Breaking Through

$47-$87

BREAKING THROUGH is told through the eyes of a young, talented singer/songwriter, as she tries to navigate the treacherous shark-filled waters of the music business. She embarks on a compelling journey to find her way back to her authentic self and in the process rediscovers the music that truly makes her alive. BREAKING THROUGH features a score by Emmy award-winning songwriter and producer Cliff Downs ("The Voice," "American Idol,"), and Katie Kahanovitz (Girls Night Out Pop Radio), with a book by Kirsten Guenther (Mrs. Sharp, 2008 Richard Rodgers Award-winner; the upcoming Benny and Joon). BREAKING THROUGH originated as a HOTHOUSE staged reading at The Pasadena Playhouse.

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Pasadena Community Playhouse

(Pasadena, CA)
39 S. El Molino Avenue
Pasadena, CA 91101
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by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2019
Ghosts and ghouls, witching hour approaches. Teddy Sourias and Craft Concepts Group - the creators of Philadelphia's Christmas Pop-up Bar - announces the opening of Nightmare Before Tinsel. Philadelphia's Halloween Pop-up Bar will take over the 100+ former jewelry store space at 116 S. 12th Street in Midtown Village. Among the ghosts that still haunt the space - including the ghosts of Tinsel's past - look for eerie ambiance, scary photo opps, witches bru cocktails, seasonal fall beers, costumed bartenders, and tons of frights and flights. Inside the new Halloween pop-up bar, look for a room of 1,001 eyes, fights inspired by Poe's Nevermore, a haunted coffin, zombie wall, custom retro ghost bar, giant spider web alley and more - plus of course lots of ghosts, ghouls, goblins, witches and spectres. Nightmare plans to creak open the doors in early October, with final details to be revealed soon. Stay tuned as Concept Group prepares to unleash your worst and best nightmare - in a fun and frightful new bar experience. 
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2019
Art House Productions has announced the 2019-2020 cohort of its INKubator Program. INKubator is a year-long generative process for a select group of 6 playwrights in residence at Art House Productions. This year's playwrights are Kev Berry, J. Julian Christopher, Alyssa Haddad, Christopher-Rashee Stevenson, Leila Teitelman, and Colin Waitt.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2019
Councilmember Gilbert A. Cedillo, First District, will present his 6th Annual FREE Latin Jazz & Music Festival on Saturday and Sunday, October 5 and 6, 2019 from 11:00 a.m. a?" 8:30 p.m. in Sycamore Grove Park, 4702 N. Figueroa Street (between Avenue 49 and Woodside Drive), Los Angeles, CA 90042. Learn more at https://www.facebook.com/events/2454782904739710/ or call 213-473-7001.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2019
Crystal Lisbon began and ended her time as artistic director of Hackmatack Playhouse directing her favorite shows. A longtime actor, director, and choreographer, Lisbon got to tackle a?oeWest Side Storya?? in 2015 during her first season directing at Hackmatack, a theater she had worked and performed at since she was 17. And last month, as she brought her time as artistic director to a close, Lisbon got to direct another longtime favorite, a?oePeter and the Star Catcher.a??
by TV News Desk - Sep 16, 2019
Sony/ATV Music Publishing has signed a worldwide deal to represent the entire song catalog of global superstar Rihanna
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2019
Keen Company Artistic Director Jonathan Silverstein today announced the cast for the first play of the new season, Keen's 20th: Paul O'Brien, Pamela Sabaugh and Tommy Schrider will star in Brian Friel's Molly Sweeney directed by Mr. Silverstein. 
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2019
Maiden Speech is a dynamic and exciting theatre festival that provides a much-needed platform to showcase the boldest new work from a new generation of theatremakers. Now in its third year, the festival returns for a third season with its most ambitious and varied programme yet, running for two weeks at Tristan Bates Theatre at The Actors Centre from Tuesday 5th November to Saturday 16th November 2019.
by TV News Desk - Oct 4, 2019
Dim Mak boss Steve Aoki joins Will Sparks on festival-ready single 'Send It.' By incorporating Aoki's vocals over a tech-leaning production, the duo bring a much welcomed update to the Melbourne Sound that Sparks helped establish.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 29, 2019
Theatre Row has announced the recipients of the first-ever Kitchen Sink Residency, its most ambitious initiative yet, designed to nurture smaller, emerging performing arts companies
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2019
Keen Company announces new accessibility programs for blind or low vision patrons for the acclaimed production of Brian Friel's Molly Sweeney starring Paul O'Brien, Pamela Sabaugh and Tommy Schrider, directed by Keen's Artistic Director Jonathan Silverstein. Performances for the limited Off-Broadway engagement of Molly Sweeney will continue through November 16th only. 
