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Birmingham Stage Company's Production of David Walliams' GANGSTA GRANNY Makes West End Debut
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2016

???????To celebrate their 25th anniversary next year, Birmingham Stage Company - the acclaimed producers of Horrible Histories Live On Stage - today announce the West End debut of David Walliams' bestselling book - Gangsta Granny. The smash-hit production which was recently nominated for a UK Theatre Award for Best Show for Children and Young People, opens at the Garrick theatre on 1 August 2017, with previews from 26 July, and runs until 3 September, direct from an extensive UK tour. (more...)

Theatre Royal Stratford East Announces Full Casting for Bonnie Greer's THE HOTEL CERISE
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2016

Artistic Director of Theatre Royal Stratford East, Kerry Michael today announces the cast for the world premiere of Bonnie Greer's new play The Hotel Cerise, directed by Femi Elufowoju, jr. Inspired by Chekhov's The Cherry Orchard the production is a key part of the theatre's focus on commissioning new work and adaptations. Ellen Thomas leads the company, with El Anthony, Madeline Appiah, Michael Bertenshaw, Nicholas Beveney, Andrew Dennis, Abhin Galeya, Lacharne Jolly, Corey Montague-Sholay, Claire Prempeh, Alexis Rodney and Angela Wynter. The production opens on 25 October with previews from 20 October and runs until 12 November.   (more...)

Hampstead Theatre Announces Casting for WILD HONEY
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2016

Hampstead Theatre presents Michael Frayn's Wild Honey, directed by Hampstead's Associate Artist Howard Davies. Geoffrey Streatfeild will make his Hampstead Theatre debut in the role of Platonov. (more...)

Photo Flash: THE HOTEL CERISE Rehearses
by BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 2016

As the leader of the free world ends his eight years in office, a black middle class family risk losing their beloved hotel and cherry orchard, where Martin Luther King once rested and Miles Davis played. (more...)

Frank Sinatra's 'World On A String' 4CD/DVD Box Set to Be Released Today
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2016

Frank Sinatra never had a problem with language barriers, he spoke to the heart. His songs served as the soundtrack to people's lives around the world. (more...)

BWW Review: SINATRA 101 Puts You at the Sands with Frank and his Big Band
by Shari Barrett - Nov 29, 2016

As a lifelong fan of Frank Sinatra thanks in part to my Mom being one of the bobbysoxers who fawned over him as I did for the Beatles, I was thrilled to jump at the chance to attend SINATRA 101 at the El Portal in Noho on November 26, 2016 at one of the 2 shows they did that date. Since 2011, Matt Mauser and the 101 Big Band led by Pete Jacobs have been playing Frank Sinatra's greatest hits with high-octane arrangements. Their collaboration captures Sinatra at the height of his career at the Sands Hotel in early 1966, backed by Quincy Jones conducting the Count Basie Orchestra. (more...)

Mark Burnett Secures Exclusive Life Rights Deal with MGM New Joint Venture Gato Grande Productions
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2016

Mark Burnett, MGM's President of Television and Digital, said today that Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer's new joint venture GATO GRANDE (Big Cat) PRODUCTIONS has acquired the exclusive life rights to Mexican singer and International icon Luis Miguel. (more...)

'America's Got Talent' Winner Landau Eugene Murphy Jr. Wraps up 2016 with Holiday Tour & New Album
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2016

2016 may have been a year filled with ups and downs for most, but it's been a non-stop rocket ride up for America's Got Talent winner Landau Eugene Murphy Jr. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Boston - Week of 11/13/2016
by BWW - Nov 13, 2016

Upcoming Shows - Week of 11/13/2016 for Boston (more...)

CAPITOL RECORDS TO LAUNCH YEAR-LONG 75TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION IN NOVEMBER EXTENSIVE SLATE OF PROJECTS WILL ENCOMPASS MUSIC, FILM AND LITERARY WORLDS
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2016

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CAPITOL RECORDS TO LAUNCH YEAR-LONG 75TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION IN NOVEMBER EXTENSIVE SLATE OF PROJECTS WILL ENCOMPASS MUSIC, FILM AND LITERARY WORLDS
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2016

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Frank Sinatra Tribute Band To Debut At Cabaret Fringe Festival 2017
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2017

Crooner talent Denis Sheridan, Foenander Brothers, Rick Woodroffe, Bob Foley and Bill Parton are all set to feature in front of the 18-piece Adelaide Big Band to debut a tribute to global musical icon Frank Sinatra on 16 June 2017 at the Arkaba Hotel as part of the Cabaret Fringe Festival. (more...)

