in March. PIPPIN plays exclusively at the Sydney Lyric at The Star from 24 November to 31 January only.
by Stage Tube - Nov 20, 2020
Lana Del Rey has released a new video performing Summertime by George Gershwin.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 8, 2021
Nicolas King (Beauty and the Beast, Hollywood Arms, A Thousand Clowns) has teamed up with Norm Lewis (Les Miserables, Porgy and Bess, The Phantom of the Opera) for the first single off King’s new record, “Act One” - a collection celebrating 25 years of recordings (his first recording is from age 4!)!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 4, 2021
Broadway icon Adam Pascal, a Tony-nominee for his role in Rent, will appear on Friday, January 8, 2021 on It’s Showtime with Rikki Lee, a popular weekly entertainment industry-themed radio show out of Chicago. Hosted by Rikki Lee Travolta, the radio program airs every Friday at 3 PM Central on 101.5 FM in the Chicagoland area.
by Maria Nockin - Jan 30, 2021
The unforgettable world of Ellen Reid’s      p  r  i  s  m returns to LA Opera for two weeks. This time, the Pulitzer Prize-winning piece is streaming on your home screen.  Composer Reid and librettist Roxie Perkins' sobering story follows a mother and daughter as they explore the trauma of sexual abuse and the elasticity of memory that follows.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2021
Kevin Ray Johnson's (Porgy and Bess at The Metropolitan Opera), The Unpredictable Times which has had numerous readings and workshops over the past decade, will be making its regional premiere June 18th - 27th at Rise Above Performing Arts Summer Professional Theatre in Sarasota, Florida.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 3, 2021
World-renowned soprano Janinah Burnett will step into the spotlight with the release of her new album, Love the Color of Your Butterfly.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2021
The Atlanta Opera has now released the first three Love Letters to Atlanta. Hailed as “a series of affecting short films” (Wall Street Journal), this new video series gives individual members of the Atlanta Opera Company Players – twelve world-class singers hired for the duration of the season, all of whom are resident in Atlanta and the southeast – the chance to celebrate the Georgia capital and its inhabitants by singing a song of personal significance at an iconic Atlanta venue.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2021
Featuring three complementary components, this month-long tribute takes audiences on a virtual tour of some of the most important moments in Black Musical Theatre History as well as introducing audiences to the talents that helped create the Broadway Musical as we know it.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2021
Cincinnati Opera steps into winter with its first-ever, all-digital Winter Festival. Featuring three, free streamed programs premiering in February and March, Cincinnati Opera’s Winter Festival spotlights celebrated singers, actors, and instrumentalists in an eclectic variety of artistic genres.
by Peter Nason - Jan 24, 2021
An enjoyable show in less-than-ideal circumstances (thanks to the pandemic).
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2021
The Met has announced themed lineups for the first two weeks of February in its ongoing series of Nightly Met Opera Streams, a free series of encore Live in HD presentations and classic telecasts streamed on the company's website during the coronavirus closure.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2021
Houston Grand Opera has announced the nine finalists for this year’s Concert of Arias, the 33rd Annual Eleanor McCollum Competition for Young Singers, to be presented live from the Wortham Theater Center on February 5, 2020, at 7 p.m. CT.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2021
Broadway might be dark, but that doesn't mean that theatre isn't happening everywhere! Below, check out where you can get your daily fix of Broadway this weekend, January 16-17, 2020.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2021
Digital Theatre+ has brought together some of Broadway's leading talent for Musical Matters, a 5-episode conversation series exploring inclusivity and representation in musical theatre. Hosted by actor, writer, and advocate for inclusion Christine Toy Johnson, each episode of the series focuses on the lived experiences of the featured artists.
by Aliya Al-Hassan - Feb 9, 2021
There is a particular snobbery surrounding musical theatre: critics say that in a moment of high drama, crisis or emotion, the most unrealistic thing to do would be to break into song. Musicals are too camp, annoying and definitely not cool. They appeal to the coach parties of tourists rocking up in Leicester Square every weekend (those were the days!). However, musicals are not representations of real life, nor do they pretend to be. A successful musical has a magical combination of highly memorable music, an engaging storyline, incredible choreography and visually impressive set and costume design. It’s not a coincidence that the best musical theatre performers are called a triple threat, as they act, sing and dance, often without any perceivable effort.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2021
Galvanized by the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis last May, Cerise Jacobs and her activist opera company, White Snake Projects, began a process of development for a new production that would stand as a monument of support for the Black Lives Matter movement. The result is the virtual opera Death by Life.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2021
Broadway and opera star Zachary James (THE ADDAMS FAMILY, SOUTH PACIFIC, AKHNATEN at Metropolitan Opera) will host the best of Broadway and beyond in his new weekly online talk show, WHAT HAPPENED WAS...
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2021
Lambert Jackson Productions today announces its online lockdown production of Jason Robert Brown's Songs For A New World which will stream on stream.theatre for one week from 21  February. 
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2021
LA Opera will present the first episode of its newly revived After Hours recital series with a program entitled 'Black Love' on Saturday, February 13, at 5pm (PST).
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2021
Today American Lyric Theater has announced the Opera Writers Diversity and Representation Initiative as part of an ongoing commitment to mentoring the next generation of operatic writers. First steps include the appointment of conductor Kelly Kuo as ALT’s new Associate Artistic Director and the creation of a free, virtual Opera Writers Symposium.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2021
There is much work to be done for the equity of Blacks in theater and when Broadway reopens, hopefully, it will be a new and truly inclusive Black Broadway. The book, Black Broadway: African Americans on the Great White Way, is a thorough examination of the history of the Black contribution to Broadway. The publishers of Black Broadway, Square One Publishing, have released a Kindle version and in honor of Black History Month, the ebook is available for $1.99 for the month of February. 
