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George Street Playhouse Announces Cast of I LOVE YOU, YOU'RE PERFECT, NOW CHANGE
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2017

George Street Playhouse today announced the full cast for an new, updated version of the off-Broadway hit musical, I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change, with book and lyrics by Playhouse favorite Joe DiPietro (Memphis, Nice Work if You Can Get It) and music by Jimmy Roberts (The Thing About Men, The Velveteen Rabbit). Karen Burthwright (Broadway's Jesus Christ Superstar), Lindsay Nicole Chambers (Broadway's Lysistrata Jones, Legally Blonde and Hairspray), Mitchell Jarvis (Broadway's Rock of Ages, GSP world premiere of Gettin' the Band Back Together) and George Merrick (Broadway's Honeymoon in Vegas, South Pacific and High Fidelity; Off-Broadway's Clever Little Lies) star in the inaugural production at George Street Playhouse's new, interim venue at 103 College Farm Road on the Cook Campus of Rutgers University. Performances run Oct. 10-Nov. 12, 2017, with Opening Night set for Friday, October 13. (more...)

Royal Shakespeare's TITUS ANDRONICUS Comes to River St. Theatre This Week
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2017

The River Street Theatre (RST), a project of The Park Theatre, will be presenting the Royal Shakespeare Company production of Titus Andronicus on Sunday, September 24 (1:30 pm & 6:30 pm) and Monday, September 25 (1:30 pm). The presentation is part of the RST's Stage2Screen Series. The play was filmed in ultra high definition in Stratford-upon-Avon, England on August 9, 2017. (more...)

Candoco Announces New Commission from International Choreographer Yasmeen Godder
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2017

Multi-award-winning and internationally recognised choreographer Yasmeen Godder will premiere her new work Face In this Autumn, commissioned by Candoco Dance Company and performed by their company of disabled and non-disabled dancers. Face In is the final commission from Stine Nilsen and Pedro Machado before they step down as Artistic Co-Directors of Candoco, as announced in January. (more...)

New Chamber Ballet Presents STRAY BIRD Dance Tribute To Composer Ursula Mamlok
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2017

Miro Magloire's New Chamber Ballet presents Stray Bird, a site-specific evening of dances to music by URSULA MAMLOK, October 5 at 7 pm and 8:30 pm; and October 6 at 6:30 pm and 8:30 pm (4 performances) at the German Academy New York, 1014 Fifth Avenue. (more...)

Joe Satriani Announces Releease of 'What Happens Next'; Out 1/12
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2017

World-renowned guitar virtuoso, JOE SATRIANI, announces the release of his 16th solo album, What Happens Next, set for release, January 12, 2018 on Sony/Legacy Recordings. (more...)

Ultra South Africa Phase One Lineup Announced
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2017

ULTRA SOUTH AFRICA, presented by Samsung, is proud to announce its Phase One headliners led by none other than ARMIN VAN BUUREN and HARDWELL! Heading back to continue the magic they brought in 2015, the return of these musical masterminds is long overdue, not to mention demanded by local fans. (more...)

ATRESBANDES to Tour ALL IN Across the UK
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2017

Experimental Catalan company forge an epic journey through 21st century life that encompasses dictatorships, national anthems, education, self-help manuals, nightclubs and love. ATRESBANDES use humour to question what it means to be an individual, or to conform. (more...)

Artist Series Concerts of Sarasota Presents PIANO GRAND II at the Sarasota Opera House, 10/7
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2017

They're back! Artist Series Concerts of Sarasota launches its 22nd season with an exuberant reprise of Piano Grand, a performance featuring five world-class pianists Don Bryn, Joseph Holt, Andrew Lapp, Thomas Purviance and Jonathan Spivey and five Steinway & Sons concert grand pianos. (more...)

Rhonda Vincent Returns From Successful International Tour
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2017

The International Queen of Bluegrass returns from a week of traveling abroad. Rhonda Vincent kept a jet-setting pace, flying from New York City to Dublin, Prague, and Zurich, before returning on Sunday. (more...)

Miller Theatre Continues Bach Series with Mahan Esfahani's Goldberg Variations
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2017

An introductory aria undergoes thirty singular transformations in Bach's Goldberg Variations. Since its publication in 1741, the work has gained a reputation for presenting the performer with a monumental artistic challenge, requiring not only prodigious technical skill, but the emotional sensitivity to interpret the delicate nuances of mood and demeanor that give each variation its distinct character. (more...)

Pierre Bensusan, France's Acoustic Guitar Master, Presents Concert and Workshop in Portland
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2017

On Thursday September 21, Abbie's Concert Series in Portland Oregon is excited to present France's acoustic guitar master Pierre Bensusan for a second concert (his Sept 22 show is already sold out) - as part of the 30 date Fall leg of his 2017 USA Tour! (more...)

LA.-A-GO-GO Celebrates California's Rock, Soul and Surf Pioneers
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2017

When the history of Los Angeles rock 'n' roll is told, bands like the Beach Boys, the Byrds, and the Doors typically are mentioned as founding fathers. As great as those bands are, many other acts have played important roles too. The inaugural LA-A-GO-GO concert shines a spotlight on some of these beloved local music heroes in a remarkable gathering happening November 4, 2017 at the Regent Theater in downtown L.A. (more...)

Bucket Club's Loch Ness Monster Play FOSSILS Opens Today at New Diorama Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2017

Bucket Club's new play about a female scientist and the Loch Ness Monster with live electronic sound design and music arrives in London at the New Diorama Theatre from Tuesday 19 September to Saturday 30 September as part of a national tour. (more...)

Dublin Fringe Festival 2017 Continues at the New Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2017

After a jam-packed first week, Dublin Fringe Festival 2017 continues this week at The New Theatre! (more...)

Leslie Odom Jr., Andrew Rannells, Sutton Foster, and Stephanie J. Block To Perform Live at Lincoln Center
by Alexa Criscitiello - Sep 19, 2017

This December, some of Broadway's brightest stars Leslie Odom Jr., Andrew Rannells, Sutton Foster with special guest Jonathan Groff, and Stephanie J. Block will headline four special performances combining the intimacy of cabaret with the razzle dazzle of the Great White Way at The Appel Room at Jazz at Lincoln Center. Presented by Live From Lincoln Center, each evening showcases one of these leading voices of musical theater while illuminating their musical journeys to stardom, revisiting favorite songs, and offering glimpses of future projects. (more...)

R&B Quartet XSCAPE Announce Nationwide Tour ft. Monica & Tamar Braxton
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2017

One of the most beloved groups in R&B history, XSCAPE, have announced their first-ever headlining tour, THE GREAT XSCAPE TOUR. (more...)

Edinburgh International Festival Receives Special Award
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2017

The International Jury of EFFE - Europe for Festivals, Festivals for Europe has awarded the Edinburgh International Festival its EFFE Award for 2017-2018. (more...)

Cooking Channel Premieres All-New Season of CARNIVAL EATS 10/26
by TV News Desk - Sep 19, 2017

On Thursday, October 26th at 9pmET/6pmPT the food-frenzied roller coaster of culinary delights returns on Cooking Channel's CARNIVAL EATS with the most delicious fare offered at fairgrounds in North America. (more...)

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by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2017

Artistic Director of Print Room at the Coronet Anda Winters has curated a month-long Festival representing the theatre's diverse, multi-artform programme and made up almost entirely of UK premieres. Coronet International Festival runs over 35 days and spans theatre, art, circus, dance, poetry and installations from around the globe. Featuring artists from 12 countries, the Festival presents a fusion of international art works, crossing borders and genres and defying expectations. (more...)

American Symphony Orchestra Opens Season at Carnegie Hall with Focus on Music and Politics: Sessions, Copland, Bernstein
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2017

The American Symphony Orchestra will open the 57th season of its Vanguard series at Carnegie Hall with a program titled The Sounds of Democracy on Wednesday, October 11 at 8 pm. All performances in this year's four-concert series - comprising three at Carnegie Hall and one at Lincoln Center's Alice Tully Hall - will offer a timely political framework by examining the music composers have created under various types of leadership. American democracy was shaped by the ideals, vision, and principles of its leaders, particularly Franklin D. Roosevelt and John F. Kennedy. The Sounds of Democracy is an evening featuring works of American composers inspired by the legacy of these two presidents, who protected our liberties and stood by the common people against the interests of the rich and powerful. Sessions' Second Symphony is dedicated to FDR, Bernstein's Kaddish is both a Jewish prayer for the dead and a celebration of life, and Copland wrote Canticle of Freedom in response to the assault on civil liberties during the McCarthy era. Concert notes and additional information on artists and works are available here. (more...)

Downtown Boys 'Somos Chulas (No Somos Pendejas)' Video Released via Univision
by TV News Desk - Sep 19, 2017


TWIN PEAKS Actress Chrysta Bell Announces U.S. and European Tour Dates
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2017

Today Chrysta Bell, revered Twin Peaks actress and longtime musical partner of David Lynch, announces US and European tour dates. Chrysta Bell received widespread critical acclaim in the role of FBI Agent Tamara Preston in 2017's return of Twin Peaks on SHOWTIME. (more...)

Bravo Premieres REAL HOUSEWIVES OF ATLANTA Season 10, 11/5
by TV News Desk - Sep 19, 2017

Bravo Media supersizes the drama, fun and shade with three consecutive premieres on Sunday, November 5. At 8pm ET/PT (more...)

Justice Unveil NSFW New Video for Latest Single 'Pleasure'
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2017

Justice have unveiled a brand new, sexually explicit video for their recent single Pleasure. The video, directed by Alexandre Court s of Division, portrays two lovers entwined in passion before becoming part of an abstract, cosmic explosion the product of which leads to the birth of new life. (more...)

CHARLOTTETOWN FESTIVAL 2018: A Celebration of Rock, Blues and Local Treasures Announced
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2017

Confederation Centre of the Arts has announced a sensational lineup for next summer's Charlottetown Festival. The 2018 Festival will run June 7 to September 22 and include the 54th season of the international sensation Anne of Green Gables The Musical; the phenomenal rock-opera Jesus Christ Superstar; two new Festival-spawned musicals, Dutch Mason and Stories from the Red Dirt Road. (more...)

Global Citizen Festival to be Broadcast LIVE in Virtual Reality
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2017

Citi and Live Nation today announced that they will broadcast this year's Global Citizen Festival LIVE in virtual reality for the first time ever. (more...)

The Movement Theatre Company partners with Harlem School of the Arts' to present WHAT TO SEND UP WHEN IT GOES DOWN
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2017

The Movement Theatre Company, a Harlem-based nonprofit committed to showcasing artists of color, is partnering with INTERFEST, a free three-day arts & ideas Festival hosted by the Harlem School of the Arts, to present a staged reading of WHAT TO SEND UP WHEN IT GOES DOWN written by Aleshea Harris (2016 Relentless Award Winner), directed by Mary Hodges (48Hours in Harlem). The reading will take place on Saturday, September 23, 2017 at 7:15pm at the Harlem School of the Arts Theater (645 St. Nicholas Avenue). (more...)

Royal Opera House Announces Cast Change for CARMEN
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2017

Due to pregnancy, German soprano Anett Fritsch has withdrawn from singing the role of Mica la in Carmen. The role will now be sung by Russian soprano Kristina Mkhitaryan, who will make her Royal Opera debut as Mica la. She has recently sung the role of Mica la for Norwegian National Opera in Oslo. (more...)

'Inside The Studio' Ushers Audience Members Behind The Curtain At The Sarasota Ballet
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2017

The Sarasota Ballet announces today the line-up for Inside The Studio 2017 2018, a series of unique and intimate opportunities to step behind the curtain of The Sarasota Ballet, with demonstrations, coaching and talks from repetiteurs, choreographers and directors. (more...)

BWW Review: FLUTE RECITAL at M.L. Koser Music & Dance Festival
by Zofeen Maqsood - Sep 19, 2017

The capital witnessed a melodious evening as a flute recital filled the Autumn air with music strains. (more...)

Brighton Horrorfest Returns to Sweet Venues for 2017
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2017

Following a successful Festival last year, Brighton Horrorfest is returning to Sweet Venues for 2017, with even more frights for the nights leading up to Halloween. (more...)

Schimmel Center presents AMERICAN DANCE SPECTACULAR!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2017

The Schimmel Center presents American Dance Spectacular! on Saturday, October 21 at 7:30 p.m., exploring the history of American popular dance throughout the 20th century, including the Charleston, Lindy hop, jitterbug, twist, voguing, and more. The performance is directed, co-written and created by Daniel C. Levine (Broadway's Les Mis rables, Chicago, and Mamma Mia!) with choreography by Al Blackstone (Fox's So You Think You Can Dance), music direction by Bryan Perri (Broadway's Wicked and Next to Normal), and book by Susan Batten (Lifetime's Showing Roots) together with six Broadway dancers backed by three vocalists and a live band. (more...)

Pianist Luca BurattoComes to Zankel Hall at Carnegie Hall, 10/11
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2017

Italian pianist Luca Buratto, the Honens International Piano Competition's 2015 Prize Laureate, will make his New York debut at Zankel Hall at Carnegie Hall on Wednesday, October 11, 2017, at 7:30 p.m. His program features works by Ad s, Jan ?ek, Ligeti, Prokofiev and Schumann. The concert is presented by the Honens International Piano Competition. (more...)

Festival of South African Dance Comes to MPAC in October
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2017

Two renowned troupes -Gumboots and Pantsula -- present traditional South African dance at Mayo Performing Arts Center on Sunday, October 22, 2017 at 3 pm. Tickets start at $10. (more...)

BWW Interview: Jonathan Watton Tackles Hitchcock in Mirvish's NORTH BY NORTHWEST
by Taylor Long - Sep 19, 2017

A North American premiere is set to stun Toronto audiences when NORTH BY NORTHWEST, a stage adaption of Alfred Hitchcock's renown film, graces the stage at the Royal Alexandra Theatre. BroadwayWorld's Taylor Long spoke with leading man, Jonathan Watton, on playing Roger O. Thornhill. (more...)

Legacy Recordings Releases 'Willie Nelson and the Boys (Willie's Stash, Vol. 2), 10/20
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2017

Legacy Recordings will release Willie Nelson and the Boys, the eagerly-awaited second installment in the acclaimed Willie's Stash archival recordings series, on Friday, October 20. (more...)

Review Roundup: WE SHALL NOT BE MOVED at The Wilma Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2017

WE SHALL NOT BE MOVED made its world premiere on September 16, and will play through September 24 at The Wilma Theatre as part of Opera Philadelphia's O17 Festival, and the critics are weighing in! (more...)

Lucianblomkamp Shares New Single 'Sick of What I Don't Understand' Pt. 1 ft. Trim
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2017

Australian producer and multi-instrumentalist LUCIANBLOMKAMP today reveals Still No (feat Trim), the second cut to be shared from his new album Sick of What I Don't Understand, after first single 'Nothing' (feat Rromarin) (more...)

See Alvin Ailey, Michael Feinstein, and More in 'NJPAC@20: Friends in Concert!'
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2017

Symphonic music, tap, R&B, modern dance, American Song and all that jazz, performed by an array of artists beloved by audiences around the world, will be experienced for one night only in NJPAC@20: Friends in Concert! on Saturday, Sept. 23 at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC). (more...)

Photo Flash: Improvised Historical Hip-Hopera ANYBODY Opens Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2017

ANYBODY: An Improvised Historical Hip-Hopera, created by the critically-acclaimed improv group, North Coast, will play at the Connelly Theater in the East Village starting on September 20. (more...)

Award-Winning Playwright Sean Chandler Announces New Podcast 'Your Program Is Your Ticket'
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2017

Award-winning playwright Sean Chandler takes you behind the scenes in his new theatre podcast Your Program Is Your Ticket (YPIYT). (more...)

Tim Baltz, Laura Grey & More Join Comedy Central's THE OPPOSITION W/ JORDAN KLEPPER
by TV News Desk - Sep 19, 2017

Comedy Central's new late night franchise, THE OPPOSITION W/ JORDAN KLEPPER announces Tim Baltz, Laura Grey, Aaron Jackson, Josh Sharp, Kobi Libii and Niccole Thurman as its team of Citizen Journalists. (more...)

Association For Recorded Sound Collections Announces 'Whisperin' Bill Anderson'
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2017

The Association for Recorded Sound Collections has awarded Country Music Hall of Famer Bill Anderson and author Peter Michael Cooper with Best Historical Research In Recorded Country Music for their work Whisperin' Bill Anderson: An Unprecedented Life In Country Music. (more...)

Fall Dates Announced for The Hit Monthly Comedy Show S.U.C.K. 
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2017

The popular stand-up comedy show, S.U.C.K. (Stand Up Comedy Klub), returns to The Mockingbird Bar in the East Village with performances on September 22, October 21, and November 17. (more...)

Casting Announced for Coventry Musical GODIVA ROCKS
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2017

The Belgrade Theatre has announced the cast for its Coventry Musical Godiva Rocks, including Niki Evans who wowed the judges on the 2007 series of ITV's X Factor. Premiering on the Main Stage this October, Godiva Rocks is the must-see new musical featuring a soundtrack of hit songs from Coventry artists through the decades, and brings together a talented cast of actors, singers and musicians. (more...)

Trouble in the Streets to Release Debut EP 'Electro Tribe' 10/6
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2017

When it comes to music, the most important element for the Austin based band Trouble in The Streets is to create something new. Their sound is uniquely their own pulling from influences like Rage Against the Machine, Beats Antique, to Hiatus Kaiyote. The multi-talented band, Trouble in The Streets has dubbed this signature sound Electro Tribe, a vibe that masterfully blends electronic music, international sounds, with hip-hop, rock and R&B. Their debut EP Electro Tribe is set to be physically distributed on October 6, 2017, everywhere. (more...)

Toronto Critic Robert Cushman Announces Departure from The National Post
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2017

In his review for The Shaw Festival's Androcles and the Lion, National Post critic Robert Cushman announced his next column would be his last. (more...)

Comedian Gianmarco Soresi Comes to Caroline's 9/27
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2017

On Wednesday, September 27 at 7:30pm comedian/actor/writer Gianmarco Soresi (SeeSo's New York's Funniest, TruTV's Hack My Life, Comedy Central), will be headlining Carolines on Broadway as part of the Breakout Artist Comedy Series along with host Gabe Pacheco (Funhouse Comedy, Secret Loft Show, FLAMA), guest Chris Cafero (UCB, The Night Of, Billions, As The World Turns), and feature Erin Maguire (Girl Friday, Boston Comedy Festival, GSN, ESPN). Soresi is also a recent winner of the Moth StorySLAM, he will be writing and acting in a Funny or Die Exclusive later this year and will be in Tracy Morgan's new TBS show The Last O.G. Known around NYC as a multitalented comedian, actor, improviser and writer, Soresi is now poised to bring his high energy stand-up comedy and unique perspective on city living, dating and divorce, mental illness and more to headlining at Carolines on Broadway! (more...)

Ross Petty presents A CHRISTMAS CAROL, The Family Musical with a Scrooge Loose!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2017

Ross Petty Productions is delighted to present the world premiere of A CHRISTMAS CAROL, THE FAMILY MUSICAL WITH A SCROOGE LOOSE! Holiday hilarity will ensue as this timeless tale is fractured to Ross Petty specifications. Tickets are on sale now for the limited run, November 24 - December 31, 2017 at Toronto's Elgin Theatre. (more...)

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