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by Peter Nason - Sep 9, 2019
Stephen King's gory tale of teenage revenge is one of the most notorious shows in musical theatre history, but it's certainly done right at RST.
by TV News Desk - Sep 5, 2019
Currently in its 47th year on the road, legendary southern rock group The Marshall Tucker Band (MTB) continues to 'Take the Highway' as the band pummels the live concert trail on its 2019 'Through Hell & High Water… and Back' tour. Today, the band announced the addition of 36 concert dates to its extensive cross-country trek.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 4, 2019
Geva Theatre Center presents La Cage Aux Folles, with book by Harvey Fierstein, music and lyrics by Jerry Herman, based on the play by Jean Poiret, directed by Melissa Rain Anderson, with musical direction by Don Kot, and choreography by Sam Hay in the Elaine P. Wilson Stage from September 3 through October 6. 
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2019
Producers Matthew Henderson and Neil Gooding are thrilled to present the Australian premiere of the Tony Award winning musical The Bridges of Madison County. Based on the best-selling novel and developed by the Pulitzer and Tony Award-winning creative team of Jason Robert Brown (The Last Five Years, Parade, Songs for a New World) and Marsha Norman (The Secret Garden, The Colour Purple), The Bridges of Madison County will have its Australian Premiere in March 2020 at Hayes Theatre Co. 
by Kristen Hirsch Montag - Sep 3, 2019
Jessica Fredrickson plays Sophie in the long-running MAMMA MIA! as the Chan extends the run through Feb. 22, 2020. There's literally no excuse not to go see this infectious show.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2019
Compassion LIVE's a?oeThe Roadshow Toura?? has unveiled its exciting and diverse 2020 talent line up with 16 coast to coast tour stops.   Welcoming hundreds of thousands of fans to arenas for over a decade now, a?oeThe Roadshow Toura?? will feature Award-winners Bethel Music, Matt Maher, Martin Smith of Delirious?, and Unspoken, as well as ApolloLTD, Peabod and Elle Limebear throughout the month of March. 
by TV News Desk - Sep 12, 2019
The Ojai Film Festival celebrates twenty years of bringing film to Ojai. This year the festival pays tribute to vintage Hollywood with Lifetime Achievement Awards honoring actors Pat Boone and Eva Marie Saint. Continuing a longstanding tradition, this annual festival spotlights ecology with FOCUS EARTH - a full day dedicated to environmental films and eco-shorts. The film Living In The Future's Past, a beautifully photographed environmental documentary, directed by Susan Kucera and narrated/produced by Jeff Bridges, headlines this event. A reception and Q&A with the director follows the film screening on November 10, at 4 pm.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2019
At last night's opening for Young Frankenstein the Walnut Street Theatre was honored to announce a leading gift to name its new theatre-in-the-round the a?oeMatt Garfield Stage.a?? Chairman Emeritus of the Walnut's Board of Trustees, Matthew Garfield, made a $3 million donation to support the theatre's ongoing capital campaign to fund the recently announced $39 million expansion project, The Future Lives Here.
by TV News Desk - Sep 11, 2019
Trailblazing Bluegrassers, Sideline, are set to headline select dates at a variety of venues throughout the Fall. The group will wrap up a milestone year with a #1 single ('Crash Course In The Blues') and 125 shows (that included tours of Canada and Ireland) under their belts. Additionally, Sideline is nominated for their first IBMA awards - for Song of the Year ('Thunder Dan') and Instrumental Recording of the Year ('Cotton Eyed Joe'). 
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2019
The Rev Theatre Company (formerly Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival / MGR Playhouse) announces the lineup for its 2020 Season.
by TV News Desk - Oct 9, 2019
Opening weekend of the Ojai Film Festival features a throwback tribute to the days of big studios and contract players. Pat Boone plans to attend the screening of his 1962 movie State Fair on Saturday November 2, at 7 pm, followed by a reception in his honor at 9 pm. On Sunday, November 3 at 10 am, the Ojai Film Festival will present him with a Lifetime Achievement Award.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 8, 2019
The Broadway Artists Connection (BAC) presents the 2019 Cabaret Benefit for the Matsiko World Orphan Choir hosted by Broadway's Bronson Norris Murphy (PHANTOM OF THE OPERA) on Monday, October 28th at 7:00pm (doors open at 6:00pm).
