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by Stephi Wild - Sep 25, 2019
Last night six time MAC Award Winner Eric Michael Gillett ((Broadway's Sweet Smell of Success, Kiss Me Kate, The Frogs and Television's Quantico, Mysteries of Laura, Daredevil, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt) returned to the stage at the Laurie Beechman Theatre with Stop This Train, his first new solo show in five years. Seen most recently as Paul Manafort on Showtime's The Loudest Voice, Gillett's Stop This Train is a wry and witty collections of songs and observations about navigating the aging process while trying to keep both your dignity and your mind intact. Featuring contemporary songwriters Dar Williams, David Yazbeck, Paul Gordon, Craig Carnelia, Peter Mills, Demi Lovato, and John Mayer, along with classic cabaret and musical theater composers Stephen Sondheim, Marvin Hamlisch, along with original songs by musical director Mike Pettry (Television's Documentary Now! Presents Original Cast Album: Co-Op)
by Stephi Wild - Sep 17, 2019
Celebrate Town Hall Theatre's 75 years of community! In honor of its milestone 75th anniversary, Town Hall Theatre will host a Masquerade Gala on Saturday, October 26, 2019, at the Lafayette Veterans Memorial Center, 3780 Mt. Diablo Blvd., Lafayette, CA 94549. Tickets are $175 per seat, and available through the Town Hall Box Office at (925) 283-1557 or online at
by Stephi Wild - Sep 12, 2019
Roundabout Theatre Company will present a one-night only Benefit Reading of Oscar Wilde's beloved comedy The Importance of Being Earnest starring the legendary 5-time Tony winner Angela Lansbury as a?oeLady Bracknell.a??
by Sarah Jae Leiber - Oct 8, 2020
Washington, D.C.-based band Bottled Up will release their anticipated debut album on October 16.
by Julie Musbach - Oct 4, 2019
The Warner Stage Company will hold auditions for a Main Stage musical production of JEKYLL & HYDEon Sunday, November 3, 2019 and Monday, November 4, 2019by appointment. The production is co-directed by Keith Paul & Sharon W. Houk with music director Holly J. McCann and choreographer Peggy Terhune. It will be presented at the Warner Theatre beginning February 1, 2020 for 5 performances.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 30, 2020
Kevin Pollack has debuted the music video for his new single; an original song, 'Holiday' for which he also provides lead vocals.
by Julie Musbach - Oct 21, 2019
The Los Angeles Children's Chorus (LACC), led by Artistic Director Fernando Malvar-Ruiz and  considered among the world's leading children's choirs, announces its 2019-2020 season.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 14, 2020
The Shaw Festival plans to return to the stage in May with a reduced 2021 season. Many of the anticipated productions originally scheduled for 2020 will now appear as part of the 2021 playbill.
by Stephi Wild - Nov 7, 2019
Roundabout Theatre Company will present a one-night only Benefit Reading of Oscar Wilde's beloved comedy The Importance of Being Earnest starring the legendary 5-time Tony winner Angela Lansbury as 'Lady Bracknell.' Additional casting has been announced including Rebecca Night as 'Cecily Cardew,' Daniel Davis as 'Lane,' John Glover as 'Reverend 2 Canon Chasuble,' Tony winner Jayne Houdyshell as 'Miss Prism,' Simon Jones as 'Merriman,' Hamish Linklater as 'John Worthing,' Lily Rabe as 'Gwendolen Fairfax' and Tom Rhoads as 'Algernon Moncrieff.'
by Anthony Walker-Cook - Nov 7, 2019
As you enter the Barbican's auditorium to watch the RSC's The Taming of the Shrew, you can't miss the sound of fireworks in the background. It's implied a celebration is coming. As part of this RSC season alongside As You Like It and Measure for Measure, The Taming of the Shrew is directed by Justin Audibert. But is it an explosion of theatrical goodness or a wet fizzle? Prithee, read on to find out.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 19, 2019
Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director/CEO) presented a one-night only Benefit Reading of Oscar Wilde's beloved comedy The Importance of Being Earnest starring the legendary 5-time Tony winner Angela Lansbury as “Lady Bracknell.” The cast also includes Daniel Davis as “Lane,” John Glover as “Reverend Canon Chasuble,” Tony winner Jayne Houdyshell as “Miss Prism,” Simon Jones as “Merriman,” Hamish Linklater as “John Worthing,” Rebecca Night as “Cecily Cardew,” Lily Rabe as “Gwendolen Fairfax” and Tom Rhoads as “Algernon Moncrieff.”
