Great to Be Alive! - Broadway
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by BWW News Desk - Nov 22, 2019
Acclaimed jazz pianist Michael Wolff has confirmed a February 7th, 2020 release date for his joyful new album, 'Bounce'. Exuberant, beautiful and able to convey a range of emotions, 'Bounce' reflects Wolff's upbeat state of mind following his 'miraculous' recovery from aggressive cancer. He comments, 'Isn't it great to be alive? I'm celebrating life every day.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 12, 2019
Drive-By Truckers have always been outspoken, telling a distinctly American story via craft, character, and concept, all backed by sonic ambition and social conscience. Founded in 1996 by singer/songwriter/guitarists Mike Cooley and Patterson Hood, the band have long held a progressive fire in their belly but with AMERICAN BAND, they have made the most explicitly political album in their extraordinary canon.
by Andy Propst - May 25, 2006
The 2001 S.T.A.G.E. Benefit; Broadway Musicals of 1949, South Pacific and two Sondheim tracks
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2006
'The Broadway Musicals of 1949' will be the latest entry in the 'Broadway by the Year' series; featuring Karen Ziemba, Cady Huffman, Marla Schaffel and more, it will be released on May 19th
by Alix Cohen - Mar 29, 2016
Johnny Mercer (1909-1976) wrote the lyrics to more than 1500 songs, including dozens upon dozens for movies and Broadway shows. He received 19 Academy Award nominations, and won four Best Original Song Oscars. Mercer was also a composer, a vocalist and the foresighted founder of Capitol Records. To appreciate The American Songbook, one must be familiar with this multifaceted artist. In a revue presented last Thursday to Sunday at the Studio Theater on West 42nd Street, Accentuate The Positive staged its title song as an evangelical meeting. You've got to ac-cen-tu-ate the positive/E-li-mi-nate the negative/Latch on to the affirmative/Don't mess with Mister In-Between…(Harold Arlen/Johnny Mercer) Stephen Belida played a preacher while around him Lynne Halliday, Tom Hafner, Madison Stratton, Lou Steele, and Carey Van Driest chanted, sung, snapped, clapped, circled, and raised their arms in Hallelujah fashion. An auspicious beginning.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2011
Calling it the most exciting lineup he's programmed, Artistic Director Michael Bloom announces the lineup for the 96th consecutive season of Cleveland Play House, which will inaugurate the Allen Theatre Complex at PlayhouseSquare.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2016
According to the New York Times, Broadway actress Martha Wright passed away last week in Newburyport, Massachusetts. She was 92 years old.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2015
'Once upon a time my dream was to play in a Rock and Roll Band...' begins the Patterson Hood-penned liner notes of the Drive-By Truckers new 5 LP / 3 CD live record. A deluxe album recorded over three nights at San Francisco's historic Fillmore Auditorium, It's Great To Be Alive! is 35 tracks of Drive-By Truckers history.
Original Cast Recording of EMOJILAND THE MUSICAL Starring Lesli Margherita, Josh Lamon and More Will Be Released
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2020
Broadway Records (Van Dean, President) announced today live at BroadwayCon, that the original cast recording of Emojiland THE MUSICAL is now available for pre-order at www.BroadwayRecords.com. The album will be available digitally on Friday, February 28, 2020 and available physically at www.Amazon.com beginning March 13, 2020.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2018
Drive-By Truckers have always been outspoken, telling a distinctly American story via craft, character, and concept, all backed by sonic ambition and social conscience. Founded in 1996 by singer/songwriter/guitarists Mike Cooley and Patterson Hood, the band have long held a progressive fire in their belly but with AMERICAN BAND, they have made the most explicitly political album in their extraordinary canon. A powerful and legitimately provocative work, hard edged and finely honed, the album is the sound of a truly American Band - a Southern American band - speaking on matters that matter. DBT made the choice to direct the Way We Live Now head on, employing realism rather than subtext or symbolism to purge its makers' own anger, discontent, and frustration with societal disintegration and the urban/rural divide that has partitioned the country for close to a half-century. Master songwriters both, Hood and Cooley wisely avoid overt polemics to explore such pressing issues as race, income inequality, the NRA, deregulation, police brutality, Islamophobia, and the plague of suicides and opioid abuse. As a result, songs like 'What It Means' and the tub-thumping 'Kinky Hypocrites' are intensely human music from a rock 'n' roll band yearning for community and collective action. Fueled by a just spirit of moral indignation and righteous rage, AMERICAN BAND is protest music fit for the stadiums, designed to raise issues and ire as the nation careens towards its most momentous election in a generation.