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St. James Theatre (Broadway) (New York, NY)
246 West 44th St.

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Based on Twelfth Night by William Shakespeare


Wisconsin-Based Music Festival Draws Record Numbers During Milestone 5th Year
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2017

The popular Mile of Music festival, presented by Tundraland, was held in Northeast Wisconsin in August with 250 artists converging on Downtown Appleton to play 925 sets of live music. (more...)

BWW Review: Rousing Revival of AIN'T MISBEHAVIN' Roars at La Mirada
by Michael Quintos - Sep 25, 2017

In a new, incredibly enjoyable regional revival of the Tony Award-winning AIN'T MISBEHAVIN' - THE FATS WALLER MUSICAL SHOW, La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts is presenting one of the most rousing, rip-roaring iterations of this musical treat, under the informed direction of one of the show's original cast members, Ken Page. In his hands, this McCoy-Rigby Entertainment production is energized by a consistent barrage of spectacular musical performances that are exuberantly performed and are wonderfully appealing. If you're looking for pure, buoyant, musically-thrilling entertainment in its most delightful form, then look no farther than this excellent production which continues performances in La Mirada, CA through October 8. (more...)

FATUM Releases New Track 'Stained Glass' on Anjunabeats
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2017

Seductive. Sophisticated. Searing. GRAMMY-nominated electronic dance music group, FATUM, delivers its latest dancefloor beast and it is reason to rejoice. (more...)

Nick Heyward to Release First Solo Album in 18 Years 11/3
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2017

When you have the comfort of working on your ninth album without the rush to meet a deadline, you really want to take your time, especially if it's your first solo outing in 18 years. (more...)

Old Fitz Theatre Announces 2018 Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2017

The upcoming 2018 season at The Old Fitz will feature 3 World Premieres (including a musical), 3 Australian Premiers, 2 Sydney Premieres, and 2 Of the great contemporary love stories. (more...)

AMiR Returns with Latest Offering 'All Or Nothing'
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2017

London-based singer songwriter, AMiR returns with his latest offering 'All Or Nothing' alongside a whopping six remixes of the soulful, pop-drenched cut. Out now, 'All Or Nothing' and its gargantuan remix catalogue are available to purchase via all digital service providers. (more...)

Robert Sirota's American Pilgrimage Presented by Concerts on the Slope Set for Brooklyn
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2017

On Sunday, October 29, 2017 at 3pm, Concerts on the Slope presents composer Robert Sirota's second string quartet, American Pilgrimage, at St. John's Episcopal Church (139 St. John's Place). (more...)

CABARET Opening Soon at Long Beach Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2017

On October 14, the Long Beach Playhouse Studio Theatre closes its 2017 season with the musical Cabaret. When Cabaret debuted in 1966, it was sexually provocative and edgy for the time. By 1998, the bar had moved up what was considered provocative and edgy. The play was due for an update. (more...)

BWW Interview: BRIGHT STAR's A.J. Shively on Reprising His Role of Billy Cane for the LA Premiere and Following Your Own Path
by Courtney Savoia - Sep 25, 2017

Steve Martin and Edie Brickell's gorgeous musical, Bright Star, will be coming to the Ahmanson Theatre in Los Angeles this fall and will feature a number of original cast members. The talented and charismatic A.J. Shively will reprise his role as Billy Cane, the young soldier who returns from war and pursues his dream of being a writer at home in North Carolina. Shively's character is full of hope and optimism, as he is figuring out what's most important in life and coming full circle with the individuals who have shaped his personal story. (more...)

BWW Interview: Director Sally Cookson Talks JANE EYRE
by Marianka Swain - Sep 24, 2017

Sally Cookson's past work includes inventive adaptations of Peter Pan, Hetty Feather and La Strada. Her acclaimed version of Jane Eyre, which first appeared at Bristol Old Vic in 2014, completes its 2017 UK tour with an encore run at the National Theatre from 23 September. (more...)

BWW Review: Latin Rhythms Overcome ON YOUR FEET Shortfalls at Shea's Buffalo Theatre
by Michael Rabice - Sep 24, 2017

LATIN RHYTHMS OVERCOME 'ON YOUR FEET' SHORTFALLS No one would be more surprised to see a Cuban-American immigrant turn into an international superstar than a young Gloria Estefan herself. But years later her story is being retold on stage in ON YOUR FEET- The Emilio and Gloria Estefan Broadway Musical. After a near 2 year run on Broadway that recently closed in August, the National Tour has been in Buffalo rehearsing for weeks and opened to an energetic audience on Saturday night at Shea's Buffalo Theatre. (more...)

