Crystal Clear


Westbeth Theatre

(New York, NY)
151 Bank Street
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2019
Longtime Mississippi Judge James D. Bell will celebrate the release of his newest mystery, Maximilian's Treasure, this November. Published by Sartoris Literary Group, Maximilian's Treasure will be released simultaneously in trade paper (ISBN: 978-0-578-56050-2, 354 pages, $21.95) and eBook ($8.95) editions and available wherever fine books are sold on November 15, 2019.
by TV News Desk - Sep 25, 2019
In honor of its 20th anniversary, The Roots' breakthrough fourth album Things Fall Apart is available once again via Geffen/Urban Legends. This melancholy gem of 2000s alternative hip-hop, originally released on MCA Records in 1999, has been freshly remastered and repressed in two lavish physical configurations, a standard black 3LP, a limited-edition crystal-clear 3LP as well as a digital collection, all to be released September 27.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 30, 2019
On Friday, November 15 at 8pm  Jane Lewis, originally from St Catharines and Toronto's Eve Goldberg invite local friends and fans to join their duo 'Gathering Sparks' in celebrating the St Catharines release of their new CD  a?oeAll That's Reala?? at the Niagara Artists Centre. 
by Maren Swenson - Oct 29, 2019
tah Repertory Theater and the new Noorda Theatre on the Utah Valley University Campus have teamed together this Halloween season to bring the cautionary tale of Sweeney Todd, Sondheim's reminder of what happens when a person's heart is guided completely by revenge. When the show was first announced, there was great excitement that Utah's own Will Swenson was going to take on the lead roll, however due to a schedule conflict, last month it was announced that he would be replaced by Broadway Alumni Jeff McCarthy. While I was initially disappointed, I did get the chance to see McCarthy as Officer Lockstock in Urinetown on Broadway, so I was intrigued to see what he could bring to the role of Sweeney.
by Jesse Griffith - Oct 1, 2019
I'm a complete sucker for a good horror story so I was very excited to review DRACULA. When I learned it was a slightly different take on the original I was concerned that it might be hard to follow or too long/too short, until I saw the name Steven Dietz. An outstanding playwright, Dietz's latest incarnation of the classic Dracula character is, well, outstanding.
by Jo Fisher - Oct 1, 2019
Almost twenty years after she charmed hearts on the big screen, Amélie is taking to the stage in a bid to change lives and spread joy in the smallest of ways, with the biggest of hearts.
by Stephen Mosher - Nov 5, 2019
Former resident of OZ and Disney, Ryan McCartan comes of age in his debut solo show, currently playing at Feinstein's/54 Below
by TV News Desk - Nov 11, 2019
Rising rap superstar Roddy Ricch has announced plans for his first ever epic North American headline tour – The Antisocial Tour. The dates begin Saturday, December 28that Los Angeles, CA's world famous Hollywood Palladium and then continue into February 2020. Artist pre-sales run Tuesday, November 12th from 10 am to 10 pm (local); Songkick pre-sales run Wednesday, November 13th from 10 am to 10 pm (local); Local pre-sales are scheduled for Thursday, November 14th from 10 am to 10 pm (local); General Admission sales follow on Friday, November 15th at 10 am (local).
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2019
The Old Red Lion Theatre has announced its summer season, which includes a revival from 1982 to celebrate its 40th anniversary, four new plays, plus Edinburgh Previews.
by Wesley Doucette - May 24, 2019
On This Side of the World, now playing at Access Theatre, has a cast that would make any production green with envy. From song to song they deliver both a technical high gloss and a go for broke sincerity. They perform with the conviction of actors who know that what they're undertaking is important and, indeed, it is. What is offered by this hour and a half long song cycle is a rare ground floor view of the lives of the Filipino community. However, this gloss doesn't just describe the technical quality of the musicianship of both the cast and orchestra, but also the manufactured sheen of the musical composition, which investigates little.
by TV News Desk - May 2, 2019
Kala festival's exploration of the glorious Albanian Riviera grows, with Hunee, Call Super, Jayda G, Kevin Saunderson, Hercules & Love Affair (DJ) and CC:DISCO! set to play DJ sets at the newly announced Secret Beach.
