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A New York City police sergeant tries to intentionally lose some money by backing a Broadway show, The Rhinestone Girl, that is sure to fail. When it becomes a hit, an investigation into police corruption is launched. The police sergeantís wife saves the day by donating the profits from the show to the cityís depleated treasury.


Horton Foote Prize Awarded to Lauren Yee and Jaclyn Backhaus
by BWW News Desk - Sep 4, 2018

Mari Marchbanks announced today the 2018 recipients of the biennial Horton Foote Prize, named in honor of the late playwright, which recognizes excellence in American theater. The 2018 Prize for Outstanding New American Play, presented to a work produced in the 2016-17 or 2017-18 seasons, is awarded to Cambodian Rock Band by Lauren Yee. The 2018 Prize for Promising New American Play, presented to a previously unproduced work, is awarded to India Pale Ale by Jaclyn Backhaus. (more...)

Ann Hampton Callaway to Release New Album and Launch Tour
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2018

Award-winning singer-songwriter Ann Hampton Callaway announces a new album Jazz Goes to the Movies, set for release on October 19 (more...)

Creepin' It Real: Husson University's New England School Of Communications To Broadcast Edgar Allan Poe's A PREDICAMENT
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2018

Top Hat tells the story of Broadway sensation Jerry Travers who dances his way across Europe to win the heart of society girl Dale Tremont in a riotous mistaken-identity plot. Featuring Irving Berlin's wonderful score including 'Cheek to Cheek', 'Top Hat, White Tie & Tails', 'Let's Face the Music & Dance' and 'Puttin' on the Ritz'. (more...)

Dell'Arte Opera Announces 2019 Festival Dedicated To Women Composers
by BWW News Desk - Oct 23, 2018

Hailed for its "compelling and innovative programming (WQXR Radio)," dell'Arte Opera Ensemble today announced its 17th annual summer festival: Voices from the Tower exclusively featuring works composed by women.  The season will include the commissioned world premiere of Princess Maleine, with a libretto (based on the play by Maurice Maeterlinck) by Bea Goodman and music by Whitney George, and the first opera ever composed by a woman, La liberazione di Ruggiero by Francesca Caccini (1625), with a libretto by Ferdinando Saracinelli.  A scenes program will feature Cendrillon by Pauline Viardot and other operatic scenes by Thea Musgrave, Victoria Bond and others, and "Les Boulangers" will be a recital of songs featuring the works of Lili and Nadia Boulanger, their contemporaries and students. (more...)

String Quartet ETHEL Celebrates The Circus At BAM 11/14-17
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2018

As part of the string quartet's 20th anniversary season, ETHEL returns to BAM with Circus: Wandering City, a multimedia musical journey into the history of the iconic Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus that explores and honors the complex relationship between circus troupes, their performers, and the audiences they inspired.  (more...)

String Quartet Ethel Celebrates the Circus at BAM 11/14-17
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2018

As part of the string quartet's 20th anniversary season, ETHEL returns to BAM with Circus: Wandering City, a multimedia musical journey into the history of the iconic Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus that explores and honors the complex relationship between circus troupes, their performers, and the audiences they inspired.  (more...)

Kaufman Music Center Presents The 2019 Ecstatic Music Festival
by BWW News Desk - Oct 15, 2018

Kaufman Music Center's Ecstatic Music Festival (EMF) returns for its ninth year, bringing together composers and performers from diverse musical backgrounds for six, one-night-only performances featuring world premieres, new arrangements and the opportunity to hear artists discuss their work. Hailed as 'the alt-classical world's main showcase' (The New York Times) and 'a feather in the cap of the avant-classical scene' (The New Yorker), the festival kicks off on January 7, 2019 and runs through March 21. The only festival that exclusively presents new work resulting from collaborations, the EMF is curated by composer and New Amsterdam Records Co-Director Judd Greenstein with Merkin Hall Director Amy Roberts Frawley. (more...)

