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Majestic Theatre (Broadway) (New York, NY)
245 West 44th St.

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Ballroom is a musical with a book by Jerome Kass and music by Billy Goldenberg and lyrics by Alan and Marilyn Bergman.

Based on Kass's teleplay for the 1975 Emmy Award-winning television drama Queen of the Stardust Ballroom, the plot focuses on lonely widow Bea Asher, who becomes romantically involved with Alfred Rossi, a mail carrier she meets at the local dance hall. Her dream of a happily-ever-after relationship is shattered when she discovers Alfred hasn't been as honest about his personal life as she thought.

Violinist Joseph Lin Leads Performance of Brandenburg Concertos in Cooperstown
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2018

Violinist Joseph Lin will lead the Cooperstown Summer Music Festival Chamber Ensemble in a performance of four of Bach's Brandenburg concertos at 7:30pm on Sunday, August 26 at the Otesaga Resort Hotel Ballroom. (more...)

Lookingglass Theatre Announces Casting For Mary Zimmerman's THE STEADFAST TIN SOLDIER: A CHRISTMAS PANTOMIME
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2018

Lookingglass Theatre Company announces casting for the world premiere of The Steadfast Tin Soldier: A Christmas Pantomime, from the story by Hans Christian Andersen, conceived and directed by Ensemble Member Mary Zimmerman. This family-friendly, holiday show runs November 7, 2018 - January 13, 2019 at Lookingglass Theatre Company, located inside Chicago's historic Water Tower Water Works, 821 N. Michigan Ave. at Pearson.  (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at MARGARET THATCHER QUEEN OF CLUB NIGHTS at the Gilded Ballroom
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2018

Former PM and cabaret superstar Margaret Thatcher Queen of Soho is back! Alongside her full run of Margaret Thatcher Queen of Soho (Pleasance Courtyard, 22:00), she's also hosting a club night! Non-stop 80s hits from a non-stop 80s witch as the Iron Lady drops more beats than Theresa May has dropped manifesto pledges. As Corbyn takes his party back to the 70s, Maggie takes hers back to the 80s. Featuring dance-offs, lip-sync battles and more, come and join the one female Tory who still has public support. You'll be as Lucky, Lucky, Lucky as Kylie was avoiding marrying to Jason. (more...)

Rock Band Blackberry Smoke Comes to The CCA
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2018

Acclaimed American rock band Blackberry Smoke takes the mainstage at the Capitol Center for the Arts in Downtown Concord, NH on Thursday, September 13 at 7:30PM, as part of its "Find a Light" tour. (more...)

Photo Flash: Matt Cardle Joins STRICTLY BALLROOM Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2018

New images have been released as best-selling recording artist, X-Factor winner and West End star Matt Cardle officially joins the cast of Strictly Ballroom The Musical. Based on Baz Luhrmann's acclaimed film and now transformed into a spectacular and joyous West End musical, Matt plays the role of band leader Wally Strand at the Piccadilly Theatre. (more...)

Southbank Centre's China Changing Festival Celebrates Innovative Contemporary Chinese Culture
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2018

Southbank Centre's China Changing Festival returns from Thursday 4 - Sunday 7 October 2018 for a four-day grand finale showcasing contemporary Chinese culture, and its creative connection with the UK. Launched in December 2016, this three year international festival returns to London, for the final time, presenting some of the most innovative artists practising in China today and celebrating inspiring work from British-based Chinese and South East Asian artists. (more...)

VIDEO: Interviews and behind the scenes THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA, Oslo
by Christian Ranke - Aug 8, 2018

THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA will open in Oslo September 7, but instead of a replica of the original production the producers wanted to to bring it to norwgian audiences in a new way. (more...)

Peter Bjorn and John Announce New Album DARKER DAYS and National Tour
by TV News Desk - Aug 8, 2018

Peter Bjorn and John return with their eighth full-length studio album this fall when they release Darker Days on October 19th.  Written almost immediately after the release of 2016's Breakin' Point, the band decided to strip away the noise and take it back to a simpler time where it was just the three of them, playing music together and releasing albums every other year.  The 11 songs on Darker Days reflect this move, showcasing each member's unique songwriting style while sounding resolutely like a band that has played together for nearly 20 years. (more...)

Photo Flash: Joanne Clifton & Ben Adams Star In FLASHDANCE At The Belgrade
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2018

Get ready to dance to the hits like you've never danced before when Flashdance the Musical comes to the Belgrade Theatre this September. Back on UK stages for the first time since 2011, this brand new touring production marks the 10th anniversary of the show's world premiere in 2008, with Strictly Come Dancing winner Joanne Clifton and A1 singer Ben Adams leading an outstanding cast. (more...)