by Jay Irwin - May 15, 2019
Say what you want about Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber but at least he's consistent. Consistently borrowing from others as is evident in the most recent offering from the Paramount Theatre, 'his' musical version of the 2003 movie 'The School of Rock'. And while it has adorable kids, absolutely shredding it with their vocals and musical chops on stage, it also has utterly forgettable and repetitious songs (at least the ones actually written by Webber and lyricist Glenn Slater) and a lead who takes mugging to a whole new, annoying level.
by Jay Irwin - May 10, 2019
'Million Dollar Quartet', that Rock and Roll spectacular, has long held a special place in the hearts of Village Theatre patrons owing to it being one of those shows that made a name on Broadway after having its beginnings in the Village Originals workshops. Well, those prodigal sons (and daughter) have returned to Village's stage and this new cast, while still paying homage to the iconic characters, are definitely putting their own spin on the roles. And it amounts to a rockin' good time!
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2019
Vineyard Theatre announces that Tony Award winner Leslie Odom, Jr. (HAMILTON), Tony Award nominee Sarah Stiles (TOOTSIE), Ngozi Anyanwu (GOOD GRIEF), and Kathryn Erbe ('Law & Order: Criminal Intent'), and DJ Crystal Clear will join the line-up of stars set for the company's 2019 Gala fundraiser celebrating Tony, Olivier, Drama Desk, and Drama League Award nominated artist and Vineyard Board Member, Colman Domingo.
by Ben Rimalower - Mar 29, 2019
As I'm going through all my Gypsy CDs (yes, to ensure I have them all either on my hard drive or accessible in the cloud, before throwing them out), I'm finding myself weirdly most drawn to Tyne Daly's recording, from her Tony-winning performance in the 1989 revival. The thing is I know Tyne Daly, I mean I know her work. She's been a familiar and distinctive presence on stage and screen for as long as I can remember and I even have a few musical theater recordings featuring her singing, but hers is not a singing voice I live with on a LITERALLY daily basis like, say, Ethel Merman's, Angela Lansbury's, Bette Midler's, Bernadette Peters's or Patti LuPone's. So to me, Tyne Daly's Rose is a unique sound that I can only identify with Tyne Daly's Rose and, therefore, a character. For today, that's the Gypsy I most feel like listening to.
by Karen Bovard - Mar 28, 2019
Sometimes all the pieces come together: story, language, visuals, performance, staging.  That's the case with the superb production of the French classic CYRANO DE BERGERAC currently playing on the proscenium stage at the Guthrie.  Artistic director Joseph Haj first created his own adaptation in 2006, and he's tweaked it here. The result is quite faithful to the original but tighter, a little less flowery, and more in keeping with modern notions about female agency.
by TV News Desk - Mar 28, 2019
 IMAX Corporation (NYSE: IMAX) and Cinemark Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: CNK) today announced an expansion of the companies' partnership with the renewal of all Cinemark's existing IMAX locations and the installation of two IMAX® with Laser systems. Cinemark will add IMAX's new groundbreaking laser experience and 12-channel immersive sound system to a new IMAX® theatre to be located at the Cinemark complex in Daly City, California as well as upgrade the existing IMAX theatre at the Cinemark complex in Milford, Connecticut.
by TV News Desk - Mar 28, 2019
Underground visionary John Digweed continues his acclaimed 'Live In…' mix compilation series with 'Last Night at Output,' commemorating the ultimate closing set at the Brooklyn clubbing institution. Recorded live on New Year's Eve 2018, fans of John Digweed, underground dance music, the club, and those who were in attendance can now celebrate this night in dance music history with this special musical memento and collector's item. Featuring over 70 tracks played throughout the 10-hour set, the album will include tracks from Âme, Agoria, Cassy, Claude VonStoke, Dixon, François K, Hot Since 82, John Digweed, Laurent Garner, OXIA, Steve Bug, The Drifter, and many more. Out on Bedrock Records on May 3, 2019, the compilation album will be released in a limited edition 6xCD box set, 4-set vinyl package, and for the ultimate dance music collectors, an extremely limited signed and numbered vinyl release will be available, pre-orders are available now.
