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by Emily McClanathan - May 5, 2019
British novelist Roald Dahl possessed that rare quality in an author of children's books: the ability to captivate the imaginations of his young readers and simultaneously entertain their parents. His distinctive witty prose, dark humor, and eccentric characters are beloved worldwide: a daunting precedent for the Royal Shakespeare Company when it premiered the musical adaptation of MATILDA in 2010, with a book by Dennis Kelly and music and lyrics by Tim Minchin. This production proved wildly successful in the West End (where it is still running), on Broadway, and internationally. Now, Drury Lane Theatre presents the regional premiere, directed and choreographed by Mitch Sebastian.
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2019
Now in its sixth season, the Quin Arts program at The Quin Central Park by Hilton Club, located at 57th Street and Sixth Avenue, has presented a diverse range of artists at the storied midtown location. Open to the public starting on May 3, The Quin will host one of its most intriguing artists yet - Maria Kreyn's exhibition, "The Veil," curated by DK Johnston.
by TV News Desk - May 29, 2019
September 2019 marks the golden anniversary of the Beatles' multi-platinum album Abbey Road – the last work they recorded before their seismic breakup. Released in September 1969, it was the end of both the Sixties and the biggest and greatest band of all time.
by BWW News Desk - May 29, 2019
The Museum of Russian Icons will premiere Wrestling with Angels, an exhibition of forty-six luminous contemporary icons by sixteen iconographers from the Prosopon School of Iconology and Iconography, July 19-October 27, 2019.  Exploring the recent renaissance of this ancient tradition, the exhibition will feature icons by the founder of the Prosopon School, Vladislav Andrejev, along with works by master iconographers, instructors, and apprentices.
by BWW News Desk - May 28, 2019
Barry Manilow returns this summer to Broadway for an exclusive limited engagement at the Nederlander's Lunt-Fontanne Theatre. Live Nation, The Araca Group and EBG (Entertainment Benefits Group), are pleased to announce that Grammy, Tony and Emmy Award winning singer-songwriter, arranger, producer and musician BARRY MANILOW will take the stage on July 26 through August 17 at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre (205 West 46th Street).
by TV News Desk - May 24, 2019
As John Walker Lindh is released from prison, Showtime Documentary Films today announced the production of DETAINEE 001, from Emmy(R) winning director Greg Barker (The Final Year, Sergio, Manhunt, Legion of Brothers). The film, which has been in production since 2017, gives the definitive account of Lindh's story with never-before-revealed details from his legal case and unpacks challenging truths and shifting allegiances behind one of the most compelling and unresolved mysteries of the post-9/11 age. Lindh's case set a precedent for how Americans caught up in the War on Terror were prosecuted, and the film examines how American military and justice systems have grappled with the two decades since his detention.
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2019
Cold Showers unveil their new song and lyric video for 'Dismiss', the third single from the band's upcoming album Motionless, out May 24 via Dais Records.
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2019
Broadway blockbuster, 'Hamilton: An American Musical' now has multiple companies entertaining audiences across the U.S. Check out what the critics have to say about the productions in cities such as San Francisco, Orlando, Cincinnati and more in the reviews below.
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2019
This Noisy Isle is quite different to any other production that I've previously made for young audiences. Children are the masters of this universe and the production puts them right into the driving seat from the beginning of this treasure hunt-style show. When they arrive at the theatre, they are given maps and must journey through the streets to encounter characters, solve clues and take their families on this adventure.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 5, 2019
On March 22nd, Strand of Oaks (Timothy Showalter) will return with his 6th album, Eraserland to be released via label Dead Oceans. Today, Showalter releases the new track “Keys.” The single follows up two previously released tracks from the album, “Weird Ways,” and single “Ruby.” Next week, onMarch 13th Strand of Oaks will perform on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 2019
Independent hip-hop sensation FUTURISTIC kicks off March with another brand new single entitled “Fire.”
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2019
Today is World Theatre Day and the Toronto Alliance for the Performing Arts (TAPA) fittingly announced the date, host, creative team and a new venue for the 40th Anniversary Dora Mavor Moore Awards, the awards show and party that celebrates extraordinary Toronto talent in the performing arts.
by TV News Desk - Mar 27, 2019
Today, LA's Cold Showers return with their most expressive and decisive record yet, Motionless, which sees its release on Dais Records, May 24th. They've shared a video for the album's lead, heavy-hearted single, 'Faith'. Inspired by the intimacy and voyeurism of Warhol's screen tests, Cold Showers joined with director Chris Slater to deliver a visual companion to the song and its sentiments in full color and closeness -- a mirror image of who we are, for those who cannot see, and a reminder to those who can.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2019
The royal family of the guitar, The Romeros, perform at Mayo Performing Arts Center on Friday, April 19, 2019 at 8 pm. Tickets are $29-$59. 
by TV News Desk - Mar 15, 2019
Hannah Grace has released her new single 'The Bed You Made' through Never Fade Records. The track is the first to be taken from her new EP of the same name, out April 5thahead of her headline shows in London and Cardiff, and was featured in Spotify's New Music Friday today. 
