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by BWW News Desk - Sep 4, 2019
Disney villain. Octo-woman. Plus-size icon. But who is the woman behind the tentacles? Following a complete sell-out run at the 2019 Edinburgh Fringe Festival and from the multi-award winning Fat Rascal Theatre, Unfortunate: the untold story of Ursula the Sea Witch will come to Birmingham Hippodrome's Patrick Studio from Monday 16 a?" Sunday 22 December 2019.
by Greer Firestone - Sep 30, 2019
Paula and George Wolkind's dream of a Delaware Rock & Roll Hall of Fame is now a bonafied institution. A sellout crowd at the baby grand on September 22 welcomed not only musical legends but also historians, DJ's and promoters who have had and continue to have a profound influence on the music scene.
BWW Interview: Dan Hiatt of MARK TWAIN'S RIVER OF SONG at TheatreWorks Talks about Finding the Character of Twain and Looks Back on His Remarkable Career
by Jim Munson - Sep 24, 2019
BroadwayWorld recently caught up with Bay Area theater mainstay Dan Hiatt while he was in the midst of rehearsals for TheatreWorks Silicon Valley's new musical a?oeMark Twain's River of Songa?? in which he plays the title role. Mr. Hiatt discussed his process for finding the character of Twain, and also shared some insights from his remarkably rich career, having worked with most every high-profile theater company in the Bay Area over the past 25 years.
by TV News Desk - Sep 19, 2019
John Prine's new acoustic video for his song “Paradise,” featuring special guest Kelsey Waldon, premiered yesterday at Sounds Like Nashville. The song was recorded as part of the pair's new collaborative 7-inch vinyl, The Kentucky Sessions, which is included with each purchase of Waldon's new album White Noise/White Lines—out October 4 via Prine's independent label Oh Boy Records.
by Gary Naylor - Sep 12, 2019
Gary Naylor reflects on ten years as a BroadwayWorld reviewer.
by TV News Desk - Sep 12, 2019
John Prine won two awards at last night's Americana Music Association Honors & Awards: Album of the Year (The Tree of Forgiveness) and Song of the Year (“Summer's End” written by Prine and Pat McLaughlin). The reigning 2017 and 2018 Americana Artist of the Year, Prine also performed “Angel From Montgomery” with Bonnie Raitt during last night's ceremony.
by Oliver Oliveros - Sep 10, 2019
The Broadway actor, singer, and visual artist makes his UK debut as the Argentine strongman Juan Peron in Jamie Lloyd's radical reimagining of EVITA
by BWW News Desk - May 29, 2019
Hailing from Monkey's Eyebrow in Ballard County, Kentucky, Kelsey Waldon is certainly no stranger to the rural, workingman's world in which John Prine's songs come to life. Both artists are admired for their often candid, occasionally humorous view of normal, everyday life, so when it came time for Waldon to find a home for her songs, Prine and his long-independent Oh Boy Records welcomed her with open arms. Waldon has played shows with Prine before, but none as impactful as their appearance on last night's Grand Ole Opry in Nashville, TN.
by Gary Naylor - May 21, 2019
Andrea Chenier is a feast for eyes and ears with Roberto Alagna, Sondra Radvanovsky and Dimitri Platanias magnificent in the tale of the poet who stays true to love as the world descends into madness.
BWW Interview: Reggie DeLeon of ALADDIN Talks to Broadway World about Iago...Defeathered, Alpacas, Three Wishes, and More!
by Courtney Symes - May 15, 2019
The anxiously-anticipated arrival of Aladdin is finally here! The national tour stops in Sacramento through June 2 and brings with it the songs that you know and love from the 1992 animated movie, along with new numbers written specifically for the stage musical. After its debut on Broadway in 2014, it was nominated for 5 Tony Awards, including Best Musical and Best Original Score. Broadway World Sacramento was able to speak with Reggie DeLeon, who originated the role of Iago on the national tour and has returned after a brief hiatus. Reggie is well-known for his recurring role as Shep in the Pup Star films. He can also be seen on 'MOM' (Paul), 'Superior Donuts' (Zale), and 'Melissa & Joey' (Wyatt).