by TV News Desk - Mar 27, 2019
Los Angeles-based musican Wyndham has revealed his new single 'Time To Kill' from his his sophomore full-length solo album A Fistful Of Stars out April 12. The track premiered at Atwood Magazine and will be on all digital streaming services this Friday. About the song Wyndham says, 'I've spent allot of my life numbing myself to shut the world out...When I got sober a few years ago, that habit became crystal clear to me. This song is about that revelation, about upending and reframing old ideas and being honest when things are out of control, even if I'd like them to appear perfect. The production style feels lighter and more freewheeling for such a loaded idea, which was intentional too: I wanted to capture that tension between how things look and how they can feel. A Fistful Of Stars is available to pre-order now at Bandcamp.  
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2019
Spring has sprung, andWill Geer's Theatricum Botanicum is thrilled to announce its annual summer line-up of theater, music and performance in its unique and stunning outdoor setting in Topanga. The Summer 2019 Season will include six plays opening in rapid succession and performed in repertory throughout the summer, along with a host of satellite events.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2019
Joy Williams' new song, “When Does a Heart Move On” is out today. Listen HERE.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2019
The Little Prince will be playing at the Casino Theatre of Rolle Sept. 7-8.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2019
Great River Shakespeare Festival kicks off its 16th season at the end of June, producing Shakespeare's Macbeth and Cymbeline, as well as a world premiere adaptation of Carlo Goldoni's The Servant of Two Masters, Nilaja Sun's No Child..., and White Rabbit, Red Rabbit by Iranian playwright Nassim Soleimanpour.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2019
Today, New Orleans' beachy indie-Americana band Motel Radio have released a euphoric new songvideo “Ego Death” premiered by Medium. Complemented by the track's bright vocals and upbeat guitar riffs, the VHS style music video serves as a visual diary of the band's carefree moments traveling the open road, finding catharsis and joy in life with friends along the way. Previously, the band received acclaim from the likes of Ghettoblaster Magazine, The Vinyl District, and Offbeat Magazine with earnest yet tongue in cheek lead single, “Midnight”. The summery song is off their debut albumSiesta Del Sol due out July 12. 
by Aaron Wallace - Jun 24, 2019
For all my problems with GHOST: THE MUSICAL, Ghost remains an extremely compelling story. Its unusual blend of comedy, drama, horror, and romance is still striking on stage, and even though there were things I'd change, last night I texted a few friends and told them to be sure they see GHOST: THE MUSICAL while it's still at Theater West End, faults and all. I'm going to recommend the same to you...
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2019
With a bold voice and sultry track, country-pop artist Jordyn Stoddard released her melody-driven, self-penned “Bad Baby” TODAY. Produced by two-time Toronto Independent Music Award-winning Johnny Simmen, and co-written by Peyton Porter, “Bad Baby” is available on iTunes HERE, Spotify HERE and all other digital platforms HERE.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2019
One act and three actors, Crystal Clear is a raw and humbling examination of loss and our attempts to cope with it, exploring both human selfishness and our fundamental need for connection. It is both a delicate study of experiences of blindness and a vicious picture of love undone by fear and self-destruction. When Richard turns blind, consumed with impotent rage, he and Thomasina must confront the fundamental question of how their love will survive in a world made for the sighted.
by Gary Naylor - Jun 19, 2019
Adam Guettel's extraordinary music, wonderfully played by the Orchestra of Opera North, is the best reason to revive a show that is hobbled by a pedestrian book and awkward stereotypes.