Iration Releases New Single 'Fly With Me' / Debuts at No. 1 on iTunes Reggae Songs
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2017

As they prepare to spend the summer on tour with Slightly Stoopid, reggae-influenced alternative rock band IRATION released a brand new single 'Fly with Me' this past Friday (May 19) as a special treat for their fans. (more...)

Musical Adventures Announced at the Belgrade Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2017

Audiences across Coventry and Warwickshire are invited to take a seat at the Belgrade Theatre this June with a line up of musical shows that are not to be missed. (more...)

David Walliams' THE FIRST HIPPO ON THE MOON Lands at Edinburgh Festival Fringe
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2017

3…2…1… Blast Off! Edinburgh Festival Fringe audiences will have the chance to experience an explosively funny space adventure as David Walliams' stage adaptation of The First Hippo on the Moon touches down in Edinburgh this August. (more...)

Bway's Michael-Leon Wooley and Deborah S. Craig Join the Cast of (mostly)musicals: CRIME SCENE 3.13, Full Cast Announced
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2017

Michael-Leon Wooley (B'way: LITTLE SHOP, FIVE GUYS NAMED MOE, Film: Disney's THE PRINCESS AND THE FROG, DREAMGIRLS) and Deborah S. Craig (B'way: SPELLING BEE, TV: TRANSPARENT) will sing at the E Spot Lounge in (mostly)musicals: CRIME SCENE - the 22nd entry in this popular series of themed cabarets - on Monday, March 13th at 7:30pm. (more...)

Photo Flash: (mostly)musicals Returns to the E Spot Lounge with CRIME SCENE
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2017

On March 13, (mostly)musicals returned to the E Spot Lounge in Studio City with CRIME SCENE: a uniquely entertaining evening of songs so good, it might be illegal! (more...)

BWW Review: Taylor and Bologna's LOVE ALLWAYS Enjoys L.A. Premiere at Gray Studios
by Shari Barrett - Mar 27, 2017

Comprised of 10 short plays in 2 acts about the follies and foibles of love and lovers, LOVE ALLWAYS addresses the subjects of love and romance which have long provided great source material for comedy, created from the pens of two proven masters of American comedy. With busy careers in film, television and Broadway, Taylor and Bologna have defied the Hollywood odds with a marriage that's lasted 51 years (so far). And no doubt, many of the relationship stories shared must be of a very personal nature to them, or perhaps some of their closest friends! (more...)

BWW Review: Harvey Granat Spotlights Jimmy Van Heusen to an Enthusiastic Audience in His Latest SONGS AND STORIES at 92Y
by Alix Cohen - Mar 18, 2017

Though all of Harvey Granat's midday events are illuminating and entertaining, his most recent SONGS AND STORIES on March 16 at 92Y could've easily continued at least another half hour buoyed by audience enthusiasm. The event's special guests, author/producer/journalist Will Friedwald (who has his own 92Y series), and President of Jimmy Van Heusen's catalog, his great nephew, Brook Babcock, were both knowledgeable, engaging raconteurs. It was also a great pleasure to watch the two men join infectiously enjoying the afternoon. (more...)

New Musical THE SUPERHERO Will Fly to Southwark Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2017

The world premiere of a brand-new, one-man musical will be the first musical to be performed in Southwark Playhouse's Little space. (more...)

Photo Flash: (Mostly) Musicals Features Killer Line-Up Tonight at E Spot Lounge
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2017

BE ON THE LOOKOUT! A high caliber lineup of criminally talented performers is headed toward the E Spot Lounge. (more...)

VIDEO: Michael Rouse Sings 'You Got Me' from SUPERHERO at Southwark; Cast Complete!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2017

Michael Rouse stars in the world premiere of the one-man musical, SUPERHERO, which is the first musical to play in Southwark Playhouse's Little space. Below, watch Rouse sing 'You Got Me' from the show! (more...)

