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Best of Both Worlds - 2004 - Off-Broadway


WP Theater

(New York, NY)
2162 Broadway at 76th Street
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 4, 2020
Renowned producer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and sideman Dirk Powell is releasing his first album on Compass Records today. WHEN I WAIT FOR YOU, included in NPR New Music Friday's “New and Notable” releases today, confirms why Powell has achieved near legendary status in the international roots music scene. While his bonds with Louisiana and with the mountains of Kentucky are unmistakable, so is his far-reaching vision and ability to translate the essence of tradition for modern audiences that need the timeless and sustaining messages that tradition brings.
by Sarah Jae Leiber - Sep 3, 2020
Australian singer/songwriter Nick Kingswell sold his house and belongings and moved to London in an effort to push his music career.
by Bella Bevan - Sep 23, 2020
The live-streamed production of Jason Robert Brown's Songs For A New World that we enjoyed during lockdown is now coming to the stage, with two socially distanced shows at the London Palladium on 11 October. Rachel Tucker, who is known for Come From Away and Wicked amongst an impressive list of West End and Broadway credits, plays Woman 2 in this contemporary musical song cycle.
by Stephi Wild - Sep 21, 2020
The world's largest dance festival, there's nothing that can match a trip to Electric Daisy Carnival.
by Ingrid Settem - Sep 20, 2019
Skedsmo Amateur Theatre (SKAT) is celebrating its 30th anniversary with a brand new production of “Legally Blonde” where the acting and enthusiasm of the performers is truly evident. It is time for the Norwegian musical theatre scene as a whole to be given more attention from politicians, as well as potential sponsors and investors, so that more people could get a chance to see performances like this.
by Marina Kennedy - Sep 14, 2020
Get ready to meat your match with South Florida's juiciest burger creations. See the list below for a list of mouthwatering burgers that stack up against the rest. It's a food holiday that everyone can enjoy!
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 11, 2020
Australian singer/songwriter Nick Kingswell sold his house and belongings and moved to London in an effort to push his music career. Drawing on his memories of Australia's oceans, beaches and open landscapes, Kingswell runs these through the gritty filter of London's big city. His music delivers a cinematic feel, layered with dynamic movement and intricate guitars, all tempered with a deep emotionality.
by Stephi Wild - Sep 11, 2019
Aliante Casino + Hotel + Spa is bringing top entertainment to Access Showroom in October, including highly-acclaimed comedian, actor and impressionist Frank Caliendo. October entertainment will also include free live performances at Aliante's fine dining destination, MRKT Sea & Land.
by Marina Kennedy - Oct 6, 2021
We had the pleasure of interviewing Victor Dedushaj about his career in mixology and Benjamin Restaurant Group.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 6, 2020
F Creations has announced the South African debut of (extra)ordinary, (un)usual. This production is a hybrid creation, bringing together elements of theatre and film into one finished product. It will be available for streaming via Quicket for the month of October.
by Michael Major - Oct 4, 2021
Crossover country and southern pop recording artist Brei Carter is excited to release her new music video today for “Gave Him a Girl,” a song which she proudly embraces her southern country roots.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 30, 2019
Circle in the Square Theatre School, the only professional actor training program affiliated with a Broadway theatre, is has announced it is now accepting applications for its new and exciting B.F.A. in Theatre and Musical Theatre in conjunction with Eckerd College in St. Petersburg, Florida.
by Kaitlin Milligan - Oct 24, 2019
Screenvision Media, a national leader in cinema advertising, launches the Smart Network today, creating an entirely new digital playing field for advertisers. Fueled by Movie Pixel technology, the Smart Network is integrated across their 15,000 nationwide screens in more than 2,300 theatres.
by Stephen Mosher - Oct 22, 2019
Acclaimed actress Mare Winningham is months away from opening on Broadway in The Girl From the North Country. What better time to bring her own brand of folk rock country music to New York City, and in a room as beautiful as the one at The Cafe Carlyle?
by Stephi Wild - Oct 1, 2021
Smuin’s joyful holiday tradition returns to spread yuletide cheer with its signature showcase of classical and contemporary dances set to delightfully festive tunes. The Christmas Ballet will kick off the holidays with two acts featuring the best of both worlds: beautiful classical ballet set to beloved carols, and red-hot contemporary numbers set to pop favorites.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 7, 2019
First Stage, one of the nation's leading theaters for young people and families, will share with Milwaukee audiences ELF - The Musical this holiday season. Based on the beloved 2003 New Line Cinema film written by David Berenbaum, which featured Will Ferrell as Buddy the Elf, with Book by Thomas Meehan and Bob Martin, Music by Matthew Sklar, Lyrics by Chad Baguelin and Directed and Music Direction by Jeff Schaetzke, this hit Broadway musical features catchy tunes, high-energy dance numbers and plenty of holiday joy.