BWW Review: BLOODY BLOODY ANDREW JACKSON Rocks Mad Horse Theatre's Opening
by Carla Maria Verdino-Süllwold - Sep 24, 2017

Mad Horse Theatre in South Portland opened its 2017-2018 with another edgy, brilliant production that speaks to the company's reputation for crafting the unusual and provocative with consummate skill. That they had already programmed the 2009 Off-Broadway hit, Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson before the tragic and untimely death on September 9th of its composer-lyricist Michael Friedman, only added impact to a production that is angry, powerful, funny, and hugely contemporaneous. (more...)

BWW Review: Lady Day and Her Demons
by Carla Maria Verdino-Süllwold - Sep 23, 2017

Portland Stage opens its 44th season with an intense production of Lanie Robertson's exploration of the tortured inner life of songstress Billie Holiday, Lady Day at Emerson's Bar and Grill. Essentially a ninety-minute dramatic monologue, the play with Music Is a virtuoso vehicle for the singer-actress in the title role. Portland Stage's attractive, expressive production captures all the pathos of Holliday's life, as well as the incomparable beauty of her music making. (more...)

BWW Review: ALWAYS…PATSY CLINE Shines at The Merry – Go – Round Playhouse
by Natasha Ashley - Sep 23, 2017

The Merry - Go - Round Playhouse in Auburn, New York ends their 2017 season with Always...Patsy Cline the musical based on a true story of the legendary Patsy Cline. The show shines light on the talented singer Patsy Cline and the memorable music she brought to the country music industry during her very short life. Director Douglas S. Hall brings the toe-tappin' and comedic musical to life with the two stellar female cast members (more...)

Theo Ubique's A NEW BRAIN is Pure, Exuberant Joy
by Misha Davenport - Sep 22, 2017

Theo Ubique's A NEW BRAIN is Pure, Exuberant Joy (more...)

Come Play at Seattle Opera's FAMILY DAY
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2017

Start Halloween early by joining Seattle Opera for its Family Day presentation of The Barber of Seville. Everyone is invited to come in their costume for this Oct. 22 performance, where students age 18 and under get $15 tickets for almost any seat.* During intermission, see how many hair-raising styles you and your family can imagine. We'll get creative with arts and crafts as we draw, color, and cut out silly hairstyles! (more...)

Screaming Females Release New Single 'Black Moon' + Nat'l Fall Tour Kicks Off Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2017

Over six albums and more than a decade of touring, Screaming Females have remained deeply individual and steadfastly DIY. With every album the band's creativity, chops and perseverance is outdone only by their devoted fanbase. (more...)

CONJUNTO BLUES Heads to Los Angeles this November
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2017

The Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center is proud to announce the selection of Conjunto Blues as a participant in The Los Angeles Theater Company's 2017 Encuentro de las Americas. (more...)

Josh Ritter's New Album 'Gathering' Out Now to Critical Acclaim
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2017

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Singer/Songwriter Tusks Shares New Single 'Last'
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2017

TUSKS - aka UK multiinstrumentalist, songwriter, producer and chantreuse Emily Underhill has shared another cut from her forthcoming debut Dissovle (out 10.13 on oNe Little Indian). The latest single, titled Last, is described by Underhill as a bit of a 'f*** you' to a person at the time who she'd invested loads of energy and time into who'd messed her around.' (more...)

Toyota and VH1 Save The Music Foundation's Music Education Program Features Performance by Imagine Dragons
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2017

Toyota, VH1 Save The Music Foundation and Life is Beautiful Music & Art Festival, joined by GRAMMY Award-winning rock band and Las Vegas natives Imagine Dragons, presented three Las Vegas area schools with a $40,000 music education grant that will provide music instruments to enhance each school's music programs and expand student participation. (more...)

Lorca's BLOOD WEDDING Begins at The Wilma Theater this October
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2017

Acclaimed Hungarian director-choreographer Csaba Horv th leads the Wilma's HotHouse Company of actors in a production of Blood Wedding, combining athletic ensemble theater with Lorca's fiery language. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at the Rolling World Premiere of THE ARSONISTS at Know Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2017

Know Theatre's landmark 20th Anniversary Season continues this month with a beautiful father/daughter story of heartbreak and redemption, THE ARSONISTS. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Katayoun Goudarzi And Saffron Ensemble Stunningly Hypnotic 'Will You?'
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2017

The close friendship of several culturally diverse musicians is captured on Will You (release date: September 22, 2017 by Tames Records), the latest from Iranian-American vocalist Katayoun Goudarzi, master sitar player Shujaat Khan, highly respected saxophonist Tim Ries (who's played with jazz greats like Jack DeJohnette and Donald Byrd and rock icons like The Rolling Stones, Donald Fagen, and Rod Stewart), artful pianist Kevin Hays, and tabla player Dibyarka Chatterjee. Together, they have forged an unlikely ensemble that finds striking new settings for Rumi's centuries-old yet ever-urgent words. (more...)

OuAndrew Rayel's 'Mass Effect' Out Now on In Harmony Music
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2017

The first official release from inHarmony Music comes today and it's an original Andrew Rayel production titled, Mass Effect. (more...)

BWW Exclusively Premieres Music Video for Caitlin Mahoney's 'Kept Woman'
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2017

Today, BWW exclusively premieres Caitlin Mahoney's latest music video, 'Kept Woman.' Her latest album, 'story still left to be told' was released today and takes you on a journey through the true human spirit with each track exploring a different, yet, familiar experience. (more...)

BLACK GIRL MAGIC SHOW! by nicHi douglas Comes to Brooklyn's JACK
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2017

Black Girl Magic Show! is an absurdist dance theatre lecture by playwright/performer nicHi douglas on Black female identity. Utilizing African Diasporan histories, Black feminist theory, and a lot of stuff douglas made up, she attempts to unpack, re-pack, and de-pack the Black female experience in America as witnessed by one Black woman - The Professor. As the audience follows The Professor, they discover what might happen if the one Black girl without 'Black Girl Magic' takes matters into her own hands. Before the show ends, the audience experiences a TED-type talk, modern dance, a magic routine, and a concert, often simultaneously. And they probably see at least 20 wigs. (more...)

WATCH: Tash Debuts Official Video for 'Days Ain't Done'
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2017

Hot off the success of her track 'Lil' Love Song,' Tash is serenading her way back into our hearts with her new track 'Days Ain't Done.' The Australian born singer/songwriter was actually discovered on Instagram by the multi-platinum producer and songwriter Mark J. Feist. (more...)

Cleveland Institute of Music Names Inaugural Minority Artist Fellows
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2017

The Cleveland Institute of Music announced today that guitarist Damian Goggans and cellist Evan Rowland-Seymour were selected as the inaugural class of its Minority Artist Fellowship (MAF) program. Goggans is a freshman at Cleveland School of the Arts and Rowland-Seymour is an eighth grader at University School in Shaker Heights. Dr. Joyce Griggs, CIM Vice President and Director of the Center for Innovative Music (more...)

DENNIS QUAID AND THE SHARKS Come to Ridgefield Playhouse This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2017

Actor Singer Dennis Quaid performs a night of rock classics and more with Dennis Quaid and The Sharks on October 25 at The Ridgefield Playhouse (more...)

NPR Streams Jessica Lea Mayfield's New Album 'Sorry Is Gone'
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2017

Jessica Lea Mayfield's anticipated new album, Sorry Is Gone, is now streaming in full exclusively at NPR Music's First Listen series. (more...)

Becca Mancari Premieres 'Golden' Video, Debut Album Out 10/6
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2017

On October 6, the Nashville-based singer and songwriter Becca Mancari will release her debut album Good Woman via Gold Tooth Records. Today, Rolling Stone Country premiered the 'gorgeous, panoramic' video for 'Golden,' the third single to be released from the forthcoming album. (more...)

BWW Review: Go All the Way with THE FULL MONTY at the Carrollwood Players
by Peter Nason - Sep 21, 2017

It's a fast-paced show, full of life, that is so enjoyable that we forgive any messiness or performance moments that are not up to snuff. (more...)

Lucky Chops Release 8-Bit 'Temple of Boom' Video to Celebrate Joining Facebook Million Club
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2017

Joining the Facebook 'Million' club as an independent artist is no easy feat... Being a brass/woodwind/drums band joining that same club? The stakes get even higher. (more...)

BEAUTIFUL - THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL Coming to San Jose This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2017

Producers Paul Blake and Sony/ATV Music Publishing announce that the Tony and Grammy Award-winning Broadway hit Beautiful The Carole King Musical, about the early life and career of the legendary and groundbreaking singer/songwriter, will make its San Jose premiere at the Center for the Performing Arts (255 S. Almaden Blvd.) November 14 19, 2017. (more...)

American Lyric Theater to Introduce THE NEW CREW with Special Salon
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2017

American Lyric Theater presents The New Crew, a salon including performances by and discussions with American Lyric Theater's newest Resident Artists in the Composer Librettist Development Program: composers Shuying Li, Andy Teirstein, and Liliya Ugay; librettists Lorene Cary, Julian Crouch, and Lila Palmer; and dramaturg Antigoni Gaitana. (more...)

BWW Interview: Kimberlee Ferreira, director/choreographer of HONKY TONK ANGELS at Mill Town Players
by Neil Shurley - Sep 20, 2017

'Our hope is that you come in and can forget the crazy world for a few hours. Smile, clap, toe tap, sing, and rejoice in some good ol' country music.' (more...)

Gettysburg College's Majestic Theater to Salute Folk Music with THE LONESOME TRAVELER
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2017

Experience the enduring power and popularity of American folk music with The Lonesome Traveler, the stirring concert version of the acclaimed Off-Broadway musical at the Gettysburg College's Majestic Theater, Gettysburg, PA on Friday, November 10, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. (more...)