by Christine Swerczek - Jun 16, 2019
Omaha's South High Magnet School with Rebecca Noble, curriculum specialist for Visual Performing Arts, has once again tackled a big story requiring cast diversity with abilities in dance, vocal, and acting.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2019
It all stems straight from the heart. Nashville-based songstress Lucie Silvas unapologetically personifies a spirit of freedom. Like a well-traveled rolling stone, her music threads together an Americana patchwork of retro-fitted pop and countrified rock, echoing sweet Motown soul, dripping dirty Delta blues, and reflecting Laurel Canyon bliss. However, her independence behind-the-scenes makes such sonic fearlessness possible in the first place.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2019
Ever After Music Festival celebrated its fifth anniversary this past weekend with over 32,000 attendees across 3 days, proving to be the largest edition in the festival's history. The festival saw a plethora of enhancements on all fronts including upgraded sound quality, stage developments, water supply, exclusive VIP benefits, and camping perks. Additionally, exclusive headlining performances from Kill the Snails, Excision & ILLENIUM made the festival the most expansive and immersive edition to date.
by Stephi Wild - Jul 29, 2019
Today's top stories: The Jonathan Larson Project celebrates its album release at Barnes and Noble, read the reviews for Into the Woods at the Hollywood Bowl, and more!
by Christine Swerczek - Jul 29, 2019
By the time you read this, you may have missed your chance to see Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST at the Ralston Community Theatre. You may have thought that it's a 'tale as old as time,' that you've seen several times, both on film and on stage. But this one may be different. This one felt more like home than a quiet village. The performers were familiar, the theater was in a local high school, and the audience...your friends and neighbors...were loving every minute. I especially enjoyed watching the face of a little girl dressed in her Belle costume completely entranced. Sometimes seeing something through the eyes of a child makes it new again.
by Jonathan Marshall - Jul 28, 2019
Art dealer Richard has a long-term partner named Jane. He has also entered into an affair with Thomasina, a blind woman. When he suddenly loses his sight, Richard's relationships with both women are tested as he struggles to make sense of his new reality. Returning to the home of its original run in 1982, this revival has been made accessible for visually impaired audience members.
by Lacey Cannon Gonzales - Jul 25, 2019
In short, THE LITTLE MERMAID taps into the magic of Disney and brings it to Central Texas. It offers family-friendly summer fun that is accessible to all.
by Barry Lenny - Jul 20, 2019
The performances of Karin Schaupp and Miles Johnston were outstanding.
by TV News Desk - Jul 19, 2019
After announcing her forthcoming debut album the masquerade, mxmtoonreturns with new single 'seasonal depression': a track that sees her tackling a complex issue with charm and honesty, all within the confines of a 3 minute song. She refers to her songwriting as 'rhyming diary entries', and it's this personal insight into her life and experiences that has built a remarkable bond between her and her fans.
by TV News Desk - Jul 12, 2019
This October Portland-based band Hustle And Drone will release their new album What An Uproar. Today, the band released the first single 'Stranger' from the forthcoming release. The track premiered at PopMatters and can also be shared at Spotify. About the song, PopMatters says, 'With crystal-clear lyrics, an infectious chorus and production that recalls the Top 40 glory of Howard Jones, Thomas Dolby, and others of their kind, 'Stranger' brings together progressive music with pop in a way that's insulting neither to the heart nor the intellect. We should be more than lucky to have Hustle and Drone around for years to come, making these sophisticated and alluring sounds.'Hustle And Drone's Ryan Neighbors adds, ''Stranger' is the product if toying around with and reversing some mellotron sounds and loops. The big influence on the drums was going for an 80's Phil Collins vibe. The lyrical content eludes to filling your voids with so much noise and busyness. Avoiding the issues that are painful for you until you eventually start to become somebody else. It gets you to a place that you no longer recognize who you are anymore.  You're more or less sharing your body and headspace with this other personality that is starting to take over.'
by Jessica Bowen - Aug 9, 2019
Like most things in New York City, one can judge the quality of something by how long it's been around. From restaurants to boutiques to shows, the power is in popularity and perseverance. Going strong on stage in NYC since 2007, the Gazillion Bubble Show has proven it has both, plus a little something extra: the ability to strike wonder.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2019
Westside audiences are in for a treat. Last season's acclaimed, Ovation recommended production of The Gin Game, directed byChristian Lebano at the Sierra Madre Playhouse, will be re-staged outdoors atWill Geer's Theatricum Botanicum, with real life husband and wife teamAlan Blumenfeld andKatherine James reprising their roles. With Lebano again at the helm,performances of D.L Coburn's Pulitzer Prize-winning two-hander will run Aug. 17 through Sept. 29 in Theatricum's intimate S. Mark Taper Pavilion.