by Stephi Wild - Nov 25, 2020
Smuin kicks off the holiday season with the first-ever virtual edition of its ever-popular The Christmas Ballet program.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 15, 2019
On Saturday November 16th, at Temple Emeth in Teaneck New Jersey, veteran Actor Richard E. Waits will play 'Tevye' in a truncated version of the beloved Musical 'Fiddler On The Roof' as a pre-show presentation to the documentary film 'Fiddler: A Miracle of Miracles.'
by David Clarke - May 5, 2020
To dig deeper into Bandits on the Run's 'Love in the Underground' short film, which stars Broadway veterans Jason Gotay and Michael Hartung, we sat down to talk with the band members and the video's choreographer Lane Halperin. We dive into what inspired the spirited and heartfelt song, the visually appealing and romantic choreography, and more.
by Sarah Jae Leiber - May 17, 2021
In each episode, Breegan speaks to the affianced to find out how much money each wants to spend. One wants to splash out big bucks on the wedding for a large venue or an elaborate dinner, while the other wants to invest in an ideal home that checks every box on their wish list.
by A.A. Cristi - May 14, 2020
The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center (CMS) announces CMS Front Row, eight weeks of free, curated, at-home programming beginning May 17.
by Stephi Wild - Mar 1, 2021
The 16th Arthur Rubinstein International Piano Master Competition, under the artistic direction of Ariel Cohen, will be held this year, from 31 March to 3 May 2021.
by Student Blogger: Cassie Maurer - Jun 17, 2020
In the heart of the South Carolina Lowcountry each summer, there exists a place of creativity, growth, and passion. This place is called the Southeastern Summer Theatre Institute, or SSTI for short.
by Gil Kaan - Jun 16, 2021
Sandra Tsing Loh streams her 2015 comedic hit THE BITCH IS BACK for The Broad Stage, beginning June 23, 2021. This streaming performance of THE BITCH IS BACK recorded live will be complemented with added live talkbacks featuring special guests Marlo Thomas, Caroline Aaron, Marilu Henner, Melanie Mayron and JoBeth Williams. The ever-industrious Sandra made some time between frequent COVID-safe book-signing/lawn parties to answer a few of my queries.
by A.A. Cristi - Jul 8, 2021
New Orleans' famous World of Wings will fly the coop and head north to Philadelphia this summer as the start of a major national expansion. Ballard Brands teams up with Garces restaurants for a new ghost kitchen that will operate out of The Olde Bar in Old City District. For Philly's wing lovers, this unique partnership is a win-win that combines the best of both worlds.
by Nicole Rosky - Jul 6, 2021
Rogue Theater Festival is back this year to make a wave with brand new works and playwrights! After the success of their hybrid festival last year, Rogue is excited to dive in head first and give three times as many talented writers the opportunity to showcase their work! Check out the interview below (with founder Allison Hohman, plus three playwrights) for a sneak peek!
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 29, 2020
Following the success of its popular virtual series From Our HeARTS to Your Homes, Arts Garage has announced a brand new, professionally produced music series for homebound entertainment fans missing that unique live concert experience.
by Sarah Jae Leiber - Jul 21, 2021
“Shoulders” touches on the highs and lows of this journey, and how at times it can be frustrating to be an outsider to trendy circles, but in the end, doing it your own way has the biggest rewards.
by Gil Kaan - Jul 17, 2021
After many online shows these past pandemic months, The Groundlings will present their first LIVE show GROUNDLINGS LIGHTS UP July 23, 2021.  Got the chance to pick the witty brain of Groundlings main company member Lisa Schurga on her life with The Groundlings.  
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 15, 2020
Your favorite Broadway stars have been stuck indoors for the past several months just like us. As much as we're craving connection and live entertainment from these performers, playwrights, choreographers, and more, they're eager to share talents -- from singing and dancing to mental health -- with all of you.
by Caroline Cronin - Jul 14, 2020
Fans of Jason Robert Brown will be embracing the opportunity to witness a fresh production of Songs From A New World. It was last performed in the UK way back in 2015 - when The Other Palace was known as St James Theatre - and had an impressive cast of Jenna Russell, Cynthia Erivo, Dean John Wilson and Damian Humbley. Songs For A New World is Brown's first musical, and Lambert Jackson Productions is bringing it back to the masses with a new isolated production starring Rachel John, Cedric Neal, Rachel Tucker and Ramin Karimloo.
by Marina Kennedy - Jan 20, 2020
Paper Mill Playhouse is presenting 'Unmasked: The Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber' from Thursday, January 30 through Sunday, March 1. The show features music by Andrew Lloyd Webber and is written by Richard Curtis. It is directed and choreographed by JoAnn M. Hunter with musical direction by Sam Davis. had the opportunity to interview Andrew Kober who is performing in 'Unmasked.'
by Sarah Jae Leiber - Jan 17, 2020
After the success of their latest singles “Faded” and “La Passion”, the multi-platinum selling DJ and producer Martin Jensen has teamed up with Stefy De Cicco and Ben Hamilton again to deliver a compelling rework of Kid Cudi's smash “Day'N'Nite”, which is now available to stream across all platforms.
