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by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2018
The Devil Makes Three has announced an extensive North American tour for 2018 with tickets on sale now HERE. The 23-show run will kick-off in Madison, WI on January 10 and hit major cities throughout Canada and the American Midwest, Northeast, and Southeast, ending in Dallas, TX on February 10.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2017
General Director and CEO Deborah Sandler today announced Arias and Barcarolles The Bernstein Songbook will continue the 2017-2018 Explorations Series, Sat., Oct. 14 at 7:30 at the Grace and Holy Trinity Cathedral (415 W. 13th St., Kansas City, MO 64105).
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2017
The New Amsterdam Singers will celebrate 50 years of leadership under its Music Director Clara Longstreth in the 2017 18 season, with three sets of concerts and three world-premiere commissioned works.
by TV News Desk - Oct 7, 2015
ESPN Films' Peabody and Emmy Award-winning 30 for 30 documentary series returns with “Trojan War” on Tuesday, Oct. 13, at 9 p.m. ET on ESPN.
by Jeffrey Ellis - Oct 4, 2019
Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, the 1982 stage musical borne of the 1954 film treatment based on a story by Stephen Vincent Benet, doesn't hold up as well in 2019 as many classic musical theater titles a?" what with its sexist storyline, ersatz score that longs to remind us of something by Rodgers and Hammerstein, and its meandering plot a?" but make no mistake about it: The production of Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, now onstage through this weekend at Smyrna's Springhouse Theatre Company is mighty entertaining, thanks to Paula K. Parker's talented cast who bring the show to life with vigor and commitment.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 31, 2017
The New Amsterdam Singers (NAS) celebrating 50 years of leadership under Music Director Clara Longstreth, launches its 2017-18 season with a program titled Sing, Sing Ye Muses, featuring a world premiere-NAS commission by Carol Barnett.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2018
New Amsterdam Singers (NAS), led by Music Director Clara Longstreth, launches its 2018-19 season with a program of little-known psalm settings, most written for double chorus, by composers from different centuries. They include Bach, Schein, Schutz, Wesley, Viadana, and Vaughan Williams. The concerts will take place
by TV News Desk - Oct 13, 2015
ESPN Films' Peabody and Emmy Award-winning 30 for 30 documentary series returns with “Trojan War” tonight, Oct. 13, at 9 p.m. ET on ESPN.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 12, 2018
The Watson Twins' anticipated new album, DUO, is out today with distribution from The Orchard/Think Indie. Purchase/stream HERE.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2019
New Amsterdam Singers, led by Music Director Clara Longstreth, will launch its 2019a?"20 season with A Century of A Cappella Gems, anchored by a major work, the Mass for a cappella double chorus by the Swiss composer Frank Martin (1890-1974). The two concerts will be performed Friday, December 13, 2019, at 8:00 p.m., and Saturday, December 14, 2019, at 4:00 p.m. at Broadway Presbyterian Church, 114th Street and Broadway.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2016
Coming off their second win for Outstanding Theatre of The Year from the Gregory Awards, Sound Theatre Company announces their most compelling and relevant season to date.
by TV News Desk - May 3, 2019
The Head And The Heart have shared the stunning “People Need a Melody,” the third track from their forthcoming album Living Mirage out May 17th via Warner Bros.Records / Reprise Records . Listen to the track below!
by TV News Desk - May 10, 2019
The Head and The Heart's newest albumLiving Mirage is due out next Friday, May 17th on Warner Bros. Records / Reprise Records.  In anticipation of the release, the band announced an intimate, fan-focused release day show at New York's legendary Bowery Ballroom with tickets on sale NOW. Front and Center will film the performance for an upcoming episode airing this summer on public television. This show is ahead of their previously announced headlining Forest Hills Stadium show slated for June 23rd.
