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VIDEO: On This Day, May 9: Remembering Lena Horne
by Stage Tube - May 9, 2017

Today we remember stage and screen star, singer Lena Horne died who passed away on this day in 2010 at the age of 92. (more...)

English Touring Theatre and Mercury Theatre Colchester Announce Creative Team for THE WEIR
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2017

English Touring Theatre and Mercury Theatre Colchester today announce the creative team for their production of Conor McPherson's The Weir.  Adele Thomas directs the production and she is joined by Madeleine Girling as Designer, Lee Curran as Lighting Designer and Richard Hammarton as Composition and Sound Designer, with casting by Ginny Schiller.  (more...)

Felix Da Housecat Launches New Label Founders Of Filth
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

Two time Grammy nominated Felix Da Housecat kickstarts his new label with three original tracks showcasing his timeless production. (more...)

BWW Recap: Nevertheless, Supergirl Persisted at the End of Season 2
by Nicole Ackman - May 23, 2017

This week's episode, aptly named 'Nevertheless, She Persisted' was an emotional end to SUPERGIRL's second season as Kara finally defeated Rhea and the Daxamite forces. However, even with the help of Superman and Cat Grant, victory doesn't come without a price. (more...)

Yisrael Lutnick performs Rosenblatt & Gershwin
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2017

Hatikvah, the national anthem of Israel, is a very powerful song that deeply moves the Jewish heart (and anyone for whom Israel is dear). The evolution of this song into the national song of Zionism is a fascinating topic, in and of itself. (more...)

Ardea Arts Presents Pop-Up Preview Performances of BOUNCE The Basketball Opera
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2017

Ardea Arts announces Pop-up Preview Performances of BOUNCE The Basketball Opera, their latest project in development. These will take place throughout New York City on Wednesdays at 5:30pm. (more...)

Ardea Arts to Present Pop-Up Previews of BOUNCE THE BASKETBALL OPERA
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2017

Ardea Arts announces Pop-up Preview Performances of BOUNCE The Basketball Opera, their latest project in development. These will take place throughout New York City on Wednesdays at 5:30pm. (more...)

TransMedia Group To Represent Distinguished Native American Author, Speaker and Entertainer J. Reuben Silverbird In New Role As 'Ambassador For The Environment'
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2017

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BWW Interview: Alanna Kalbfleisch Makes Theater Happen
by Jeanmarie Simpson - Mar 6, 2017

I don't think my goal is to be a performer, rather more of a person who makes theater happen. Whether that is being an actor, a designer, a director, a patron, a donor, a supporter, an observer, or the executive director of a theater company, that's completely up to fate, really. All I want is to be a part of the progression of this art. (more...)

BWW Interview: Singer and Songwriter Jessica Miller
by Mark C. Lloyd - Mar 27, 2017

BWW Interview: SINGER AND SONGWRITER JESSICA MIL (more...)

Country Star Rodney Atkins Performs at 'Back The Badge' Benefit Concert Supporting Local Law Enforcement at Orleans Arena 4/20
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2017

Country superstar Rodney Atkins will headline "Back The Badge," a benefit concert which will support southern Nevada's local law enforcement, at the Orleans Arena on Thursday, April 20. (more...)

Internationally Acclaimed HAMLET Returns to South Africa for Limited Engagement Before Heading Off to the USA
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2017

After performances at the National Arts Festival and in Europe, Pieter Toerien proudly presents a limited season of Abrahamse & Meyer's internationally acclaimed HAMLET at Theatre on the Bay in April and Pieter Toerien's Theatre at Montecasino in May. The production transfers to La MaMa in New York City in September 2017. (more...)

Sven Thorgren Wins Gold and Ståle Sandbech Takes Silver in Snowboard Slopestyle at X Games Norway
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2017

Monster Energy congratulates Sven Thorgren and Ståle Sandbech who took the two top spots in Snowboard Slopestyle at X Games Norway. This is the first X Games Gold for Thorgren, who on his final run took the victory from Sandbech who held the lead the entire competition. (more...)