by Julie Musbach - May 9, 2019
Carole Shorenstein Hays announced today that Book Passage and Curran will present a special one-night-only event featuring a conversation with acclaimed novelist Margaret Atwood-moderated by best-selling author and host of "Foreword," Kelly Corrigan-at the Carol Channing Theater at San Francisco's Lowell High School (1101 Eucalyptus Drive) on Tuesday, September 24 at 7 p.m. The event is part of Curran's popular SHOW & TELL series, featuring topical and entertaining events, and will launch Curran About Town, a new series of Curran programming outside of the theater walls.
by Julie Musbach - May 7, 2019
The June 2019 So-fi festival announces that it will be presenting works at The Clemente's Los Kabayitos and Flamboyan Theaters (107 Suffolk St. between Rivington & Delancey) and Westbeth (463 West Street between Bethune and West 12th St) June 6th-23rd 2019.
by David Edward Perry - May 31, 2019
Jeff Goldblum is behind the piano at the helm of the jazz ensemble, The Mildred Snitzer Orchestra. Providing smooth charm with playful vamp. The 'hep-cat' works the crowd with Q and A, playing trivia, and laying down classic jazz standards and improv. Sunday June 2nd, Goldblum's The Mildred Snitzer Orchestra will be performing an intimate and energetic jazz performance at the 2019 Viva Health Starlight Gala for the Alys Stephens Performing Arts Center.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 27, 2021
L.A. Theatre Works is holding over the stream of Roundabout Theatre Company’s critically acclaimed Broadway production of Oscar Wilde’s comedy “The Importance of Being Earnest: Live in HD” for an additional month, through June 30.
by Stephi Wild - May 26, 2021
City Plaza will be buzzing with the sounds of local artists and performers this June as the Raleigh Convention & Performing Arts Complex and Downtown Raleigh Alliance kick off Noon Tunes @ City Plaza every Wednesday afternoon from 12-1pm.
by Nicole Rosky - May 22, 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, May 22-23, 2021.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 19, 2021
SHUFFLES will present ABOUT TOWN - Roaring Through the Twenties on Sunday, May 23 at 6:00pm at Damrosch Park at Lincoln Center. The production is one of the first outdoor, socially distanced performances to take part at Lincoln Center during their Restart Stages season.
by Don Grigware - May 15, 2019
Be a Good Little Widow starts previews as a guest production at the Odyssey Theatre May 18. Actress Sandy Bainum, who has delighted audiences for several years in both musicals and plays in Los Angeles and her friend, director Brandon Baer recently sat down to talk about the play and what makes it tick as a dark comedy.
by Nicole Rosky - May 11, 2019
What makes a Broadway theatre? Technically any venue with 500 seats or more, located along Broadway in New York City's Theatre District is a Broadway theatre, and the art that is produced in these special places is widely considered the highest form of theatrical entertainment in the world. Today, forty-one theatres are technically Broadway houses, each with their own rich history. Below, we're giving you the scoop on the life of every one of them!
by Paul Batterson - Mar 9, 2020
a??a??a??a??a??a??a??Consider this entry from the 'If at first you don't succeed' department. A young television writer is recruited to write a book for the musical SHINBONE ALLEY. Haven't heard of it? That's not too surprising. It lasted a little over a month and closed on Broadway after 49 performances. Undaunted, he writes the first act for another musical, ALL-AMERICAN five years later. It also flops, closing on Broadway after 80 performances.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Mar 12, 2019
The 16th Annual College of Fine Arts Hall of Fame gala celebration at UNLV features a cocktail reception, dinner, and ceremony at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 2, in the Student Union ballroom.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 22, 2021
Los Angeles Philharmonic today announced the LA Phil’s 2021/22 season at Walt Disney Concert Hall, heralding the long-awaited resumption of live concerts at the iconic venue following a 19-month closure due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
by Julie Musbach - Jun 20, 2019
A youthful cast brings Rossini's immortal comedy Il Barbiere di Siviglia to sparkling life for The Metropolitan Opera's production by Tony Award-winning director, Bartlett Sher. See it in HD on the big screen at The Ridgefield Playhouse Sunday, July 21 at 3pm. This screening is part of Atria Senior Living Classical Series underwritten by Jeanne Cook, Liz & Steven Goldstone, and Sabina & Walter Slavin, with support form Whistle Stop Bakery.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 18, 2021
Nancy Manocherian's the cell theatre will launch two indoor, live-and-in-person alt-drag and burlesque series throughout the summer: The Freak Affair and Unforgivable Emotional Carnivore.
