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TSO And Sir Andrew Davis Launch 2018/19 Season With Symphonie Fantastique
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2018

The Toronto Symphony Orchestra (TSO), led by Sir Andrew Davis-Interim Artistic Director-embarks on its 97th season on Thursday, September 20 at Roy Thomson Hall. The opening concert highlights the Orchestra through the music of Berlioz: the epic Symphonie Fantastique, and the lesser-known Fantasy on Shakespeare's The Tempest, featuring the Toronto Mendelssohn Choir. Both works will be recorded live by Chandos Records for future release. The program, which is repeated on September 21 and 22, also includes Variations concertantes by Canadian composer Jacques Hetu-a remarkable work that was commissioned and premiered by the TSO in 2006. (more...)

BWW Review: Kennedy Davenport Puts Emotion on Display in Cathartic THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO KENNEDY DAVENPORT
by Troy Frisby - Sep 6, 2018

"There's nothing formal about this but this dress." Kennedy Davenport's aside, just several minutes into her August 23 performance of THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO KENNEDY DAVENPORT at the Laurie Beechman Theatre, couldn't have been truer. And, to put it in RUPAUL'S DRAG RACE speak, that informality represented both the top and the bottom of the performance--- though, rest assured, nobody was in danger of elimination. (more...)

Boston Playwrights' Theatre Announces 2018-19 Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 4, 2018

Boston Playwrights' Theatre (BPT) today announces the new plays that will comprise its 37th season. The line-up includes The Tragic Ecstasy of Girlhood by Kira Rockwell, Winter People by Laura Neill, Wynwood by Alexis Scheer and Dead House by Beirut Balutis. (more...)

Kane Brown, with Clare Dunn, to Perform at the Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden
by TV News Desk - Sep 27, 2018

MSG Live, in association with Budweiser, has announced that multi-platinum entertainer Kane Brown, with special guest Clare Dunn, will perform at the Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden on Wednesday, November 7 at 7:30PM as a part of the Budweiser One Night Only concert series. Tickets will go on sale to the general public on Friday, September 28, 2018 at noon. (more...)

THE TRAGIC ECSTASY OF GIRLHOOD Comes to Boston Playwrights' Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2018

Boston Playwrights' Theatre (BPT) opens its 2018-19 season with The Tragic Ecstasy of Girlhood by Kira Rockwell. Running from October 11-21, this new drama is directed by Leila Ghaemi. (more...)

Mike Daisey Returns To Seattle With A PEOPLE'S HISTORY
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2018

Seattle Repertory Theatre is excited to present famed monologist Mike Daisey's newest work, A People's History. In this series of 18 stand-alone monologues, Daisey uses his razor-sharp wit to explore a history of the U.S. he was not taught in high school. From the first landing of Columbus to the election of Donald Trump, Daisey will contrast his high school history book with Howard Zinn's electrifying A People's History Of The United States. Each night of the production will feature a fresh chapter from the history book - chapter content to be performed night to night will not be disclosed in advance of the performance as part of the experience. A People's History will run October 17 - November 25, 2018 (opening night isOctober 24) on the Leo K. stage - single tickets are on sale now (starting at $17) and are available through the Seattle Rep Box Office at 206.443.2222 or online at SeattleRep.org. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - September 22, 2018
by - Sep 22, 2018

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on September 22 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Le Youth Releases Remix of Morgan Page's 'Let You Go'
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2018

Two darlings of the US electronic scene finally come together as Le Youth delivers an absolutely beautiful reworking of progressive-house/pop mainstay Morgan Page's latest single 'Let You Go', out now on Armada Music worldwide. (more...)

Brainfeeder Announces 10th Anniversary Compilation 'Brainfeeder X'
by TV News Desk - Sep 20, 2018

Brainfeeder today announces a special 10th anniversary compilation titled Brainfeeder X and releases a new remix by label founder Flying Lotus of Brandon Coleman's 'Walk Free'. (more...)

Baltimore Museum Of Art Presents First Retrospective Of John Waters
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2018

From October 7, 2018, to January 6, 2019, The Baltimore Museum of Art (BMA) presents John Waters: Indecent Exposure, the first major retrospective of the artist's visual art in his hometown of Baltimore. Through more than 160 photographs, sculptures, soundworks, and video made since the early 1990s, Waters' renegade humor subverts mainstream expectations of representation and reveals the ways that mass media and celebrity embody cultural attitudes, moral codes, and shared tragedy. Waters freely manipulates images of less-than sacred, low-brow references-Elizabeth Taylor's hairstyles, Justin Bieber's preening poses, his own self-portraits, and pictures of individuals brought into the limelight through his films-to entice viewers to connect to his astute and provocative observations about society. (more...)