All Pigs Must Die Share 'Blood Wet Teeth' from Hostage Animal Album
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2017

All Pigs Must Die share the punishing new track 'Blood Wet Teeth', the second single from their upcoming album Hostage Animal (Southern Lord, 27 October) (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at 35MM: A MUSICAL EXHIBITION at The Other Palace
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2017

Award-winning composer Ryan Scott Oliver's musical 35MM: A MUSICAL EXHIBITIOn began at The Other Palace Studio on 18 September for a run through 30 September. The show opens tonight and BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action! (more...)

Abraham Brody to Kick Off National Sawdust Residency This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2017

The (mostly) Vilnius, Lithuania-based multi-instrumentalist and composer Abraham Brody is artist-in-residence at Brooklyn's National Sawdust for the venue's third season in 2017-18. (more...)

BWW Review: The Story of THE KOMAGATA MARU INCIDENT Gets Lost in this Underwhelming Production at the Stratford Festival
by Lauren Gienow - Sep 20, 2017

In 1914, hundreds of British subjects of the Sikh faith were not allowed off of the boat they traveled to Canada on, and denied entry at the Vancouver harbour based on xenophobia and racist immigration policies. This story of the people aboard the Komagata Maru is an important part of Canadian history to be remembered and an important story to tell. The story is told on stage this season at the Stratford Festival in THE KOMAGATA MARU INCIDENT written by Sharon Pollock and directed by Keira Loughran. Unfortunately, the choices made in the way the story is told, cause the power of its message to not resonate nearly as much as it should be resonating at a time when it is so incredibly relevant in society. (more...)

Meredith Monk to Receive 24th Annual Dorothy & Lillian Gish Prize
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2017

The Gish Prize Trust today announced that the widely influential, utterly inimitable Meredith Monk has been selected to receive the 24th annual Dorothy and Lillian Gish Prize, in recognition of her ongoing achievements as a composer, singer and interdisciplinary artist. Established in 1994 through the will of legendary stage and screen actress Lillian Gish, known as the First Lady of Cinema, the Dorothy and Lillian Gish Prize is one of the most prestigious honors given to artists in the United States and bears one of the largest cash awards, currently valued at approximately $250,000. (more...)

Cast Complete for 5th Avenue Theatre's New Staging of RAGTIME
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2017

The 5th Avenue Theatre has announced full casting for its evocative new production of Ragtime, which begins rehearsals today. A tale of family, heart and perseverance at the turn of the 20th century, Ragtime is a vital story about the headstrong and determined individuals and their families who helped make the United States a diverse and thriving nation. (more...)

Japanese Noh, Western Opera Collide in TomoeArts' KAYOI KOMACHI/KOMACHI VISITED
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2017

TomoeArts presents the world premiere of a provocative and heartrending new work, Kayoi Komachi/Komachi Visited, a noh chamber opera, October 26 - 28, 2017 at The Cultch. (more...)

Bebel Gilberto, Poi Dog Pondering and More On Sale at City Winery Chicago
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2017

City Winery Chicago, 1200 W. Randolph Street, announces two nights with multi-Grammy Award nominee Bebel Gilberto, Poi Dog Pondering returns for their annual year-end residency and more. The following shows go on sale to the public on Thursday, September 21 at noon at citywinery.com/chicago. (more...)

Pianist Luca BurattoComes to Zankel Hall at Carnegie Hall, 10/11
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2017

Italian pianist Luca Buratto, the Honens International Piano Competition's 2015 Prize Laureate, will make his New York debut at Zankel Hall at Carnegie Hall on Wednesday, October 11, 2017, at 7:30 p.m. His program features works by Ad s, Jan ?ek, Ligeti, Prokofiev and Schumann. The concert is presented by the Honens International Piano Competition. (more...)

National Alliance for Musical Theatre Announces Team for FESTIVAL OF NEW MUSICALS
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2017

National Alliance for Musical Theatre (Betsy King Militello, Executive Director) is thrilled to announce the line-up of directors and initial casting for the 29th Annual FESTIVAL OF NEW MUSICALS, which takes place on Thursday, October 19 and Friday, October 20, 2017 at New World Stages (340 West 50th Street, between 8th and 9th Avenues). The Festival kicks off on Wednesday, October 18 with its celebrated concert, The 46th Minute. (more...)

Leftover Salmon Comes to Boulder Theater This November
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2017

Leftover Salmon with High Country Horns, featuring Jennifer Hartswick and Skerik, along with Grant Farm (11/24) and The Drunken Hearts (11/25), and Cu Denver Bluegrass Ensemble (both Nights), will take over the Boulder Theateron Friday, November 24, and Saturday, November 25, 2017. (more...)

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