by TV News Desk - Oct 22, 2019
2020 will mark the eleventh year of the highly-successful, hit-filled summer package tour, Happy Together. The touring sensation that has criss-crossed the nation delighting audiences for a decade returns next summer with a show full of chart-topping hits from the '60s and '70s – FIFTY-NINE Billboard Top 40 smashes to be precise. The tour is once again headlined by The Turtles, who also act as musical hosts for the evening. Supporting The Turtles will be Chuck Negron (Three Dog Night), The Association, Mark Lindsay (Paul Revere & The Raiders), The Vogues and The Cowsills. New to the tour this year are Mark Lindsay and The Vogues. Please see below for tour dates, with more tour dates to be announced.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2019
The Broadway Artists Connection (BAC) presents the 2019 Cabaret Benefit for the Matsiko World Orphan Choir hosted by Broadway's Bronson Norris Murphy (PHANTOM OF THE OPERA) on Monday, October 28th at 7:00pm (doors open at 6:00pm).
by Jeffrey Kare - Oct 10, 2019
I've recently had the great pleasure of interviewing actress Addie Morales, who is currently in rehearsals for North Carolina Theatre's upcoming production of West Side Story, where she'll be starring in the coveted role of Maria. Addie has previously played the role numerous times regionally at the Lyric Opera of Chicago, Barrington Stage Company, Casa Mañana, and New London Barn. Her other regional credits include Tick, Tick, Boom at Playhouse Square and The Buddy Holly Story at Casa Mañana.
by Stephi Wild - Nov 5, 2019
Today's top stories: Ian McKellen brings his one man show to Broadway for one night only, and more!
by TV News Desk - Nov 25, 2019
The Doobie Brothers have announced 23 additional dates for THE DOOBIE BROTHERS 50thANNIVERSARY TOUR. The dates were added in response to overwhelming fan excitement following the band's surprise announcement at Ryman Auditorium on November 18th that MICHAEL MCDONALD will be joining the group on a North American tour.  Four-time GRAMMY Award winners and Rock & Roll Hall of Fame nominees TOM JOHNSTON, MICHAEL MCDONALD, PAT SIMMONS and JOHN MCFEE will be touring together for the first time in nearly 25 years. 
by TV News Desk - Nov 20, 2019
Lauded Atlanta band Mattiel have shared the video to 'Millionaire,' taken from their much acclaimed second album, Satis Factory, which was released on ATO Records in June. The band have also revealed touring plans and will be making their first run of coast-to-coast American dates since Satis Factory's release, kicking off in Houston, Texas on January 23rd and winding their way around the country, taking in Los Angeles, the West Coast, the South, the Midwest, Canada, New York City and the East Coast. Tickets on sale Friday, November 22nd @ 10am local time. All dates below! 
by David Green - Nov 18, 2019
The McCallum Theatre presents The Highwaymen a?" A Musical Tribute featuring Waylon, Willie and Johnny on Sunday, November 24, at 3:00 pm. Perhaps the greatest super-group in country music history, the original Highwaymen, formed in 1985 and consisted of Kris Kristofferson, Willie Nelson, Waylon Jennings and Johnny Cash. This recreation of that amazing band continues the legacy with tributes to Waylon, Willie and Johnny. You will see the friendship and comradery that existed between these legends, reliving great moments in country music history. Combining their unique approaches to life and recording, they traveled the world performing country music to millions of fans.
by Kaitlin Milligan - Nov 18, 2019
Susan Egan was featured in the second episode of the new Disney+  series Encore! She was a mentor to a group of former castmates of a high school musical production of Beauty and the Beast, who were tasked with re-creating their original performance in a high school reunion like no other.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2019
Bay Street Theater & Sag Harbor Center for the Arts has announced Andrea McArdle and Donna McKechnie: Celebrate Sondheim & Hamlisch on Monday, July 8 at 8 pm as part of Bay Street Theater's Music Mondays concert series. Tickets range from $79 - $125 and are on sale now at and through the Box Office at 631-725-9500, open daily from 11am to showtime. 
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2019
Atlantic recording artists Why Don't We have released their sixth new track of 2019, “Come To Brazil” – available now via all DSPs. Writtenproduced in collaboration with JKash (Charlie Puth, Maroon 5) and The Futuristics (G-Eazy,Selena Gomez), the release marks the band's most hands-on studio cut thus far with all five members sharing writing credit on the summer-ready smash.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2019
Tyler Bryant & The Shakedown have dropped the lyric video for the new song 'Ride.' The track appears on the band's new album Truth & Lies, out today, June 28, via Snakefarm Records.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2019
'I tried to tell a simple story about droughts that happen to people, and about faith,' wrote N. Richard Nash (1913-2000) in regards to his own profoundly beautiful play, 'The Rainmaker.'
