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by Linnae Medeiros - Sep 9, 2019
Her name is Renee Rapp, and she is a massive deal. As BroadwayWorld previously reported, Jimmy Award winner Renee Rapp is set to take over the role of Regina George in the hit Broadway production of Mean Girls. To get ready to see her head to North Shore High, we're looking back at some of her most memorable performances. Check it all out!
by TV News Desk - Sep 6, 2019
Folk-rock singer-songwriter Ashley Sofia spent her 20s traveling, observing the world around her and noting the similarities in the struggles and victories we all experience. Her new album, Shades of Blue, out today, is an uncompromising take on what she learned about the human condition along the way.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 3, 2019
From ballet to bop, with a dash of mid-life salsa dating, life's journey is all about taking the next step.
by TV News Desk - Sep 17, 2019
Singer-songwriter Mandy Moore has shared a soul-stirring new single titled 'When I Wasn't Watching.' A classic piece of California pop centered on her captivating vocals, the song is set to appear on Moore's forthcoming full-length effort - her first album in over a decade, due out via Verve Forecast early next year. The video for 'When I Wasn't Watching' is a softly stunning visual directed by Lauren Dukoff, photographer/director known for her work with Adele, Beyoncé, and Lady Gaga.
by Anthony Walker-Cook - Sep 16, 2019
Known to audiences for her roles in Casualty and Emmerdale, Chelsea Halfpenny has recently taken on the role of Judy Bernly in Dolly Parton's feel-good musical, 9 to 5, replacing Amber Davies.  BroadwayWorld sat down with Chelsea to talk about joining the show, Dolly Parton's music and her theatre idols. 
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2019
On September 6th, stage favorites Bonnie Milligan and Natalie Walker realized their long-held intention to headline 54 Below together with a cabaret show, thrilling audiences with its careful planning and at least one whole week of hard work. In case you missed all of the fun, we have a look at the duo's performing songs from Rent, Dogfight, and more at their show. Check it all out!
by Isabella Perrone - Oct 8, 2019
In Nightswimming's BROKEN TAILBONE, presented by Factory Theatre, playwright and performer Carmen Aguirre does double duty as a dance and history instructor. A traditional seated theatre is swapped for a bare dancefloor, with a handful of chairs against the walls and a bar at the back of the room. Pulsating lights (lighting design by Michelle Ramsay) and steady beats (sound design by Pedro Chamale) are the final pieces that turn the space into a Latinx dancehall, where over the course of the 80-minute performance, Aguirre teaches the basics of salsa, meringue, and twerkinga?"among other popular dance stylesa?"while constantly connecting each type to an experience from her personal history.
by Brady Schwind - Oct 31, 2019
Bonnie Milligan and Natalie Walker bring their outrageous humor and serious belting back for a Halloween show down.
by Stephi Wild - Oct 20, 2019
We asked, and you delivered! Recently, BroadwayWorld ran an article on our top 5 favorite moments from Smash! We asked you to drop your personal favorites in the comments. Relive all of our readers' favorite moments below!
by Gil Kaan - Oct 2, 2019
Musician/songwriter/actor/family man Brian Gallagher will west coast premiere live his latest concept album BROADWAY STARS SING THE MUSIC OF BRIAN GALLAGHER at the Colony Theatre for one night only October 19, 2019. Performing his songs will be Carly Hughes, Matt Cusson, Carrie Manolakos and, a star in her own right, Brian's wife Megan Hilty (and others, yet to be announced). I had the chance to pepper Brian Gallagher about his creative process and his not-so-secret weapon.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2019
The University of SC Dance Program will present its Fall Concert November 1-2 at the Koger Center for the Arts.
by TV News Desk - Nov 21, 2019
The Jay Vons premiered a video for “Keep On Moving” today via Vents Magazine, prior to their debut album, The Word, arriving tomorrow via La Castanya. The New York City quartet will celebrate December 1 in Brooklyn at Union Pool.
by Michael Quintos - Nov 16, 2019
Here's my understatement of the year so far: Broadway star Megan Hilty is one of the most delightful creatures that has ever graced a stage. This was wonderfully confirmed all throughout the Tony Award nominee's Segerstrom Center for the Arts Cabaret series solo debut, which recently opened to an enthusiastic, candlelit crowd Thursday night and continues for two more performances through November 16, 2019 at the Samueli Theater in Costa Mesa. Beautiful, quirky, bawdy, self-deprecating, and undeniably talented, Ms. Hilty was thoroughly engaging and entertaining during her nearly 80-minute acoustic set backed by musical director and principal pianist Matt Cusson and her bassist/guitarist husband, fellow Broadway performer Brian Gallagher.