by - May 1, 2019
Check out the latest in upcoming releases of Broadway and theatre related CDs for May, 2019.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2017
Colorado Blues Society 2016 'Best Blues Band' winner,  Michael Hornbuckle, embarks this month on his 'Soul Repo' Tour in support of the Denver-based artist's latest album of the same name, with a performance locally at the Soiled Dove, 7401 E. 1st Ave., Saturday, March 18. Doors 7:00pm, Showtime 8:00pm. Tickets $12.-$15. Minors under 21 admitted with parent or legal guardian. Info: (303) 830-9214 or http://www.tavernhg.com/soiled-dove. Davy Knowles also performs.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2019
In the second concert of its 51st season, New Amsterdam Singers (NAS) will perform Brahms's popular Zigeunerlieder (Gypsy Songs), along with choral works by Haydn, Mendelssohn, Wolf, and recent pieces by contemporary American composers Carol Barnett and Robert S. Cohen. The concert will take place Today, March 8, 2019, at 8:00 p.m., at Broadway Presbyterian Church, Broadway at 114th Street.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 5, 2015
The Tribeca Film Festival (TFF), presented by AT&T, today announced its feature film selections in the Spotlight, Midnight, and Special Screening sections as well as work in progress screenings. The 14th edition of the Festival will take place from April 15 to April 26 in New York City.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2019
The guest lineups for the upcoming episodes of Live from Here with Chris Thile in Dallas onApril 6, New York on April 13 & 20 and Nashville on April 27 are set, featuring The Head and The Heart, Sara Bareilles, The Milk Carton Kids, Josh Ritter, Cécile McLorin Salvant, Esperanza Spalding, Del McCoury Band and more. See below for full details on this season's schedule.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2019
In celebration of their recently announced album, Living Mirage, The Head And The Heart will perform a special intimate sold out concert for fans at The Belasco in Los Angeles this Thursday, March 21st. For fans unable to attend, the band will be livestreaming the whole show beginning at 8:30pm PT on The Head And The Heart's Facebook, Twitter and YouTube as well as Live Nation's Facebook page.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2015
Heartbeat Opera is a new company intent upon re-imagining opera in intimate spaces for a new generation. Employing a minimalism that allows the emotional integrity of the music to shine through, the company's work focuses on the body of the singer and the visceral power of the music. Co-Artistic Directors Louisa Proske and Ethan Heard, who trained together in the Directing program at the Yale School of Drama, are committed to nurturing the actor in every singer they work with. The company creates productions of classics and new pieces that are daring and visceral—productions that manifest the emotional grandeur and theatrical power of opera with minimal means. Heartbeat's one-act festival presentation of György Kurtág's Kafka-Fragments, directed by Heard, and the New York premiere of Jacques Offenbach's Daphnis & Chloé, in a new English translation directed by Proske, marks this young company's debut. Heartbeat Opera's resident music ensemble Cantata Profana, described by The New York Times as “a stylish early music ensemble,” will provide musical accompaniment.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2019
Liba Vaynberg's award-winning solo play Scheiss Book: 6 Words for My Condition will return for three benefit nights at the Wild Project on 4/2, 4/7 and 4/9 in collaboration with Fault Line Theatre and Wheelhouse Theatre. Winner of the Backstage Magazine Audience Choice Award and Best One-Woman Show at the United Solo Festival with a record-breaking number of encores and subsequent productions at Dixon Place and Stonewall Inn, Scheiss Book is a solo show for people who hate solo shows. Relatives who survived the Holocaust are mentioned only for comedic purposes. 
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2015
Heartbeat Opera is a new company intent upon re-imagining opera in intimate spaces for a new generation. Employing a minimalism that allows the emotional integrity of the music to shine through, the company's work focuses on the body of the singer and the visceral power of the music. Co-Artistic Directors Louisa Proske and Ethan Heard, who trained together in the Directing program at the Yale School of Drama, are committed to nurturing the actor in every singer they work with. The company creates productions of classics and new pieces that are daring and visceral—productions that manifest the emotional grandeur and theatrical power of opera with minimal means. Heartbeat's one-act festival presentation of György Kurtág's Kafka-Fragments, directed by Heard, and the New York premiere of Jacques Offenbach's Daphnis & Chloé, in a new English translation directed by Proske, marks this young company's debut. Heartbeat Opera's resident music ensemble Cantata Profana, described by The New York Times as “a stylish early music ensemble,” will provide musical accompaniment.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2017
June is swinging at Blue Note Hawaii, the state's premier venue for the world's most celebrated artists, kicking off with the Squirrel Nut Zippers, George Kuo, Henry Kapono, Keller Williams, Livingston Taylor, Capleton & The Prophecy Band and multi GRAMMY Award-winners Manhattan Transfer, back by popular demand.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2017
Washington National Opera (WNO) announces the roster of emerging artists engaged for the 16th season of its Domingo-Cafritz Young Artist Program, which begins in September.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2015
New York Festival of Song returns to the peace and natural beauty of the North Fork of Long Island to launch the 2015-16 NYFOS Emerging Artists series with a residency and pair of performances: Sunday, August 23, 2015, 5:00 p.m. at Poquatuck Hall in Orient, NY and Saturday, August 22, 2015, 5:00 p.m. at Christ Episcopal Church in Bellport, NY.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2017
Sound Theatre Company presents GOBLIN MARKET a musical based on the poem by Victorian era poet Christina Rossetti, by Polly Pen and Peggy Harmon.