by Tori Hartshorn - Jun 17, 2019
Here's what is coming to Hulu for July! Please note titles and dates are subject to change. 
by Alexa Criscitiello - Jul 3, 2019
A youthful cast brings Rossini's immortal comedy Il Barbiere di Siviglia to sparkling life for The Metropolitan Opera's production by Tony Award-winning director, Bartlett Sher in HD on the big screen at The Ridgefield Playhouse Sunday, July 21 at 3pm. This screening is part of Atria Senior Living Classical Series underwritten by Jeanne Cook, Liz & Steven Goldstone, and Sabina & Walter Slavin, with support from Whistle Stop Bakery.
by Herbert Paine - Jan 9, 2019
David Ivers, Arizona Theatre Company's Artistic Director, has taken Meredith Willson's THE MUSIC MAN and transformed it into an eye-popping and hand-clapping two hours of nonstop jubilation. An unequivocally boffo production, the show continues its run at the Herberger Theater Center in Phoenix through January 27th.
by Tori Hartshorn - Jan 8, 2019
Rafael Espinal, candidate for NYC Public Advocate, will be highlighting environmental issues and his commitment to supporting New York's nightlife and entertainment industries at a fundraiser party at Town Stages in Tribeca on Thursday, January 10, 2019 at 6:30pm.
by Jay Irwin - Jan 29, 2020
In Timberlake Wertenbaker's play a?oeOur Country's Gooda??, currently being offered from Strawberry Theatre Workshop, they say theatergoers should have three things. They should pay attention. How could you not with some of these incredible performances happening from the ensemble? They should be able to use their imaginations. Yes, you will need that as the ensemble of 11 play 22 roles, but with their commitment to their characters, it's not difficult to see who's speaking. And they should have patience. This is where I felt I faltered a bit last night. The show, which clocks in at 2 hours and 45 minutes including the intermission, drags on a bit at times, especially in Act One as things are getting set up.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Jan 25, 2019
World renowned composer and conductor Esa-Pekka Salonen will conduct the Colburn Orchestra at The Soraya on Thursday, January 31 at 8 p.m. The program features Strauss tone poems the playful Til Eulenspiegel and grand Also sprach Zarathustra as well as Mozart's Clarinet Concerto performed by Cristina Mateo S ez, a Colburn Conservatory student and Jacques Lancelot International Clarinet Competition prizewinner.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Jan 18, 2019
The Diary of Anne Frank was a specific recounting of a specific time in world history. But it wouldn't be timeless if that was all. Young Miss Frank's personal musings was about every girl growing up in the 1940s. The fact that it took place while the author was huddled in a corner attic hiding from the Gestapo is important, to be sure, but not everything about this tale. She ponders, in her advanced-for-her-age writing style, the experience of growing into a young woman. How it feels to have a first crush. How to live in a multi-generational and enforced quiet community when everything about you wants to jump and play.
by Tori Hartshorn - Jan 17, 2019
In October 2018, Paul Weller performed two extraordinary concerts at London's prestigious Royal Festival Hall with an orchestra. The second of these shows was recorded and filmed and will be released as a live album and DVD package on March 8th.
by Julie Musbach - Jan 17, 2019
Town Stages Presents An Industry Reading Of BILLY AND THE GOLDEN PENCIL: A SUPERHERO MUSICAL at Town Stages, 221 West Broadway, NYC on Monday, January 21, 2019 (MLK Day) at 7pm.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Jan 10, 2019
Next up in Town Hall Theatre's staged reading series IN THE WINGS is a one-night only reading of BOY, a moving new play about gender identity by Anna Ziegler.  BOY will have one performance only on Monday, February 4, 2019, at Town Hall Theatre Company, 3535 School Street, in Lafayette, CA.  Tickets are $10 general admission and free to subscribers, and are available through the Box Office at (925) 283-1557 or online at 
by Alexa Criscitiello - Feb 28, 2019
The American Youth Symphony (AYS) returns to the Los Angeles Philharmonic's Sounds About Town concert series, partnering with the National Children's Chorus (NCC). Both prestigious musical institutions, the American Youth Symphony is an elite professional training orchestra made up of college and graduate students from the most prominent music programs in the country, while NCC is one of the nation's leading treble choruses, with ensembles in Los Angeles, New York City, and Washington, D.C.
by Kaitlin Milligan - Feb 20, 2019
 BYT Media today announces full programming for the New York City edition of Death Becomes Us - A True Crime Festival. The multi day event is the second edition of the festival, which saw its premiere edition in Washington D.C. in 2018. It is also the first of its kind in New York City, expecting to attract upwards of 6,000 attendees across its venues, which include Gramercy Theatre, Town Hall, Nitehawk Cinema, Strand Bookstore and more between March 20-24th, with warm up events and content leading up to it.