by Kaitlin Milligan - Jan 15, 2020
Leading Chinese event promoters Brotherhood Music China (BHM) today confirmed the inaugural edition of a major new player in the global festival calendar, the C.E.A. (Charming Eastern Awakening) Festival. 
by Abigail Charpentier - Feb 7, 2020
Acclaimed guitarist Chase Bryant will bring his country hits to Access Showroom at Aliante Casino + Hotel + Spaon Friday, March 13. March entertainment will also include free live performances at Aliante's fine-dining destination MRKT Sea & Land throughout the month.
by Rob Lester - Feb 20, 2020
Barb Jungr, Lea DeLaria, Karen Oberlin, Marissa Mulder...Each of these female vocalists had plenty to say about love and made some 20th century popular music their own, each in her own quite original way.
by A.A. Cristi - Feb 18, 2020
a?oe1776a?? is now on sale at the Ahmanson Theatre. Directed by Tony Award winner Diane Paulus and featuring a book by Peter Stone with music and lyrics by Sherman Edwards, a?oe1776a?? will begin a pre-Broadway engagement at the Ahmanson from July 21 through August 23, 2020.
by Sarah Jae Leiber - Feb 16, 2021
Nate Wooley (b.1974) was born in Clatskanie, Oregon and began playing trumpet professionally with his father, a big band saxophonist, at the age of 13.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 16, 2021
On Friday, April 16, 2021, trumpeter and composer Nate Wooley will release Mutual Aid Music. Mutual aid points to the concept of community action and the human drive to provide succor to our fellow humans. Mutual aid is the primary ethic of an anarchistic utopia in which each knows what they have, and is honest about what they need.
by A.A. Cristi - Dec 7, 2020
Nodding to the unique holiday circumstances of 2020, the Civic Theatre Guild  will present “It's a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play,” set to live-stream into homes Dec. 11-13. 
by Mike Noland - Dec 14, 2019
Amanda Fallon Smith shares her journey from farm girl to Wicked cast.
by TV News Desk - Aug 9, 2021
The song “Shoulders' was officially released on July 21st and has since amassed over 1,000,000 streams and become the first song inside the top 40 at Active Rock radio in the band’s history, currently sitting at #31 with a bullet.
by Stephi Wild - Aug 9, 2019
The UK première of the hit Off-Broadway musical SHIDA, written and performed by Jeannette Bayardelle, is today announced. The award-winning production, directed by Andy Sandberg, opens at The Vaults on 13 September, with previews from 11 September, and runs until 13 October.
by Stephi Wild - Aug 4, 2021
The MakeSpace Residencies offer emerging South Australian artists an extraordinary opportunity to develop new work. The four artists will be paired with mentors, provided free use of ActNow’s CBD venue, MakeSpace, along with a stipend and additional funds to support collaboration with artists of their own choosing and/or equipment and any additional production costs.
by A.A. Cristi - Aug 26, 2019
a??a??a??a??a??a??a??Cannery Casino Hotel will bring celebrated entertainers to The Club in September, featuring performances by R&B group The Whispers with special guest The Emotions, a?oeThree Lock Box a?" Tribute to Sammy Hagar,a?? a?oeQueen Nation a?" A Tribute to the Music of Queen,a?? alternative rock band 10,000 Maniacs and rock group Patty Smyth and Scandal. Guests can also enjoy free live entertainment at The Club's Free Show Fridays and Pin-Ups Bar all month long.
by A.A. Cristi - Aug 18, 2020
When you think of 'funk' music, names like George Clinton, Bootsy Collins and Rick James immediately come to mind. When Washington state's music scene is mentioned, particularly Seattle's, names like Hendrix, Nirvana and Heart are usually thought of. Texas native and Washington resident, Billy Ray Rock is blending the best of both worlds, cultivating his own unique and memorable sound: 'Ghetto Rock.'
by Courtney Symes - Aug 17, 2019
In the Heights-it's the show that brought Lin-Manuel Miranda fame, before Hamilton catapulted him into the stratosphere of Broadway legends. In 2008, In the Heights was nominated for thirteen Tony Awards and won four, including Best Musical. Broadway at Music Circus has gathered a cast that combines years of experience in this show, from Broadway to Westport to the national tour. Doreen Montalvo, who is playing Camila in this production, was with the show from 2002-2011 in a variety of roles. As an indisputable Washington Heights expert, she was the natural choice to interview about the show that Sacramento has been waiting to see.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 22, 2021
Project Mercury, an audio play anthology series from NYC’s Off Broadway Chatillion Stage Company, presents the world premiere of Deception, a new psychological thriller.  The play features an all-star cast headed by Jason O’Connell. 
by Peter Nason - Apr 22, 2020
BWW Reviewer Peter Nason chooses the best TV episodes from the 1950's to 2020; see if your favorites made the list!
by A.A. Cristi - Apr 15, 2021
Celebrating National Poetry Month, Mad Cow Theatre releases Poetry Out Loud, the sixth streaming on-demand video of its online series, Bringing Home the Herd.