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by Stephi Wild - Sep 20, 2020
Lady Gaga is the new face of Valentino Beauty. The performer's first campaign for the brand's latest fragrance VOCE VIVA has been unveiled.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 17, 2021
Omnium Circus will debut its live show under the big top tent opening at Tysons III, in Tysons, Virginia, from November 18 through January 9. Initially launched during the pandemic as a critically acclaimed virtual spectacle, the not-for-profit Omnium Circus is now part of the long-awaited return of live entertainment.
by Constance Drugeot - Oct 19, 2020
Performers from West End theatre and the Royal Ballet united to create a new song and accompanying dance film, Hush. The piece aims to highlight mental health issues during the Coronavirus pandemic, and to raise awareness of the UK's incredible performing arts sector during a difficult time.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 14, 2020
Meet the playwrights from the 3rd week of LA's first TogetherLAFestival. Presented by Alternative Theatre Los Angeles (ATLA) in association with LA Stage Alliance (LASA), 'Together LA: A Virtual Stage Festival' is celebrating the vibrant and diverse intimate theatre scene of the greater Los Angeles area.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 1, 2020
Tony-winning Hairspray composer Marc Shaiman brought down the house at the end of the Broadway for Biden event with an impromptu performance of Hairspray's iconic finale 'You Can't Stop the Beat.' Shaiman reworked the lyric to fit the moment.
by Sarah Jae Leiber - Nov 27, 2020
Aussie import Marcus Santoro leads his upcoming EP with the release of its title track 'A New Day' on Nicky Romero's Protocol Recordings.
by Stephi Wild - Nov 12, 2020
'Blue Peter' legend Peter Duncan has signed deals with UK cinema chains Everyman and Showcase to give a cinema release to his socially distanced online pantomime, 'Jack and the Beanstalk'.
by Valerie-Jean Miller - May 4, 2021
“L’ INVALIDE” Viewable ON LINE @: We see some very tall, spindly trees above that we are surrounded by, as a cover of “White Rabbit,” circa late ‘60s by Jefferson Airplane and Grace Slick is heard.  Next a voiceover begins to tell the story of Alice in Wonderland, and some wild and cut to a different scene altogether.  From this moment on, I knew this was going to be a trippy, artistic and somewhat psychedelic journey into someone’s subconsciousness. That someone is Judith FLEX Helle, the director and choreographer of this unique piece of film.  It blends together altered states, symbolism, beautiful movement, and much emotion.  It’s loosely autobiographical, in that it portrays how she imagines she felt at a certain time in her life. Produced by Judith FLEX Helle, Allen Walls and Luminario Ballet, this 12-minute content-packed film will leave you gasping at what just transpired.
by Student Blogger: Alexandra Lang - May 27, 2021
As more and more musicals are turned into movies nowadays, like “In the Heights,” “West Side Story” and now “Dear Evan Hansen,” it’s important to discuss what made the best adaptations so successful, and what future directors can learn from their predecessors to achieve similar quality. And after all, what better template for a movie musical than the first one to win the Academy Award for Best Picture since 1968?
by Alexa Criscitiello - May 10, 2021
Aidy the Awesome is a stunning aerial theatre show for all the family to enjoy. Watch the performers literally fly, zoom and spin through the air!
by Sarah Jae Leiber - Mar 31, 2021
DMY and 0800-MOSHI-MOSHI proudly presents 'Angel', the second single from Vanity Fairy’s forthcoming debut E.P, 'Love From Above.' 
by Nicole Rosky - Mar 24, 2021
Television producer Roger Englander passed away earlier this month at the age of 94. Now his friend and colleague Freddie Gershon has written a beautiful tribute in his memory.
by Sarah Jae Leiber - Mar 10, 2021
The Full 2021 lineup includes Billie Eilish, Green Day, Tame Impala, A$AP Rocky, Illenium, HAIM, Young Thug, Glass Animals, FISHER, St. Vincent, 6LACK, Modest Mouse, Dillon Francis, Ludacris, Don Toliver, LANY, Brittany Howard, San Holo, J.I.D, Surfaces, Gorgon City, EARTHGANG, and more.
by Robert Diamond - Jun 7, 2021
The St. Louis Shakespeare Festival’s production of William Shakespeare’s King Lear, directed by Carl Cofield, opened in Forest Park on June 4 in St. Louis, MO. In the title role is Tony, Emmy and Grammy Award winner André De Shields (Hadestown, The Wiz, Ain’t Misbehavin’, Play On!, The Full Monty). 
by Alexa Criscitiello - Jun 28, 2021
Alberta Bair Theater announces its lineup for the highly anticipated 2021-22 season featuring performers of the highest caliber to showcase the historic $13.6 million renovation and expansion.
