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by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2020
Florida Studio Theatre (FST) presents its annual fundraiser, the Dangerous Ladies Shindig, on Monday, February 24 in FST's Hegner Theatre Wing. In support of FST's Suffragist Project, a city-wide artistic celebration of the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment, attendees are invited to don their finest 1920-inspired garb, best cocktail attire, or dress as their favorite 'Dangerous Lady.' Marie G. Kropp, a long-time FST supporter who has been integral to numerous FST events, including last year's western-themed fundraiser, will chair this event. The Gulf Coast Community Foundation is the lead supporter of FST's Dangerous Ladies Shindig.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2020
Founding Artistic Director Dr Jonathon Welch AM invites you to join us for an unforgettable weekend of musical experiences!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2020
American Repertory Theater's production of Gloria: A Life began previews on Friday, January 24. It opens tonight, Thursday, January 30, and plays through Sunday, March 1 at the Loeb Drama Center (64 Brattle Street) in Cambridge, MA.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2020
Virginia Stage Company has been approved for a $20,000 Art Works grant to support a world premiere theater production by Ronve O'Daniel and Jevaris Myrick, co-creators of contemporary hip-hop musical Once Upon A Rhyme: A Musical Tale.  Mr. O'Daniel and Mr. Myrick will write a hip-hop musical that will serve as both education and a celebration of the unique history of the Hampton Roads community.  This theater production is created through the Public Works Virginia (PWVA) program, which leverages the artistic process for individual and community transformation. Overall, the National Endowment for the Arts has approved 1,187 grants totaling $27.3 million in the first round of fiscal year 2020 funding to support arts projects in every state in the nation, as well as the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2020
Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts today announced details of its 2020/21 Great Performers series. Now in its 55th year, the series is dedicated to presenting outstanding renowned and emerging artists from across the globe in the concert halls and theaters across the institution's iconic campus. The season features an array of the world's most accomplished and inventive orchestras, conductors, recitalists, and chamber ensembles, performing classical and bold, cutting-edge repertoire.
by TV News Desk - Jan 29, 2020
The four years since dropping his debut album has been a bit of a rocket ride for award-winning R&B-jazz guitarist Adam Hawley. Six of his seven singles have gone to No. 1 nationally and he deftly avoided the sophomore slump when his second outing further established the artist as a centerstage solo artist. The stage is now being set for the February 28th arrival of “Escape,” his third album and first for his new record label, MBF Entertainment. Hawley produced and wrote eight of the record's ten tunes featuring collaborations with a constellation of smooth/contemporary jazz luminaries including Rick Braun, Najee, Michael Lington, Jeff Ryan, Marcus Anderson and Greg Manning.
by Rachel Weinberg - Jan 29, 2020
DUKE ELLINGTON'S SOPHISTICATED LADIES is a classic Porchlight show: an ebullient musical revue showcasing both the esteemed song catalog of Duke Ellington and also the formidable talents of some of the city's finest musical theater performers.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2020
Porchlight Music Theatre's 25th Anniversary Mainstage season continues with Duke Ellington's Sophisticated Ladies, January 24 a?" March 6, 2020 at The Ruth Page Center for the Arts, 1016 N. Dearborn St. Featuring music by Duke Ellington, concept by Donald McKayle, direction and choreography by Brenda Didier and Florence Walker Harris, and music direction by Jermaine Hill.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2020
Internationally acclaimed BBC Big Band will perform at Storyhouse this Spring to celebrate the music of the world's most iconic movie franchise, James Bond.
by Jose German Martinez Paneque - Jan 28, 2020
El canal oficial de YouTube de Alcaín and the Silvers ha publicado un cover del tema SHALLOW de la película HA NACIDO UNA ESTRELLA, ganador del premio Oscar a mejor canción el año pasado.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2020
Pacific Northwest Cabaret Association presents an all-star opening night at The Triple Door to launch March Is Cabaret Month Festival 2020. Hosted by Arnaldo!, the night features three main acts: a?oeirresistiblea?? Weimar Berlin-inspired cabaret band The Love Markets, led by singer-songwriter Angie Louise; famously fabulous vocal quartet Princess Guy; and mid-century swing aficionados Sweet Spot Combo.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2020
As BroadwayWorld previously announced, Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice's classic musical Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat is returning to New York in a special concert presentation from Manhattan Concert Productions on February 17th at Lincoln Center's David Geffen Hall! In celebration of the highly-anticipated production, we're giving you a guide to the star-studded cast, including Noah Galvin, Alex Newell, Jessica Vosk, Andy Karl, and so many more!