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2019
The national tour of 'A Bronx Tale' is doo-wopping across the U.S. Check out what critics from tour stops like LA, Chicago, Washington, D.C. and more have to say about the production in their reviews below.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2019
Celebrity photographer Stephen Mosher's outrageous experiences come to life in story and song as he shares the adventures he and his colorful family have experienced in a raucous roller coaster ride, 'The Story Teller' playing four encore performances at Don't Tell Mama on April 19 and 22, and May 1 and 7 at 7:00 p.m. From photographing the likes of Maggie Smith and Sarah Jessica Parker for his publication The Sweater Book to marrying the same man 8 times in the documentary film 'Married And Counting', Mosher's philosophy of devouring life takes center stage.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2019
As the countdown begins for the kickoff of A2IM's Indie Week, A2IM is announcing the list of nominees for the 2019 Libera Awards presented by SoundExchange. The Awards recognize a wide range of musicians and visionaries and offer the independent music community the opportunity to honor the hard work and accomplishments of their peers.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2019
North Shore Theatre Company (NSTC) is ready to send its loyal audience into side-splitting laughter when it brings puppet musical comedy Avenue Q to The Independent Theatre, North Sydney from 26 April to 4 May.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 12, 2019
Longtime Main Street Theater (MST) staff member Andrew Ruthven has been named Associate Artistic Director of Main Street Theater.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2019
Beef & Boards Dinner Theatre celebrates the legendary life and career of Buddy Holly this summer with its premiere production of Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story, opening July 5.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2019
The smash hit rock & roll musical Buddy - The Buddy Holly Story has announced its new cast for the forthcoming 30th anniversary tour which stops off at Darlington Hippodrome in September.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2019
BASE Hologram has just announced North American tour dates for Roy Orbison & Buddy Holly: The Rock 'N' Roll Dream Tour, a groundbreaking tour featuring the award-winning rock and roll legends. Accompanied by a live band and back-up singers, this cutting-edge, multi-media holographic performance with remastered audio will transport audiences back in time for an evening of Roy Orbison and Buddy Holly's greatest hits! The performance comes to the Van Wezel for its Sarasota debut on Monday, November 4, 2019 at 8 p.m. Tickets go on sale Friday, June 21, 2019 at 10 a.m.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2019
Metropolitan Entertainment and the Rochester Broadway Theatre League (RBTL) today announced the Roy Orbison & Buddy Holly: The Rock 'N' Roll Dream Tour, the groundbreaking holographic-based live concert tour featuring the music of the award-winning rock and roll legends, will come to RBTL's Auditorium Theatre in Rochester on Sunday, November 17, 2019 at 7:30pm.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2019
Today, BASE Hologram, the leading content developer, producer and distributor of concerts, theatricals and spectacles that combine holographic cinema and mixed reality with live entertainment, announced North American tour dates for Roy Orbison & Buddy Holly: The Rock 'N' Roll Dream Tour, a groundbreaking tour featuring the award-winning rock and roll legends.
by TV News Desk - Jul 9, 2019
Monkey's Eyebrow, KY, native Kelsey Waldon has announced the release of her new full-length album White NoiseWhite Lines, her first with Oh Boy Records, for October 4th. With White NoiseWhite Lines,Waldon captures the rugged country sound of her touring band without sacrificing the intimacy of her songwriting. Because of that approach, the record feels immediate, somewhere between a concert and a conversation. Co-produced by Waldon and Dan Knobler, the collection opens with a confident anthem, “Anyhow,” which finds the Nashville-based songwriter forging ahead after some frustrating setbacks. Garden & Gun praised the song as “a fitting first taste of an album that should firmly establish Waldon as one of classic country's rising torchbearers.” “Anyhow” and its accompanying video are available today. White NoiseWhite Linescan be digitally pre-ordered here. Visit https:www.ohboy.comkelsey-waldon to snag the pre-order bundle which includes digital, cd, and vinyl—plus a limited edition 7” vinyl of duets from Prine and Waldon.
by The Marriage Matinee - Jul 8, 2019
Nostalgia can be big business, especially in musical theater. Harking back to some by-gone, golden age permeates both politics and pop culture now, but nostalgia has always been rose-tinted and shines above and beyond any hardships, struggles, and even life. Beef & Board once again hits the nail on the head and has successfully recreated classic rock and roll in BUDDY - THE BUDDY HOLLY STORY.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2019
Laguna Playhouse presents four extraordinary Summer musical experiences that celebrate the songs and music of four legendary musical icons; Buddy Holly, Huey Lewis & the News, Earth, Wind and Fire and The Carpenters with SOUNDS OF SUMMER, beginning Wednesday, August 7 and continuing through Sunday, September 1, 2019 at the Laguna Playhouse, 606 Laguna Canyon Road in Laguna Beach.