Jacob Burns Film Center to Host Special Screening of KING KONG Before It Comes to Broadway This Fall
by TV News Desk - Aug 8, 2018

This August 21, the Jacob Burns Film Center (Pleasantville, NY) will be screening the original 1933 classic King Kong before it comes alive on Broadway this fall. Following the screening will be a Q&A with the Musical Creative Team, including Olivier Award-winning director & choreographer Drew McOnie, Helpmann Award-winning set & projection designer Peter England, Helpmann Award-winning creature designer Sonny Tilders and lead producer & Global Creatures CEO Carmen Pavlovic, the discussion will be moderated by four-time Tony-winning Broadway producer Dori Berinstein. (more...)

by Stage Tube - Aug 7, 2018

Twenty-three-year-old independet singer, songwriter and producer Lauv announces the culmination of his I met you when I was 18. Playlist. The collection of tracks were all written by Lauv about a significant period in his life as a student at New York University, and follow a theme of young love and self-actualization. The tracks have accumulated over 1 billion streams thus far. Click HERE to listen. (more...)

BWW TV: They're Bringing the Beast to Broadway! Meet the Company of KING KONG
by BroadwayWorld TV - Aug 7, 2018

King Kong is getting ready to take over Broadway! The cast met the press yesterday and BroadwayWorld was there! Hear what Christiani Pitts, Eric William Morris, and the rest of the cast have to say about taking this beast to Broadway! (more...)

Photo Coverage: KING KONG's Christiani Pitts, Eric William Morris & Erik Lochtefeld Meet the Press!
by Jennifer Broski - Aug 7, 2018

King Kong is getting ready to take over Broadway! The show begins performances Friday, October 5 prior to a Thursday, November 8 opening night at the Broadway Theatre (1681 Broadway). The cast met the press yesterday and BroadwayWorld was there! Check out photos below! (more...)

A Holiday Like No Other. Debby Holiday Headlines HALLOWEEN PALM SPRINGS 2018!
by David Green - Aug 6, 2018

One of the most prolific dance artists of our time, Billboard® Dance Chart Topper Debby Holiday along with her 4-piece band known for her mega-hits 'DIVE', 'I LIKE YOU', 'BRING IT ON', 'PIECE OF MY LOVE' and 'SURRENDER' will headline Halloween Palm Springs Wednesday, October 31 from 5:00-10: 00 p.m. Bringing the beat to the street will be internationally re-known Phil B. who is undoubtedly one of the top DJ's on the U.S. and Europe Circuit today and was recently honored with DJ of the Year at the 10th Annual Just Circuit Awards! (more...)

Ani DiFranco Comes to The CCA
by BWW News Desk - Aug 6, 2018

Songwriter, vocalist and guitarist Ani DiFranco will appear at the Capitol Center for the Arts in Downtown Concord, NH on Friday, September 14 at 8PM, as part of her "Rise Up" tour. The show also features special guest Peter Mulvey. (more...)

Winner of SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE Season 15 to Join Cast of RENT LIVE!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 6, 2018

On tonight's episode of the Fox dance competition series So You Think You Can Dance?, host Cat Deeley announced that the winner of the show's fifteenth season will also receive a spot in Fox's upcoming production of Rent Live!  (more...)

International Singer/Dancer Ronny Dutra Comes To The Duplex This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 6, 2018

International vocalist and dancer, Ronny Dutra, will be at The Duplex Cabaret Theater on September 8 at 7pm for an encore of his acclaimed musical presentation, THE WAVE. This autobiographical tale starts at his humble roots in Brazil and transports his audience to the fast paced world of competitive dance in New York City and finally to his current career as a cabaret performance artist. Ronny leads the audience on a musical adventure about one man's pursuit to make a dream come true. The Duplex is located at 61 Christopher St. @ 7th Ave. NYC. (more...)

The Actors Fund to Host Screening of KING KONG Featuring Creative Team of Musical
by BWW News Desk - Aug 6, 2018

The Actors Fund announced today that tickets are now on sale for a special screening of the original 1933 film King Kong, in partnership with the Jacob Burns Film Center (JBFC) as part of their ongoing film series, 'Life on the Stage: Conversation and Film.' The screening will be followed by a Q&A with members of the creative team of the upcoming Broadway musical (more...)