Robyn Announces New Album, HONEY
by TV News Desk - Sep 19, 2018

In 2012, during the first season of her popular television series “Girls,” show creator and Robyn super-fan Lena Dunham featured “Dancing On My Own” in a crucial point in the storyline. The song placement re-ignited interest in the track which had been released two years earlier. In late 2016, Lena contacted Robyn and asked if she would consider creating a song specifically for the show's final season. Already working on new music, she agreed, and sent some ideas to Dunham. She picked a song, and the first incarnation of “Honey” was introduced to the world. (more...)

BWW Review: FJK DANCE Offers A Physical Vocabulary That Elevates and Unites
by Cindy Sibilsky - Sep 18, 2018

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Ovalhouse Announces Autumn Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2018

In a unique collaborative programme, Ovalhouse's autumn season brings together an outstanding collection of six new shows plus seven FiRST BiTES that, for the first time, are all co- produced in-house by Ovalhouse. This season's pertinent theme of care highlights both the theatre's enduring passion for nurturing emerging artists - every production in this season started its life at Ovalhouse - as well as the way all of the plays deal with how we care for one another. (more...)

BWW Review: GALA Theatre's Tasty LIKE WATER FOR CHOCOLATE
by Roger Catlin - Sep 11, 2018

The GALA Hispanic Theatre is opening its 43rd season with a new adaptation of Laura Esquivel's popular 1989 novel 'Like Water for Chocolate' that had previously been made into a hit Mexican film of the same name in 1992. (more...)

Kane Brown, Ella Mai, Normani, and Bebe Rexha Will Announce the 2018 AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS Nominations Live on Wednesday
by TV News Desk - Sep 11, 2018

Chart-topping artists Kane Brown and Ella Mai, American Music Award-winning artist Normani and award-winning singer/songwriter Bebe Rexha will announce the “2018 American Music Awards” nominations LIVE from YouTube Space LA on Wednesday, Sept. 12. The event will stream live on the official American Music Awards YouTube channel (YouTube.com/TheAMAs) at 9:00 a.m. PDT and will include a panel discussion regarding the nominations with Billboard correspondent, Chelsea Briggs, and the presenting talent. The “2018 American Music Awards,” the world's largest fan-voted awards show where music enthusiasts watch their favorite artists and pop-culture icons come together to honor idols, newcomers and record-breakers in the contemporary music scene, will broadcast live from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on Tuesday, Oct. 9 at 8:00 p.m. EDT, on ABC. (more...)

Barry White's 'The 20th Century Records Albums (1973-1979)' to be Released October 26th
by TV News Desk - Sep 10, 2018

Marking 45 years since the release of his debut solo album, soul/R&B legend Barry White's nine 20 th Century Records albums have been remastered from their analogue master tapes for new 9CD and 9LP 180-gram vinyl box sets, titled Barry White: The 20th Century Records Albums (1973-1979). To be released worldwide on October 26 by Mercury/UMe, the new CD and vinyl collections bring together all the albums White released with the 20th Century Records label. On the same date, the nine remastered albums all long out of print on vinyl will be released in individual 180-gram LP packages with faithfully replicated original sleeve and label artwork. (more...)

Portland Cello Project Performs Radiohead's OK Computer And More At The Capitol Center 10/26
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2018

Alt-classical group Portland Cello Project brings a huge, orchestral ensemble (including brass, percussion, and guest vocals by Patti King of the Portland band The Shins) to the Capitol Center for the Arts (Concord, NH) on Friday, October 26, 2018 at 8PM to perform a night in homage to Radiohead. Expect an evening of unique renditions of classical Radiohead pieces that wander from truly epic to breathtakingly intimate. The show is sponsored in part by 102.3 The River. (more...)

Bridge Street Theatre Presents THERE IS A HAPPINESS THAT MORNING IS
by BWW News Desk - Sep 1, 2018

An inappropriately public display of affection upends the lives of two William Blake scholars in Mickle Maher's raucous celebration of art, ardor, and academia "There is a Happiness That Morning Is", coming to Catskill's Bridge Street Theatre for eight performances only, Thursdays through Sundays from September 6 - 16, 2018. (more...)