Deena Payne Joins OUR HOUSE at Belgrade Theatre This Autumn
by BWW News Desk - Nov 8, 2017

Actress and singer Deena Payne is to join the cast of Madness musical Our House, following the unfortunate withdrawal of Linda Nolan, on a UK tour visiting the Belgrade Theatre this November. (more...)

54 Sings AS THOUSANDS CHEER At Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 2018

FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents 54 Sings As Thousands Cheer on May 24, 2018 at 9:30 PM. Before there was SNL, The Daily Show, and Last Week Tonight, there was As Thousands Cheer, Irving Berlin and Moss Hart's famed musical revue. Opening on Broadway in September 1933, As Thousands Cheer brought laughter and joy to audiences at the Music Box Theatre. Now, 85 years after its Broadway premiere and 20 years since its last production in New York, Feinstein's/54 Below and a cast of New York's finest perform Irving Berlin's score. With classic songs including "Easter Parade," "How's Chances?," "Heat Wave," and "Harlem On My Mind,"  As Thousands Cheer will be a delightful evening of comedy, politics, showstopping songs, and everything in between! (more...)

2nd Annual Final Draft New Play Festival Comes To New Village Arts
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2018

New Village Arts announces its second New Play Festival, FINAL DRAFT, scheduled for January 3-6, 2019. This year's festival will feature plays by local playwrights Aleta Barthell, Dea Hurston, Karen Riehl, Roy Sekigahama and a full-length musical by Blake McCarty and Trevor Bachman. Selections were decided from an open submission pool of over 80 new plays and musicals and a five-person readership panel. (more...)

Celia Cruz All Stars, The Weight and Herb Alpert & Lani Hall Coming Up at bergenPAC
by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2017

New show on sale at bergenPAC: Celia Cruz All Stars on Saturday, Jan. 13, 2018 at 8 p.m.; The Weight Band: Members of the Band, The Levon Helm Band & The Rick Danko Group on Friday, Feb. 9, 2018 at 8 p.m.; An Evening With Herb Alpert & Lani Hall on Wednesday, April 25, 2018. (more...)

Full Casting Announced for TOP HAT at Upstairs at the Gatehouse
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2017

Top Hat tells the story of Broadway sensation Jerry Travers who dances his way across Europe to win the heart of society girl Dale Tremont in a riotous mistaken-identity plot. Featuring Irving Berlin's wonderful score including 'Cheek to Cheek', 'Top Hat, White Tie & Tails', 'Let's Face the Music & Dance' and 'Puttin' on the Ritz'. (more...)

Full Casting Announced for TOP HAT at Ovation
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2017

Top Hat tells the story of Broadway sensation Jerry Travers who dances his way across Europe to win the heart of society girl Dale Tremont in a riotous mistaken-identity plot. Featuring Irving Berlin's wonderful score including 'Cheek to Cheek', 'Top Hat, White Tie & Tails', 'Let's Face the Music & Dance' and 'Puttin' on the Ritz'. 13th December 2017 - 28th January 2018 (more...)

Keanu Reeves & Alex Winter Set to Return for Third Installment of BILL & TED
by TV News Desk - May 8, 2018

According to Variety, Keanu Reeves¬†and¬†Alex Winter¬†will re-team on ¬ďBill & Ted Face the Music¬Ē ¬ó the third installment of the comedy franchise. (more...)

National Sawdust Celebrates Women & Gender Non-Binary Artists with Hildegard Month
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2018

National Sawdust, the artist-led nonprofit incubator and venue, announces June 2018 as Hildegard Month at the Williamsburg space that serves as a dynamic home for artists and new music of all kinds. Named for the influential medieval composer Hildegard von Bingen and celebrating the contribution of women and gender non-binary artists to music of all genres, including contemporary classical music, the Hildegard Month festivities center around the June 12 concert featuring premieres from Hildegard Competition winners Emma O'Halloran, X. Lee, and Kayla Cashetta performed by The Refugee Orchestra under the baton of Lidiya Yankovskaya. (more...)