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2021
Today, baritone Will Liverman has released Dreams of a New Day: Songs by Black Composers with pianist Paul Sánchez on Cedille Records. Liverman says, “Right now, it is more important than ever to celebrate the contributions of Black composers, and I’m honored to give voice to the art songs on this album.'
by Stephi Wild - Feb 1, 2021
Today's top stories: the Dear Evan Hansen movie sets a release date, and more!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2021
The National Centre for the Performing Arts will return this year with a new lineup of performances. 
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2021
Today (February 1) in live streaming: Jeremy Jordan and Ashley Spencer sing with Seth Rudetsky, Krysta Rodriguez on Live at the Lortel, and more!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2021
Calling all Broadway fans! Your favorite stars and creative luminaries are headed to sea on the inaugural sailing of The Broadway Cruise, November 13-17, 2021. Through a special partnership with Charity Buzz, theater fans now have the opportunity to bid on this amazing vacation experience.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2020
Michael J. Hotopp, an award-winning theatrical and television scenic and lighting designer and producer, died on November 2, 2020, at Northern Dutchess Hospital in Rhinebeck, NY.  Hotopp was 74 years old.  
by The Chaos Twins - Dec 8, 2020
Tune in today, December 8 (4pm ET) to watch the next episode right here at BroadwayWorld. This week's special guest is Norm Lewis, whose new concert, Christmastime is Here, will be available to stream starting December 17.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2020
Sydney-siders and critics have embraced the return to theatres with Sydney's unforgettable summer hit musical, the high-flying, death-defying hit Broadway musical PIPPIN receiving huge acclaim by critics and audiences alike. The first large scale musical theatre production to open in Australia since COVID-19 led to theatres closing down in March, PIPPIN plays exclusively at the Sydney Lyric at The Star for a limited season.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2020
92Y has announced Lyrics & Lyricists Preludes: THE THEME FROM…: SONGS WRITTEN FOR FILM, hosted by Tony- nominated actor Beth Malone, and featuring appearances from Nikki Renée Daniels, Brandon Victor Dixon, Kara Lindsay, Julia Murney, and more!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 4, 2020
The Martin E. Segal Theatre Center has announced the new line-up of its new global series, SEGAL TALKS. Since the beginning in March the series featured over 100 talks with 150 artists from 50 countries.
by Maria Nockin - Dec 4, 2020
Los Angeles Opera has a number of excellent recitals on its website including one by baritone Craig Colclough in which he sings the Shakespeare monologues from Otello and Macbeth that Verdi set to music. Together with pianist Jeremy Frank, Colclough presents a program that also includes works by Beethoven, Wagner, Porter, and Vaughan Williams.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 21, 2020
American Repertory Theater has announced guests for upcoming episodes of The Lunch Room, the theater’s weekly virtual talk show with artists, activists, and civic leaders who are shaping our culture and communities. Members of the A.R.T. staff host these curated conversations and interactive Q&As.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2020
The pandemic has not stopped the producers of the hit holiday musical Black Nativity from bringing their production to audiences around the world. Black Nativity: A Gospel Christmas Musical Experience is known for sold out performances in Atlanta, and cities in the southeast, will return this year as a streamed theatrical concertized performance.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2020
Burning Coal Theatre Company will present Two Plays by Dael Orlandersmith, Forever and Until the Flood. Both focuses on themes of loss, family, and economic and societal impediments faced by the African American communities in the latter half of the 20th century and into the 21st century.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2020
A group of Broadway artists has come together to encourage Georgia voters to vote for Jon Ossoff and Raphael Warnock. This company of artists has produced a vibrant, engaging video called, “Go Go GA,” with the simple premise that, despite the challenges of 2020, if Democratic voters—in Georgia—turn out, the Senate will flip.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2020
On Sunday, January 17, 2021 at 5pm PST, Music@Menlo presents violinist Kristin Lee and pianist Orion Weiss in an online concert, Mutual Admiration – Gershwin and Ravel, as part of its Explorers Series, featuring brand new performances from Music@Menlo artists.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2020
This December, Ensemble Theatre Company will offer two holiday events the entire family can enjoy. First, ETC welcomes back Porgy and Bess cast members Elijah Rock and Frank Lawson for a rockin' musical Christmas variety show LIVE from Las Vegas.
by Stephi Wild - Dec 11, 2020
Today's top stories: read the reviews for The Grinch Musical starring Matthew Morrison, check out a Hanukkah performance from Hadestown's Fates, and more!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 11, 2020
Today (December 11) in live streaming: Laura Osnes, Courtney Reed and Susan Egan visit Backstage Live, and so much more!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 11, 2020
American Repertory Theater announced today that Broadway star Norm Lewis (ExtraOrdinary special guest, The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess) will be the guest on the December 29 episode of The Lunch Room, the theater’s virtual talk show with artists, activists, and civic leaders. The live hour of curated conversation and interactive Q&A begins at 12PM.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2020
The Met has announced themed lineups for four weeks of its Nightly Met Opera Streams, a free series of encore Live in HD presentations and classic telecasts streamed on the company's website during the coronavirus closure. The schedule includes a week of In Plain English, an Epic Proportions week, followed by a week of Holiday Fare, and more.