Little Dragon Sign To Ninja Tune, Announce New EP
by BWW News Desk - Oct 9, 2018

Scandinavian luminaries Little Dragon announce Lover Chanting, their first ever EP and the band's first release with iconic label Ninja Tune. The brand new three-track EP is the band's deepest dive into dance music and was self-produced by Little Dragon in their Gothenburg studio. Lover Chanting is set for digital release on November 9th with a special 12” black vinyl release scheduled for release later in November. Stream or purchase the EP's title track “Lover Chanting”--an invigorating blend of bass-heavy electronica and R&B sensibilities that sonically finds Little Dragon exploring exciting new territory--HERE. (more...)

Guest Blog: Annie Siddons On DENNIS OF PENGE
by Guest Blog: Annie Siddons - Oct 4, 2018

The story of the Bacchae by Euripides has always been incredibly fascinating - how economically and devastatingly it tells the truth - and right now, it feels like we need this tale of opposing societal/psychic forces more than ever. Dennis of Penge borrows heavily and unapologetically from Euripides in the structure and form of Dennis. In the original, Pentheus is a person, but instead Pentheus is made into a system, and there is also a character called Neil Pratt, who is the antagonist. (more...)

BWW Review: DRIP FEED, Soho Theatre
by Charlie Wilks - Oct 2, 2018

It's Cork, 1998. Brenda sits contemplating a messy night out, which quickly escalates into a reflection on her entire adult experience. Nursing a disgusting hangover, she investigates the actions of her past, and attempts to regain control of her downward spiralling life. Fresh from a celebrated run at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, Karen Cogan brings her messy comedy to the Soho Theatre. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - October 17, 2018
by - Oct 17, 2018

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on October 17 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

BWW Review: SIX CHEFS FIND A PALATABLE PARADISE IN PANAMA in PANGA IBERICA
by Cindy Sibilsky - Oct 12, 2018

It began as many crazy yet brilliant ideas do - over drinks after an evening of edible Ecstasy between fellow foodies who became fast friends and together hatched an idea that would transform into an adventure unlike anything all involved had ever experienced. (more...)

MOUNT OLYMPUS: To Glorify The Cult Of Tragedy to Hold North American Premiere
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2018

Belgian director Jan Fabre's monumental masterpiece, Mount Olympus: To glorify the cult of tragedy (a 24-hour performance), will have its North American premiere with a one-day-only performance at NYU Skirball from Saturday, November 10 at 5pm through Sunday, November 11 at 5 pm. This is the only chance for U.S. audiences to experience Mount Olympus - there are no other performances scheduled this year. (more...)

Sundance Institute & Skywalker Sound Announce Composers and Directors for 2018 Film Music and Sound Design Lab
by TV News Desk - Jun 28, 2018

Sundance Institute and Skywalker Sound today announced the composers and directors selected for the Sundance Institute Film Music and Sound Design Lab, which returns to the legendary Skywalker Sound Facilities for the sixth year. More than half of the composers selected for this year's Lab are female.  (more...)

Vineyard Theatre Lines Up Alan Cumming, Ngozi Anyanwu, Margot Bordelon, and More in Upcoming Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2018

Vineyard Theatre Artistic Directors Douglas Aibel and Sarah Stern have announced the upcoming 2018-2019 Season. (more...)

Childish Gambino Unveils Headline Show at the O2 Arena This November
by TV News Desk - Jun 25, 2018

Today, GRAMMY, Golden Globe and Emmy-Award winning and multi-talented recording artist, actor and producer Donald Glover a.k.a. Childish Gambino announces headline show at The O2 Arena in London on 4 November 2018 with Special Guest H.E.R. Tickets go on general sale 29 June at 9am at LiveNation.co.uk. (more...)

Announcing ALEXANDRIA By Vince Gatton
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2018

Sanguine Theatre Company will present the world premiere of Vince Gatton's ALEXANDRIA, directed by Jordana Williams at IRT Theater (154 Christopher Street, between Greenwich and Washington, 10014), August 5-18, 2018. (more...)

Castlecomer Headlines Baby's All Right on 8/1, Debut LP Out 10/5
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2018

Five-piece band Castlecomer will release their self-titled debut album onOctober 5, 2018 via Concord Records and have shared the official music video for their new single, “All Of The Noise.” Brimming with blissful energy and infectious hooks, Castlecomer follows the band's remarkable rise from the pubs of Sydney to the Spotify Global Viral Chart, where their single “Fire Alarm” hit #6 on its way to racking up over six million streams. The track has garnered extensive airplay and drawn comparisons to The Strokes and Daft Punk, with Rolling Stone Australia praising the band's “amalgamation of emotion and unashamed catchiness.” Pre-orders for Castlecomer are live now, check out http://found.ee/Castlecomer_multi. (more...)

