by Valerie-Jean Miller - Jun 30, 2019
Luminario Ballet of Los Angeles is a very unique and valuable, strong and powerful Dance Company. They offered up two fantastic evenings of Dance, Song, Music and a Q&A, last weekend at Club Fais Do Do, and this past weekend at the Skirball Center, in conjunction with a Fashion Exhibit of Rudy Gernreich's '60s fashions that tied in perfectly with the 2nd dance piece presented that evening. The costumes used in 'Inscape,' were originally created by Rudi Gernreich at the same time the piece was set, in 1976. 'Choose Your Identity' June 16, 2019 The evening began with singer Tawny Ellis and her band, performing several selections from her new upcoming album release 'Love Life.' Dressed in a beautiful, flowing, lacy white dress, she looked like an angel and sang like one, playing her matching white Lap Steel and omni chord instruments with a passionate, down-to-earth country sound that was soothingly sultry, with lyrics that commanded your attention. She and her talented band played selections from her upcoming release; one of them being 'Pretend Love,' which was accompanied by a beautiful dance, choreographed by the Artistic Director, Judith FLEX Helle, performed by the incredible Kelly Vittetoe, an extraordinary soloist, en pointe, accompanied by David Tai Kim and Cory Goel. The strongest ballerina I have ever seen, (Ms. Vittetoe) that up-close; performing magnificently, with one of the most beautiful bodies, face and feet, ever. She is exquisite, and her two partners were also equally impressive. The exactness of technique performed by all three dancers was just heavenly. Up close and personal. What a treat!
by Marianka Swain - Jun 30, 2019
Tony Award-winning actress Laura Benanti took a quick hiatus from starring in My Fair Lady on Broadway to make her London debut - and those missing out on the former needn't have worried, as she opened with a bravura 15-minute precis of the production, complete with musical highlights.
by Nancy Grossman - Jun 29, 2019
A year shy of its 100th birthday, the Cabot Theatre in Beverly, a North Shore treasure for the performing arts, presented multiple Grammy Award-winning recording artist Dionne Warwick in concert before a sold-out house on Friday night. Now in the sixth decade of her singing career, Warwick and her virtuosic five-piece band played hit after hit after hit, each one of them a reminder to the devoted audience of the breadth of her discography and the reasons for her incredible longevity and staying power.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2019
Today, rising country star and Platinum selling artist Dylan Scott announced in an exclusive story with Billboard that on August 16th he will release a very special EP, An Old Memory, via Curb Records.  The seven-track project honors the late Keith Whitley, a personal hero of Scott's whom he attributes as the artist who helped him first learn how to play guitar and write songs. 
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2019
Birdland will kick-off their great week of programming with the following acts:
by Review Roundups - Jun 27, 2019
Gloria and Emilio Estefan's smash-hit musical comes to London direct from Broadway for a strictly limited season. On Your Feet! is the inspiring true love story of Emilio and Gloria and charts their journey from its origins in Cuba, onto the streets of Miami and finally to international superstardom. Let's see what the critics are saying...
by TV News Desk - Jun 27, 2019
As part of the 25th anniversary celebration of Bloodshot Records, Robbie Fulks's landmark debut album Country Love Songs will be made available on 180-gram, heavyweight vinyl for the first time on July 26. Fulks is coming off a run of incredibly successful and well-received albums, including Wild! Wild! Wild! with Linda Gail Lewis, Upland Stories (for which he was nominated for two Grammys), and career highlight Gone Away Backward.
by Charlotte Downes - Jul 9, 2019
The best thing about the day was that it was Barbra Streisand. She's a legend and she knows it. Her presence is very impressive and she thrives on the love that radiates from the crowd. The 65,000-strong audience were all there to see her and the other artists were a bonus.
by Michael Quintos - Jul 9, 2019
It is no surprise that Scott Bradlee's inspired and wonderfully genre-crossing creation, Postmodern Jukebox---which recently just finished up its third wildly-received appearance at Orange County's Segerstrom Center for the Arts in Costa Mesa---still garners near sold-out concerts attended by rabid, frenzied fans whose screams of delight are more akin to stadium acts like Shawn Mendes or Taylor Swift. The group's latest concert tour entitled 'Welcome to the Twenties 2.0' is their take on a Jazz-Age revival timed, appropriately enough, as another 20's decade enters into our lives. The concert, thanks to the group's talent and their enthusiastic audience, turned their Costa Mesa stop at the otherwise fancy-pants Renee and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall into a genuine party atmosphere that welcomed everyone of various backgrounds and ages. And hearing Mario Jose's live cover of Radiohead's 'Creep' is worth the price of admission alone.