by George Weinhouse - Feb 17, 2020
Two years ago, when I first saw photos of the projected new COSI FAN TUTTE,which was a production that originated at English National Opera and was slated to come to the Met, I was circumspect. I had grown up on three previous incarnations of COSI, the first dating from the 1950's a very traditional production which starred Richard Tucker and Eleanor Steber, the subsequent one dating from the 1980's, which had featured Kiri TeKanawa, and the last from 1996, which starred Carol Vaness and Suzanne Mentzer as the sisters Fiordiligi and Dorabella. All were very much 'period' pieces which made no effort to update or change the locale from the original setting of eighteenth century Naples.
by Gary Naylor - Feb 1, 2019
Les Mis has been in London almost as long as I have - here's how we have grown old together.
by Meet the Cast - Dec 27, 2019
A Soldier's Play is officially in previews on Broadway! A Soldier's Play opens officially on January 21, 2020. This is a limited engagement at the American Airlines Theatre on Broadway (227 West 42nd Street). It stars David Alan Grier, Blair Underwood, Nnamdi Asomugha, Jerry O'Connell, McKinley Belcher III, Rob Demery, Jared Grimes, Billy Eugene Jones, Nate Mann, Warner Miller, J. Alphonse Nicholson and Lee Aaron Rosen.
by Kaitlin Milligan - Dec 13, 2019
Today, the the full tracklisting for Cats: Highlights From The Motion Picture Soundtrack was announced! The highly-anticipated soundtrack will be released Friday, December 20, alongside the film, which is directed by Oscar®-winning filmmaker Tom Hooper (Les Misérables, The King's Speech), and stars James Corden, Judi Dench, Jason Derulo, Idris Elba, Jennifer Hudson, Ian McKellen, Taylor Swift, Rebel Wilson and introduces Royal Ballet principal dancer Francesca Hayward.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Aug 7, 2019
Artistic Director Tim Carroll and the Shaw Festival have announce their 2020 season.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Aug 5, 2019
Martin McDonagh's fiendishly funny story The Lonesome West opens August 22 at Little Fish Theatre. This Tony-nominated play about the squabble between two brothers runs for four weeks, and is directed by LFT company member, and StageScene LA and Ovation Award-winner Stephanie Coltrin.
by Stage Tube - Aug 13, 2019
Kevin Pollack has released the music video for his song 'Man About Town.' The music video, directed by Deric Gochenauer, follows a man anxious to meet a girl for a date, and once they are together it seems as if the whole town is following their love around, acting as the dancers to their musical number romance. The music video matches the tone of the upbeat song perfectly, making for an all-around feel good experience.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 28, 2021
Roundabout Theatre Company, L.A. Theatre Works and BY Experience are bringing back Roundabout’s Broadway production of Oscar Wilde’s comedy “The Importance of Being Earnest,” directed by and starring Brian Bedford and filmed live in HD.
by Stephi Wild - Apr 27, 2019
Town Hall Theatre Company (THT) is thrilled to announce four compelling plays and musicals for its milestone 75th 2019/20 Season, entitled TRANSFORMATIONS. Town Hall's TRANSFORMATIONS Season opens with Matthew Lopez's fabulously sassy comedy The Legend of Georgia McBride; continues with the West Coast premiere of an enchanting original new take on the classic Brothers Grimm story Cinderella: A Fairytale; followed by Anton Chekhov's final masterpiece, The Cherry Orchard; and closes with the stirring Tony-nominated musical Violet. Subscription package sales are now available.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Apr 24, 2020
Town Hall Theatre Company has announced four compelling plays and musicals for its 76th 2020/21 Season, entitled GROWING UP.  
by Alexa Criscitiello - Apr 15, 2019
Created and composed by Lauren Maul, 'Bucolic' is a darkly comedic musical based on bizarre true crime stories from her hometown in Nebraska.'Bucolic' features disturbing yarns and feel-good music with all of your local Nebraskan favorites, including coach/priest Father John, Pam Dowd - the #1 Realtor in the Murder-Suicide House Market, Laura Smalls - a surviving member of the 4th grade class, and many more! Audience members are invited to get their church directory portrait taken after the show. Orange drink and animal crackers will be provided. Starring Lauren Maul, Michael Harren, Lady Kate Weber, Kiirstin Marilyn, Tim Girrbach, Tahlia Robinson, and Jenn Wehrung. Preview songs here: