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Manhattan Theatre Club Stage II (New York, NY)
131 West 55th Street

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Running Time: 3 hours, with one intermission

Tuesday through Friday at 7:30pm
Saturday at 2:30pm & 7:30pm
Sunday at 2:30pm

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From childhood, Louisa and Tom Gradgrind were trained to shun emotion, imagination, passion – to put their trust in Cold Hard Facts. Now faced with a loveless marriage and a life devoid of dreams, Louisa has begun to wonder – has something inside her been maimed? In Stephen Jeffreys’ whirlwind adaptation of Dickens’ saga – crowded with eccentric circus performers, shrewd businessmen, cunning widows, and downtrodden workers – we find that even in the darkest industrial landscape, honesty, loyalty, joy, and love abound…and the human heart will not be silenced forever.


The Interrupters Announce UK Tour and New Single TITLE HOLDER
by TV News Desk - May 31, 2018

True to the album's theme of persevering through Hard Times, Fight the Good Fight opens with “Title Holder” - a fast-paced anthem that celebrates the notion of “taking all the bad things you've overcome and turning them into a beautiful part of your character,” according to guitarist Kevin Bivona. (more...)

The Nation's Most Diverse Orchestra Chicago Sinfonietta Presents 2018-2019 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 30, 2018

Mei-Ann Chen, Music Director of Chicago Sinfonietta and Jim Hirsch, CEO of Chicago Sinfonietta, have announced the orchestra's programming for 2018-19---Chicago Sinfonietta's 31st season and Chen's eighth year on the podium. (more...)

VIDEO: Watch Paramore Perform ROSE-COLORED BOY On The LATE SHOW WITH STEPHEN COLBERT
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2018

Last night, GRAMMY Award winning Paramore appeared on the Late Show with Stephen Colbert for their TV debut performance of recent single, “Rose-Colored Boy.” Paramore recently wrapped their third annual sold-out Parahoy! Deep Search cruise, during which they were presented with their Gold-certified plaques for single “Hard Times.” Paramore will soon be heading out for their summer amphitheater/arena “After Laughter Summer Tour (Tour 5)” with dates starting in June and featuring support from Foster The People and special guests Soccer Mommy and Jay Som. (more...)

Park City Institute Announces Venues And Complete Lineup For The 2018 St. Regis Big Stars Bright Nights Concert Series
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2018

Park City Institute Executive Director Teri Orr, announced the approval of two outdoor venues for the 2018 St. Regis Big Stars, Bright Nights Concert Series, by Park City City Council. All performances will be held at Quinn's Junction Sports Complex Fields, with the exception of Grace Potter, slated to perform her July 13 show at City Park. Gates will open at 4:30 P.M., and the concerts will begin at 6:00 P.M. (more...)

MRT To Receive $55,000 In Two Grants
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2018

Merrimack Repertory Theatre (MRT) is proud to announce that it has received two major grants this month, totaling $55,000. The National Endowment for the Arts has awarded MRT an Art Works grant of $20,000 for the development of a new play, Little Women, Retold. And the board of MassDevelopment, the Mass Cultural Council's partner in the administration of the Massachusetts Cultural Facilities Fund (CFF), has approved a Capital grant to MRT in the amount of $35,000 for sound and lighting upgrades. (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...)

Chautauqua Theater Company Announces 2018 Mainstage Season
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2018

Chautauqua Theater Company (CTC), under the leadership of Artistic Director Andrew Borba and Managing Director Sarah Clare Corporandy , is proud to announce mainstage programming for the 2018 summer season. (more...)

Theatre West Virginia to Present the World Premiere of 'Paradise Park The Musical' this June in Beckley
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2018

'God's comin', and he's gonna grant us all a wish.' 'Paradise Park The Musical' has been adapted for the stage by acclaimed West Virginia filmmaker, director and Allen Media Strategies client Daniel Boyd. Mountain Stage's own Larry Groce has written a new and extensive score for this premiere. The story contains themes familiar to citizens of West Virginia; poverty, religion, hopes and dreams and centers on people caring for other people, through Hard Times, through natural disasters and through everyday life. (more...)

Liz Swados Inspiration Grant Now Accepting Applications - $5,000 Grant For NYC Female Educator
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2018

The Ziegfeld Club, one of the first New York City performing arts charities to benefit women, is thrilled to announce that the third Liz Swados Inspiration Grant is now open to applicants. Created in 2016 and underwritten by actress Diane Lane, The Liz Swados Inspiration Grant serves to honor an influential female music educator in New York City through a $5,000.00 cash grant. (more...)