by TV News Desk - Oct 24, 2019
Breaking through the glass ceiling of dreamland and into a disorienting realm of nightmare noir, 'Will My Dreams Be Electric Tonight?' is the new cut from Leeds five-piece Household Dogs.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 23, 2019
Alessandra Corona Performing Works returns to the Theatre St. Jean Baptiste with a program of works by four choreographers: Alessandra Corona, Maiya Redding, Isaies Santamaria Perez, and Manuel Vignoulle, Saturday & Sunday, October 26 at 7:30 PM and October 27 at 6:30 PM
by TV News Desk - Oct 18, 2019
The Santa Barbara International Film Festival announced today the first wave of recipients to receive the Virtuosos Award presented by UGG®, an honor created to recognize a select group of talent whose noteworthy performances in film have elevated them into the national cinematic dialogue. Awkwafina (The Farewell), Taron Egerton (Rocketman), Florence Pugh (Midsommar), and Taylor Russell (Waves) will receive the award on Saturday, January 18th, which will be moderated for the tenth year by Turner Classic Movies host and IMDb special correspondent host Dave Karger. The tribute will take place at the historic Arlington Theatre during the 35th Santa Barbara International Film Festival.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2019
Alessandra Corona Performing Works returns to the Theatre St. Jean Baptiste with a program of works by four choreographers: Alessandra Corona, Maiya Redding, Isaies Santamaria Perez, and Manuel Vignoulle, Saturday & Sunday, October 26 at 7:30 PM and October 27 at 6:30 PM. 
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2019
Alessandra Corona Performing Works returns to the Theatre St. Jean Baptiste with a program of works by four choreographers: Alessandra Corona, Maiya Redding, Isaies Santamaria Perez, and Manuel Vignoulle, Saturday & Sunday, October 26 at 7:30 PM and October 27 at 6:30 PM. Part I of the performance will show works by choreographers Redding, Perez and Corona, each presenting a 10-minute vignette with the possibility of developing a future full production for Corona Performing Works. Part 2 features W2! (Women Too!), choreographed by noted choreographer Manuel Vignouelle.
by TV News Desk - Nov 7, 2019
Hip-hop sensation Lil Tecca joins MTV's SnowGlobe Music Festival lineup, North America's premiere New Year's destination experience, taking place in South Lake Tahoe, C.A. on Dec. 29-31, 2019. Lil Tecca also is a 2020 MTV PUSH Artist, taking over a full month during the first quarter of 2020, with exclusive performances, and custom never before seen content.
by Derek McCracken - Nov 10, 2019
Set in contemporary Ballybeg, Ireland, the image-laden story of MOLLY SWEENEY commands our attention as we listen closely to visualize what is being described to us from contrasting perspectives. In words and movement, the measured cadence of this economically directed nested narrative metes out minor revelations, each shedding a little more light on how agency and ambition create conflict in an ocularcentric society.
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2019
For the past 8 years, BREAKTHROUGHS FILM FESTIVAL (BFF) has been working towards its vision of a film industry that recognizes the value women, trans, and non-binary directors bring to filmmaking. They continue to provide clear opportunities for emerging filmmakers from these communities to have their voices heard. BFF proudly presents its 2019 programme, which consists of 23 short films that come in two parts: “The Power of Yet” on Friday, June 7th, and “It's Still You” on Saturday, June 8th, at the Royal Cinema in Toronto.
by BWW News Desk - May 29, 2019
Theater Breaking Through Barriers (Samuel D. Hunter's The Healing) kicks off its 40th Anniversary with the World Premiere of PUBLIC SERVANT by Bekah Brunstetter (NBC's Emmy-winning drama This Is Us and the just announced Oklahoma TV series). 
by BWW News Desk - May 28, 2019
(mostly)musicals is BACK with their 33rd edition, BODY Language (a cabaret for every BODY), on Monday June 3rd at the newly renamed Feinstein's at Vitello's! The evening will be in the capable HANDS of Gregory Nabours at the piano, and will feature performers you'll be HEAD over HEELS for, from Broadway and LA, singing songs about ANATOMY!