by Emily McClanathan - Feb 9, 2020
a?oeHow can you feel liberated when your city's been crushed?a?? In the post-WWII setting of AN AMERICAN IN PARIS, this is the dilemma faced by the people who call the City of Light home--through birth, choice, or the displacement of war. For the young protagonists, healing comes through art, friendship, and love.
by Stephen Sorokoff - Feb 8, 2020
The Pat Boone family and the Legends Radio family were on the Eissey Campus Theater Stage last night as the legendary singer/actor/composer received the Lifetime Achievement Award from The Society for the Preservation of The Great American Songbook and daughter Debby Boone performed a concert that thrilled the Palm Beach audience.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2020
Theatre EVOLVE announces their third season with the world premiere of Krugozor! written by Chicago playwright Will Coleman and directed by Anna Rachel Troy. Performances run April 3rd through April 25th at the Athenaeum Theatre in Studio One at 2936 N Southport Ave, Chicago, IL 60657.
by Stephi Wild - Feb 7, 2020
Today's top stories: Girl From The North Country begins previews tonight, and more!
by David Green - Feb 7, 2020
Direct from the Apollo Theater, A Celebration of Ella Fitzgerald will bring singing greats Patti Austin, Kurt Elling, Monica Mancini, Wé McDonald and Ledisi to the McCallum Theatre for a fantastic night of music by one of the most revered vocalists of our time, at 8 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 29. Each performer embodies a different era of the jazz legend's life, intertwined with stories from her debut as a teenager at New York's Apollo Theater to the peak of her fame. The music highlights Ella's greatest hits, including a?oeA Tisket a Tasket,a?? 'Blues in the Night,a?? a?oeMiss Otis Regrets,a?? a?oeYou'll Have to Swing Ita?? and more. The show features the Ella All-Star Band with Shelly Berg, Nathan East, Brian Nova and Gregg Field.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2020
Creative Cauldron will present its first production of 2020, Crowns, February 13 - March 8, written by Regina Taylor and adapted from the book by Michael Cunningham and Craig Mayberry. When a Brooklyn teen goes to live in South Carolina after the death of her brother she learns the beauty, ceremony and symbolism of hat-wearing from her resilient, southern sisters. This musical draws from the roots of gospel music and traditions of greater African-American Diaspora to weave an inter-generational story of love, joy, and redemption. Crowns has played throughout the country to acclaim, including a sold out run at Arena Stage. Directed by Kara Tameika Watkins and Ian Anthony Coleman, with musical direction by Cedric Lyles. Crowns will be presented at Creative Cauldron, 410 S Maple Ave, Falls Church VA 22046 from February 13 to March 8. Performances are Thursdays at 7:30 PM, Fridays at 7:30 PM, Saturdays at 7:30 PM, and Sundays at 2:00 PM & 7:00 PM. Press night is Saturday, February 15th, 2020 at 7:30 PM. Please RSVP by Wednesday, February 12th.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2020
David Carver Music will present HAMLET THE ROCK MUSICAL featuring music and lyrics by Cliff Jones and additional music, lyrics and orchestrations by Craig Fair.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2020
Cyn returns today with a fiery new track, 'Lonely Gun,' her contribution to the official soundtrack for the Margot Robbie-lead 'Birds Of Prey' film, which is out today. The soundtrack, also out today via Atlantic Records, is jam-packed with an ALL-STAR cast of powerhouse female artists including Lauren Jauregui, K.Flay, Halsey, Megan Thee Stallion, Normani, Doja Cat and more. 'Lonely Gun' was co-written by Cyn and produced by Matias Mora. Listen to it below!