STEPHANIE'S CHILD - New York's Premier Pop-Vocal Drag Trio Returns To Green Room 42
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2018

Broadway's newest intimate concert venue - welcomes back Stephanie's Child, New York's premier pop-vocal drag trio, for their one-year anniversary concert on Friday, August 10 at 9:30 PM. Hailed as one of the "Best LGBT Events in New York" from Time Out New York, the Stephanie's Child residency features tight harmonies, pop hits, hilarious original parodies and surprise special guests. (more...)

Photo Flash: KING KONG Begins Rehearsals on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2018

Rehearsals began on Monday, July 30, for the new musical King Kong. The production begins performances Friday, October 5 prior to a Thursday, November 8 opening night at the Broadway Theatre (1681 Broadway). Check out group photos below of the cast, alongside the crew, creatives, and staff! (more...)

BWW Review: MAMMA MIA! Sparkles and Shimmers at Stages St. Louis
by Tanya Seale - Aug 3, 2018

Mamma Mia! is an entertaining musical experience at any venue, with any cast, but Stages St. Louis' production is an especially satiating late-summer treat, featuring a rockin' beach party atmosphere and all the chart-topping ABBA hits you know, including "Dancing Queen," "Winner Takes It All," "Take a Chance on Me," and of course, "Mamma Mia." (more...)

Denise La Grassa Free Youth Jazz Songwriting Workshop And Show Announced
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2018

Chicagoland jazz singer and pianist Denise La Grassa presents a free afternoon youth songwriting workshop followed by a free evening performance of original music. La Grassa's selections include songs co-written by guitarist John Kregor, which explore relationships in contemporary culture and societal issues. At this show, new songs include Sunshine in the Toxic Ballroom andTwinkle Eyes, along withI've Had It With The Blues, Color Is The Difference, Spinning Jenny, Vain Game, and The Blues Ain't A Color. (more...)

Liz Cooper & The Stampede's New Album WINDOW FLOWERS Now Streaming at NPR Music, Out 8/10
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2018

Liz Cooper & The Stampede's anticipated debut full-length album, Window Flowers, is now streaming as part of NPR Music's “First Listen” series. Listen here. Of the album, NPR Music calls it, “…a gorgeously arranged and performed bouquet of psychedelia-tinged folk-rock,” furthering, “…to draw a line from Window Flowers to any period of rock and roll, it would be that of the Paisley Underground and bands like The Dream Syndicate, where beautiful and languid psychedelia met moody folk and rock based songs. Cooper taps into this and more on her debut, wrapping her reverbed vocals in swirling, warm echoes of sound and nuanced musical lushness thanks to the addition of keyboards, pedal steel, a glockenspiel here and a banjo there.” (more...)

by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2018


Celtic Thunder Returns To The CCA
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2018

The multi-platinum Irish group Celtic Thunder takes the mainstage at the Capitol Center for the Arts in Downtown Concord, NH on Wednesday, September 26 at 7:30 PM. This performance is part of the group's "Celtic Thunder X" fall 2018 tour of the US and Canada. (more...)

by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2018

Based on Baz Luhrmann's multi award-winning movie Strictly Ballroom, the stage musical adaptation, directed by Drew McOnie, is currently playing at the Piccadilly Theatre in London's West End - book tickets here from just £15! (more...)

Todd McKenney Will Appear In Conversation With David Campbell, Carlotta, Nancye Hayes And His Mother, Peta McKenney At Ensemble Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2018

With a career spanning three decades, actor, performer and host, Todd McKenney will be 'in conversation' at the Ensemble Theatre in September with four very special guests, Nancye Hayes, his mum Peta McKenney, David Campbell and Carlotta for an hour featuring songs, stories and conversation. This follows the success of his first The Casting Couch series held at Ensemble Theatre two years ago. (more...)

Marblehead School Of Ballet Celebrates 47th Anniversary And Launches 2018-2019 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2018

The Marblehead School of Ballet (MSB) celebrates its 47th anniversary this fall with a new season of classes for 2018-2019, beginning on Monday, August 27.  Classes are offered to children, teenagers, and adults of all levels at the school's studio, located at 115 Pleasant Street, in picturesque Marblehead, Massachusetts.  (more...)

Find Out Which Acts Advanced From the Duels Round on WORLD OF DANCE on NBC
by TV News Desk - Aug 16, 2018

NBC's hit dance competition series “World of Dance” is led by a judging team of extraordinary dance superstars — Jennifer Lopez (who also serves as an executive producer), Derek Hough, NE-YO and host/mentor Jenna Dewan. (more...)

Disney Junior Dance Party Comes to The CCA
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2018

Are you ready to DANCE?!? Disney Junior Dance Party On Tour takes the mainstage at the Capitol Center for the Arts in Downtown Concord, NH on Friday, September 21 at 6 PM. This all-new interactive live concert experience is presented by Pull-Ups Training Pants! (more...)