by TV News Desk - Jul 23, 2019
The Head and The Heart's “Missed Connection” has secured the #1 position at Commercial Radio on the Mediabase and Billboard alternative charts, already having achieved #1 on the AAA chart. “Missed Connection” is the lead single from Living Mirage, the band's fourth full-length album, released on Warner Bros. Records / Reprise Records to critical praise earlier this year. This marks the band's second #1 at Alternative, having previously landed the position for “All We Ever Knew” (Signs of Light), which also held the #1 spot at AAA for nine straight weeks in 2016. This win caps a monumental week including two SOLD OUT shows at the legendary Red Rocks Amphitheatre that were live streamed via nugs.tv. 
by TV News Desk - Jul 17, 2019
Earlier this year The Head and The Heart released their newest album Living Mirage on Reprise Records / Warner Records to critical praise. The first single “Missed Connection” quickly rose to #1 at AAA, and is still growing at Alternative, where it currently sits at #2. Since then, The Head and The Heart have been bringing their high energy live show out on the road for a 38-city tour. Tonight the band will perform the first of two shows at the breathtaking and legendary Red Rocks Amphitheatre, while fans at home are able to livestream the epic events via nugs.tv.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2019
In the second concert of its 51st season, New Amsterdam Singers (NAS) will perform Brahms's popular Zigeunerlieder (Gypsy Songs), along with choral works by Haydn, Mendelssohn, Wolf, and recent pieces by contemporary American composers Carol Barnett and Robert S. Cohen. The concert will take place Friday, March 8, 2019, at 8:00 p.m., at Broadway Presbyterian Church, Broadway at 114th Street.
by Patti Murin - Jan 20, 2015
Good evening Broadway Bachelor fans! Tonight there is a special guest on the show, none other than the brilliant and hilarious Jimmy Kimmel. So in lieu of a recap, I will just be posting the transcript of the show, since he basically made all the jokes you could ever make, and did it way better than I ever could. See ya next week!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2015
Broadway In Chicago has announced Evan Rachel Wood (Thirteen, The Wrestler, Across the Universe) will join the cast of “FOR THE RECORD: DEAR JOHN HUGHES,” an immersive, concert event showcasing the works of beloved Chicago native John Hughes, at the Broadway Playhouse at Water Tower Place (175 E. Chestnut) the second week of performances March 12 – 15, 2015. Evan Rachel Wood will replace Rumer Willis who will play “Basket Case” in the first week of performances March 5 – 8, 2015. Willis will be returning to Los Angeles to prepare for her upcoming, just announced debut on Season 20 of ABC's “Dancing With The Stars.'
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2017
The New Amsterdam Singers, (NAS), led by Music Director Clara Longstreth, will present Northern Lights: Four Centuries of Spirited Music from Northern Europe, Friday, March 17, 2017, at 8:00 p.m. and Sunday, March 19, 2017, at 4:00 p.m., at The Church of the Holy Trinity, 316 East 88th Street (between First and Second Avenues).
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2017
HBO Sports, WWE (NYSE:WWE) and the Bill Simmons Media Group will produce ANDRE THE GIANT, a documentary film examining the life and career of one of the most beloved legends in WWE history
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2015
Heartbeat Opera is a new company intent upon re-imagining opera in intimate spaces for a new generation. Employing a minimalism that allows the emotional integrity of the music to shine through, the company's work focuses on the body of the singer and the visceral power of the music. Co-Artistic Directors Louisa Proske andEthan Heard, who trained together in the Directing program at the Yale School of Drama, are committed to nurturing the actor in every singer they work with. The company creates productions of classics and new pieces that are daring and visceral—productions that manifest the emotional grandeur and theatrical power of opera with minimal means. Heartbeat's one-act festival presentation of György Kurtág's Kafka-Fragments, directed by Heard, and the New York premiere of Jacques Offenbach's Daphnis & Chloé, in a new English translation directed by Proske, marks this young company's debut. Heartbeat Opera's resident music ensemble Cantata Profana, described by The New York Times as “a stylish early music ensemble,” will provide musical accompaniment.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2015
Heartbeat Opera is a new company intent upon re-imagining opera in intimate spaces for a new generation. Employing a minimalism that allows the emotional integrity of the music to shine through, the company's work focuses on the body of the singer and the visceral power of the music.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2017
The New Amsterdam Singers will celebrate 50 years of leadership under its Music Director Clara Longstreth in the 2017 18 season, with three sets of concerts and three world-premiere commissioned works.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2017
The New Amsterdam Singers (NAS) celebrating 50 years of leadership under Music Director Clara Longstreth, launches its 2017-18 season with a program titled Sing, Sing Ye Muses, featuring a world premiere-NAS commission by Carol Barnett.