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2019
Independent hip-hop sensation FUTURISTIC ignites his own brand of “March Madness” and drops his latest single “Somethin Real” [feat. Kira Kosarin & Sik World] today. 
by TV News Desk - Mar 13, 2019
Today Trojan Records are proud to unveil previously unheard recordings of Desmond Dekker & The Ace's 'Pretty Africa', released 13th April 2019. The album will be reissued in limited numbers as a Record Store Day 2019 release, with the set pressed on high quality, coloured vinyl and presented in a stylishly designed sleeve, containing a lyrics sheet insert.
by TV News Desk - Mar 13, 2019
American Masters – Joseph Pulitzer: Voice of the People explores the remarkable man behind the prestigious prizes. A Jewish immigrant from Hungary, Joseph Pulitzer began as a gifted journalist before becoming a successful publisher and businessman. Pulitzer was famous in his own time for his outspoken and cantankerous editorial voice and his newspapers' striking illustrations, visual style, national circulation and financial success. Against the context of America's explosive growth as a world force during the Gilded Age, Pulitzer emerges as the country's first media titan, reshaping the newspaper to bear witness to and even propel that transformation. Joseph Pulitzer championed what he regarded as the sacred role of the free press in a democracy. At the end of Pulitzer's life, President Theodore Roosevelt sued him for “criminal libel,” citing the ongoing investigation of potential corruption in the building of the Panama Canal. Pulitzer's little-known Supreme Court victory in 1911 established important precedent for the First Amendment right to free speech and resonates strongly in today's fraught political environment.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2019
A World in Trance, now in its fifth edition, has been host to some of the world's most captivating music, bringing people together in search of enlightenment and spirituality. This year's four-part festival begins on March 23rd with virtuoso guitarist Derek Gripper, who masterfully interprets the hypnotic sounds of the West African kora (21-string harp-lute) on solo guitar.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 3, 2019
The Canadian Opera Company is proud to partner with the National Arts Centre in co-commissioning new work to replace the music from the Kuyas aria that opens the third act of Louis Riel by composer Harry Somers and librettist Mavor Moore. Composer Ian Cusson, of M tis and French-Canadian descent, has been commissioned to create this new work for the opera, last performed at both the COC and NAC in 2017.
by Daniel Collins - Jun 28, 2019
Unless you've been living under a (Plymouth?) rock, chances are you are acquainted with the Tony Award winning Broadway phenomenon known as 'HAMILTON,' the innovative, ground-breaking musical written and composed by Lin-Manuel Miranda. Miranda masterfully blends hip hop, blues, jazz, and R&B in telling the tale of one of our nation's most intriguing founding fathers, George Washington's 'right hand man,' first Secretary of the Treasury and loser of one of the world's most infamous duels, Alexander Hamilton.
by TV News Desk - Jun 27, 2019
Presented by Asian CineVision, the 42nd Asian American International Film Festival (AAIFF42), and taking place July 25 – August 3 in New York City, has announced its full film lineup. The first and longest running Asian interest film festival in the country, AAIFF42 will be presenting 12 narrative features, 9 documentary features, and 67 short films, from 19 countries.
by TV News Desk - Jun 27, 2019
Festival of Cinema NYC proudly presents its 3rd annual, 10-day event taking place August 2nd to August 11th. Guests will enjoy over 120 films exhibited by state of the art projection and sound equipment in the comfort of the Regal UA Midway's recliner seats in Forest Hills, Queens. The Festival kicks off on Friday, Aug. 2nd at 7:00 p.m. with the East Coast Premiere of Camilo Vila's “5th of July” starring Jaleel White, which had its world premiere at the Cannes Film Festival in 2018. On Sunday, August 11th, the festival's Awards Celebration will be hosted by Queens Brewery in Ridgewood, Queens.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2019
On her new album CALIGULA, Lingua Ignota takes Kristin Hayter's vision to a new level of grandeur, purging her and vengeful audial vision going beyond anything preceding it and reaching a new unparalleled sonic plane. Eschewing and disavowing genre altogether, Hayter builds her own world. She fully embodies the moniker Lingua Ignota, from the German mystic Hildegard of Bingen, meaning “unknown language” — this music has no home, any precedent or comparison could only be uneasily given, and there is nothing else like it in our contemporary realm.