BUDDY - THE BUDDY HOLLY STORY Announces New Tour Cast; Coming To Belgrade Theatre Coventry in November
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2019
Smash hit rock & roll musical Buddy - The Buddy Holly Story has announced a new cast for its forthcoming 30th anniversary tour, heading to the Belgrade Theatre 7-9 November.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2019
Metropolis presents the biographical rock & roll musical Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story July 18 August 31, 2019. Buddy tells the true story of Buddy Hollys meteoric rise to fame from the moment in 1957 when Thatll Be the Day hit the airwaves until his tragic death less than two years later on The Day the Music Died.
by Kaitlin Milligan - Jul 23, 2019
Kevin Cahoon will co-star on the new season of Glow when it drops August 9th. Cahoon starred on Broadway asEd the Hyena in The Lion King and went on to be the stand by for John Cameron Mitchell in the original production of Hedwig. He also played George in The Wedding Singer, The Childcatcher in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, and was in the revival of The Rocky Horror Show.
by Richard Ridge - Jul 15, 2019
Haley Swindal, the latest Mama Morton in Broadway's longest running American musical 'Chicago' is returning to Feinstein's 54 Below with her brand new show ' Sing Happy: The Songs of Liza Minnelli' on July 26th and Broadway World's own Richard Ridge caught up with Haley to chat about living in the musical world of the legendary Liza.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2019
JigJam are a multi-award winning quartet from the heart of the midlands in Ireland. Blending the best of traditional Irish music with Bluegrass and Americana in a new genre which has been branded as 'I-Grass' (Irish influenced Bluegrass), their onstage energy along with their virtuosic musical ability has captivated audiences throughout the world.
by Anne Simendinger - Jan 30, 2020
'Oh Boy!' BUDDY: THE BUDDY HOLLY STORY is rockin' and rollin' now through Feb. 16 at Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park. Whether you grew up bopping along to his music or this is your first Buddy experience, there's something to enjoy for everyone.
by Faeron Wheeler - Jan 29, 2020
The Drama Factory in Somerset West has become something of an institution for patrons in the area. The theatre has been around for three years already, and has had some incredible talent treading the boards. In December 2019, owner Sue Diepeveen undertook a big move and has relocated her theatre to a bigger building just around the corner.
by TV News Desk - Jan 2, 2020
Raue Center For The Arts is excited to welcome the official and number one tribute to Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and the Big Bopper in 2020! Experience the hit songs of the '50s era with John Mueller's a?oeWinter Dance Partya?? at 8 p.m. on January 31, 2020.
by Tim Wright - Jan 17, 2020
If you speak to someone who says they don't like musicals, chances are, when you mention The Book of Mormon you'll be greeted with more enthusiasm than scepticism. So what is it about this show that manages to transcend the traditional musical theatre perceptions? The subject matter? Hearing the c-word sung to high heaven? The sight of a goose-stepping Hitler with devil horns in a dream sequence?
by TV News Desk - Feb 28, 2020
Atlantic Records acclaimed singer/songwriter Mahalia has teamed up with iconic Harlem, NY rapper Cam'ron to release a striking remix to her captivating record, “What You Did (Feat. Ella Mai). ”The official remix is now available via all DSPs and streaming platforms. “What You Did” is featured on Mahalia's critically-acclaimed debut album Love and Compromise, released late last year.
by Taylor Clemons - Feb 13, 2020
Everyone's favorite dashing prince from The Broadway Princess Party took a minute to talk about life on tour, baking pies, and befriending a Disney legend.
by Natalie O'Donoghue - Feb 12, 2020
Featuring two terrific hours of the greatest songs ever written, including That'll Be The Day, Oh Boy, Rave On, La Bamba, Chantilly Lace, Johnny B. Goode, Raining In My Heart, Everyday, Shout and many many more, this show is just Peggy Sue-perb!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2019
MerleFest, presented by Window World, is proud to announce the next round of artist additions for MerleFest 2020, which will be held April 23-26. John Prine, Billy Strings, Colin Hay, Kelsey Waldon, and Gangstagrass will be joining the annual homecoming of musicians and music fans on the campus of Wilkes Community College in Wilkesboro, North Carolina, in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 4, 2019
Disney villain. Octo-woman. Plus-size icon. But who is the woman behind the tentacles? Following a complete sell-out run at the 2019 Edinburgh Fringe Festival and from the multi-award winning Fat Rascal Theatre, Unfortunate: the untold story of Ursula the Sea Witch comes to Birmingham Hippodrome's Patrick Studio from Monday 16 a?" Sunday 22 December 2019.