New York Live Arts Announces 2017-2018 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2017

New York Live Arts, under the artistic leadership of MacArthur Genius Award and National Medal of Arts awardee Artistic Director Bill T. Jones and Associate Artistic Director Janet Wong, announced the organization's 2017-2018 season today. (more...)

The Philly POPS Return to Independence Hall Next Week!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2017

The Philly POPS will perform its annual free Independence Day Weekend concert at Independence Hall on July 3 at 7 p.m. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Alice Ripley, Christiane Noll & More Sing the Musicals of the Last Decade at Broadway By The Year
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Jun 20, 2017

Tony Award winner Alice Ripley (Next to Normal), Erin Davie (Sunday in the Park with George, Side Show, Grey Gardens) and Drama Desk honoree Danny Gardner (Dames at Sea) will join Tony Award nominees Brandon Uranowitz (Falsettos, An American in Paris) and Christiane Noll (Ragtime, Chaplin, Jekyll & Hyde)  two-time Nightlife Award winner Scott Coulter  and more took part in for Town Hall's Broadway by the Year Series last night. (more...)

Alice Ripley, Alex Brightman, Erin Davie and More to Highlight Musicals of the Last Decade in BROADWAY BY THE YEAR at Town Hall
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2017

Tony Award winner Alice Ripley (Next to Normal), Tony Award nominee Alex Brightman (School of Rock), Erin Davie (Sunday in the Park with George, Side Show, Grey Gardens) and Drama Desk honoree Danny Gardner (Dames at Sea) will join Tony Award nominees Brandon Uranowitz (Falsettos, An American in Paris) and Christiane Noll (Ragtime, Chaplin, Jekyll & Hyde) and two-time Nightlife Award winner Scott Coulter for Town Hall's Broadway by the Year Series on Monday, June 19 at 8pm. (more...)

ECHOES OF SINATRA Comes to Ridgefield Playhouse This August
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2017

The music of Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin comes to The Ridgefield Playhouse with Echoes of Sinatra on August 4. (more...)

New York Live Arts Announces 'Creating in Confusing Times' 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2017

New York Live Arts, under the artistic leadership of MacArthur Genius Award and National Medal of Arts awardee Artistic Director Bill T. Jones and Associate Artistic Director Janet Wong, announced the organization's 2017-2018 season today. (more...)

Free Website WeTravel Officially Launched After Powering $5 Million Independent Group Trips
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2016

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The Final Entries of THE FRANK SINATRA COLLECTION on DVD & Digital 9/8
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2017

On September 8 2017, Eagle Rock Entertainment will release the final three titles in The Frank Sinatra Collection on DVD and digital formats. On license from Frank Sinatra Enterprises (FSE), the definitive collection pulls together some of the finest performances on television, in the recording studio and in concert from the greatest entertainer of the 20th century. (more...)

BWW Review: Megan Hilty, Matthew Morrison Join The New York Pops
by Michael Dale - Jul 11, 2016

Taking a break from Carnegie Hall, The New York Pops travels to Forest Hills Stadium for summer fun with two Broadway favorites. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in San Antonio - Week of 1/29/2017
by BWW - Jan 29, 2017

Upcoming Shows - Week of 1/29/2017 for San Antonio (more...)

Robert Habermann Sings HIS WAY at Barking Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2017

Award winning singer Robert Habermann brings the highly acclaimed His Way to Barking on Friday 24th February. His Way tells the whole unexpurgated story of the rise and fall of Frank Sinatra with many of Sinatra's wonderful songs including: Come Fly with Me, Fly Me To The Moon, Witchcraft, You Make Me Feel So Young, Strangers In The Night, My Way, New York New York and many more. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in San Antonio - Week of 1/22/2017
by BWW - Jan 22, 2017

Upcoming Shows - Week of 1/22/2017 for San Antonio (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in San Antonio - Week of 1/15/2017
by BWW - Jan 15, 2017

Upcoming Shows - Week of 1/15/2017 for San Antonio (more...)

Pam Ann to Head Out on 20th Anniversary UK Tour
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2017

The A-List queen of the skies, Pam Ann plans to land the Louboutin's on international turf and hit the tarmac running, with her celebratory 20th anniversary UK tour which touches down in London, Birmingham, Leeds, Salford, Jersey, Reading, St Albans, Brighton, Norwich, Cambridge, Newcastle & Glasgow in 2017. (more...)