by TV News Desk - Nov 14, 2019
Today, of Montreal have announced their new album UR FUN via Polyvinyl Record Co.  Listen to the first track and single “Peace To All Freaks,” described by Kevin Barnes as a “protest song against totalitarianism, familial terrorism and wastefulness in all its forms,” that expresses love to the outcasts and the gentle people in this world, leaving us with this reminder: “Hush, hush/ Don't let's be cynical/ don't let's be bitter/ If you feel like you can't do it for yourself then do it for us.”
by Jay Irwin - Nov 10, 2019
There's a reason that Frank Loesser's a?oeGuys & Dollsa?? has endured all these years and keeps coming back, it's a near perfect musical. It's fun and frothy with that rare breed of songs that all move the story along and tell a story of their own. But with these songs, and because of them, you need a love story that reads true, connections with everyone on stage, and storytelling in the staging and choreography as well as in the dialog and lyrics. And while the current production at Village Theatre has some numbers that worked and some wonderful performers, it lacked those three elements making the show a nice collection of performances with no spark or cohesion.
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2019
The new single from LA-based songwriter Sunny War's upcoming album, Shell Of A Girl, is up now on Afropunk! Sunny's album drops August 23rd, 2019 on Hen House Studios. Check out the new single here! 
by Christian Ranke - May 7, 2019
Members of the male ensemble of the Norwegian production of THE BOOK OF MORMON has entertained the audiences at Bikuben on three ocations previously, taking inspiration from the Broadway tradition of performing show tunes meant for the opposite sex. While their final round of gender swapping ballistics was not as 'tight' as their last show in November, they yet again demonstrated that a great act does not need to be on the main stage to be captivating.
by BWW News Desk - May 28, 2019
The Central Indiana-based Efroymson Family Fund has awarded a $75,000 grant this year to continue its national sponsorship of the annual Songbook Academy summer intensive, the Great American Songbook Foundation's signature educational program.
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2019
More than 450 guests were starstruck at Goodman Theatre's May 18 Spring Gala, headlined by Broadway star and Tony Award nominee Megan Hilty. The black-tie event, held at the Fairmont Chicago, raised more than $800,000 to support the theater's Education and Community Engagement programs. The gala was co-chaired by Teri and Doug Brown and Carole Wood and Carl Jenkins. The Goodman's "Starstruck" Spring Gala was presented by The Women's Board.
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2019
Today, NY's Charly Bliss have released their highly anticipated sophomore album, Young Enough, via Barsuk Records. 
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2019
Today, NY's Charly Bliss have shared a video for 'Chatroom' the second single from their highly anticipated new album, Young Enough. Jezebel, who debuted the Maegan Houang-directed video today and spoke with the band's Eva Hendricks, are calling it 'rage therapy through pop music' 
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2019
Inspired by the pioneering British female boxers who fought for their right to fight, Fighter is a raucously visceral show, combining theatre and live boxing, that packs a real punch. Featuring a cast of genuine young boxers, this show blurs boundaries in an unexplored style that will leave you on the edge of your ringside seat!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2019
The Green Room 42 brings New Generation Theater Company's 'Let Me Be Your Star' to New York City for a one night only engagement. 'Let Me Be Your Star' is a musical tribute to one of NBC's most treasured TV series SMASH. The performance will play Saturday, April 13th at 9:30pm at The Green Room 42. The night will feature numbers such as History Is Made at Night, They Just Keep Moving the Line, Never Give All the Heart, Broadway Here I Come, Let Me Be Your Star and more!
by Rakaputra Paputungan - Mar 21, 2019
As befitting of its metropolitan status, Jakarta is full of people of all callings -- including theatre enthusiasts. There are hundreds of theatre companies, communities, majors, and school or university clubs combined residing in the Greater Jakarta area. Yet it's still rare to see a gathering event for these thespian groups to meet each other and geek out about theatre life. On the evening of Saturday, March 16th 2019, at the creative hub Paviliun 28 one such joyous occassion was hosted by the upstart workshop venture DANADA.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2019
New dark pop artist Viana has released her debut single, 'Wine & Roses,' out on all digital music platforms NOW.