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2019
The Menier Chocolate Factory is gearing up to present the UK premiere of the musical of Robert James Waller's bestselling novel The Bridges of Madison County in a new staging by Trevor Nunn. The production opens on 23 July, with previews from 13 July, and runs until 14 September. Public booking is now open.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2019
Broadway veteran Janine Divita stars as 'Francesca' in The Bridges Of Madison County! Listen to what she has to say about the character and watch some inside rehearsal highlights!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2019
The Hill Country Community Theatre announces it has awarded The Phyl Holbert College Scholarship, in the amount of $1,000.00, to Charles McLean for his outstanding contributions to HCCT.
by Review Roundups - Jul 24, 2019
The Menier Chocolate Factory presents the UK premiere of the musical of Robert James Waller's bestselling novel The Bridges of Madison County in a new staging by Trevor Nunn. The production opened last night 23 July, and runs until 14 September. What did the critics think?
by TV News Desk - Jul 24, 2019
One of the most talked about singers in Nashville today, Tony Jackson, will return to perform at the Grand Ole Opry on Wednesday, July 24, 2019 at 7 p.m. CST. 
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2019
The Menier Chocolate Factory is gearing up to present the UK première of the musical of Robert James Waller's bestselling novel The Bridges of Madison County in a new staging by Trevor Nunn. The production opens on 23 July, with previews from 13 July, and runs until 14 September. Public booking is now open.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2019
Theatre Raleigh presents the next show in its 2019 Summer Series, The Bridges of Madison County. Based on the best-selling novel by Robert James Waller and winner of the 2014 Tony Award for Best Score and Orchestrations, you don't want to miss this sweeping romance about the roads we travel, the doors we open and the bridges we dare to cross.   
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2019
The official music video for Tyler Childers' new single 'All Your'n' premieres today. Rolling Stone hails the track as 'packed full of characteristic lyrical detail and writerly flourishes,' while Brooklyn Vegan calls it 'a summery, easy-going tune with plenty of twang.'
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2019
Imaginary Theatricals presents Douglas Carter Beane's biting and extremely funny THE LITTLE DOG LAUGHED, directed by Tripp Pettigrew-Rolapp (Irving Berlin's White Christmas) and starring Andy Kenareki (Llamas in Disguise, Andy K Comedy) as Alex. THE LITTLE DOG LAUGHED will open on Tuesday, August 6th at 8 pm and will perform through Sunday, August 11th at The Reef, Floor 7, 1933 S Broadway in Downtown Los Angeles.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2019
Atlantic Records and Signature Entertainment have announced the eagerly awaited label debut single from rising pop singer-producer EBEN. “Plastic Angels” sees EBEN pushing his sound to visit more emotionally sincere terrain, accentuated by the track's mesmerizing summer-ready production.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2019
GRAMMY Award-winning artist Brandi Carlile will perform six sold-out shows atNashville's historic Ryman Auditorium on January 14, 15, 16, 19, 20 and 21 with special guests Kim Richey, Lucie Silvas, Natalie Hemby, Lori McKenna and Courtney Barnettrespectively. The three additional shows were added due to overwhelming popular demand after the first three shows sold-out immediately during last Friday's on-sale.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2019
Slightly Stoopid have put out an emotionally charged video for their song “One More Night”, off their latest album Everyday Life, Everyday People, which was released in 2018.
by TV News Desk - Dec 6, 2019
Chris Stapleton will be the subject of a new exhibit at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum—set to open June 26, 2020.
by TV News Desk - Dec 4, 2019
Eisemann Center Presents Riders In The Sky with The Quebe Sisters in Christmas the Cowboy Way at the Eisemann Center, 2351 Performance Drive in Richardson, Texas on Tuesday, December 17, 2019 at 7:30 pm in the Hill Performance Hall. 42 years ago, Ranger Doug, Too Slim and the late Windy Bill Collins played that first date on the bitter cold evening of November 11th, 1977 at Herr Harry's Frank N' Stein Rathskeller in Nashville, and small listening room dates followed. By August of the following year demand was building, and while Windy Bill left, Woody Paul joined, and the true professional beginnings of the band began at the Kentucky State Fair, where the trio played 10 days for $2500 and bought their own rooms and meals out of that!