Lookingglass Announces Season of World Premieres
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2018

Lookingglass Theatre Company announces its complete 2018-2019 season lineup. The season begins with the World Premiere of The Steadfast Tin Soldier: A Christmas Pantomime, conceived and directed by Ensemble Member Mary Zimmerman from the story by Hans Christian Andersen. Following The Steadfast Tin Soldier is the World Premiere of Act(s) of God written by Ensemble Member Kareem Bandealy and directed by Ensemble Member Heidi Stillman. (more...)

KNIGHTS OF THE ROSE Classic Rock Musical Comes to the West End
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2018

Romance of the Rose Productions are delighted to announce the world premiere of a new West End musical created by Jennifer Marsden, Knights of the Rose, an epic medieval tale featuring a timeless playlist of classic rock songs. Headlined by five unforgettable Bon Jovi masterpieces and accompanied by much loved songs from Bonnie Tyler, Meatloaf, No Doubt and more, Knights of the Rose finds court at The Arts Theatre from Friday 29th June - Sunday 26th August. (more...)

Broadway Vets Lead Cast of Cleveland Play House's THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2018

Cleveland Play House (CPH) is proud to announce the cast of the high-spirited, interactive musical comedy The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. Broadway and TV actress Ali Stroker (Glee, Deaf West's Production of Spring Awakening) joins Broadway veterans Kirsten Wyatt (Annie, Elf, Shrek), John Scherer (Sunset Boulevard, By Jeeves, Funny Girl), Lee Slobotkin, Chad Burris (both of Book of Mormon), Kay Trinidad Karns (Little Mermaid), and more in this laugh-out-loud musical directed by Marcia Milgrom Dodge on the Allen Stage through May 6th. This production is sponsored by Huntington National Bank and Zinner & Co. (more...)

Photo Flash: Will Cobbs, Brenda Denmark And Toni Ann DeNoble In Camille Darby's QUEEN NANNY
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2018

Blackboard Plays presented a workshop reading of Camille Darby's Queen Nanny, directed by Miranda D. Haymon, as part of the cell's Third Annual C-MORE Festival at the cell, 338 W. 23rd St. in Chelsea. (more...)

Simple and True: Song Dongye, China's Viral Bard, Brings His Plain-Spoken Songs to the US
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2018

Song Dongye, a mild-mannered but forthright singer-songwriter from Beijing, made a huge (and hugely unexpected) splash several years ago, as his song “Ms. Dong” went viral in China. It propelled him to unanticipated fame, an indie record deal, and a professional career. Now he's returning to the US, looking to share his songs with America-based fans and new audiences. Song will embark on a US tour this April, 2018. (more...)

Dean John Wilson to Join Kelli O'Hara and Ken Watanabe in THE KING AND I; Three Week Extension Announced
by Alexa Criscitiello - Mar 15, 2018

Looks like the West End will be getting to know Kelli O'Hara and Ken Watanabe. According to a report by the Daily Mail, Lincoln Center Theater's production of THE KING AND I 'has its eye on the London Palladium for a limited season next year.' (more...)

NYC's Timothy Dark Announces DOG DAY AFTERNOON EP, Previews SHE PUTS A SPELL ON ME
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2018

New York-based artist Timothy Dark has announced his forthcoming EP 'Dark Day Afternoon', which is slated for release on March 30. This five-track offering is preceded by the release's lead single 'She Put a Spell on Me'. The EP was co-produced by Robb Torres and Timothy Dark for Darkseed Entertainment at Quartier General Studios in Los Angeles. (more...)

BWW TV: That's the Way They Got By... the Tony Nominees Reveal Their Worst Survival Jobs!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 8, 2018

They may be Tony nominated now, but they've seen Hard Times just like the rest of us. BroadwayWorld caught up with some of this year's nominees to find out where they worked before making it on the Great White Way. From telemarketing to burying dead horses, these actors know the grind. See what they had to say below! (more...)

Half Waif Shares Gigi Masin Remix of BACK IN BROOKLYN + LAVENDER Out Now
by TV News Desk - Jun 6, 2018

Following the release of the critically acclaimed Lavender, Half Waif has shared a remix of album stand out 'Back in Brooklyn' by renowned Italian composer Gigi Masin (of Gaussian Curve).  (more...)