Pam Ann Brings 20th Anniversary Tour Across the UK
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2017

The A-List queen of the skies, Pam Ann plans to land the Louboutin's on international turf and hit the tarmac running, with her celebratory 20th anniversary UK tour which touches down in London, Birmingham, Leeds, Salford, Jersey, Reading, St Albans, Brighton, Norwich, Cambridge, Newcastle & Glasgow in 2017. (more...)

Tony Sands Leads A Must-See For Any Sinatra Fan At The Broadway Theatre of Pitman
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2017

It was a Very Good Year: A Tribute To Frank Sinatra This show is a must-see for any Sinatra fan! Tony Sands will be performing such hits as, That's Life, Come Fly with Me, Luck Be A Lady, My Way, New York New York, and many more. Mr. Sands will be accompanied by his fabulous live band. Don't miss this one of a kind musical tribute to Frank Sinatra. (more...)

Flat Rock Playhouse presents MUSIC ON THE ROCK: The Music of The Rat Pack
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2017

The Playhouse has kicked off its 2017 season with a month of music celebrating genres ranging from rock to country, and everything in between.  Continuing with this music marathon, The Music of the Rat Pack, a Music on the Rock special featuring timeless music from the golden age of American standards, will run from March 9th through the 19th at The Flat Rock Playhouse Downtown on Main Street in Hendersonville.   (more...)

(mostly)musicals Returns to the E Spot Lounge in March with A Truly Killer Show
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2017

???????Following their success of January's songsforaHAPPYnewyear, (mostly)musicals will return to the E Spot Lounge for CRIME SCENE - the 22nd entry in their series of themed cabarets - on Monday, March 13th at 7:30pm. (more...)

Old School Square to Present Nine Spectacular Concerts & Shows in March
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2017

Old School Square is presenting nine spectacular shows and concerts in March. Tickets for all of them are available for online purchase now atwww.OldSchoolSquare.org. (more...)

IRATION Announces Fall Headlining 'Intergalactic Tour'
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2017

Reggae-influenced alternative rock band IRATION has announced their fall headlining 'Intergalactic Tour' featuring support from Fortunate Youth and Through The Roots (on select dates). Tickets for the 19-date outing are now on sale to the public as of today (Friday, August 4). (more...)

Rose Theatre Kingston Announces Casting for GOOD CANARY
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2016

Rose Theatre Kingston today announces full casting for Zach Helm's Good Canary, directed by Award winning actor and director, John Malkovich. (more...)

Frank Sinatra's 'World On A String' 4CD/DVD Box Set to Be Released 10/21
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2016

Frank Sinatra never had a problem with language barriers, he spoke to the heart. His songs served as the soundtrack to people's lives around the world. (more...)

Request Tunes in Real Time at Jim Caruso & Billy Stritch's Online Concert This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2016

On Sunday, August 28 at 7pm, Jim Caruso and Billy Stritch will perform an in-home online live concert. (more...)

The Philly POPS Ball Returns to the Bellevue Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2017

The Philly POPS will hold its fifth annual POPS Ball on September 14 at the Hyatt at the Bellevue. (more...)

DiamonDisc Records Announces Andrew Heller's 'All The Way' Tribute to Sinatra
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2017

Today, DiamonDisc Records announced that vocalist, tenor Andrew Heller has completed recording his second homage release to Ole Blue Eyes with the world famous Nelson Riddle Orchestra. (more...)

IRATION New Single 'Borderlines' Available Now; Impacting Radio Nationwide
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2017

Reggae-influenced alternative rock band IRATION has officially released their new single 'Borderlines' across all music platforms along with a lyric video for the thought-provoking song (more...)

BWW's On This Day - April 22, 2017
by - Apr 22, 2017

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

Chris Pinnella and 12-Piece Band to Bring SINATRA AT THE SANDS to Asbury Park
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2017

Flashback to 1966 Las Vegas & join powerhouse vocalist Chris Pinnella along with a 12-Piece Big Band as they perform the iconic live album 'Sinatra at the Sands' from beginning to end. Featuring the Quincy Jones & Count Basie arrangements and led by jazz bassist Gary Mazzaroppi (Stan Getz, Buddy Rich, Les Paul Trio). (more...)

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