by Peter Nason - Dec 29, 2019
freeFall Theatre, American Stage, Jobsite, Stageworks and a slew of community theatre companies all promise exciting shows this year.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 29, 2019
Broadway Theatre Project (BTP) has announced its 2020 summer intensive BTP ON LAND AND SEA!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 23, 2019
Janet Yates Vogt and Mark Friedman's TENDERLY: THE ROSEMARY CLOONEY MUSICAL begins performances at Playhouse on Park on January 15, and will run through February 2. The McAuley is the producing partner of TENDERLY.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2019
Along with some of your favourite Emma Knights Productions performers and musicians, we will be transforming Four Oaks Farm yet again into a country fair with a production featuring all your favourite Rodgers and Hammerstein songs. Oklahoma!, The Sound of Music, The King and I, South Pacific, State Fair, Carousel and more! There will be singing, there will be dancing...come along in may even get to be on stage! True to all Emma Knights Productions events, this is not just a is an immersive singalong!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2019
Broadway's original Annie, Andrea McArdle will reunite with members of the original Broadway at TV cast in THE 1977 ANNIE CHRISTMAS SHOW TV SPECIAL: LIVE! In Concert, honoring the show's Tony Award winning creator, Martin Charnin, to benefit The Actors Fund. There will be one performance only, at 9:30 on Monday, December 16th, at The Cutting Room. The 1977 Best Musical and TV iconic TV both special feature lyrics by Martin Charnin, music by Charles Strouse, and book by Thomas Meehan.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 11, 2019
THE GREEN ROOM 42 - the new intimate concert venue dubbed Broadway's 'off-night hotspot' by The New York Times - will present Andrea McArdle in her new show 'Broadway With a Little Holiday' on Sunday, December 15 and Friday, December 20, both at 7:00 PM. The orginal Annie star will perform songs from shows like Starlight Express, State Fair, Beauty and the Beast, and more, in addition to seasonal favorites and a handful of surprises. She will be joined by music director Steve Marzullo on piano.
by Nicole Ackman - Aug 9, 2019
There are some musicals that it's difficult to imagine someone could watch without their heart being touched. Theatre Raleigh's production of THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY, directed by their Artistic Director Lauren Kennedy Brady, is certainly one of those pieces. Based on the novel of the same name, it's a story of family and isolation, love and romance, and wondering if you were meant for more than the life you're leading. With gorgeous music by Jason Robert Brown, this heart-wrenching show is sure to connect with audiences.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2019
Country rap pioneer and million-selling artist COLT FORD tomorrow (August 9) releases 'Slow Ride' as the latest single from his seventh album WE THE PEOPLE VOLUME 1 (Average Joes Entertainment) due out this fall. The song's lyric video, featuring footage of FORD on tour, premiered today at Billboard. 
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2019
City Springs Theatre, Atlanta's newest professional theatre company, presents Broadway's Con O'Shea-Creal, Drew McVety, and national touring artist Kerry Conte in the title role of Disney and Cameron Mackintosh's international smash-hit 'Mary Poppins the Broadway Musical,' playing the Byers Theatre at The Sandy Springs Performing Arts Center (1 Galambos Way, Sandy Springs) September 13-22, 2019. Tickets are $30-$65, with discounts for seniors, students, groups, and active and retired military personnel. Visit or call 404-477-4365 for more information. 'Mary Poppins the Broadway Musical' is sponsored by PNC Bank.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2019
Tyler Childers' highly anticipated new album, Country Squire, is out today via Hickman Holler Records/RCA Records.  Childers' first release in partnership with RCA Records, Country Squire was produced by Sturgill Simpson and David Ferguson and recorded The Butcher Shoppe in Nashville.  
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2019
Geva Theatre Center presents La Cage Aux Folles, with book by Harvey Fierstein, music and lyrics by Jerry Herman, based on the play by Jean Poiret, directed by Melissa Rain Anderson, with musical direction by Don Kot, and choreography by Sam Hay in the Elaine P. Wilson Stage from September 3 through October 6.
by TV News Desk - Aug 13, 2019
Tyler Childers will once again partner with Hope In The Hills to host the second annual “Healing Appalachia” benefit concert on September 28 at the State Fair of West Virginia.