by TV News Desk - Jun 26, 2019
Folk-rock singer-songwriter Ashley Sofia grew up in the heart of the Adirondack Mountains, where her father — a former merchant marine — taught her the art of storytelling and folk songs on the same guitar he traveled the world with. Throughout her 20s, Sofia ventured across the United States, as well, writing the songs that would become Shades of Blue, her sophomore album set to be released on September 6. Wide Open Country premiered the first single, “ Make You Love Me Too,” a neo-western tale of infatuation written for the feature-length film Goodland.
by Courtney Symes - Jun 25, 2019
The much-anticipated run of Rodgers and Hammerstein's Oklahoma! at Broadway at Music Circus is finally here and brings with it some serious star power. Ryan Vasquez is taking a short break from starring in Hamilton on Broadway to join us in Sacramento as Curly. He is the only person to have played five of the principal roles in Hamilton (Alexander Hamilton, Aaron Burr, George Washington, Marquis de LafayetteThomas Jefferson, and Hercules MulliganJames Madison). Vasquez spoke to Broadway World Sacramento about his roles on Broadway, his new single, and more.
by Zac Thriffiley - Jun 24, 2019
Under the thoughtful direction of Cheryl Denson, the cast and creative team of THE VIEW UPSTAIRS approaches the story of the Upstairs Lounge Fire with an incredible amount of compassion and authenticity that comes to audiences at a critical moment.
by TV News Desk - Jun 24, 2019
As Boy Scouts, Oakland-based songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Taylor Vick makes the kind of music that hits like good advice from a beloved friend. It's generously warm and inviting, built atop her open, searching voice, but it doesn't shy away from tough emotional truths.
by Nate Ronning - Jun 13, 2019
Beauty and the Beast at La Mirada is now on stage! What did the critics think? Read all the reviews!
by Larisa Amaya-Baron - Jul 9, 2019
How do you ask, 'Please, Sir, I Want Some More' in Japanese? This Tokyo version of Oliver Twist is the old story, but not as you know it - with changes like new original score and lyrics, an adult Dodger, and themes which make the audiences think deeply about life. It's a short engagement, not to be missed! Oliver Twist Asks for 'More' in Japan! With brand new original music and lyrics by seasoned directors #KishimotoKoki and #KojimaRyouta
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2019
Baby Shark Live!, the brand new, fully immersive concert experience from Pinkfong and Round Room Live, heads to Eccles Theater on October 23rd.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2019
Baby Shark Live!, the brand-new, fully immersive concert experience from Pinkfong and Round Room Live, heads to the Majestic Theatre (224 E. Houston St.) in San Antonio, TX on October 16, 2019 at 6PM. Tickets go on sale this Friday, July 12 at 11AM.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2019
Hennepin Theatre Trust proudly presents BABY SHARK LIVE!, the brand new, fully immersive concert experience from Pinkfong and Round Room Live, is heading to Minneapolis at the historic State Theatre (805 Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis) on Wednesday, Oct. 30 at 6 p.m.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 3, 2019
Born in the San Francisco Mission District, for the past two decades BAYONICS has mixed Reggae and Latin music to create a style as unique as the city they call home. Freely melding genres, they carry on the tradition of legendary Bay Area groups such as Santana and Sly & The Family Stone, groups that sought to transcend genre with music that moves people both literally and figuratively. 
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2019
Due to demand, Baby Shark Live! has added a second performance at the Majestic Theatre (224 E. Houston St.) in San Antonio, TX on October 16, 2019 at 2PM. Tickets are on sale now!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2019
Posted up at a lemonade-stand-style table, watch Taylor Vick of Boy Scouts celebrate her birthday surrounded by friends in the new music video for “Expiration Date”. Her producer Stephen Steinbrink joins her in the clip, contributing harmony vocals to the song; Madeline Kenney (Hand Habits) directed the video.