by Student Blogger: Mia Van Deloo - Jun 24, 2021
In adapting Lin-Manuel Miranda’s musical, I felt that Jon Chu did a spectacular job taking on this crucial story while also taking charge of his creative choices. The movie stands alone from the musical not only because of the different mediums used to express this story but also because the people working on the movie were able to put their own perspective on it. However, the movie still exhibits, in my opinion, the soul of what this musical is about -- bringing focus to an underrepresented community that has so much love, resilience, and determination. 
by Nicole Rosky - Jun 21, 2021
This week (June 21-28) in live streaming: Kate Reinders, Amanda Kloots and Jennifer Nettles visit Backstage Live, Fredi Walker-Browne shares Ten Minute Tidbits, a Kerry Butler masterclass, Tovah Feldshuh in Becoming Dr. Ruth, and so much more!
by DC Felton - Jun 12, 2020
Recently, the term intermission has taken on a new meaning in the theatre community.  While we usually use it as a term to signify a break in a show, we have recently modified it to a break in theatre productions due to COVID19. While we may not be able to gather as a theatre community to sit in a theatre for a show, some theatres are getting creative in how they present shows this summer.  One of them is Des Moines Playhouse.  I attended a dress rehearsal of their socially distanced production of 'Love Letters,' which opens on June 12.
by Peter Nason - Jun 11, 2020
BWW Reviewer Peter Nason chooses the 101 greatest Motown songs from 1960-1994. See if your favorite songs or artists made the list!
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 1, 2021
The Chelsea Music Festival will present the world premiere of composer Eric Nathan's Just a Moment (2021) for two antiphonal oboes performed by oboists John Ferrillo and Amanda Hardy on Friday, June 25, 2021 at 7:30pm as part of the 2021 Virtual Festival.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Jun 1, 2021
The Chelsea Music Festival presents the world premiere of composer Eric Nathan's Just a Moment (2021) for two antiphonal oboes performed by oboists John Ferrillo and Amanda Hardy on Friday, June 25, 2021 at 7:30pm as part of the 2021 Virtual Festival.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 6, 2020
It is with great sorrow, The Company Theatre announces the death of their beloved co-founder, artistic director, producer, and friend, Jordie Saucerman, at the age of 66.
by Sarah Jae Leiber - Jul 30, 2021
Formerly producing under an alias and as part of a duo, Italy born David Castellani steps out solo with the launch of his Noetic imprint and the first instalment of a series of EPs due for release on the label.
by Sarah Jae Leiber - Jul 29, 2021
Surfacing amidst the mayhem of 2020, his debut single ‘Rich Romance’ and a recent musical collaboration with Primitive Ignorant have seen his genre-bending sound praised by the likes of Steve Lamacq on BBC 6Music and John Kennedy on Radio X, and tipped by key press outlets including Wonderland, Earmilk and Electronic Sound.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Jul 26, 2021
State Theatre New Jersey, New Brunswick Cultural Center, New Brunswick Performing Arts Center (NBPAC), and Above Art Studios present the New Brunswick HEART Festival on Saturday, August 14, 2021, from 4pm-7pm; hosted by New Jersey Radio Hall of Famer Bert Baron and Founder of TSO Productions, Sharon Gordon.
by Gil Kaan - Jul 18, 2021
Christina Aguilera slayed the packed 17,500-seat Hollywood Bowl audience with her amazing vocals and her emotion-filled songs for the first of her two nights performing with Gustavo Dudamel and the LA Philharmonic Orchestra. At the top of her game, Christina looked great and sounded fantastic!
by Jade Kops - Jan 9, 2021
Channing Tatum (Creator, Co-Writer, and Co-Director) taps into the wishes and desires of real women to deliver an empowering evening of entertainment with MAGIC MIKE LIVE.
by Stephi Wild - Jan 8, 2021
'Blue Peter' legend Peter Duncan Launches A Facebook Live Drama Club and due to overwhelming demand  extends online streaming of his panto film 'Jack and the Beanstalk' to February 21.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Jan 21, 2021
Today The Charity Gurus is proud to announce the launch of 'B is for Bear,' a new children's book of the alphabet written and illustrated by Darin (Bear) Cadman. Alphabet letters from the Diné, edited by Celinda Reynolds Kaelin, gives the reader an opportunity to understand and acknowledge differently our relationship to symbols and their meaning.
by Stephi Wild - Jan 2, 2021
JOOKMS has shared Randy Redd's From Above, sung by Cole Burden (Les Miserables, The Bridges of Madison County, Bonnie & Clyde). As we all look forward to a new year, Burden and Garth Kravits (Cut & Dry Films) collaborate to create FROM ABOVE.
by DC Felton - Feb 27, 2021
You have a voice. You have a story. The life experiences you have, continue to add to your story. As your story continues, how often do you take the time to hear another person's story? How often do you take the time to listen to a person's story who is a different race than you? On Thursday, February 25, I had that opportunity when Two Steps from the Left Productions, with production assistance from Des Moines Playhouse, presented 'nature of the dream,' a devised theatre piece that uplifts voices and stories regarding Black identity in Iowa.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 25, 2021
Inspired by a Christmas present from Sue, William became interested in the lives of American Presidents and Their Wives. In 1991, the couple began teaching what they referred to as 'dramatically read dialogues' for Elderhostel, now known as Rhodes Scholars, continuing education courses for senior citizens.