by BWW Staff - Jun 10, 2019
Country music veteran Deborah Allen was surprised with a special presentation by T.G. Sheppard, Kelly Lang and WSM's Devon O'Day at Nashville's 3rd & Lindsley Wednesday night during the 6th annual Country For A Cause, benefiting Monroe Carell Jr's Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt. A proclamation from Tennessee Governor Bill Lee, celebrating Deborah's 40 years in country music, was tearfully and happily received. The honor acknowledges not only her contributions as a singer, but also as a celebrated, successful songwriter having been awarded seven BMI One Million Air-Play Awards for her hit songwriting repertoire and one BMI Two Million Air-Play Award for her smash hit “Baby I Lied.”
by TV - Press Previews - Jul 26, 2019
As BroadwayWorld previously reported, Barry Manilow is coming back to Broadway. The Grammy, Tony and Emmy Award winning singer-songwriter, arranger, producer and musician will take the stage on July 26 through August 17 at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre (205 West 46th Street).
by Stephanie Wild - Jul 26, 2019
Today's top stories: Read the reviews for Moulin Rouge!, Harry Connick, Jr. is headed back to Broadway, and more!
by Walter McBride - Jul 25, 2019
As BroadwayWorld previously reported, Barry Manilow is coming back to Broadway. The Grammy, Tony and Emmy Award winning singer-songwriter, arranger, producer and musician will take the stage on July 26 through August 17 at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre (205 West 46th Street).
by Walter McBride - Jul 25, 2019
As BroadwayWorld previously reported, Barry Manilow is coming back to Broadway. The Grammy, Tony and Emmy Award winning singer-songwriter, arranger, producer and musician will take the stage on July 26 through August 17 at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre (205 West 46th Street).
by BWW News Desk - Jul 2, 2019
Gibson is pleased to announce that today, July 2, the new G-45 Series Collection is available in North America and China. The same skilled artisans who build our most cherished and iconic acoustic models have put their heart and soul into this new collection of hand-crafted G-Series acoustics.
by Gina Zenyuch - Jul 16, 2019
As BroadwayWorld previously reported, PUFFS or: Seven Increasingly Eventful Years at a Certain School of Magic & Magic, New York's long-running hit comedy, will play its final performance at New World Stages (340 West 50th Street) on August 18, 2019.
by Perry Tannenbaum - Jul 16, 2019
Although nuVOICES 5 was all about women playwrights, the staged readings in the revived Actor's Theatre of Charlotte festival at Queens University featured plenty of diversity - and plenty of onstage and tech talent.
by Peggy Sue Dunigan - Jan 29, 2019
The Guthrie''s Proscenium Stage recently opened a production of The Great Leap, where playwright Lauren Yee envisions two basketball games between the United States and China through two university teams: San Francisco University (SFU) and Beijing University. One of the play's premises asserts that the SFU coach, Saul, claimed to the Beijing coach Wen Chang at the first 1971 game: "No Chinese team will ever beat a US. basketball team." 
by TV News Desk - Jan 23, 2019
KING OF BEASTS, an important trophy hunting documentary film 7 years in the making, will debut in theaters for a multiple city limited run, and be available on all platforms and VOD on Jan 25th.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2019
The Chicago area's Bach Week Festival has announced its 46th annual concert programs, with performances in Evanston and Chicago April 26 to May 3, 2019, featuring several Johann Sebastian Bach works never before heard at the festival; the return of pianist Sergei Babayan, praised by The New York Times for his 'consummate technique and insight'; and a first-time collaboration with gifted pre-college musicians of the Academy of the Music Institute of Chicago.
by Richard Allen - Feb 7, 2019
After a wildly successful run last year and subsequent awards for 'Best Musical' and 'Best Actor in a Musical' in the fan nominated and voted on Broadway World's Regional Awards, the West Virginia Public Theatre (WVPT) in Morgantown, WV has decided to bring The Last Five Years back to the stage for a second run, this time heading out on the road for two additional stops after their opening at the Tanner Theatre, located inside the Monongalia Arts Center.