Lisa Kron Responds to FUN HOME Costume Controversy with Open Letter
by Alexa Criscitiello - Jun 30, 2017

Tony Award-winning Fun Home book writer, Lisa Kron, has responded to some recent unrest among fans of the popular musical.  (more...)

Liam Gallagher Shares Brand New Track 'Chinatown'
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2017

The return of Liam Gallagher gathered pace with a sensational show at Glastonbury last weekend. Click here to view and share Gallagher's performance of 'Wall Of Glass' from last weekend's Glastonbury performance. Click here to view and share an interview with Gallagher from Glastonbury. (more...)

Negro Ensemble to Mount THE COST as 2017 Alumni Showcase at La MaMa
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2017

From July 14 to 16, The Negro Ensemble Company, Inc. (NEC) will hold the 2017 edition of its NEC Alumni Summer Showcase in La MaMa's First Floor Theater, 74A East Fourth Street, presenting 'The Cost' by Aquaila Shene Barnes, directed by Barbara Montgomery. (more...)

MARC ANTHONY Set to Perform at Madison Square Garden 8/26
by BWW News Desk - Jun 2, 2017

The Madison Square Garden Company and CMN Events has announced that Marc Anthony will perform at Madison Square Garden on Saturday, August 26, 2017 at 8:00PM as part of the “Full Circle” tour. Tickets will go on sale to the general public today at 12:00PM. (more...)

Cast and Creative Team Announced for SISTER AFRICA
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2017

SISTER AFRICA, Stephanie Liss' world premiere drama about efforts to aid female and child victims of the Congo's ongoing civil war, will be performed by a cast of actors from the worlds of feature films, opera and the Chicago theater scene. Elayne LeTraunik, Associate Artistic Director of Genesis Theatrical Productions, Chicago veteran actor, and director of SISTER AFRICA, announced casting today. (more...)

Liam Gallagher Shares Music Video For New Track 'Chinatown'
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2017

Last week Liam Gallagher debuted another new track from his highly anticipated solo album, As You Were. Gallagher continues to build anticipation for the October 6 release of his debut solo album by sharing the brand new video for the track 'Chinatown.' (more...)

Full Casts Announced for RULES FOR LIVING and THE WEIR
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2017

The full casts are today announced for English Touring Theatre, Royal & Derngate, Northampton and Rose Theatre Kingston's production of Sam Holcroft's Rules for Living and English Touring Theatre and Mercury Theatre Colchester's production of Conor McPherson's The Weir, twenty years after its world premiere at the Royal Court. (more...)

Negro Ensemble Company to Present THE COST for Alumni Summer Showcase at La MaMa
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2017

On July 15 and 16, The Negro Ensemble Company, Inc. (NEC) will hold the 2017 edition of its NEC Alumni Summer Showcase in La MaMa's First Floor Theater, 74A East Fourth Street, presenting 'The Cost' by Aquaila Shene Barnes, directed by Barbara Montgomery. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - January 8, 2017
by - Jan 8, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on January 8 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

NAKED BOYS SINGING! to Heat Up Rochester This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2017

Downstairs Cabaret Theatre has announce a limited, three-week-only engagement of:  Naked Boys Singing!, January 27 - February 14. The American Vaudeville-style review premiered in 1998 and has been 'thrilling' audiences both in New York and around the globe ever since. (more...)

CITY BUZZ LOCAL BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT - Black Woman Starts First Black Owned Crowdfunding Platform
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2017

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Composer/Vocalist M Lamar Collaborates with Hunter Hunt-Hendrix on New Album
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2017

Acclaimed Brooklyn-based composer/vocalist/pianist and visual/fine artist M Lamar creates music that crosses opera, metal and blues, and his diverse musical taste (more...)

Ellington's 'Come Sunday' reinterpreted by Denise Young as an anthem for healing
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2017

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Jamf Celebrates Accelerated Growth in 2016
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2017

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NAKED BOYS SINGING! to Heat Up Rochester This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2017

Downstairs Cabaret Theatre has announce a limited, three-week-only engagement of:  Naked Boys Singing!, January 27 - February 14. The American Vaudeville-style review premiered in 1998 and has been 'thrilling' audiences both in New York and around the globe ever since. (more...)