New Stage Adaptation of FLASHDANCE Comes to the Marlowe
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2018

Flashdance: The Musical stars former Strictly Come Dancing pro Joanne Clifton and A1 heart-throb Ben Adams. It tells the inspiring and unforgettable story of Clifton's character, a welder by day and 'flashdancer' by night, who dreams of going to the prestigious Shipley Dance Academy and becoming a professional dancer. When a romance (with Ben Adams' Nick) complicates her ambitions, she harnesses it to drive her dream. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in San Diego - Week of 5/20/2018
by BWW - May 20, 2018

Upcoming Shows - Week of 5/20/2018 for San Diego (more...)

Cast Announced For MAMMA MIA! International Tour
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2018

Full casting has been announced for the sensational feel-good musical MAMMA MIA! which comes to Palace Theatre, Manchester from 3rd - 14th July 2018 as part of its international tour. Shona White (Donna Sheridan), Nicky Swift (Rosie), Helen Anker (Tanya), Tamlyn Henderson (Sam Carmichael), Daniel Crowder (Harry Bright), Matthew Rutherford (Bill Austin), Lucy May Barker (Sophie Sheridan), Phillip Ryan (Sky), Leisha Mollyneaux (Ali), Lottie Henshall (Lisa), Matt Jordan-Pidgeon (Pepper) and Michael Nelson (Eddie) will star in the production. At certain performances the role of Donna Sheridan will be played by Natalie Langston. (more...)

Victory Gardens Wants to Buy You A Drink!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2018

When you buy a new flex pass before tomorrow, March 25th, Victory Gardens is offering  two free drink vouchers to use at the VG bar next season. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Costa Mesa - Week of 3/20/2018
by BWW - Mar 20, 2018

Upcoming Shows - Week of 3/20/2018 for Costa Mesa (more...)

Axelrod Performing Arts Center Presents A Fred Astaire Tribute
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2018

The Axelrod Performing Arts Center (APAC) is celebrating the Fred Astaire songbook on Sunday, April 8 at 3 p.m. with star vocalists Danny Bacher and Alexis Cole, who recently appeared together at Carnegie Hall, and two leading Broadway dancers, Cory Lingner("On the Town," "American in Paris") and Eloise Kropp ("Dames at Sea," "CATS"), performing with an all-star jazz band led by Dr. Art Topilow on piano, with Aaron Weinstein on violin, Mike Lee on saxophone, Doug Clarke on guitar, Rudy Petschauer on percussion and Gary Mazzaroppi on bass. (more...)

Kate Sheeran, Provost And Dean Of The San Francisco Conservatory Of Music, Selected As New Executive Director Of Kaufman Music Center In New York
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2018

Professional Hornist and Former Assistant Dean of Mannes School of Music Succeeding Lydia Kontos, Who Led One of City's Most Acclaimed Cultural and Educational Organizations for Four Decades (more...)

Showtime to Air the World Television Premiere of Oscar-Nominated BABY DRIVER July 14
by TV News Desk - Jun 27, 2018

SHOWTIME will offer the world television premiere of the Academy Award¬ģ and Golden Globe¬ģ nominated film BABY DRIVER on Saturday, July 14 at 10 p.m. ET/PT. SHOWTIME subscribers will also be able to watch the film across all platforms including SHOWTIME ON DEMAND¬ģ, SHOWTIME ANYTIME¬ģ and the SHOWTIME stand-alone streaming service. (more...)

BWW Review: ADELAIDE CABARET FESTIVAL 2018: NOSFERATUTU OR BLEEDING AT THE BALLET at Banquet Room, Adelaide Festival Centre
by Barry Lenny - Jun 24, 2018

Nosferatutu is very cleverly written and performed by Tommy Bradson. (more...)

BWW Exclusive: John Kander Ebbs & Flows In 3/4 Time
by Harry Haun - Jun 13, 2018

In the black at the back of the Vineyard Theater during one of the final previews of The Beast in the Jungle the other night sat its composer, disguising himself as a member of the audience by dispassionately drinking in the stage action and politely applauding at the appropriate places. This is-typically-the usual battle station for the artist-in-progress. Atypically-in fact, for the first time--John Kander sat alone. (more...)

Willie Nelson Pays Homage to Fellow Icon Frank Sinatra on New Studio Album, MY WAY
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2018

Legacy Recordings, a division of Sony Music Entertainment, will release My WayWillie Nelson's new studio album (and 12th for the label)on Friday, September 14. (more...)

Kaufman Music Center Announces 2018/2019 Season At Merkin Hall
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2018

The new classical series Only at Merkin with Terrance McKnight, featuring, among others, the world-renowned pianists Andre Watts and Ursula Oppens; the world premiere of a piano quintet by acclaimed new music composer Laura Kaminsky; and presentations by Academy and Grammy Awards winner Kristen Anderson-Lopez (Frozen); Emmy, Tony, Grammy and Academy Awards winner Bobby Lopez (Frozen); Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize winners Tom Kitt and Brian Yorkey (Next to Normal); and 10-time Tony winner Maury Yeston (Titanic, Nine) are among the numerous highlights of the Kaufman Music Center's diverse 2018-19 season at Merkin Hall. (more...)

Victory Gardens Announces Season Casting
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2018

Victory Gardens Theater under the direction of Artistic Director Chay Yew and Managing Director Erica Daniels, announces casting for its upcoming productions of Indecent by Paula Vogel, directed by Gary Griffin, Rightlynd by Ike Holter, directed by Lisa Portes, Pipeline by Dominique Morisseau, directed by Cheryl Lynn Bruce, and Cambodian Rock Band by Lauren Yee, directed by Marti Lyons. The cast for Miriam for President by Madhuri Shekar, directed by Chay Yew, is yet to be announced. (more...)

South Coast Repertory Releases Four-Month Calendar, January-April 2018
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2018

Here is the performance schedule for South Coast Repertory for the four-month period of January-April 2018. (more...)

Bang On A Can Premieres Works By George Lewis & Angelica Negron
by BWW News Desk - Jan 7, 2018

On Thursday, February 15, 2018 at 7:30pm, Bang on a Can will present the 2018 Bang on a Can People's Commissioning Fund concert, one of the most anticipated and reliable launching pads for composers in New York and beyond, as part of Kaufman Music Center's Ecstatic Music Festival at Merkin Concert Hall (Kaufman Music Center, 129 W. 67th St.). (more...)

Kronos: Mazzoli, Jlin, Threadgill, Riley Among Latest Group Of Fifty For The Future Composers
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2018

Kronos Quartet/Kronos Performing Arts Association (KPAA) is proud to announce the fourth group of composers for Fifty for the Future: The Kronos Learning Repertoire. Launched in 2015, Kronos' Fifty for the Future is an exciting partnership with Carnegie Hall and others to create 50 new works - by 25 women and 25 men - expressly for the training of students and emerging professionals. Each year, ten composers are announced. As ever, scores, parts, recordings, videos, and other learning materials for the compositions will be offered free of charge online at kronosquartet.org/fifty-for-the-future.  (more...)

New Website Will Honor Irving Berlin's Legacy
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2018

The family of Irving Berlin, in conjunction with his publishers Concord Music (North America) and Universal Music Publishing Group (rest of World), has announced the launch of a new website to honor Irving Berlin in celebration of his 130th birthday. Created to pay tribute to Berlin's life and legendary works, this is the first time a dedicated digital resource has existed online for the man epitomized by Jerome Kern's famous maxim: 'Irving Berlin has no place in American music - he is American music.' (more...)

Photo Flash: Kaufman Music Center Presents 'Face The Music' & Kronos Quartet
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2018

On Monday, February 5th, Face the Music & Kronos Quartet performed in Kaufman Music Center's 2018 Ecstatic Music Festival . (more...)

JERRY SPRINGER - THE OPERA Extends Through April 1, Matt McGrath Takes Over Lead Role
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2018

Due to demand, The New Group has announced a three-week extension for Jerry Springer - The Opera, with Matt McGrath appearing as Jerry Springer beginning March 13.  Terrence Mann, currently appearing in the role of Jerry Springer, plays his final performance March 11 due to an existing commitment beyond that date. (more...)

KRONOS QUARTET Joins FACE THE MUSIC For Performance at the 2018 Ecstatic Music Festival Next Week
by TV News Desk - Feb 2, 2018

The adventurous, Grammy-winning¬†Kronos Quartet¬†¬Ė one of the most celebrated and influential ensembles of our time ¬Ė joins NYC's acclaimed youth new music ensemble¬†Face the Music¬†(¬ďa force in the New York new-music world¬Ē ¬Ė¬†New York Times) to perform new works written for Kronos'¬†¬ďFifty for the Future,¬Ē¬†a commissioning, education and legacy project showcasing contemporary approaches to the string quartet that features new works by some of today's foremost composers. The two ensembles will perform separately and together. Face the Music will perform Yotam Haber's¬†From the Book¬†and Kala Ramnath's¬†Amrit.¬†More information and tickets¬†here. (more...)

Victory Gardens Announces Season - INDECENT, PIPELINE and More
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2018

Victory Gardens Theater, under the leadership of Artistic Director Chay Yew and Managing Director Erica Daniels, announces the lineup for its 2018-2019 Season. Victory Gardens' 44th Season will include the Tony Award-nominated play Indecent by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Paula Vogel; the Chicago premieres of Pipeline by Dominique Morisseau and Cambodian Rock Band by Lauren Yee; and the world premieres of Rightlynd by Ike Holter and Miriam for President by Madhuri Shekar. (more...)

Harry Connick Jr. to Star in the World Premiere of THE STING in Pre-Broadway Engagement at Paper Mill Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2018

Paper Mill Playhouse (Mark S. Hoebee-Producing Artistic Director, Todd Schmidt-Managing Director), recipient of the 2016 Regional Theatre Tony Award, has announced today Harry Connick, Jr. will star as Henry Gondorff in the world-premiere production of The Sting.  The musical is based on the 1973 film, and will have its world premiere at Paper Mill Playhouse for a limited run from March 29 through April 29, 2018, with book by Bob Martin, music and lyrics by Mark Hollmann &Greg Kotis with Harry Connick, Jr.  In addition, the score will contain music by Scott Joplin including 'The Entertainer.' (more...)

WICKED Day-of-Show Drawing to Return to Windy City
by BWW News Desk - Dec 4, 2017

Broadway In Chicago has announced that a WICKED day-of-show drawing for a limited number of seats will take place inside Block 37. (more...)

An Evening with Monty Alexander and More Coming Up at Birdland
by BWW News Desk - Dec 22, 2017

Birdland will kick-off their great week of programming with an exciting series of acts (more...)

Terrence Mann and Will Swenson to Headline JERRY SPRINGER - THE OPERA Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2017

The New Group has announced today that Terrence Mann and Will Swenson will star in the company's Off-Broadway premiere of Jerry Springer - The Opera, as 'Jerry Springer' and 'Warm-Up / Satan,' respectively. (more...)

Monty Alexander, John Pizzarelli, Jim Caruso's Cast Party and More Set for January 2018 at Birdland
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2017

Birdland Jazz Club has announced its January 2018 lineup, featuring An Evening with Monty Alexander - From Kingston to Harlem, Vijay Iyer Sextet, John Pizzarelli, Vincent Herring's The Story of Jazz: 100 Years, David Murray Infinity Quartet, La Tanya Hall and The Andy Milne Trio, Fleurine, Jim Caruso's Cast Party, and more. Scroll down for details! (more...)

Anika Chapin Joins Goodspeed Musicals as Artistic Associate
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2017

Goodspeed Musicals will welcome Anika Chapin to its staff beginning in January, 2018. (more...)

WE tv's 'Marriage Boot Camp: Hip Hop Edition' Premieres 1/0, Featuring Soulja Boy, Waka Flocka, Lil' Mo, Plus More!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 10, 2018

WE tv's 'Marriage Boot Camp: Hip Hop Edition' Premieres 1/0, Featuring Soulja Boy, Waka Flocka, Lil' Mo, Plus More! (more...)

Photo Flash: Joanne Clifton & Ben Adams Star In FLASHDANCE At The Belgrade
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2018

Get ready to dance to the hits like you've never danced before when Flashdance the Musical comes to the Belgrade Theatre this September. Back on UK stages for the first time since 2011, this brand new touring production marks the 10th anniversary of the show's world premiere in 2008, with Strictly Come Dancing winner Joanne Clifton and A1 singer Ben Adams leading an outstanding cast. (more...)

Scoop: Upcoming on HBO's ANIMALS
by TV Scoop - Aug 21, 2018

Get all the scoop on Coming Up on HBO's ANIMALS (more...)

The Family Are Reuniting To Face The Music In MUM'S CHOIR
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2018

The Court Theatre is celebrating New Zealand Theatre Month this September with a play full of music, laughter and, of course, a gloriously typical Kiwi family in Mum's Choir. (more...)

Joanne Clifton and Ben Adams Lead FLASHDANCE at Bristol Hippodrome
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2018

Flashdance - The Musical made a welcome return in 2017 for an extensive UK tour. Starring Strictly favourite Joanne Clifton and singer-songwriter Ben Adams, Flashdance arrives at The Bristol Hippodrome on Monday 25th June. (more...)

Los Angeles Master Chorale & wild Up Perform World Premiere of Ellen Reid's 'dreams of the new world'
by BWW News Desk - Apr 2, 2018

An expansive new choral work exploring lesser-known stories about the pursuit of the American Dream in Memphis, Houston, and Los Angeles, told through an interview-based libretto, will be premiered by the Los Angeles Master Chorale on Sunday, May 13 at 7 PM in Walt Disney Concert Hall. (more...)

Axelrod Performing Arts Center Presents Let's Face the Music¬ÖThe Timeless Songs of Fred Astaire
by BWW News Desk - Apr 2, 2018

On Sunday, April 8 at 3:00 p.m., Axelrod Performing Arts Center presents Let's Face the Music¬ÖThe Timeless Songs of Fred Astaire featuring vocalists Danny Bacher and Alexis Cole, performing with an all-star jazz band led by Dr. Art Topilow on piano, with Aaron Weinstein on violin, Mike Lee on saxophone, Doug Clarke on guitar, Rudy Petschauer on percussion and Gary Mazzaroppi on bass. Special guests: two leading Broadway dancers, Cory Lingner ("On the Town," "American in Paris") and Eloise Kropp ("Dames at Sea," "CATS") choreographed by Gabriel Chajnik and Andrew Black. (more...)

BergenPAC Presents Herb Alpert & Lani Hall
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2018

Legendary jazz musician Herb Alpert and Lani Hall, original lead singer for Sergio Mendes and Brasil '66, will perform songs from their third album together, Steppin Out, with their band, Michael Shapiro on drums and percussion, Hussain Jiffry on bass and Bill Cantos on keyboards and vocals. The program will include a jazz set sprinkled with Brasilian flavors and songbook favorites such as "Puttin' on the Ritz," "Moondance," "Let's Face the Music & Dance," "Fever" and "La Vie en Rose." (more...)

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