by Valerie-Jean Miller - Jul 9, 2019
June 29, 2019 Melissa Barak's Ballet Company, Barak Ballet, is becoming a staple at the Broad Stage in Santa Monica. Since 2013, they have been appearing annually and she has continually delivered her talent and creativity to her home town.  A native Santa Monican, she is now one of America's foremost rising female choreographers.  Ms. Barak spent a decade dancing for New York City Ballet and choreographing for the School and Company of American Ballet at age 22. And her tenacity has paid off.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2019
Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, the nonprofit cultural arts organization located at the historic site of the 1969 Woodstock festival, is pleased to announce the Fall 2019Spring 2020 PLAY The Classics series in the intimate Event Gallery, presented in collaboration with Shandelee Music Festival. The series will feature An Afternoon with Axiom Brass Quintet on September 22; An Afternoon of Chamber Music featuring Borisevich Duo on October 6; and An Afternoon of Choral Artistry featuring Young People's Chorus of New York City on April 26, 2020.  The matinee performances begin at 3:00 PM with doors opening at 2:00 PM. This world-class classical concert series features performances for all ages. Each concert is preceded by an enjoyable introduction to the music being performed and followed by a specialty dessert reception where guests have the opportunity to relax, see friends and meet new people with similar interests.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2019
ASCAP Award-winning writerproducer Chip Deffaa's new CD, 'The Boy Next Door'--being released July 23rd--will features such  Broadway notables as Stephen Bogardus ('Bright Star'), John Tartaglia ('Avenue Q'), Seth Sikes ('The Band's Visit'), Charlie Franklin ('The Book of Mormon'), and others. 
by Debbie Gilpin - Jul 8, 2019
Remarkably, it's been 40 years since legendary rock band The Who performed at Wembley Stadium, back then sharing the stage with the likes of The Stranglers and ACDC. This weekend's return - featuring a line-up of four support acts - felt like something of a homecoming festival for the band, made all the more grandiose an occasion with the addition of an orchestra for the headliners' set. With the very recent loss of Pete Townshend's guitar technician Alan Rogan, it was also a chance to honour his long-term involvement with the band and to celebrate life.
by Jim Munson - Jul 8, 2019
Watching Stephen Sondheim & James Lapine's "Passion" recently at San Francisco's Custom Made Theatre reminded me what a difficult show it is to pull off. Although it contains several of the most rapturous songs Sondheim has ever composed, there is an underlying earnestness that can be unsettling to a post-modern audience inured to a world that is constantly commenting on itself. When the leading lady sings the plainspoken lyrics "Loving you is not a choice, it's who I am" she means it with all her heart and soul. Unusually for a Sondheim score, she doesn't follow that up with a complicated rhyme or self-lacerating zinger. Nope, this show is thrillingly about nothing more nor less than the nature of true love.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2019
As BroadwayWorld previously reported, music icon Barbra Streisand returned to London last night when she headlined the British Summer Time series in Hyde Park. Streisand was reunited onstage with her A Star Is Born co-star Kris Kristofferson to perform the anthem from the 1976 version of the film- 'Lost Inside of You'. Check out the full performance below!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2019
Outback Concerts and University of Illinois Springfield proudly announce: A Very Special Evening with VINCE GILL on Sunday, October 20 at 7:30 PM at Sangamon Auditorium.
by Drew Eberhard - Jul 8, 2019
Everyone knows the story, and or has seen the classic film starring a young Christian Bale. A group of boys left to live on the street, or find ways to scrounge up a little money to feed their parents, and their only source of notable income is to sell papers. With a money-hungry tyrant raising the cost of papers, the boys decide to go on strike to change the ways in which society is run and hopefully for once make it past, or above the fold to the front page of the paper! Change the headline, change society that is the scene set forth by Jack Kelly and the Newsies for this explosive Disney Musical that was a smash on Broadway, and that which has now taken Ferguson Hall at the Straz Center by storm and left the audiences singing and dancing all the way home, and for some even after the show has closed.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2019
Verb Ballets has commissioned The Adagio Reimagined Project in partnership with Jane Startzman featuring collaborating artists Neil Zaza and Sabatino Verlezza. The Adagio Reimagined Project will honor the legacy of Heinz Poll while presenting a bold new reinterpretation of the work featuring musical accompaniment by renowned instrumental rock guitarist, Zaza. The company will remount Poll's Adagio for Two Dancers with permission of Jane Startzman. The original work was created in 1973 to the music Albinoni's Adagio in G Minor for Strings and Organ.The ballet was danced in gold unitards and features striking sculptural poses with meticulous partnering giving the dancers a deity like quality. 