Lillias White Returns To The Green Room 42 For Encore Show
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2018

THE GREEN ROOM 42 - Broadway's newest intimate concert venue - has announced the return of Tony Award winner LILLIAS WHITE on Monday, June 18 at 7:00 PM. Currently back on stage in the new musical Half Time, White will offer a reprise of her February evening sharing music of love, lust, and loss in an intimate performance. Featuring music from Tim McGraw, Rodgers & Hammerstein, Cole Porter, and Nat King Cole, Lillias runs the gamut of the American Songbook (more...)

The Nation's Most Diverse Orchestra Chicago Sinfonietta Presents 2018-2019 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2018

Mei-Ann Chen, Music Director of Chicago Sinfonietta and Jim Hirsch, CEO of Chicago Sinfonietta, have announced the orchestra's programming for 2018-19---Chicago Sinfonietta's 31st season and Chen's eighth year on the podium. (more...)

Park City Institute Adds Sam Palladio To Its Labor Day Weekend Show NASHVILLE CAFE
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2018

Park City Institute announced the addition of singer and musician Sam Palladio, to the 2018 St. Regis Big Stars, Bright Nights Concert Series' Labor Day weekend show, Nashville Cafe. Palladio completes a lineup with his co-stars from the CMT hit series, "Nashville," Chris Carmack and Chip Esten. The performance will be held at Quinn's Junction Sports Complex Fields. The evening will include a mix of solo and collaborative sets. (more...)

BWW Exclusive: Conrad Ricamora Rises to SOFT POWER and Blasts Trump for Getting Away With Racism
by Wayman Wong - Jun 29, 2018

Conrad Ricamora is best-known to millions of TV viewers as Oliver, the cute computer whiz, on ABC's 'How to Get Away With Murder.' But this 2013 Theatre World Award winner also can slay an audience onstage as he has proven Off-Broadway in 'Here Lies Love' and on Broadway in 'The King and I.' And Ricamora is currently 'killing it' as the star of 'Soft Power,' David Henry Hwang and Jeanine Tesori's bold, new musical. Directed by Leigh Silverman, it is playing through July 8 at the Curran in San Francisco. (more...)

BWW Review: THE MUSICAL OF MUSICALS (THE MUSICAL!) Hilariously Skewers Sondheim, Lloyd Webber, Herman, Rodgers & Hammerstein, and Kander & Ebb at freeFall Theatre
by Peter Nason - Jun 28, 2018

It's a musical theatre lover's dream show! (more...)

Paramore to Celebrate Nashville with 'Paramore Art + Friends'
by TV News Desk - Jun 26, 2018

GRAMMY® Award-winning recording group Paramore has announced a very special concert event in their beloved hometown of Nashville, TN. Set for Friday, September 7th at Nashville Municipal Auditorium, “Paramore Art + Friends” is a one–night-only celebration of Nashville's extraordinary music and arts community featuring a headline performance by Paramore and support from friends and local artists including COIN, Bully, Canon Blue, Liza Anne, and Nightingail. Paramore.net presales begin today at 12 noon CT and continue through Thursday, June 28th at 10 pm CT; Live Nation/Ticketmaster presales run Wednesday, June 27th at 10 am CT to Thursday, June 28th at 10 pm CT. All remaining tickets will be released to the general public on Friday, June 29th at 10 am CT. For complete details, please see artandfriendsnash.com. (more...)

Broadway Comes Together At The Gershwin To Benefit Autism Speaks
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2018

Back for its 3rd consecutive year, Arts for Autism, a benefit concert to raise money and awareness for Autism Speaks, will take place at 7:30 on June 25th at the prestigious Gershwin Theatre. The biggest names of Broadway join performing arts students from across the country to use the power of musical theatre to promote inclusion, understanding, and community. After raising $81,000 in its first two years, Educational Travel Adventures and Believe NYC are thrilled to announce this year's show will be bigger than ever, hosted by Hamilton superstar Chris Jackson, who himself is a parent of a son with autism. Artistic Director of the show Jacque Carnahan seeks to illuminate the profound power of music. Music not only entertains us, it heals us. (more...)

BWW Review: Valley Youth Theatre Presents ANNIE ~ Knockout Performances By A Sterling Cast
by Herbert Paine - Jun 24, 2018

Valley Youth Theatre continues its grand tradition with an uplifting and talent-rich production of ANNIE, now at Herberger Theater Center in Phoenix through July 1st. (more...)