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2019
Theater Breaking Through Barriers (Samuel D. Hunter's The Healing) kicks off its 40th Anniversary season with the World Premiere of PUBLIC SERVANT by Bekah Brunstetter (NBC's Emmy-winning drama This Is Us and the just announced Oklahoma TV series). Directed by Geordie Broadwater, the production stars Chris Henry Coffey (Broadway's Bronx Bombers, David Schwimmer's Trust opposite Clive Owen and Viola Davis), Christine Bruno (Jose Rivera's adaption of The Maids, Bekah Brunstetter's Forgotten Corners of Your Dark, Dark Place with TBTB) and newcomer Anna Lentz in her Off-Broadway debut. The play is the second part of a trilogy of plays by Brunstetter that kicked off with The Cake in February at Manhattan Theatre Club. Previews for PUBLIC SERVANT begin May 25 at Theatre Row's Clurman Theatre with opening night on Thursday, June 6.
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2019
Theatre Row, the five-theatre Off-Broadway complex at 410 West 42nd Street, has recently undergone an extensive six-month renovation as part of a larger re-imagining of Theatre Row's role in the non-profit theater community.
by TV Scoop - May 22, 2019
Get all the scoop on Coming Up on a New Episode of THE BOLD TYPE, airing on FREEFORM on Tuesday, June 11, 2019!
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2019
From 4 to 8 June 2019, two outstanding dance companies from Flanders in Belgium will be performing at the Baxter Theatre Centre, following on from their successful seasons at the Klein Karoo Kunstefees in March and at the Market Theatre in Johannesburg at the end of May.
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2019
(mostly)musicals is BACK with their 33rd edition, BODY Language... an anatomically correct cabaret! The evening will feature Gregory Nabours at the piano, our open mic afterparty, and incredible performers from Broadway and LA singing songs about ANATOMY!
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2019
When describing vocalist and arranger Paul Jost, two words come to mind … “passionate” and “storyteller”. To Paul, each lyric offers a story, a message, and a vehicle to convey his own interpretation and message. While Paul is a multi-instrumentalist, composer and arranger, it's his vocal style that makes him standout. With his reputation as a vocalist growing, Paul has been filling rooms on the New York club scene as well as captivating audiences on festival stages both in the US and Europe.
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2019
With the summer rapidly approaching the selection of top comedy talent that are heading to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in August this year has been announced!
by Gary Naylor - Jun 21, 2019
Arthur Pita adapts Hans Christian Andersen's The Story of a Mother for Natalia Osipova and Jonathan Goddard in a contemporary dance work that is unblinkingly clear and ferocious in its storytelling.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 2, 2019
(mostly)musicals is BACK with their 33rd edition, BODY Language (a cabaret for every BODY), on Monday June 3rd at the newly renamed Feinstein's at Vitello's! The evening will be in the capable HANDS of Gregory Nabours at the piano and will feature performers you'll be HEAD over HEELS for, from Broadway and LA, singing songs about ANATOMY!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2019
Wendy Rowden, President of Building for the Arts, is pleased to announce new leadership at Theatre Row, the Off-Broadway complex at 410 West 42nd Street. Building for the Arts is the non-profit organization that administers and programs Theatre Row.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2019
FRIGID New York @ Horse Trade/New York Madness present this year's selection for the annual MadLab Reading: you're (no) good or a priori a posteriori by Nico Grelli. The reading will be on Sunday, June 30, 2019 at 8pm at The Kraine Theater (85 East 4th Street between 2nd Avenue and Bowery), directed by Nidia Medina. New plays by NYM Company which which developed from a short play written for NY Madness were eligible for the MadLab series.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2019
Jazz Philadelphia, the non-profit organization created to promote Philadelphia's thriving jazz scene and prolific jazz history, is proud to announce that two local artists have been selected to be among 17 U.S. bands representing the diversity of American music to embark on two-week international tours in 2019-2020 as part of the American Music Abroad (AMA) international cultural exchange. AMA, created in 1957, is an initiative of the U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, implemented by the Association of American Voices. AMA fosters cross-cultural connections while showcasing America's rich and diverse musical traditions to a global audience. 