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2019
A new production of Giuseppe Verdi and Francesco Maria Piave's La traviata debuted on the Festival's Alice Busch Opera Theater for the 2019 Glimmerglass season on July 7.
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jul 7, 2019
Singer, actress, Broadway royalty, and two-time Disney Princess Lea Salonga recently performed at Cardiff's Wales Millennium Centre in the opening show of her debut solo UK tour. Simon Bowman surprised the sell-out audience by walking up on stage and duetting with Lea to perform A Whole New World from Aladdin.
by Rosanna Liuski - Jul 6, 2019
Mother and daughter swapping bodies. To me it reminds of the movie filmed in 2003, starred by Lindsay Lohan and Jamie Lee Curtis, which was my only reference to the title. Fortunately, from the show's program I was able to read more of its history and was surprised: it's based on a book published in 1972 and has been made into several films and now just a few years back into a musical! (The reasons why the mother and daughter switch places varies quite much depending on the version, so don't except a Chinese restaurant and fortune cookies on this one!)
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2019
dance: made in canada fait au canada Festival (d:micfac) proudly unveils a diverse program featuring the country's most sought-after dancers and choreographers for its milestone fifth biennial edition on stage from August 14-18, 2019, at the Betty Oliphant Theatre.
by Shari Barrett - Jul 5, 2019
Theatre Royale has been touring Southern California presenting a Broadway-quality production of Disney's NEWSIES starting at the Pechanga Resort Casino in Temecula, CA on June 22 and ending in Fresno with two performances on July 13, 2019 at 2pm and 8pm. I can tell you after seeing the show at the Soraya at CSUN last weekend, I now understand why this high energy musical has been so popular with audiences since its 2012 Broadway opening where it was nominated for 8 Tony Awards and won two for Best Choreography and Best Original Score. There is something in it for everyone, with the kind of magnificently energetic dancing that ranges from ballet leaps to tap and every form of movement in between.
by West End Video - Jul 5, 2019
Britt is making her debut at Crazy Coqs on the 10th July. Her Musical Director for the evening will be Christopher Hamilton who she recently joined at An Evening With Christopher Hamilton & Friends as part of the Sunday Socials concert series at the Union Theatre. She performed 'Look at You' with Samantha Ivey. The duet with lyrics and music by Christopher Hamilton is inspired by the 90's cult movie 'Showgirls'. Britt sings the part of Molly who suspects that her friend Nomi (sung by Samantha) has pushed Cristal Connors down the stairs in order to land her role in the topless Vegas show 'Goddess'. Britt will be singing this song again at Crazy Coqs along with two other of Hamilton's songs.
by Craig Richardson - Jul 5, 2019
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania is historically known as being the city of brotherly love. With a current population of over one and half million residents, a lot has happened throughout the centuries during the city's rich past. It's a city that has won world series, held conventions on women's rights and a place that inspired 'rocket man' Elton John's hit 'Philadelphia Freedom' based on the Philadelphia Freedoms world tennis team, ultimately becoming an anthem for the city. And long before 'covfefe' tweets, proposed border walls, and transgender military bans, Congress met for the first time to formulate and write the Declaration of Independence, a document holding dear to the truths that all men are created equal and are forever granted the rights of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. Wichita Scottish Rite Signature Theatre recreates the 'room where it all happens' in their current and limited engagement production of 1776 now running until July 3rd at Wichita Center for the Performing Arts.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 4, 2019
Kazakhstan's leading ballet company, the exciting ASTANA BALLET, is to make its UK debut with three performances at the Linbury Theatre, Royal Opera House, on September 12th, 13th, and 14th.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 3, 2019
Presented by Dance Consortium, critically acclaimed Cuban dance company Acosta Danza returns to the UK with new spring 2020 tour dates for EVOLUTION. The 2020 tour commences at Mayflower Theatre in Southampton on 3 March with subsequent performances in Cardiff, Inverness, Bradford, Brighton, Canterbury, Salford, Plymouth and Newcastle, and concludes in Nottingham on 11 April.