TEEN CHOICE 2018 Kicks Off Summer with Second and Final Wave of Nominees
by TV News Desk - Jun 22, 2018

The second and final wave of TEEN CHOICE TM 2018 nominees have been announced and music artists Cardi B and Selena Gomez lead with four nominations each. In film, "The Greatest Showman," "Black Panther" and "Solo: A Star Wars Story" each received four nods. "Riverdale" leads in television with seven nominations, while "Stranger Things" follows with five and "The Bold Type" with four. (more...)

The Cell To Premiere Paige Jennifer Barr's DEATH, DATING, & I DO As Part Of Ongoing Residency Series
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2018

Nancy Manocherian's the cell (Artistic Director Kira Simring) in Chelsea, New York City has announced Paige Jennifer Barr's June Residency culminating into a three day run of her autobiographical show Death, Dating, & I Do - Paige's Adventures in Young Widowland in June. After the NY Premiere, the show will receive a run for one week only as a part of the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. The production will be directed by cell Artistic Director Kira Simring (Crackskull Row, Hard Times: An American Musical). (more...)

Los Lonely Boys Open the Park City Institute's St. Regis Big Stars, Bright Nights Summer Concert Series
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2018

Park City Institute kicks off the Independence Day holiday, with its traditional July 3rd concert, presenting GRAMMY winning band, Los Lonely Boys, at the Quinn's Junction Sports Complex Fields. “Los Lonely Boys' brand of blues-infused Texican rock, is just right for celebrating our first first pop-up concert of the 2018 St. Regis Big Stars, Bright Nights Concert Series,” said Teri Orr, Park City Institute Executive Director. “Our community has a lot to celebrate, and this band knows how to throw a party.” (more...)

BWW Feature: 2018 SUMMER CABARET FESTIVAL at Venice Theatre
by John Lariviere - Jun 17, 2018

Venice Theatre is once again turning its Pinkerton Theatre into Pinky's Cabaret for the sixth annual Summer Cabaret Festival with 20 different productions featuring some of the best cabaret acts in the state of Florida. Performances are July 13-Aug. 26 at 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday, with some late night performances. Tickets are $20. Venice Theatre is located at 140 W. Tampa Ave. in Venice, FL. For more information you may call the box office at 941-488-1115, or go on line to venicestage.com. (more...)

London Classic Theatre Announce UK Tour Of MY MOTHER SAID I NEVER SHOULD
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2018

London Classic Theatre today announces the full company for their UK tour of Charlotte Keatley's My Mother Said I Never Should. Artistic Director of LCT, Michael Cabot, directs Felicity Houlbrooke (Rosie Metcalfe), Fiz Marcus (Doris Partington), Kathryn Ritchie (Jackie Metcalfe) and Connie Walker (Margaret Bradley). The production tours to 14 venues, opening at Theatre Royal Windsor on 25 September with performances at Queen's Hall Arts Centre, Hexham, Theatre Royal, Bury St Edmunds and Gala Theatre, Durham from 11 September. (more...)

Book-It Opens 29th Season With The Eponymous Heroine JANE EYRE
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2018

???????Book-It Repertory Theatre will open its 2018-2019 season with Jane Eyre. Called the 'first historian of the private consciousness', author Charlotte Bronte explores classism, sexuality, and female expression in this Gothic mystery. Julie Beckman adapted and directed Jane Eyre for Book-It in 2001 and will direct the 2018 production. (more...)

The Cell To Premiere Paige Jennifer Barr's DEATH, DATING, & I DO As Part Of Ongoing Residency Series
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2018

Nancy Manocherian's the cell (Artistic Director Kira Simring) in Chelsea, New York City has announced Paige Jennifer Barr's June Residency culminating into a three day run of her autobiographical show Death, Dating, & I Do - Paige's Adventures in Young Widowland in June. After the NY Premiere, the show will receive a run for one week only as a part of the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. The production will be directed by cell Artistic Director Kira Simring (Crackskull Row, Hard Times: An American Musical). (more...)

Theatre West Virginia to Present the World Premiere of 'Paradise Park The Musical' this June in Beckley
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2018

'God's comin', and he's gonna grant us all a wish.' 'Paradise Park The Musical' has been adapted for the stage by acclaimed West Virginia filmmaker, director and Allen Media Strategies client Daniel Boyd. Mountain Stage's own Larry Groce has written a new and extensive score for this premiere. The story contains themes familiar to citizens of West Virginia; poverty, religion, hopes and dreams and centers on people caring for other people, through Hard Times, through natural disasters and through everyday life. (more...)

The Cell To Premiere Joseph Hendel's KATZELMACHER U.S.A As Part Of Ongoing Residency Series
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2018

Nancy Manocherian's the cell (Artistic Director Kira Simring) in Chelsea, New York City has announced Joseph Hendel's adaptation of Rainer Werner Fassbinder's classic play as part of their ongoing residency series. (more...)

Northern Broadsides and York Theatre Royal To Premiere THEY DON'T PAY? WE WON'T PAY!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 3, 2018

After their recent acclaimed co-production of J.B. Priestley's timeless comedy When We Are Married, Northern Broadsides and York Theatre Royal will once again join forces to stage They Don't Pay? We Won't Pay!, Deborah McAndrew's new adaptation transposed to Brexit Britain of Dario Fo's political satire of civil disobedience Can't Pay? Won't Pay! (more...)

Review Roundup: A DOLL'S HOUSE PART 2 at Barrington Stage
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2018

Barrington Stage Company (BSC), the award-winning theatre in the Berkshires, under the leadership of Artistic Director Julianne Boyd, presents Lucas Hnath's A Doll's House, Part 2. Previews for A Doll's House, Part 2 begin July 12, with an official opening night on July 15, and performances through July 28 on the Boyd-Quinson Mainstage (30 Union Street). (more...)

Malcolm Holcombe To Release COME HELL OR HIGH WATER 9/14 Featuring Collaborations With Iris DeMent And Greg Brown
by TV News Desk - Jul 18, 2018

Acclaimed North Carolina-based singer-songwriter Malcolm Holcombe, “a troubadour seemingly from another age” (Elmore), will release his third album in as many years and his 13th studio album, Come Hell or High Water (Singular Recordings), on September 14. In support of the release, Holcombe will kick off a 25-city tourJuly 29, at the Grey Eagle in Asheville, NC. A full list of dates is below. (more...)

Paul Iacono, Bob Stillman Headline Next Madame's Soiree
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2018

Cabaret patroness Madame Mathieu has selected two-time Tony Award nominee Bob Stillman (Grey Gardens, Kiss of the Spider Woman) and MTV's Paul Iacono (The Hard Times of RJ Berger, FAME) as guests of honor at the July 26th edition of Bistro Awards Critics' Pick Madame Mathieu's Soiree. The duo will be joined on the program by a distinguished group of emerging artists from a variety of disciplines. (more...)

The Cell Announces 2018 Residency Series
by BWW News Desk - Apr 9, 2018

the cell (Founding Artistic Director Nancy Manocherian, Artistic Director Kira Simring) will grant four artists each a month-long residency as part of its 2018 season. This new residency program grants selected artists the use of the venue for a month and the resources needed to develop a project of their choice that will be presented at the end of their one-month term. (more...)

BWW Review: FIVE GUYS NAMED MOE at Alhambra Theatre And Dining
by Jordan Higginbotham - Apr 8, 2018

'Beware.Brother.Beware' Five Guys Named Moe is in Jacksonville! The Tony Nominated show based on music by Louis Jordan follows Nomax, played by Jereme Raickett, who has stumbled upon Hard Times. Suddenly, five guys named Moe appear to show him the error of his ways. The live music, the talent, the humor made this show such a great experience, not to mention the numerous moments of interaction between the actors and the audience. (more...)

Soft Science Release Double A-Side Single UNDONE / I DON'T KNOW WHY I LOVE YOU
by TV News Desk - Apr 6, 2018

Dream-gaze syndicate Soft Science their new double A-side single 'Undone / I Don't Know Why I Love You', being released via Test Pattern Records. This includes 'Undone', the first single off their forthcoming third album 'Maps', and a blissful sanguine cover of the classic House of Love track 'I Don't Know Why I Love You'. This single finds the band flirting in grand waters between My Bloody Valentine on 'Undone' and The Primitives on 'I Don't Know Why I Love You', offering the listener a distinctive mix of sweetness and fury.  (more...)

Mike Zito Announces FIRST CLASS LIFE Tour, Record Release Concert at Atomic Cowboy Pavillion
by BWW News Desk - Apr 30, 2018

Both Zito - who resided in St. Louis for 32 years - and Johnson, who produced Zito's new album, are from the city famously known as the Gateway To The West. 'A double shot of St. Louis musical heritage,' is how Ruf Records' founder, Thomas Ruf, refers to this unique double-billing of Zito and Johnson. For complete Mike Zito 'First Class Life' Tour Itinerary, please see below.  (more...)