NYC's The Love Show Announces Guest Artists For THE LOVE GLOW
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2018

The Love Show, NYC's premier theatrical dance company, and special guests pay kick-ass homage to Liberty Belle, Zoya the Destroya, and all of the other heroes and heels of GLOW. Experience wrestling as you've never seen it before. Clotheslines and Kick lines! Suplexes and Soutenus! Boston Crabs and Bump 'n' Grind! Join us for one night only of piledriving dance, burlesque, comedy, and great, great music, as we turn back the clock to the '80s and transform LPR's stage into the squared circle of the Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling! (more...)

ERIC HUTCHINSON Teams with Billboard to Release New Single 'she could be the one'
by TV News Desk - Aug 16, 2018

Critically acclaimed and platinum-selling artist ERIC HUTCHINSON partnered with yesterday (8/15) to debut his new single 'she could be the one.' The upliftingly melodic and rhythmically driving song, available everywhere tomorrow, is from his upcoming MODERN HAPPINESS album that's out October 5. (more...)

San Francisco Gay Men's Chorus will Celebrate 40th Birthday with Weekend Extravaganza
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2018

In celebration of San Francisco Gay Men's Chorus' (SFGMC) 40th birthday, Artistic Director Dr. Timothy Seelig andExecutive Director Chris Verdugo announced today the full lineup of events that will take place during the weekend of October 26-28, 2018. (more...)

Watch IGGY POP Star in Death Valley Girls' Video for New Single, New Album DARKNESS RAINS Out 10/5
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2018

Los Angeles doom boogie/dystopian punk/occult glam rockers Death Valley Girls today announce their third studio album Darkness Rains, out October 5th on LP, CD, cassette and digital formats via Suicide Squeeze. The announcement arrives with the Iggy Pop-starring video for the fierce new single “Disaster (Is What We're After)” and the announcement of a 30-date US tour this fall. Album art, tracklist, tour dates, and more information below. (more...)

Courtney Barnett Shares HOUSES And CHARITY From Spotify Session
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2018

Today Courtney Barnett, one of the most acclaimed and exceptional artists of her generation, shares the latest fruits of her labor – a live version of “Tell Me How You Really Feel” favorite “Charity”, and a poignant and sublime cover of Elyse Weinberg's “Houses”. (more...)

Hoobastank To Launch Nationwide Fall Tour To Celebrate 15th Anniversary of Landmark Second Album THE REASON
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2018

Hoobastank To Launch Nationwide Fall Tour To Celebrate 15th Anniversary of Landmark Second Album THE REASON (more...)

Duo Neil Frances Announce LA Show At Moroccan Lounge
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2018

LA-based duo Neil Frances have announced a new headline date, playing Los Angeles' Moroccan Lounge on Saturday, September 22nd. Additionally, they will be supporting Poolside on a string of tour dates in August and September, making stops in Chicago, Vancouver, Brooklyn, and more. Recently the duo released their latest single 'Ask Me Anything' HERE as part of their upcoming Took A While EP to be released August 17th. (more...)

PRETTYMUCH Announce North American FUNKTION Tour
by TV News Desk - Aug 14, 2018

Today, hot new boy band PRETTYMUCH officially announce their fall North American headlining outing, the Funktion Tour. The band will be joined by special guest Gunnar Gehl on all dates. (more...)

Manchester Orchestra & The Front Bottoms Kick Off 2018 Tour With THE STUFFING At The Fox Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2018

Manchester Orchestra and The Front Bottoms kick off their 2018 tour with 'The Stuffing' - Manchester Orchestra's 9th annual Thanksgiving celebration - at Atlanta's Fox Theatre on Wednesday, Nov. 21 at 5 p.m. The performance will feature Saves The Day, Kevin Devine, O'Brother, Mighty, and others to be announced soon. 'The Stuffing' takes over the Fox Theatre auditorium and Egyptian Ballroom, with doors opening at 4 p.m. and the first band hitting the Egyptian Ballroom stage at 5 p.m. A more detailed schedule will be released at a later date. Performances will occur in both the auditorium and Egyptian Ballroom throughout the event. (more...)

6LACK Returns To Australia & New Zealand On World Tour For New Album 'East Atlanta Love Letter'
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2018

??????? Off the back of the huge announcement of his second record East Atlanta Love Letter, Frontier Touring and Illusive Presents are hyped to be bringing 6LACK back to Australia and New Zealand as part of his mammoth From East Atlanta, With Love world tour. (more...)

by Jon Bee - Aug 14, 2018

Icon. A word of only four letters, and yet it holds so much weight for many people. It is not hard to think of musical icons: Michael Jackson, Aretha Franklin, even Britney Spears. Among the elite is also Gloria Estefan, whose own personal life is on full display in the latest show to come to DCPA, On Your Feet! (more...)

