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A Wonderful World - Regional (US)

$39-$65

A world-premiere musical about jazz legend and singular American icon Louis Armstrong, featuring songs recorded and made popular by Armstrong, and original book by Aurin Squire, the multi-talented Opalocka-raised playwright and TV writer (This is Us, The Good Fight), and co-author of last season’s hit Confessions of a Cocaine Cowboy. A Wonderful World, traces Armstrong’s odyssey, the musical genre he helped define, and the complex history of race in America, from the birth of jazz in Armstrong’s native New Orleans to international stardom and the Civil Rights era. Squire focuses his musical drama through the prism of the women in Armstrong’s life. Directed by Drama Desk winner and Tony nominee Christopher Renshaw. Music arranged by Annastasia Victory and Michael O. Mitchell.

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by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2019
Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet (CPYB) presents George Balanchine's The Nutcracker coming to Hershey Theatre for three shows on December 21 and 22, 2019.
by TV News Desk - Sep 26, 2019
Marc Broussard is committed to making the world a better place, and has been since the start of his career. For Broussard, it has always been about tying music to a mission, and it is one reason his new studio album A Lullaby Collection SOS III, and book, I Love You For You, were created to educate and inspire younger audiences.
by TV Scoop - Sep 16, 2019
IL DIVO - TIMELESS LIVE IN JAPAN celebrates the ground-breaking classical crossover group's 15th Anniversary in a magical show, live from Tokyo's Budokan Stadium, released on October 11th 2019 on DVD, HD Blu-ray and digital.
by Cristina Pla-Guzman - Oct 29, 2019
Miami New Drama presents The Bridge of San Luis Rey by Thornton Wilder adapted for the stage by David Greenspan- October 24-25, 2019 a?" Preview October 26, 2019 a?" Opening Night through November 17, 2019 Tickets starting at $39. Miami New Drama at the Colony Theatre is proud to present THE BRIDGE OF SAN LUIS REY, an adventurous adaptation of Thorton Wilder's Pulitzer Prize winning novel written and starring six-time Obie Award winning playwright, David Greenspan. The multi-faceted tale is turned into a wryly lyrical fable of fate, love, and the transformative magic of theater.
by TV News Desk - Oct 18, 2019
Today the International Documentary Association invited Disney+ to give the documentary filmmaking community an inside look at the highly-anticipated streaming service's nonfiction content strategy, including announcing the following titles and filmmakers:
by Amy Oestreicher - Oct 16, 2019
Avery Sommers has had a fantastic career so far, appearing on Broadway in Ain't Misbehavin', Show Boat, Chicago, and Platinum. Now, the versatile performer makes her New York solo debut in an extraordinary collection from the Great American Songbook. In this BWW Exclusive Interview, Sommers talks about the inspiration behind For Sentimental Reasons.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2019
Spring 2020 marks the start of Northern Stage's 50th anniversary year; featuring ambitious new productions made in Newcastle including stage premieres of Shandyland - originally developed through The Old Vic 12 scheme, written by Bruntwood Prize winning playwright Gareth Farr; a new theatrical version of The Ballad of Johnny Longstaff by Teesside folk trio The Young'uns, directed by Northern Stage Artistic Director Lorne Campbell; HERE - a co-production with Northern Stage associate artists Curious Monkey written by Lindsay Rodden; Northern Stage's Young Company presents the third part of their kaleidoscopic view of the state of our nation, asking Where Do We Go Now?; plus new shows from some of the UK's most exciting and innovative touring companies including Frantic Assembly, Headlong and Told By An Idiot.
by TV News Desk - Nov 4, 2019
Broadway Records announced today that BRIAN STOKES MITCHELL's new album PLAYS WITH MUSIC will be released digitally and in stores on Friday, November 29, 2019. The album is currently available for pre-order on Amazon, iTunes and the Broadway Records Website. 
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2019
Broadway Records announced today that BRIAN STOKES MITCHELL's new album PLAYS WITH MUSIC will be released digitally and in stores on Friday, November 29, 2019. The album is currently available for pre-order on Amazon, iTunes and the Broadway Records Website.
by Stephen Mosher - Nov 4, 2019
A treasure in gold, Broadway star Avery Sommers returns to New York with her one of a kind talent and amazing nightclub act.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2019
Chase Brock, the contemporary choreographer behind Broadway's recent cult-hit production Be More Chill and the Artistic Director of New York City based contemporary dance company The Chase Brock Experience, announced today that the company will hold its annual gala on Friday, December 6 at 8:00pm.
by Stephen Sorokoff - Nov 14, 2019
The preview of the magnificent things to come happens when Brian Stokes Mitchell sings the first song of his current show at Feinstein's/54 Below. It's the Irving Berlin classic “There's No Business Like Show Business”. I'm sure if Berlin ever heard the Stokes version he would bow down in tribute to the thrilling performance and unique revisit that the Tony Award Winner and consummate artist has brought to his 1954 tune written for Ethel Merman in Annie Get Your Gun. Stokes navigates the innovative Tedd Firth arrangement and makes you feel excited, awestruck, and comfortable as his rich baritone voice effortlessly glides through the constant time signature and key changes. This current show at 54 is titled Brian Stokes Mitchell Plays With Music-Holiday and Stokes brings his acting, musicianship, and charismatic personality to make every tune on his song list a moving experience. The New York Times has dubbed Brian Stokes Mitchell as Broadway's “Last Leading Man” but Stokes is even much more than that. He's Chairman of the Board of The Actors Fund. He has a unique ability to bring people together and that theme is constant throughout his show. His encore at this performance was “What A Wonderful World” and the SRO audience left feeling that way mainly because Brian Stokes Mitchell is in it.
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2020
Renowned Australian soprano Marina Prior, musical theatre performer, actor and singer Rob Mills and American musical theatre performer and opera singer Meghan Picerno (Christine, Phantom of the Opera, Broadway) will join this week's episode of live variety digital show, Arts Centre Melbourne's Big Night In with John Foreman on May 6 at 7pm.
by Stephen Mosher - May 2, 2020
Melissa Errico Among Artists Showcased Online The Week of May 2
by BWW News Desk - Mar 5, 2020
Previews begin tonight the world premiere of A Wonderful World, a new musical based on the life and songs of jazz legend and American icon Louis Armstrong at Miami New Drama. The production plays the Colony Theatre (1040 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach, FL.) from March 5 - April 5, with opening night set for March 14.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2020
Producer Dan Watt and Tony winner Ben Vereen have decided to donate the 2020 proceeds from Ben's single 'What a Wonderful World' to the Actor's Fund.
by TV News Desk - Mar 2, 2020
Today, the new video from jazz vocalist and songwriter Kat Edmonson debuts via WBGO Take Five.
by BroadwayWorld TV - Mar 14, 2020
A Wonderful World, a new musical based on the life and songs of jazz legend and American icon Louis Armstrong, played its final preview at the Colony Theatre last night, March 13. The show was set to open tonight, but due to concerns regarding COVID-19, the opening performance has been cancelled.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2019
One of the most heavenly sounds on earth is that of young boys singing in chorus, their clear soprano voices resonating ethereal qualities with pure, powerful tones. With rigorous musical training, boys' voices can transform popular songs into seemingly unique melodies of unparalleled beauty, a product that has been used for nearly a thousand years to entertain, uplift and inspire.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2019
Join Kean Stage and legendary singer Art Garfunkel in celebration of the 10th anniversary of Enlow Recital Hall, a beautiful and intimate concert space on Kean University's East Campus. Garfunkel will perform two special concerts on Saturday, September 21 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, September 22 at 3 p.m. Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday, June 28 at www.keanstage.com.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2019
Famed LA-punk band T.S.O.L. has dropped a new single. Entitled “Is This A Wonderful World?” the track serves as their take on the Louis Armstrong classic “What A Wonderful World” complete with string section and amended lyrics. A video (directed by Trevor Ward) premiered on Alternative Press who said 'The new TSOL single and its unconventional release are either the least punk thing the band have done in their 41-year history—or maybe the most.'
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2019
Miami New Drama continues its mission to present innovative theater as diverse and dynamic as Miami itself in 2019-2020. The company's third full season at Miami Beach's Colony Theatre features world premieres by two exciting young Miami playwrights; a poetic adaptation of a great American novel; and a timely comedic drama on clashes and connections between China and the United States.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2019
What a wonderful way to kick off the Music Conservatory of Westchester's 90th Anniversary! With more than $335,500 raised at the Conservatory's 18th Annual Golf & Tennis Classic and Gala on Monday, June 24 at Brae Burn Country Club in Purchase, NY, it is truly a time to celebrate. Iconic comedian and Westchester resident Robert Klein and award-winning music composer and lyricist Marc Shaiman, were honored for their illustrious careers with musical performances by Broadway stars Kate Baldwin, Jennifer Damiano, and Gizel Jimenez, emceed by WQXR radio host Elliott Forrest.
by Natalie O'Donoghue - Jul 27, 2019
Polyglottal language nerd LOUISA FITZHARDINGE makes grammar sexy, in COMMA SUTRA: a musical comedy romp for everyone smitten by the written. She chats to BroadwayWorld ahead of performing the show at this year's Edinburgh Festival Fringe.
by TV News Desk - Jul 25, 2019
Dot Time Records is proud to announce the September 27th release of Armstrong in Europe. Part of Dot Time's Legacy Series, and the fourth Armstrong release, Armstrong in Europe features the audio from two recordings of quintessential European performances by the great Louis Armstrong which were recovered from the archives of the Louis Armstrong House Museum.  Tracks 1-9 on the CD release of Armstrong in Europe feature the audio from a 1948 performance recorded from Louis Armstrong and His All Stars' run at the Nice Opera House in Paris.  This historical concert marked Armstrong's performance at the first ever Nice International Jazz Festival.  Tracks 10-16 feature the audio from a Titania Palast, Berlin recording of Louis and his All Stars which was initially broadcasted on RIAS (Radio in the American Sector).  Accompanying this CD and digital release will be a stunning vinyl package of Armstrong in Germany released on the same date.  The Nice Opera House performance features a 46 year old Louis Armstrong in his musical prime, with Jack Teagarden on trombone and vocals, Barney Bigardon clarinet, Earl “Fatha” Hines on piano, Arvell Shaw on bass, and Sid Catlett on drums.  Armstrong's band in 1952, features Trummy Young on trombone, Bob McCracken on clarinet and vocals, Marty Napoleon on piano, Arvell Shaw on bass, Cozy Cole on drums and Velma Middleton on vocals.  Both European performances demonstrate Armstrong's stunning musicality, expert showmanship and ferocious leadership.
by TV News Desk - Jul 24, 2019
On September 20, 2019, legendary and Grammy winning musician, producer, creator and artist Herb Alpert will release his newest album Over The Rainbow, a 12 song collection that includes one original track and a cadre of classic and well known interpreted tunes performed in a way that only Alpert can deliver.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 8, 2020
The 2019 - 2020 season of the Carlsen Center Presents Series continues with revolutionary Steinway artists Anderson & Roe on 8:00 p.m., Friday, February 7, in Polsky Theatre.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 7, 2020
Masterful puppetry, cutting-edge technology and stunning dance combine to form this glow-in-the-dark adventure. Dino-Light tells the original story of how a famous scientist uses his magical powers to bring a friendly dinosaur to life. After the dinosaur wanders away from home, he discovers a wonderful world of creatures that light up the darkness and help him find the true meaning of love. This show has two performances and is recommended for ages six through eleven. Tickets are available at the official source to purchase Wharton Center tickets online, whartoncenter.com; at the Auto-Owners Insurance Ticket Office; or by calling 1-800-WHARTON.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2020
Broadway Theatre Project has announced that internationally-renowned casting director Duncan Stewart will be a visiting artist at BTP's summer 2020 intensive: BTP AT LAND AND SEA! At the project, Stewart will be working with pre-professional students to hone their audition skills. He will be sharing his extensive knowledge of how to acquire and maintain work in the Broadway, West End, regional theatre, and TV industries.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2020
The Roustabouts Theatre Co will launch the new decade with Will Cooper's World Premiere, gUnTOPIA. Harry Nelson has a model family, his loving wife Mary and their children Bobby and June, all of them excellent shots. They faithfully attend the range every Sunday. It's a wonderful world they live in: Dogs, friendly neighbors, and neatly trimmed lawns. Safe inside their normal lives, all's as well as it can be. Or is it? A biting new satire not to be missed.
by Walter McBride - Jan 28, 2020
A Wonderful World, a new musical based on the life and songs of jazz legend and American icon Louis Armstrong, will play the Colony Theatre (1040 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach, FL.) from March 5 - April 5, with opening night set for March 14.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2020
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2020
Miami New Drama Artistic Director Michel Hausmann has announced the cast and creative team for the world premiere of A Wonderful World, a new musical based on the life and songs of jazz legend and American icon Louis Armstrong. The production will play the Colony Theatre (1040 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach, FL.) from March 5 - April 5, with opening night set for March 14.
by TV News Desk - Feb 4, 2020
ALG Brands ('ALG') has been engaged as the exclusive branding agent for the Sam Cooke estate, it was announced today by ALG CEO Ashley Austin.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2019
Klein & Alvarez Productions, LLC has announced a magnetic and diverse lineup, as well as a new partnership and venue, for its third season of Magic Thread Cabaret. The new year will bring performances to the near westside and downtown Indianapolis and The Cat in Carmel, where Magic Thread Cabaret is a resident company.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 3, 2019
Masterful puppetry, cutting-edge technology and stunning dance combine to form this glow-in-the-dark adventure. Dino-Light tells the original story of how a famous scientist uses his magical powers to bring a friendly dinosaur to life. After the dinosaur wanders away from home, he discovers a wonderful world of creatures that light up the darkness and help him find the true meaning of love. This show has two performances and is recommended for ages six through eleven. Tickets are available at the official source to purchase Wharton Center tickets online, whartoncenter.com; at the Auto-Owners Insurance Ticket Office; or by calling 1-800-WHARTON.
by Courtney Savoia - Dec 23, 2019
Two-time Tony Award-winner, Brian Stokes Mitchell, recently released his third solo album, PLAYS WITH MUSIC, that features a stunning orchestra, including his own arrangements and orchestrations. With a dynamic voice and elegant sound, Mitchell not only provides an enjoyable listening experience, but tells a vivid story with every song. Listeners will go on an emotional journey through longing, love, insecurity, human shortcomings, and more over the course of the album.
by Bobby Patrick - Dec 20, 2019
Like a holiday cabaret buffet, Rybeck, a musical maven if ever there was one, has assembled these 4 gifted artists in a way that represents the variety of talents available to patrons of the clubs. With youthful Axelrod appearing alongside soulful Berk, and old-fashioned Dozier sharing the stage with sophisticated Oberlin, the merging of musical styles and performance moods in the show are a beautiful bounty of holiday blessings.
by TV News Desk - Dec 10, 2019
 The Country Music Association visited Portland Sunday, Dec. 8 with hit songwriters Marcus Hummon, Lori McKenna, Lee Thomas Miller and Country artists  Kenny Foster and Tenille Townes. They performed to an enthusiastic crowd, sharing the stories behind their songs at the Aladdin Theater. See below for the evening's full setlist. 
by Stephi Wild - Apr 28, 2020
While Broadway remains shut down, BroadwayWorld is keeping up with your favorite stars and giving you a peek at what they have been up to! Check out yesterday's videos, from stars including Ariana Grande, Josh Groban, Susan Egan, Tim Minchin, the cast of Waitress, and more!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2020
Josh Groban is taking singing in the shower to the next level with his newly-launched #ShowerSongs series, in which he takes a moment to dedicate a tune to those most in need of some musical inspiration.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2019
Birmingham Repertory Theatre's outgoing Artistic Director, Roxana Silbert, today announces the theatre's Autumn and Winter 2019 season, launching a programme of familiar favourites side-by-side with new and inspiring theatre.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2019
On Saturday, May 11, 2019 at 12:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m., three vibrant New York City-based artists will perform in Zankel Hall as part of My City, My Song, an interactive Family Concert celebrating music from around the world. The concert features jazz standards performed by vocalist Brianna Thomas, the percussive rhythms of Puerto Rican bomba and plena music from father-daughter duo Juan Gutierrez and Julia Gutierrez-Rivera (with fellow musicians from Los Pleneros de la 21), and samba from Brazil's Carnival with singer-songwriter Fabiana Masili. Free pre-concert activities are offered one hour prior to each performance, preparing parents and children to sing and dance along with the artists.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2020
Arts Centre Melbourne, one of Australia's most important artistic hubs for more than 35 years, has teamed up with John Foreman's Aussie Pops Orchestra to present a weekly live digital show, Arts Centre Melbourne's Big Night In with John Foreman every Wednesday at 7pm, starting on 29 April.
by Stephen Mosher - Apr 22, 2020
Schedule Of Streaming Events Starting Wednesday, April 22nd
by Stage Tube - Apr 19, 2020
Global Citizen and the World Health Organization (WHO) partnered for a special one-night event, 'One World: Together at Home,' which aired across multiple global networks and platforms on Saturday, April 18.
by Stephen Mosher - Apr 17, 2020
BWW Feature: April 17 Weekend Schedule of Online Musical Events And More
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2019
Blessed with what the New York Times described as a "beautiful countertenor," singer ART GARFUNKEL has made an indelible mark on the music world as both a solo artist and half of the unrivaled Simon & Garfunkel. The Rock & Roll Hall of Famer will take the stage at the State Theatre on Wednesday, July 24th at 8:00 PM.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2019
Lively McCabe Entertainment Co-President Michael Barra proudly announces the expansion of their Columbus Circle office with the hiring of two key executives, Darnetha Lincoln M'Baye and Molly Israel Paul. Ms. M'Baye has joined the company as VP, Head of Music and will be responsible for managing the company's content partnerships with the major music publishers, as well as overseeing the packaging of all music intellectual property elements into the company's stage, film, and television development slates. Also joining Lively McCabe this month is Molly Israel Paul, who will serve as Creative Executive, focusing on the development of new plays adapted from existing IP for the company's exclusive HollyWay collection at Dramatists Play Service. Lively McCabe is also pleased to announce that Jen Bender and Allison Bressi will begin working with the company this month as Creative Development Consultants and will each oversee the development of select stage musicals on behalf of the company.
by Bryan-Keyth Wilson - Apr 10, 2019
If you're a churchgoer and specifically a member of a black church, the issues in this production aren't foreign. In this story, we learn about backsliding deacons, disgruntled church elders, and hate towards the new pastor. Not saying that every church has these issues, but if you aren't in a church that has these issues you've heard of a church that has.