Yuzima Releases New Call-to-Action Power Single 'Resist'
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2017

YUZIMA has released a powerful new single 'RESIST' in response to November's U.S. election disaster. NYC's reigning 'prince of noize' is biting, knowing and combative on the explosive, guitar-powered single. (more...)

BWW First Person: 'An Italian Thing': A BRONX TALE Meets a Staten Island Girl
by Alexa Criscitiello - Jan 14, 2017

When I first met Joe, my Missouri-born boyfriend, he had never before encountered the term, 'stoop.' 'Let's sit on the stoop,' I'd say. 'Go wait for me on the stoop.' 'I was standing on the stoop.', etc. (more...)

M Lamar Presents NYC Premiere of FUNDERAL DOOM SPIRITUAL at National Sawdust
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2017

Acclaimed Brooklyn-based composer/vocalist/pianist and visual/fine artist M Lamar creates music that crosses opera, metal and blues, and his musical performances have been described as having an 'otherworldly quality'.  The genre-defying artist, who received high praise for his last multi-media show, 'Negrogothic, a Manifesto, the Aesthetics of M. Lamar', is proud to present the NYC premiere of 'Funeral Doom Spiritual', a special multi-media performance, with 4 concerts at National Sawdust this Friday and Saturday, 1/13 and 1/14, in conjunction with the fifth season of the PROTOTYPE festival.  On the heels of the shows, he will be releasing two new albums, 'Funeral Doom Spiritual' and 'Surveillance Punishment and the Black Psyche' on 1/27.  (more...)

Undermain Theatre Presents GALILEO
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2017

Undermain Theatre presents GALILEO, Bertolt Brecht's masterpiece, which he translated in English in collaboration with Charles Laughton.  GALILEO will be produced at Undermain's home in Deep Ellum - 3200 Main St. with company member Bruce DuBose in the title role.  DuBose is a recipient of Best Actor awards from the Dallas Critics Forum, D Magazine and the Dallas Observer.  Directed by Undermain's Artistic Director, Katherine Owens, opening night will be Saturday, February 11th with a curtain time of 7:30 pm.  Preview performances will be on February 8th, 9th, and 10th at 7:30 pm. All preview performances are only $15. All evening show times are 7:30 pm with two Sunday matinee performances at 2:00 pm on February 19th and March 5th.  The production will run through March 5th. (more...)

NINA SIMONE: FOUR WOMEN Returns This Month
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2017

After a sold out premiere last year, Christina Ham's play is back --now with added music!  Nina Simone: Four Women transports you to a bombed Birmingham church where Ms. Simone is writing 'Mississippi Goddam' when she meets three strong women bound by tragic circumstance. (more...)

'Who is a Perfect Man? Who is a Perfect Woman?' is Released
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2017

In Bamidele Kings' new book, Who is a Perfect Man? Who is a Perfect Woman? ($21.49, paperback, 9781498443272, $9.99, eBook, 9781498443289) readers will learn that the Bible says in 2 Chronicles 7:14 'If My People, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.' When we carefully look at what is happening worldwide we will realize that we are completely adrift. God is a God of second chance, He is ready to receive us but we as Christians have to humble ourselves, pray and seek His face, return unto Him for healing worldwide and for our children's sake. (more...)

BWW REVIEW: The Australian Brandenburg Orchestra and Brandenburg Choir's Staged Concert Of HANDEL'S MESSIAH Is A Feast For The Senses
by Jade Kops - Feb 24, 2017

HANDEL'S MESSIAH, one of the most iconic Baroque works is finally given the Australian Brandenburg Orchestra's exquisitely emotive and expressive treatment under the baton of Artistic Director and Conductor Paul Dyer. (more...)