by Don Grigware - Jul 2, 2019
On Sunday June 30 jazzpop singer Jane Monheit appeared at Feinstein's Upstairs at Vitello's for an evening, not devoted to any theme or specific composer, but to render an array of her favorite songs. She explained that turning 40 has allowed her the freedom to stretch and perfom in unchartered territory like in musical theatre,  different from her usual jazz and pop programs. It's a form of growth for this extraordinary singer.
by Karen Bovard - Jul 2, 2019
With a youthful, multi-racial cast of 30, the Guthrie's current production of GUYS AND DOLLS bolsters its reputation as a theater that can mount classics with flair, fidelity, and design excellence. The lyrics crackle, as ever, the singing soars, the casting features multiple body types and skin tones, and the design pops.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2019
Platinum-certified singer-songwriter Alec Benjamin returns today with yet another spellbinding, biographical gem, this time chronicling his highs and lows in the city of Angels, 'Jesus In LA' is out everywhere today.
by TV News Desk - Jul 15, 2019
International Country singer, Cerrito, who alternates between English and Spanish, released three individual albums Cerrito Canta Country, Ultimate Duets, and Moonlight Madness  today through his new distribution partnership with ONErpm. Available on all digital portals, Cerrito's sound will captivate music lovers who are looking for a traditional country music, romance, and international flavor. Streaming and download for Cerrito Canta Country here, Ultimate Duets here and Moonlight Madness here.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2019
Feinstein's/54 Below presents the New York debut of Irish composer and songwriter Lauryn Gaffney. The performance will feature songs from international award winning musical Big Shot, described as "A theatrical storm worthy of a Tony Gong" (Irish Mirror).
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2019
CPSTL presents their twelfth season of unique chamber music concerts beginning September 7 at the 560 Music Center. The overarching theme of Season 12 is inspired by local geography: the confluence of two mighty rivers. The blending of two sources to create something new inspires a creative mix music and ideas. From tried and true classics to music that's never been heard before, the dynamic programs for next season are sure to please. Each concert is a unique experience brought to you by some of the best musicians in the region.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2019
Larry 'Ratso' Sloman, who is featured prominently in Netflix's ROLLING THUNDER REVUE: A BOB DYLAN STORY BY MARTIN SCORSESE, is Tom Needham's exclusive guest this Thursday at 6 pmon WUSB's THE SOUNDS OF FILM. This critically acclaimed documentary is about the Rolling Thunder Revue, the legendary 1975 tour that reunited Bob Dylan with Joan Baez, Rambling Jack Elliot and Roger McGuinn.
by Rachel Weinberg - Jul 14, 2019
Director Mary Zimmerman lends her whimsy to THE MUSIC MAN at Goodman Theatre in a production that pays homage to the small-town charm and iconic score of Meredith Willson's classic musical. Under Zimmerman's direction, this MUSIC MAN becomes a joyful company piece showcasing, in particular, the talents of the formidable actors in the supporting and ensemble roles. The production finds all the earnest humor embedded in THE MUSIC MAN, and Jermaine Hill's music direction ensures that each note rings out fully from the 12-member orchestra.
by David McKibbin - Jul 14, 2019
With high-caliber performances, pumped-up choreography, and a soundtrack featuring 80's hits, there is no excuse for you to not cut loose and kick off your Sunday shoes!
by David McKibbin - Jul 14, 2019
With high-caliber performances, pumped-up choreography, and a soundtrack featuring 80's hits, there is no excuse for you to not cut loose and kick off your Sunday shoes!
by Amanda Prahl - Jul 12, 2019
With a score by Duncan Sheik and Steven Sater, the cast recording of 'Alice By Heart' is a little uneven in parts but still manages to hit the gut-punch of emotion when it counts.
by Stephen Sorokoff - Jul 12, 2019
Alan Cumming said it best: 'I've known Frances for almost 30 years but she never ceases to surprise and amaze me with the ways she reinvents herself, finding new levels of expression and excellence, always with total commitment and her signature sensual passion. I cannot wait to see what she does next.'
by Peter Nason - Jul 12, 2019
It's a marvelous production of a so-so musical.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2019
After surprising fans at Spotify House at Ole Red during CMA Music Fest last month, powerhouse vocalists Chris Youngand Lauren Alaina, have now released their collaboration, “Town Ain't Big Enough,” to digital and streaming services! The breakup anthem is written by Chris Young with Cary Barlowe, Corey Crowder and Shay Mooney, who also contributes background vocals on the track.
by Chelcy Harrell - Jul 11, 2019
Disney's NEWSIES, a musical, historical fiction, based on the real-life Newsboy Strike of 1899, fills the Civic Center Music Hall with a hefty dose testosterone and rebellion that will have you itching to pump your fists in the air after each raucous, rambunctious number. 