Grammy-Winning Legend Donald Lawrence, Reunites With Tri City-New Single GOSHEN Out Now
by TV News Desk - Apr 27, 2018

GRAMMY® Award-winning legendary recording artist, songwriter, and producer Donald Lawrencecontinues to be a pioneering force in Gospel, as the chart-topping choirmaster reunites with The Tri-City Singers to launch the new single,“Goshen 432 hz.”  Available now on all digital music platforms, and freshly delivered to Gospel radio nationwide, “Goshen 432 hz” kicks off a landmark anniversary reunion of Lawrence with the original Tri-City Singers, commemorating the 25 years since the 1993 release of the seminal debut album, A Songwriter's Point of View.  (more...)

Park City Institute Announces Lineup For The 2018 St Regis Big Stars Bright Nights Concert Series
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2018

Park City Institute Executive Director Teri Orr, tonight, announced the 2018 St Regis Big Stars Bright Nights Concert Series. The announcement marks the 15th consecutive season of outdoor concerts presented by the Institute. The venue for this summer's series of shows, will be confirmed in May. (more...)

Hale Centre Theatre Announces 2019 Season; FREAKY FRIDAY, A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE, and More
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2018

Hale Centre Theatre's new 2019 Season of Shows to be performed in the new Mountain America Performing Arts Centre in Sandy is packed with exciting regional premieres of Broadway favorites including A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder and the breathtaking classic, An American in Paris. (more...)

Celebrated Canadian Folk/Roots Artist and Mental Health Advocate SĂ©an McCann Announces First US Solo Tour
by TV News Desk - Apr 23, 2018

Acclaimed singer-songwriter, JUNO Award nominee, and mental health advocate, Séan McCann, has had quite a journey.  As a founding member of multi-platinum internationally renowned folk group Great Big Sea, Séan chose to forge his own path five years ago and use his music to help him heal from an alcohol addiction that masked his secret of sexual abuse during his teens.  He released his fifth solo album, 'There's a Place', in 2017, which was described by David Reed of the 'Belleville Intelligencer' as '...an almost prayer-like reflection on his journey. 'There's a Place' is hopeful and empowering....'  Now Séan is taking his music and his message on the road and returning to his traditional music roots embarking on his first solo US tour dates in mid-May.  'The US has always held a special place in my heart as a touring musician and the people were always very supportive of Great Big Sea', he says.  'I even married an American! Heading back with my guitar for my first ever solo tour has been a long time coming and I am very excited to reconnect with all the friends I've made through the years and sing some songs with them.' (more...)

New Repertory Theatre Presents TWO JEWS WALK INTO A WAR...
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2018

New Repertory Theatre presents Two Jews Walk into a WarÂ…, April 28-May 20, 2018 in the MainStage Theater at the Mosesian Center for the Arts, 321 Arsenal Street, Watertown, MA. Tickets are $37-$67 and may be purchased by calling the New Rep Box Office at 617-923-8487 or visiting newrep.org. Student, senior, and group discounts are available. (more...)

Paramore Returns to Shore After Sold-Out PARAHOY! Cruise
by TV News Desk - Apr 10, 2018

GRAMMY Award winning band Paramore and Sixthman, the industry leader in music festivals at sea, have just returned to shore after the sold-out Parahoy! Deep Search cruise. The third annual journey was a four-day adventure from Miami to Nassau, Bahamas that took place from April 6th-10th, during which 2700 guests from 32 countries boarded Norwegian Jade and were treated to a variety of performances, activities and experiences. Paramore performed 2 pool deck shows as well as special “mini set” acoustic performances in the ship's intimate Stardust Theater. Those performances saw “Grudges” performed live for the first time and the band being joined onstage by Aaron Weiss (mewithoutYou) for a live performance of their collaboration, “No Friend.” Guests became the stars during “Paraoke,” performing Paramore songs while the band cheered them on from just feet away on stage, laughed as the band judged a belly flop contest, and one lucky duo played ping-pong with Zac Farro and Taylor York. The band also took cruisers' questions during a pool deck Q&A session. (more...)

Mahalia Barnes + The Soul Mates Confirm Release Date For Their New Album HARD EXPECTATIONS
by TV News Desk - Apr 10, 2018

Mahalia Barnes + The Soul Mates are releasing their third album, Hard Expectations, recorded, produced and mixed by fellow Soul Mate, Benjamin Rodgers, this Friday, 13 April 2018. (more...)

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