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2019
5th Wall Theatre, the award-winning professional theatre dedicated to breaking through boundaries, will open its seventh season this fall with a?oeLost Boy Found in Whole Foodsa?? by Tammy Ryan. This powerful and timely play about immigration, human need, and human aid kicks off a four-show subscription season in October.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2019
Comedian, author and, most recently, idiot who agreed to be tortured on I'm A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here!, Shappi Khorsandi is a woman of many parts. But live comedy is where she's in her element, and following her brilliant spring tour and limited 7 night run at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in August she is delighted to be extending her tour into the autumn with a handful of new dates.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2019
The Alliance of Resident Theatres/New York in partnership with The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation announce the recipients of the New York Theater Program (NYTP) for the July 1, 2019, to June 30, 2022 funding cycle.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2019
(mostly)musicals is PANTING to tell you about our NEXT edition - DOG DAYS of Summer (an off-the-leash cabaret) on Monday, 8.12.19!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2019
After teaming up with Armada Music last year for the release of his 'Turn Around' bootleg, Youngr is back on the Amsterdam-based record label to make even more magic happen. Today, the incredibly talented multi-instrumentalist not only dropped his new single 'Nightcrawling', but also signed an exclusive deal with the label, tying him to the imprint for the release of many more brilliant songs.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2019
Set within Supersense, Art Centre Melbourne's three-day festival of ecstatic performance curated by Sophia Brous, sits Supersense MINIMAL - a program of master artists from across 20th century performance mining worlds of intense sonic beauty, contemplation and sublime minimalism.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2019
Jazz Philadelphia, the non-profit organization created to promote Philadelphia's thriving jazz scene and prolific jazz history, is proud to announce that two local artists - Paul Jost and Laurin Talese -- have been selected to be among 17 U.S. bands representing the diversity of American music to embark on two-week international tours in 2019-2020 as part of the American Music Abroad (AMA) international cultural exchange. AMA, created in 1957, is an initiative of the U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, implemented by the Association of American Voices. AMA fosters cross-cultural connections while showcasing America's rich and diverse musical traditions to a global audience.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2019
Theatre Row, a program of Building for the Arts, has long provided a home in the Theater District to nonprofit theaters without a home of their own. To support the next generation of artists, Theatre Row is launching its most ambitious initiative yet: the Kitchen Sink Residency, designed to nurture smaller, emerging performing arts companies.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2019
These previously unreleased live and studio sessions are a loose exercise in spontaneity, and sheer art, which has been lost in the mists of time. Geronimo Black, a truly underrated band from Los Angeles, had existed long before its self-titled debut album released officially by UNI Records in February 1972. 
by TV News Desk - Aug 30, 2019
Dance music innovator Alok has collaborated with UK artist Harrison on Swedish House Mafia-inspired new single 'Tell Me Why', out now via Alok's own CONTROVERSIA imprint.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2019
The Friends of Janie Martinez Executive Council present: Janie Martinez Life Celebration Memorial to honor her life and work. The evening will feature tribute performances by: Kira, Suzan Perry, Nilsa Reyna, Bryn Packard, and others. The celebration will take place on September 7, 2019, from 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm at El Cortez in Bushwick, located at 17 Ingraham Street, Brooklyn, NY 11206. Tickets are free, but an RSVP is highly recommended as space is limited. Please guarantee your seat at: Janie Martinez Life Celebration Memorial, Pioneer of Body Positivity Icon Eventbrite.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2019
Exciting Italian DJ and producer Simone Liberali continues his ascent through the ranks with grooving new EP 'Landslide', released via Nic Fanciulli's Saved Records label.  
by Peter Nason - Apr 27, 2019
It's technically so strong that sometimes you forget it's a high school musical that you're watching!
by TV News Desk - Apr 26, 2019
Breaking through the pack, the ambitious new series 'Just Roll With It' blends improvisational comedy with a family sitcom to seize an audacious opportunity that allows the studio audience to vote on the direction of key scenes, throughout the filming, while the actors are backstage. When the actors return to the stage, they have no idea what's coming at them. A feat of planning and physical production each episode, the comedy series was created and is executive produced by Adam Small and Trevor Moore (Disney's 'Walk the Prank') with a production crew led by Skot Bright (Disney's 'Walk the Prank'). 'Just Roll With It' will be previewed FRIDAY, JUNE 14 (9:45-10:15 p.m. EDT/PDT), before its official premiere WEDNESDAY, JUNE 19 (8:00-8:30 p.m. EDT/PDT), on Disney Channel and DisneyNOW.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2019
Theater Breaking Through Barriers (Samuel D. Hunter's The Healing) kicks off its 40th Anniversary season with the World Premiere of PUBLIC SERVANT by Bekah Brunstetter (NBC's Emmy-winning drama This Is Us and the just announced Oklahoma TV series).
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2019
The Off-Broadway Alliance, the organization of Off-Broadway producers, theaters, general managers, press agents, and marketing firms, will hold the next event in its Seminars series focused on the Off-Broadway producing process on Saturday, May 4, 2019.
by Rona Kelly - Apr 17, 2019
Taking us through the gamuts A to Z of 'I'm Still Here', Tracie Bennett and Nigel Lilley breakdown the demands, delivery and tiny details of the number.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2019
On April 26 Hembree will release their album House On Fire. You can stream the albumHERE and downloads are available upon request. Hembree will be touring the US (dates to be announced soon) and their bio is below.