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2019
NO STUDIOS, a hub for the creative arts in downtown Milwaukee that launched in October 2018, has announced its inaugural NO Studios Dance Fest, taking place July 19-20 at NO Studios and the Sherman Phoenix community event space. Dancers from the acclaimed NYC-based Ailey II - the second company of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater - will perform two pieces during the event, with additional performances from an eclectic mix of Milwaukee's top dance troupes.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2019
Celebrating its 7th Anniversary, the LAKE TAHOE DANCE FESTIVAL, founderartistic director Christin Hanna, will present a program of works by Agnes De Mille (a duet from her final work The Other performed by Stephen Hanna and Abi Stafford of New York City Ballet), and ballets by Constantine Baecher, Roya Carreras, Katherine Duke, Traci Finch, and Jacopo Godani.   Performances will take place set against the breathtaking backdrop of Lake Tahoe and the Sierra Nevada Mountains in Tahoe City, California and Truckee, California.
by TV News Desk - Jul 10, 2019
The Country Music Association's acclaimed CMA Songwriters Series Presented by U.S. Bank has announced a performance in Charlotte at the McGlohon Theater at Spirit Square Wednesday, Aug. 7 featuring Russell Dickerson, Lindsay Ell, Jordan Reynolds and Frank Rogers. The series hosts an intimate round of performances with some of Country Music's top songwriting talent taking turns sharing the stories behind their hit songs and performing them as originally written. Tickets for the performance start at $15 plus service fees and go on sale Friday, July 12 at 10:00 AMET at Blumenthal Performing Arts. $1 of each ticket sold will benefit the CMA Foundation, CMA's philanthropic arm, which is committed to improving and sustaining high quality music education programs across the United States. 
by Maria Nockin - Jul 1, 2019
On June 29, Santa Fe Opera presented its second production of the 2019 season, a revival of Georges Bizet's exotic THE PEARL FISHERS. First seen in Lee Blakekely's 2012 version, the production has fared well. Current director Shawna Lucey staged a tasteful, straight forward revival of the work Bizet wrote 12 years before his immortal CARMEN.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2019
The Joyce Theater Foundation (Linda Shelton, Executive Director) is thrilled to announce the extraordinary line-up for its 2019 Ballet Festival, curated by Kevin O'Hare, director of The Royal Ballet, and other artists associated with the esteemed company from August 6-18 at The Joyce Theater. The celebration of classical dance will feature four distinct programs over two weeks starring such world-renowned ballet artists as Lauren Cuthbertson, Robert Fairchild, Joseph Gordon, David Hallberg, Sarah Lamb, Edward Watson, Maria Kowroski and more.
by TV News Desk - Jul 1, 2019
Today, acclaimed singer-songwriter ?Griffin House releases Rising Star, his anticipated 13th album. The dynamic album varies musically and lyrically, spanning thematically from fatherhood and overcoming writer's block to his personal struggle with sobriety. The record features co-writes with fellow Nashville musicians Brian Elmquist (The Lone Bellow), Joy Williams (The Civil Wars), and longtime collaborator Jeff Trott (Sheryl Crow), with the first two lending their voices to the recordings. Rising Star has received praise from outlets like Billboard, Paste, American Songwriter, Wide Open Country, No Depression, amongst others. House also stars in the full-length documentary film “Rising Star”, set for release this year; co-produced with music video director and filmmaker Shane Drake, the film chronicles House's life as a musician and traveling artist, juggling fame and reality. The film features music from his new album as well as his previous catalog. The album is available today on CD and vinyl, and digitally via iTunes.
by Amanda Prahl - Jul 1, 2019
The cast recording for this revival of Oklahoma is unusual, unexpected, and, occasionally, shocking, giving modern audiences an analogue for how the original shocked audiences in 1943.