by Valerie-Jean Miller - Jan 24, 2019
'The Only Constant' is a very interesting, provocative dance piece. It is a 55-minute piece, and the stamina needed to perform this work is exceptional. The dancers are uniformly strong and have a full understanding of the intent. This has been in development for a few years and is the work of Genevieve Carson, whose work is known for addressing the human condition. In this piece, she deals with how we affect and interact with one another, one thing leads to another and the fine line between composure and chaos. The style is Reactive; choreography and story line wise. The movement dictated the story line and the emotions felt were as a reaction to that movement. A part of 'Dance At The Odyssey 2019,' produced by Barbara Mueller-Wittman and Beth Hogan, it is a part of celebrating contemporary dance works created by Los Angeles Artists.
by Paul Smith - Jan 19, 2019
A Broadway show, Tony Award, Grammy nomination and now a return visit to Feinstein's/54 Below, Lindsay Mendez has had a whirlwind of a year.
by Nicole Rosky - Jan 12, 2019
Just over a month ago, Come From Away welcomed a new 'Nick' to the Rock, as Broadway veteran Jim Walton took over for original company member Lee MacDougal.
by Viveca Chow - Jan 11, 2019
Viveca Chow is one of Broadway's rising stars having recently made her debut in the 2017 revival of Miss Saigon. In an effort to share her art, opinions, advice and more, she is now authoring the new blog Vivaaace. We're featuring her recent post giving students all the advice and encouragement they need to nail their BFA auditions.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2019
This spring the epic drama Angels in America: A Gay Fantasia on National Themes comes to Cygnet Theatre. At once intimate yet expansive, this Tony and Pulitzer prize winning drama runs March 6 through April 20, 2019 in rotating rep. There will be two Opening Nights for Media. Opening Night for Part One: Millennium Approaches is on Saturday,March 9 at 7:00PM and Opening Night for Part Two: Perestroika is Sunday,March 24 at 7:00PM.
by Shari Barrett - Feb 4, 2019
A mysterious traveler, a horny barkeep, and a sensuous woman are trapped in a dive bar with an abundant supply of bourbon, yet all three are strangers in a place hundreds of miles from anywhere else during a windstorm that keeps them trapped together in the only shelter. Sure, anything could happen, especially when the mystery of who they are begins to unravel and it becomes apparent one of them is after someone else there. But who is it and what do they really want? And what does a recurring nightmare have to do with it? Whatever happens, one thing is certain: There will be hell to pay.
by TV News Desk - Feb 18, 2019
Top artists such as Kendrick Lamar and Post Malone have actively voiced their anger and dissatisfaction with the president's policies on immigration. Latin artists such as Camilla Cabello, J Balvin and Ricky Martin opened the Grammy's with a performance including a not-so-subtle message for the President: build bridges, not walls.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2018
 "We are the new. Beyond gender. Beyond possessions. Beyond the past." Odyssey Theatre Ensemble opens its 50th anniversary season with the Los Angeles premiere of Hir, a darkly funny, shockingly absurd and endlessly surprising vision of a world in transition by MacArthur genius Taylor Mac. Bart DeLorenzo directs for a Jan. 19 opening at the Odyssey Theatre in West L.A., with performances continuing through March 17.
by Gil Kaan - Dec 4, 2018
The always in-demand Cameron Watson, a stalwart of the Los Angeles theatre community, will next be helming the holiday production of IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE: A LIVE RADIO PLAY at the Pasadena Playhouse for a brief run December 12 to 23. Cameron managed to find some time between his many creative responsibilities to answer a few of my inquisitive inquiries.
by Vicki Trask - Aug 30, 2019
The Louder We Get (opening on January 28th 2020 at Theatre Calgary's Max Bell Theatre) tells the true story of Marc Hall and the court case that allowed him to take his boyfriend to prom. Premiering for the first time under its new title (previously Prom Queen), the show will be directed by Lonny Price, choreographed by Sean Cheesman, and feature a cast of 40% local artists.
by Student Blogger: John Katz - Apr 10, 2019
The pressure of a Conservatory program can be intense and at times, relentless. Understandably so, a training program is trying to compact as much knowledge, wisdom, and growth into as short of an amount of time as possible. This then begs the question, "what do you do when the pressure can get to be overwhelming?"
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2019
Today, NY's Charly Bliss have shared a video for 'Hard To Believe,' the latest from their highly anticipated new album, Young Enough. Noisey, who premiered the Henry Kaplan-directed video today is saying 'the Brooklyn band's latest preview of their forthcoming sophomore effort might be their best yet.' and is calling it 'an anthemic, literal kiss-off that features one of the band's most explosive choruses of their catalogue.'