Elise Duran To Direct And Alexandra Daddario To Star In Sophie Kinsella's CAN YOU KEEP A SECRET?
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2018

Elise Duran To Direct And Alexandra Daddario To Star In Sophie Kinsella's CAN YOU KEEP A SECRET? (more...)

Contemporary Reimagining Of Bram Stoker's DRACULA Comes to Wolverhampton
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2018

Dracula is one of the most universally iconic novels ever written. A monumental, genre defining classic that is known the world over. Dracula remains the father of all vampire tales and this autumn an all new production, DRACULA, sees the bloodthirsty tale resurrected to receive its most terrifying staging ever. (more...)

Giorgio Armani Beauty Is the Official Beauty Sponsor of the 75th Venice International Film Festival of La Biennale Di Venezia
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2018

Giorgio Armani beauty is pleased to announce its partnership with the 75th Venice International Film Festival as the Official Beauty Sponsor. (more...)

Vibrant Cast Presents Erik Ehn's Latest At Planet Connections
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2018

When Joanna Demafelis' indebted family needed money to fix their typhoon-battered home, she followed in the footsteps of millions of other Filipinos and left to find work overseas. And like far too many Filipinos, her journey ended in tragedy. (more...)

The Vivacious - Exhibition Of Paintings By Mrinmoy Barua Comes To New Delhi
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2018

Have you ever thought what it would have been like to experience every moment of our lives through the vibrancy of colours? MRINMOY BARUA is a furiously innovative contemporary artist who is driven by the spirit of life even as he explores abstract forces in his paintings. (more...)

Dance Premieres From Boris Charmatz, Bill T Jones, and More At NYU Skirball
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2018

Nyu Skirball has announced its 2018-19 Dance Season! See full details below! (more...)

Samuel Beckett's ENDGAME Comes to The Baxter This August
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2018

Samuel Beckett's incandescent classic Endgame - featuring a star-studded and multi-award-winning cast and creative team - explodes onto the Baxter's Golden Arrow Studio stage from 8 to 25 August, with Andrew Buckland, Rob van Vuuren, Antoinette Kellerman and Soli Philander, directed by Sylvaine Strike. (more...)

What Happens When a Serial Killer and Billionaire Fall in Love?
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2018

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NYU Skirball Announces 24-Hour MOUNT OLYMPUS, Return Of GATZ, and More!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2018

NYU Skirball's 2018-19 season will open at midnight on September 8, 2018 with an all-night theater storytelling marathon from the U.K.'s acclaimed Forced Entertainment theater company, followed by their Complete Works: Table Top Shakespeare, adaptations of all 36 Shakespeare plays, starring everyday household objects. (more...)

Contemporary Reimaging Of DRACULA To Tour The UK This Autumn
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2018

Dracula is one of the most universally iconic novels ever written. A monumental, genre defining classic that is known the world over. Dracula remains the father of all vampire tales and this autumn an all new production sees the bloodthirsty tale resurrected as part of a nine-week tour, set to receive its most terrifying staging ever. A Touring Consortium Theatre Production in association with the Everyman Theatre and Ewing Entertainment, it receives its World Premiere on Friday 28th September 2018, then goes to visit: Theatre Royal, Nottingham; Churchill Theatre, Bromley; Hull, New Theatre; King's Theatre, Edinburgh; Darlington, Hippodrome; Blackpool, Grand Theatre; Wolverhampton, Grand Theatre; and the Alhambra Theatre, Bradford. (more...)

LUMBERYARD Announces Grand Opening And Fall-Winter Programming
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2018

LUMBERYARD today announces the September 1 grand opening of its $8.2 million, state-of-the-art center for performing arts and film in Catskill, NY, and the fall season programming that will inaugurate the new facility. LUMBERYARD's heralded Hudson Valley campus will make transformative contributions both to the cultural landscape and economic health of the region and to the field of contemporary performance in New York City and the U.S. by bringing a wide range of renowned and emerging artists to Catskill for out-of-town premieres, often incubated through LUMBERYARD's signature technical residencies. (more...)