by Bobby Patrick - Feb 7, 2020
For all her sexy coolness though, her performance was right out front, bold, daring, and original... Coasting somewhere between the jazz of today and the pop world of the 60s, her amalgamation in sounds was perfect for the 2020s. In fact, her stylings ran such the amazing gamut from jazz, to swing, to pop, and even to the Broadway, BUT, because those stylings were so rooted in the vocalizations to be found in the works of great jazz artistes of days gone by, we have to say this lady is one of a NEW generation of great jazz singers.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2020
Arborhouse Productions & Visceral Entertainment (Michael Chase Gosselin and Tim Sulka) today announced that Shelby Acosta and Karl Skyler Urban have joined the cast of Emojiland as understudies, along with Geena Quintos who has joined the company as a swing. 
by TV News Desk - Feb 6, 2020
Breakout pop star Ella Vos shares the music video for her cover of FKA twigs' “Cellophane” today—watch below!
by Jose German Martinez Paneque - Feb 6, 2020
El pasado 23 de enero, FLASHDANCE volvió a Madrid tras una gira por toda España, donde se estará representando en el Teatro Nuevo Apolo hasta el próximo 12 de abril.
by TV News Desk - Feb 6, 2020
FOX Entertainment has ordered the all-new music guessing game unscripted series I CAN SEE YOUR VOICE, hosted and executive-produced by comedian, actor and THE MASKED SINGER panelist Ken Jeong. Based on the South Korean format from CJ ENM, the series will be produced by FOX Alternative Entertainment (FAE) and will premiere later this year on FOX. 
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2020
The Lewis and Shirley White Theatre of The Jewish Community Center (The J) continues to expand its artistic horizons with its first William Shakespeare production as part of its 15th season. Shakespeare's magical masterpiece,
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2020
The not-for-profit Patchogue Theatre for the Performing Arts presents The Tap Pack on Sunday, February 16, 2020 at 8:00 p.m.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2020
The 92Y Harkness Dance Festival's 2020 season opens with the newest work from the award-winning and internationally produced Jaewoo Jung. Perfect skill pairs the Seoul native with Braveman, the collaborative four-person Korean dance company he founded in 2017 with Minsoo Jung. Braveman works collaboratively and freely without separating the roles between choreographers and dancers.
by Brady Schwind - Feb 5, 2020
JOE ICONIS AND FAMILY at Lincoln Center's American Songbook at The Appel Room
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2020
Six months after their Birdland debut, The Swingaroos return to the legendary jazz club for the New York premiere of 'Hollywood Serenade.'
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2020
The Eli and Edythe Broad Stage is proud to present GRAMMY Award-winning vocalist Catherine Russell on Saturday, February 22 at 7:30pm. Russell moved from singing backup to such icons as Paul Simon and David Bowie into the spotlight, and she's stayed there ever since. The vocal dynamo dazzles her audiences, interpreting jazz favorites and forgotten blues treasures with soul, humor and stunning range.
by Martin Ganeider - Feb 4, 2020
It's busy at the Mehr! Theater in Hamburg these days. The German-speaking premiere of J.K. Rowling's epic Masterpiece is just around the corner. Rehearsals are in full swing, the level of excitement is growing as everybody can't wait to see how HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD is going to be live on stage. 'The Chosen One', Austrias Markus Schöttl, who will be Harry Potter in Hamburg found some time during rehearsals to talk with us about his journey into the Wizarding World of J.K. Rowling.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2020
The Tap Pack brings an action-packed performance featuring some of Australia's finest dancers tapping up a storm. The group infuses tap dance with swing music and witty banter. With credits on stage, film, television, and more than 20 musical theater productions between them, The Tap Pack brings pure entertainment for one night only in Popejoy Hall on Friday, March 20, 2020 at 7:30 pm.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2020
History. Her story. Our story. This new play about Gloria Steinem and the women she has partnered with in a decades-long fight for equality is brought to life by a dynamic ensemble of performers. Fifty years after Gloria began raising her voice and championing those of others, her vision is as urgent as ever. Gloria's belief in talking circles as a catalyst for change offers us all a path forward. The first act is Gloria's story; the second is our own.
by Stephi Wild - Feb 3, 2020
Today's top stories: Broadway gathers to remember Jerry Herman tonight, and more!