by Robert Diamond - Feb 12, 2021
The Beach Boys were in a career low, and Maharishi had begun to fade from his media darling days as the Indian 'guru' to the Beatles, Mia Farrow, the Beach Boys and others. With photos andheadlines of the hip and famous at his ashram in India, Maharishi had burst into the spiritual mythology of media hype, creating a worldwide market for similar gurus, endless lines of clothing and Indian music of the brilliant Ravi Shankar, among others.
by Student Blogger: Bea Mienik - Feb 10, 2021
“Play for the version of you that you left behind,” she says.
by Cindy Marcolina - Dec 9, 2020
Hampstead Theatre are reopening their doors after an exceptionally difficult year with their long-delayed production of Harold Pinter’s The Dumb Waiter. The show features a cast that’s been reshuffled from the conception of Alice Hamilton’s project, with Alec Newman and Shane Zaza taking over from Philip Jackson and Harry Lloyd - who’d previously been announced for the original run in March for the play’s 60th anniversary.
by Sarah Jae Leiber - Dec 7, 2020
Futurama, the legendary post-punk festival, is back after 40 years and takes place at the Invisible Wind factory / Make Arts Centre and Ten Streets Social in Liverpool over two days, 3rd and 4th of April 2021.
by Sarah Jae Leiber - Dec 3, 2020
Nouveau Productions (Nouveau) announced today the release of UNITED IN SONG: CELEBRATING THE RESILIENCE OF AMERICA, which premieres Thursday, December 31, 2020 from 8:00-9:30 p.m.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 22, 2020
This New Year’s Eve, JoAnn Falletta conducts the National Symphony Orchestra  in the PBS Special, United in Song:  Celebrating the Resilience of America which will premiere Thursday, December 31, 2020 from 8:00-9:30 p.m. EST and again from 9:30-11:00 p.m. EST.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Dec 11, 2020
This New Year's Eve. PBS will present a concert, United In Song: Celebrating The Resilience Of America, premiering Thursday, December 31, 2020 from 8:00-9:30 p.m. ET.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Aug 4, 2020
vState Theatre New Jersey, New Brunswick Cultural Center, New Brunswick Performing Arts Center, and Above Art Studios present the inaugural New Brunswick HEART Festival on Saturday, August 15, 2020, from 3pm-7pm; hosted by New Jersey Radio Hall of Famer Bert Baron and Co-Founder of CPRLive, Sharon Gordon.
by Student Blogger: Matt Guernier - Aug 23, 2021
So...I could be totally wrong with this forecast, but I think self-tapes will be a permanent staple in this industry for years to come. For your Summer Stock search, it's highly likely that you'll have to complete at least one let's master it in just 3 steps: 1. Gather your Equipment 2. Prepare your Material 3. Execute Efficiently
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 21, 2020
Dreams Beyond, Sverre Knut Johansen's fifth offering on the Spotted Peccary label, is a wondrous adventure through musical visions and sonic dreamscapes, inspired by the album's striking and surreal cover artwork created by Michał Karcz.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Aug 21, 2020
'Blue Peter' legend Peter Duncan - a critically acclaimed Panto Dame, Writer and DIrector - is planning his biggest and best a?oeHere's One I Made Earliera?? challenge.
by Student Blogger: Matt Guernier - Aug 2, 2021
Summer Stock auditions are a total numbers game and I implore you to cast a wide net, but make sure you're really targeting Venues that are most likely to hire you, Venues that are looking for performers with your skillsets and strengths--you want to set yourself up to receive as many callbacks as possible. Because more callbacks means a higher callback rate and a higher callback rate leads to a higher likelihood of booking work next summer!
by Stephi Wild - Aug 17, 2021
Using twenty-five tons of sand to transform each theater into a lively beach, sunbathing characters offer up a range of seductive harmonies and melodic stories that glide between the mundane, the sinister, and the surreal.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 17, 2021
The production will then travel to Philadelphia (Arcadia Exhibitions/Arcadia University as part of Philadelphia Fringe Festival), Bentonville, AR (the Momentary), and Los Angeles (Hammer Museum, MOCA, and CAP UCLA).
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 10, 2020
Soapbox Gallery, the intimate Prospect Heights' performance space that grew out of the studio of sculptor Jimmy Greenfield, will present three nights of live streaming performances, each dedicated to adventurous electronic looping sounds paired with video narratives, The Sonic Vision Looping Festival, August 26 - 28 at 8 PM.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Apr 15, 2021
This special online experience will be hosted by Broadway legend Patti LuPone.
by Marina Kennedy - Apr 13, 2021
With the warm weather here and trips to Long island Beaches, our readers might like to consider a meal at three well appointed dining destinations, Limani, Prime 1024, and Oniro Taverna.