Alison Arngrim and Carter Calvert to Lead Sharon Playhouse's ALWAYS...PATSY CLINE
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2018

Ted Swindley's hit musical Always...Patsy Cline closes out the 2018 mainstage season at the Sharon Playhouse in Sharon, CT. (more...)

BWW Review: GODLEY'S CREAM: 20 YEARS AND COUNTING, Counting House Ballroom
by Fraser MacDonald - Aug 13, 2018

Her set feels as intimate as speaking to her on a bus; there are no airs and graces. Godley is funny to the bones and her stories are gold. (more...)

Chamber Music Society Of St. Louis Announces 10th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2018

The tenth season of the Chamber Music Society of St. Louis (CMSSL) once again promises classical connoisseurs an international array of musical offerings along with a special gala celebration - 'Notes from Hollywood - The Sequel.'  St. Louis icon Ozzie Smith will join the festivities honoring Leonard on Monday, December 10 in the Sheldon Concert Hall.  Executive and Artistic Director, Marc Gordon is 'looking forward to our 10th Anniversary Season which holds a celebratory Gala in December, a number of events featuring students from CMSSL education programs, a new series of Saturday matinee concerts at the 560 Music Center and a look back to some of the more popular repertoire from previous seasons.' (more...)

BWW Review: ALWAYS...PATSY CLINE at Performing Artists Repertory Theatre Will Aways be a Favorite
by Christine Swerczek - Aug 13, 2018

ALWAYS…PATSY CLINE is running through August 19 at PART Theatre, 7400 Dodge St, Omaha. It's well worth a ticket, but get there early because it's already going to be solidly packed a good half hour before showtime. (more...)

FJK Dance Returns To NYC For Fifth Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2018

???????Fadi J. Khoury's FJK Dance will return to NYC for the company's FIFTH ANNIVERSARY SEASON with three premieres plus repertory on Thursday, September 13 (7pm) and Saturday, September 15 (7:30pm). Performances are part of the CUNY Dance Initiative and will take place at the Gerald W. Lynch Theater at John Jay College, 524 West 59th Street. Tickets are $25-$45 ($10 students), and available via (more...)

World Of Dance Stars And NYC Dance Company Headline DANCING UNDER THE STARS
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2018

Whenever co-producer Kim Delgrosso is interviewed for the annual Dancing Under The Stars at SCERA Shell Outdoor theatre, her excitement is usually evidenced by rapid-fire bursts of enthusiasm about the talent in Utah. (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: Go 'Behind the Curtain' with Emmy-Winning Composer Billy Goldenberg
by Behind the Curtain - Aug 12, 2018

He might have written 'Fifty Percent' but today we get one hundred percent of the Emmy Award winning composer, Billy Goldenberg, who has worked with everyone from Bea Arthur to Barbra Streisand, Elvis Presley to Mike Nichols, Diana Ross to Steven Spielberg. (more...)

BRIC Announces Programming For Milestone 40th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2018

BRIC, the pioneering NYC arts-and-media organization and leading presenter of free cultural programming in Brooklyn, announces programming for its milestone 40th Anniversary season at BRIC House (September 2018-May 2019)-the organization's award-winning 40,000SF Downtown Brooklyn home. The season at BRIC House-its first under newly appointed BRIC President Kristina Newman-Scott-highlights the central idea that has animated BRIC's identity from the very beginning: that to create the future we want to see, artists must be supported in their role as civic leaders and citizens must be empowered to speak in their own creative voice. The season also deepens the organization's inclusive approach to both local and global discussions, and the places where they intersect. (more...)

BWW Review: MSMT Brings Glitter of Hollywood's Golden Age to the Pickard Stage
by Carla Maria Verdino-Sllwold - Aug 10, 2018

As its main stage finale in this Diamond Jubilee season, Maine State Music Theatre chose to present the stage version of one of the most beloved musicals of all time, Singin' in the Rain. With its book by Betty Comden/Adolph Green, and songs by Nacio Herb Brown/Arthur Freed), based on the famed MGM musical, this iconic classic receives a production that recreates the glitter of Hollywood's Golden Age on a dazzlingly grand scale. MSMT's staging, directed/choreographed by Marc Robin, sparkles with the effervescence of fine champagne, bubbles with energy and originality, exudes sunshine and joy, and offers its audiences an exhilarating, entirely magical entertainment experience. (more...)

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