by Marina Kennedy - Feb 3, 2020
The countdown to Valentine's Day is on and you may be wondering just where you can enjoy a dinner in Manhattan. Whether you are dining with a significant other, beloved family member or a special friend, check out these menus that are made to be loved! Treat yourself and have a Happy Valentine's Day!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2020
Full casting is announced today for the new spectacular production of Zorro The Musical which will run at the Hope Mill Theatre in Manchester from 14 March a?" 18 April 2020, with opening night for press on 18 March, directed by Christian Durham. The show will be brought to life by a cast including Antony Costa as Garcia, Alex Gibson-Giorgio as Ramon, Emma Kingston as Luisa, Genevieve Nicole as Inez, Kit Orton as Don Alejandro and Benjamin Purkiss as the masked hero, Zorro. The cast is completed by Ajjaz Awad, Amy Bastani, Isobel Bates, Ben Boskovic, Maxwell Griffin, Matthew Heywood, Jessica Pardoe, Thomas Ping, Seren Sandham-Davies and Stylianos Thomadakis.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2020
Wilton's Music Hall today announces its summer season, packed full of inventive theatre and embracing its vaudeville heritage steeped in live music and performance.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2020
On Friday, February 7, Guitar Mash and the Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment will bring an audience as diverse as Queens itself to 'mash' with some of the music industry's most acclaimed guitarists and singer/songwriters when Flushing Town Hall hosts the first-ever NYC Urban Campfire: QUEENS.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2020
Australia's leading theatre producer John Frost today announced the four young actresses who will play the role of Young Princess Fiona during the Melbourne season of the multi-million dollar musical comedy SHREK THE MUSICAL. This lavish and fun musical plays at Her Majesty's Theatre, Melbourne from 16 February. The role of Young Princess Fiona will be shared in Melbourne by Charlize Costantin (9 years old, from Montmorency), Lilah Crotty (10, Coburg), Isobel Lauber (9, Doreen) and Charlotte Lundy (12, Highton).
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2020
The San Diego Theatre Critics Circle has announced the winners of its 2019 Craig Noel Awards. Now in its 18th year, the Craig Noel Awards honor the achievements of professional theaters in San Diego County.
by Michael Quintos - Feb 11, 2020
Though SCR's admirable new production of the 1963 Broadway musical SHE LOVES ME, for the most part, still has many charming, beautifully-staged, and well-sung moments, it also somehow feels like it is slightly reigned in, as if there was a purposeful attempt to downscale some of its built-in whimsy and spirited vivaciousness---particularly in the first act where emotional expressions all seem to sit in the same middle areaa?? never tipping over to too angry or too sad or too happy or too, well, anything. Now on stage in Costa Mesa through February 22, 2020, the production---directed by the theater's own artistic director David Ivers---is genuinely entertaining, but still needs a huge shot of joy, romance, and pep to make it feel complete.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2020
It's time to explore the great outdoors! Indepen-dance 4, an award-winning inclusive dance company from Scotland, brings Four Go Wild in Wellies to 42nd Street. Featuring an inclusive cast of disabled and non-disabled dancers, Four Go Wild in Wellies will play at The Duke on 42nd Street in New 42nd Street Studios, as part of the New Victory season, from March 27 - April 5, 2020.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2020
Serving as a bridge between tradition and innovation, history and progress - Indian Kathak and American Jazz Tap dance - continents and ages apart share parallel stories of struggle and perseverance in SPEAK.
by Rob Lester - Feb 10, 2020
At Joe's Pub, the eclectic collective of entertainers offers something for almost everyone, in a parade of approaches that ranges from sincere to oh my dear --- a mixed bag to be sure. Even though uneven, the odds are that most would find reason to smile and happily hop into the hipster heyday melee.
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 BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2020
Birdland Jazz Club and Birdland Theater have announced their March schedules!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2020
Artistic Director Mark Clements and Executive Director Chad Bauman are thrilled to announce Milwaukee Repertory Theater's 2020/21 Season with 15 productions across four venues in the Patty & Jay Baker Theater Complex. 
by Sabrina Wallace - Feb 1, 2020
Under the direction of Shannon Fox, THE VERY HUNGRY CATERPILLAR SHOW is a perfect way to introduce the little ones to live theatre. Colorful puppets and delightful puppeteers team up to bring to life four of Eric Carle's most beloved stories.