by Marianka Swain - Aug 21, 2019
Robert Icke, an associate director at the Almeida for the past six years, bids farewell in typically bold and epic fashion with his latest contemporary update. Arthur Schnitzler's Professor Bernhardi, which premiered in 1912, has been skilfully reconfigured as an interrogation of 2019's preoccupation with 'identity'.  
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2019
Bristol Riverside Theatre will kick off its 33rd Season by putting God centerstage in the sinfully funny An Act of God by 13-time Emmy winner David Javerbaum. Seated at the staircase to Heaven, audiences will find national TV, film and comedy star Kim Wayans. The In Living Color alum, and a member of the famous Wayans family, will rule the universe in a new comedy penned by former The Daily Show with Jon Stewart writer Javerbaum. The play, which was a smash hit on Broadway, was based on Javerbaum's Twitter persona @TheTweetofGod, which now boasts six million followers. An Act of God is directed by BRT Founding Director Susan D. Atkinson. The show will run for 28 performances, from September 17 to October 13, 2019, with the press opening on Thursday, September 19 at 7:30pm. All performances are at Bristol Riverside Theatre in Bucks County, located at 120 Radcliffe Street. Tickets start at $43 and are available online at, at the theatre's box office, or over the phone at 215-785-0100.
by Keith Waits - Aug 19, 2019
In his opening night curtain speech, director Jeff Mangum referenced the Wayward Actors' Company 2018 production of Hand to God, which he also directed. David Ippolito's The Green Room is another unorthodox speculation about the contrast between the more inclusive Christian sects and their more extreme brethren.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2019
Legendary children's musician Laurie Berkner returns with her 13th album, Waiting For The Elevator, on October 4, 2019. The album brings together a scrumptious variety oif original, interactive songs that vividly define Laurie's signature style while introducing new voices, new learning play, and even a new language!
by Jenni Cypher - Apr 5, 2019
If you don't already have tickets to see the hottest show in town right now, get them today.  Now. You don't want to miss this national tour of LES MISERABLES presented by the Victoria Theatre Association at the Schuster Center.
by Sophia Lambton - Apr 28, 2019
Stupendous singing from a group of students battled old professionals who didn't dare reward risks.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2019
The Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra and Dutch National Opera have appointed a new Chief Conductor: Lorenzo Viotti. The 29-year-old conductor with Swiss and French dual nationality will take over in the 2021-2022 season. 'He is an inspirational conductor, who has shown himself more than worthy of the most prominent concert podia and opera houses', says Rob Streevelaar, managing director of the Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra. 'His deep understanding, passion and commitment for the stage coupled with his respect and love for the singers, provides a powerful combination of drama and music', adds Sophie de Lint, director of Dutch National Opera. Lorenzo Viotti will take over the baton from Marc Albrecht, who is stepping down at the end of next season.
by Shari Barrett - Apr 23, 2019
The much-anticipated touring Broadway production has finally landed at the Ahmanson! 'It is a great thrill to be bringing (our production) to theatre audiences across America and to be doing so with this exceptional cast of Broadway actors,” said James Lapine, director of the artistically beautiful touring company production, with mind-blowing choreography by Spencer Liff, and an astoundingly transformational set designed by David Rockwell lit to perfection by Jeff Croiter.
by Richard Sasanow - Apr 21, 2019
Mezzo Joyce DiDonato knows quite a bit about being Cinderella--after all, she's played the title characters in Rossini's CENERENTOLA and Massenet's CENDRILLON at the Met and other major opera houses. But it also appears she's a first-rate “fairy godmother,” as she proved with a group of emerging artists in a series of Master Classes in Carnegie Hall's Weill Music Room of the Resnick Education Wing last week.