Motor City Fastener And EMCO Merge To Form Motor City Industrial
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2017

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Pacific Theatre presents VALLEY SONG by Athol Fugard
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2017

A song of hope and change. Pacific Theatre is proud to present Valley Song by Athol Fugard, originally produced by The Gateway Theatre. When a nation undergoes sweeping reform, it's not just policy that has to change: it's people's lives that get caught in the struggle. In this inter-generational tale, set in the aftermath of apartheid in South Africa, the tension between old and new makes its way into the relationship between a young woman and her grandfather. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - February 13, 2017
by - Feb 13, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on February 13 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Undermain Theatre Presents GALILEO
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2017

Undermain Theatre presents GALILEO, Bertolt Brecht's masterpiece, which he translated in English in collaboration with Charles Laughton.  GALILEO will be produced at Undermain's home in Deep Ellum - 3200 Main St. with company member Bruce DuBose in the title role.  DuBose is a recipient of Best Actor awards from the Dallas Critics Forum, D Magazine and the Dallas Observer.  Directed by Undermain's Artistic Director, Katherine Owens, opening night will be Today, February 11th with a curtain time of 7:30 pm.  Preview performances will be on February 8th, 9th, and 10th at 7:30 pm. All preview performances are only $15. All evening show times are 7:30 pm with two Sunday matinee performances at 2:00 pm on February 19th and March 5th.  The production will run through March 5th. (more...)

Third CD by Cellist/Composer/Arranger Akua Dixon to Be Released Today
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2017

With her sublime new album, 'Akua's Dance,' cellist Akua Dixon brings her sumptuous sound to the foreground on an array of material encompassing exquisite balladry, the music's deepest roots in African and African-American culture, and instrumental pieces gleaned from Dixon's opera-in-progress. Her label Akua's Music will release the new CD on February 10. (more...)

Third CD by Cellist/Composer/Arranger Akua Dixon to Be Released 2/10
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2017

With her sublime new album, 'Akua's Dance,' cellist Akua Dixon brings her sumptuous sound to the foreground on an array of material encompassing exquisite balladry, the music's deepest roots in African and African-American culture, and instrumental pieces gleaned from Dixon's opera-in-progress. Her label Akua's Music will release the new CD on February 10. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - August 19, 2017
by - Aug 19, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on August 19 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

BWW's On This Day - August 16, 2017
by - Aug 16, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on August 16 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Raucously Irreverent AN OCTOROON to Launch 2017-18 at Artists Rep
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2017

Artists Repertory Theatre launches its 2017/18 season with Branden Jacobs-Jenkins' provocative An Octoroon. An incendiary satire, this bold start to their 35th theatre season is co-directed by Lava Alapai and Artistic Director Damaso Rodriguez. (more...)

Casting Announced for the European Premiere of DOLPHINS AND SHARKS
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2017

"My first supervisor was a African girl named Ann, and she had the nerve to tell me that I don't have a right to call myself African American. I had to tell that heffa just because your people sold My People doesn't mean I don't got African roots." (more...)

AMELIE Dreams Her Way to Broadway Tonight- Meet the Company!
by Stephanie Wild - Apr 3, 2017

The new Broadway musical, Amelie opens today, April 3, at the Walter Kerr Theatre. Meet the cast before they take their opening bows below! (more...)

CAGEBIRDS to Make a Break for It at THML Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2017

New theatre company, THML Theatre Co., presents Cagebirds, a play by David Campton at the Producer's Club's Sonnet Theatre. (more...)

Sonia Aimy's North American Debut Album 'Nigerian Spirit' Out 6/16
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2017

This conviction and vision animate Nigerian Spirit (release date: June 16, 2017), the resulting blend of a childhood in Nigeria, a busy career in jazz and theater in Italy, and a new life in Ontario, where in addition to her performing career, she is launching a new line of jewelry and apparel inspired by her travels. (more...)

CAGEBIRDS Make a Break for it
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2017

New theatre company, THML Theatre Co., presents Cagebirds, a play by David Campton at the Producer's Club's Sonnet Theatre. This production makes its debut on May 18that 7pm and runs till May 21st. This inaugural play for the company stars a talented and diverse cast with strong female characters prominently featured. (more...)

LET MY PEOPLE GO is Released
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2017

Addiction is one of the most prominent issues society faces and is a complex subject matter. In his new book, Albert Stuart Reece addresses this vast topic by bringing insights from his extensive medical experience in working with addicts. (more...)

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