by Cary Ginell - Aug 5, 2015
In Scene Two of Lynn Riggs' play, Green Grow the Lilacs, farm girl Laurey Williams speaks passionately to her Aunt Eller about the ranch where she grew up:
by TV News Desk - Aug 30, 2019
Front and Center, the critically acclaimed concert series that kicked off its ninth season last month, announced that popular indie folk band The Head and The Heart is featured in its next episode on public television (check local listings). 
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2015
New York Festival of Song returns to the peace and natural beauty of the North Fork of Long Island to launch the 2015-16 NYFOS Emerging Artists series with a residency and pair of performances: tomorrow, August 23, 2015, 5:00 p.m. at Poquatuck Hall in Orient, NY and tonight, August 22, 2015, 5:00 p.m. at Christ Episcopal Church in Bellport, NY.
by TV News Desk - Aug 20, 2019
The Head and The Heart and Amazon Music have announced a spectacular hometown show on the rooftop of Seattle's historic Pike Place Market. The show will be FREE to the public and also streamed live on both the Amazon Music and The Head and The Heart Facebook and Twitter accounts. Fans can tune into the one-of-a-kind concert experience exclusively on Amazon Music's Facebook and Twitter handles starting at 7 pm PT on Sunday, August 25. The social channels will also host the performance at Pike Place Market for a limited time afterwards for those unable to watch the livestream.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2017
General Director and CEO Deborah Sandler has announced the selection of the artists for the Resident Artists Program for the 2017-2018 season.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2017
Sound Theatre Company presents GOBLIN MARKET a musical based on the poem by Victorian era poet Christina Rossetti, by Polly Pen and Peggy Harmon.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 9, 2019
The Head And The Heart have shared the video for their single “Missed Connection” from their forthcoming album Living Mirage which will be released May 17th via Warner Bros.Records  / Reprise Records. Watch the video for “Missed Connection” here.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2019
For its final concerts of the 2018-2019 season, New Amsterdam Singers, led by Music Director Clara Longstreth, will present music with roots in Argentina and Spain, featuring Misa a Buenos Aires/Misatango for chorus, strings, bandoneon, and piano by Argentine-born Martín Palmeri; two works by Astor Piazzolla from his cycle, Four Seasons of Buenos Aires; and Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco's Romancero Gitano for chorus and guitar, on poetry by Federico Garcia Lorca. The concerts will take place Thursday, May 16, at 8:00 p.m., and Sunday, May 19, 2019, at 3:00 p.m., at The Church of the Holy Trinity, 316 East 88th Street (between First and Second Avenues).
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2017
New Amsterdam Singers (NAS), led by Music Director Clara Longstreth, will present its final concert of the season titled "Life Is But a Dream," featuring premieres of works by American composers Robert Paterson, Ronald Perera, and Ben Moore inspired by poetry and folk melodies, and a World-Premiere Commission based on Shakespeare texts by Matthew Harris in honor of the chorus's upcoming 50th anniversary. The concert will take place Thursday, June 1, 2017, at 8:00 p.m., at Saint Ignatius of Antioch Episcopal Church, 554 West End Avenue (at 87th Street).
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2016
The New Amsterdam Singers (NAS), led by Music Director Clara Longstreth, will present its final program of the season, titled The Good Earth: New Music for the Land and Its Fragile Glory, with concerts Sunday, May 22, 2016 at 4:00 P.M. at the Church of the Holy Trinity, 316 East 88th Street, and Wednesday, May 25, 2016 at 8:00 P.M. at Saint Ignatius of Antioch Episcopal Church, 554 West End Avenue (at 87th Street.)
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2018
For the third and final concert of its 50th anniversary season, New Amsterdam Singers, led by Music Director Clara Longstreth, will perform the world premiere of The Wave Rises by Ben Moore, a work commissioned by the chorus as part of its 50-year celebration.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2017
Soprano Nadine Sierra - who at 28 years old is already establishing herself as a fixture at many of the world's leading opera houses, including those of Paris, Milan, Berlin, and New York - was named today by the Richard Tucker Music Foundation as the winner of the 2017 Richard Tucker Award.