by TV News Desk - Dec 19, 2019
Almost 50 years into his remarkable career, John Prine will be honored by the Recording Academy as one of their 2020 Lifetime Achievement Award recipients.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 17, 2019
Everyday, it's a getting; closer to Jan. 18, when BUDDY HOLLY: THE BUDDY HOLLY STORY begins previews at Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park. The original jukebox musical featuring 20 of Holly's timeless hits runs through Feb. 16. The official opening night is Jan. 23.
by Don Grigware - Dec 12, 2019
Actress Roslyn Cohn is remarkably versatile. She is nominated for a BWW Award this year for The Sound of Murder at Theatre 40. In our converrsation she tells our readers about her work and who and what she admires in the acting profession. Tell us about your BWW nomination for The Sound of Murder at Theatre 40. What kind of character did you play? RC: I was excited to get a nomination for this show as we didn't get the amount of reviews we should have
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2019
Kelsey Waldon is no stranger to calling it as she sees it. Over the years, her songs have been honest observations of real-life, in the trenches issues; small-town woes, prescription drug addiction, and all manners of heartbreak have been on Waldon's chopping block. Yesterday, Nylon premiered what may be Waldon's most matter-of-fact, hitting close to home composition to date, “Sunday's Children.” 'Essentially, that tune was inspired by how I felt about people using religion and God in the name of hate,' Waldon told Nylon. 'I grew up in the Southern Baptist church, and I was really discouraged to hear so many people instill fear in the hearts of people, that just because somebody isn't like them, they would be afraid of this person.' “Sunday's Children” comes as the second single fromWhite Noise/White Lines following the previously released “Anyhow,” whichGarden & Gun called a “fitting first taste of an album that should firmly establish Waldon as one of classic country's rising torchbearers.” White Noise/White Lines will be released October 4th on John Prine's Oh Boy Records.
by Natalie O'Donoghue - Aug 9, 2019
Disney villain. Octo-woman. Plus-size icon. But who is the woman behind the tentacles? From the multi award-winning Fat Rascal Theatre, creators of sell-out hit musicals Buzz and Vulvarine, comes the untold story of Ursula the sea witch. It's time to take the plunge as we reveal what really happened under the sea, in a tell-all tale of sex, sorcery and suckers. A musical parody.
by Review Roundups - Aug 6, 2019
Shakespeare in the Park's Coriolanus officially opened last night, August 5! Let's see what the critics are saying...
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2019
Frontier Touring and Love Police are thrilled to announce the return of one of the USA's most loved songwriters: two-time Grammy winner, 2019 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee and master storyteller John Prine, playing Melbourne, Adelaide and Sydney in April 2020. 'Concert of the year' a?" Nucountry.com.au
by Marakay Rogers - Aug 19, 2019
Does everyone love Buddy Holly? The Brits certainly do. Alan Janes' BUDDY: THE BUDDY HOLLY STORY opened on the West End in London in 1989 and ran for eight years the first time, toured the United Kingdom over 25 years, and was revived for a year on the West End in 2007, so there's been massive love for the show there for three decades. It's been here, too, as BUDDY opened on Broadway in 1990 and has kept going around America since then as well.
by Joanna Trainor - Aug 16, 2019
You may not always agree with Loyiso Gola, he's a pretty strongly opinionated kind of guy, but his arguments are always so logical and annoyingly backed by sound rationale that you've got to hear him out.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2019
The official music video for John Prine's song 'Lonesome Friends of Science' is premiering today. Illustrated by Barcelona-based graphic designer Tiago Majuelos and produced by Spanish animation production company BLISS, the video can now be watched below.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2019
Core Dance, the award-winning contemporary dance organization based in Decatur, GA and Houston, TX, will present EnCore Dance on Film on Friday, May 24, 2019 from 5:00pm 10:00p.m. at Core Studios, 139 Sycamore Street, Decatur Square. The event is part of ArtWALK at the Decatur Arts Festival, and features short movies by dance filmmakers from around the world. These screenings are free and open to the public. More info is available at coredance.org.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2019
Celebrate Marty Wilde's 80th birthday, together with special guest from the USA Charlie Gracie, plus Mike Berry, and The Wildcats, as they join forces in The Solid Gold Rock n Roll Show at the Worthing Assembly Hall on Thursday 6 June.
by TV News Desk - Apr 10, 2019
Todd Snider is heading back on tour today, April 10 at the JoAnn Davidson Theatre in Columbus, OH in support of his critically-acclaimed album, Cash Cabin Sessions, Vol 3., which was given four stars in a glowing Rolling Stone review and an 'A' from Robert Christgau in his Noisey review. Todd Snider has also announced brand-new tour dates starting this July and August.