Ananya Dance Theatre Stages World Premiere of WORK WOMEN DO
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2018

Internationally-recognized and Twin Cities-based Ananya Dance Theatre (ADT) will present the world premiere of Shaatranga: Women Weaving Worlds, a 90-minute dance without intermission, as part of Women of Substance at The O'Shaughnessy at St. Catherine University, St. Paul, Friday and Saturday, September 21-22 at 7:30pm. The work is the fifth in the company's five-year series on the theme 'Work Women Do.'  (more...)

BWW Interview: Theatre Life with Ann Hould-Ward
by Elliot Lanes - Aug 6, 2018

Today's subject Ann Hould-Ward is both a Tony and Drama Desk Award winning costume designer. Her work isn't limited just to the theatre by any means. Besides contributing designs for such legendary Broadway productions as Beauty and the Beast, Into the Woods and Sunday in the Park with George (co-design with her mentor Broadway legend Patricia Zipprodt), her work has also been seen with many dance and opera companies all over the world. (more...)

Kim Whitener Steps Down as Executive Director of HERE
by BWW News Desk - Aug 6, 2018

HERE's Board of Directors announces that long-time Producing/Executive Director Kim Whitener will step down from HERE Art Center this fall to return to creative producing and consulting with her company KiWi Productions, where she will work with a range of US artists and companies primarily in the contemporary opera-theater and music-theater worlds. (more...)

Phil Collins Brings Sold-Out Tour To Australia In January And February 2019 
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2018

Global music legend Phil Collins is set to make his long-anticipated return to Australia with his Not Dead Yet: Live! tour, presented by TEG Dainty. The 5-date tour kicks off on Saturday 19 January at Brisbane's Suncorp Stadium, followed by Sydney's Qudos Bank Arena on Monday 21 January, Adelaide Oval on Friday 25 January, RAC Arena (formerly known as Perth Arena) on Monday 28 January and Melbourne's AAMI Park on Friday 1 February.   (more...)

Dine Like A Deity With Brand New Theatrical Dining Experience DIVINE PROPORTIONS
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2018

Based on the story of Dionysus, God of Wine and Merriment, Divine Proportions is an immersive dining experience that blurs the line between feast and fantasy. Taking place in The Vaults from this September, the personalities of ancient Greek myths will be used as an exploration of pleasure, female beauty and sensuality, personal freedom, expression of gender fluidity and sexual desire. Divine Proportions is a reimagining of the Bacchic rites - an indulgent night of eating, drinking and wild dancing. Follow Dionysus and their Priestesses into a world of eternal Ecstasy in this life and the next. Tickets start at £35. For more information please visit thevaults.london/divine-proportions (more...)

Annie Siddons' DENNIS OF PENGE Will Premiere At Ovalhouse And The Albany, Deptford
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2018

Following the hugely acclaimed How (Not) To Live in Suburbia (Summerhall, Soho Theatre, UK tour), Annie Siddons brings her trademark blend of spoken word, music and surreal humour to Ovalhouse and the Albany, returning to her roots with a new show set in her childhood neighbourhood of Penge. (more...)

ENGAME Extends Through 1 September At The Baxter
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2018

Following the overwhelming success of Samuel Beckett's incandescent classic Endgame, currently on at the Baxter Golden Arrow Studio, the season has been extended by a week and will now end of 1 September at 7.30pm, Monday to Saturday. (more...)

Organist Paul Jacobs Continues To Blaze Path As Soloist With U.S. Orchestras In 2018-2019 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2018

The internationally celebrated American organist Paul Jacobs, who has performed in all fifty states, expands the repertoire for organ and orchestra still further during the 2018-2019 season. (more...)

2018 New Stages Fest Lineup Announced
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2018

This fall, Goodman Theatre presents its New Stages Festival-a free annual celebration and discovery of new plays by some of the country's finest established and emerging playwrights. Audiences experience a first look at seven new works-including three fully staged developmental productions (performed in repertory) There's Always the Hudson by Paola Lazaro-Muñoz; Felons and Familias by Sandra Delgado; Graveyard Shift by Korde Arrington Tuttle. In addition, four staged readings appear during the last weekend of the festival (October 4-7) including The Wizards by Ricardo Gamboa; Between Covers by Sarah Schulman; Birthday Candles by Noah Haidle; and Cressida on Top by Paula Vogel. (more...)

BWW Exclusive: New York's Palace Theatre- The Valhalla of Vaudeville
by Trav S. D. - Aug 10, 2018

Built in 1913 as the flagship for the big time vaudeville circuit run by E.F. Albee and Martin Beck, manager of the Western Vaudeville Managers Association, the Palace was the perfect showplace for the biggest of big time vaudeville during the last two decades of its existence. (more...)

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