by TV News Desk - Feb 7, 2019
Hannah Grace has shared the video for her new single, 'With You', as well as announcing two shows at London's Camden Assembly and Cardiff's Clwb Ifor Bach in April.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2019
Independent hip-hop sensation FUTURISTIC released his new single 'Feel Me' via
by Christina Pandolfi - Feb 4, 2019
In the history of classical ballet, it's hard to find a pair more perfect than Balanchine and Tchaikovsky. Balanchine's choreographic style, defined by quirky syncopations and dramatic port de bras, punctuates the longing percussions of Tchaikovsky's scores. The exchange of movement and music is a call and response; a mutual muse that appears when beckoned. This is the best way to describe New York City Ballet's artistry on the evening of January 29, 2018. As the dancers took the stage for three Balanchine classics, you could feel both the tradition of precedent and excitement of modernity in the air.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2019
Irish Repertory Theatre announced today special events and programming for the month of March as part of the The Sean O'Casey Season, a comprehensive retrospective of the work of renowned Irish playwright Sean O'Casey, celebrating 30 years of Irish Repertory Theatre.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2019
On March 22nd, Strand of Oaks (Timothy Showalter) will return with his 6th album, Eraserland to be released via label Dead Oceans. Today, he releases the latest single, “Ruby.” “Ruby is the happiest song I've ever written,' says Showalter. “Ruby isn't a person, rather the concept of time and memory and how with every passing year it becomes non linear. In the past I would've dismissed such unabashedly pure optimism, but I've been through a lot and I've learned to appreciate those rare moments of light.” The companion video features unearthed Showalter family footage. “This past year my little brother Jon spent countless hours trying to convert my family's collection of home movies. Somehow my dad in 1988 got a camera with 'Buick Points' and then proceeded to have a side career as world-class cinematographer.”
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2019
Be More Chill officially began its Broadway run last week, and while the show is already celebrating an exciting milestone, conflict as has arisen between the show and Local 802, the union for professional musicians. Orchestrator Charlie Rosen just took to Facebook to explain why the union has prevented him from performing in the pit as Guitar 2 & Ukulele. He writes:
by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 2019
A World in Trance, now in its fifth edition, has been host to some of the world's most captivating music, bringing people together in search of enlightenment and spirituality. This year's festival features virtuoso guitarist Derek Gripper, who masterfully interprets the hypnotic sounds of the West African kora (21-string harp-lute) on solo guitar (Mar 23); the intoxicating sounds of Bachir Attar and Mustapha Attar of the Master Musicians of Jajouka in a riveting meeting with American musicians Ned Rothenberg, Arrington de Dionysio and Ben Bennett (Mar 30); the classical music of India with Jayanthi Kumaresh, one of the world's leading veena (lute) players, accompanied by percussionists Jayachandra Rao and Pramath Kiran (Apr 12); and ecstatic interpretations of Sufi qawwaliwith Pakistan's Hamza Akram Qawwal & Brothers (Apr 13).
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2019
The National Music Publishers' Association (NMPA) today announced that Keith Hauprich has joined its Board of Directors on behalf of BMG. Keith is the General Counsel and SVP of Business and Legal Affairs for BMG's North America division.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2019
With a radical, one-of-a-kind approach to spatial, acoustic and technical flexibility, Brown University's planned Performing Arts Center (PAC) is designed to inspire innovative new art-making, enable unprecedented artistic collaboration and serve as a hub for performance at Brown.
by Carla Maria Verdino-Süllwold - Aug 15, 2019
a?oeFor nearly forty years this story has given faithful service to the Young in Heart; and Time has been powerless to put its kindly philosophy out of fashiona??..a?? These words from L. Frank Baum dance across the screen during the overture of MSMT's stunning new production of THE WIZARD OF OZ, reminding the audience of the perennial appeal of this beloved story. And as the curtain goes up, the audience is treated to arguably the largest, most lavish production in MSMT history with a cast of fifty (that includes twenty children and a dog), dazzling technical elements, staging and choreography to blow one away, and performances to melt the heart. a?oea??When I saw Marc Robin's production at the Fulton in 2016, I said, a?oeWe have to do this at MSMT. THE WIZARD OF OZ had not been on this stage since 1961, and it was time to give it a new life,a?? says Artistic Director Curt Dale Clark. Clark is one of the large panel, which also includes Marc Robin, Travis M. Grant, Carolyn Anne Miller, Susan Cella, Ian Knauer, and David Girolmo, who have come together in conversation with BWW's Maine Editor Carla Maria Verdino-Süllwold in MSMT and BWW's final season collaboration of PEEK BEHIND THE CURTAIN at the Curtis Memorial Library on August 14th.
by Lauren Gienow - Aug 11, 2019
Fresh off an acclaimed run at the Toronto Fringe Festival, new musical EVERY SILVER LINING is coming to Stratford City Hall for what is sure to be a moving and memorable performance on Sunday August 25th. BWW had the opportunity to chat with Producer, Playwright, and star, Laura Piccinin about how this musical came to be, the deep and moving themes it explores, and the journey it has taken to get to this point.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 9, 2019
A new musical, A JOURNEY OF ANGELS, is currently in development with a theatrical workshop planned for June 2019 in Los Angeles. The musical features a book by Brent Beerman, music and lyrics by Kathi Chaplar and directed by Kay Cole. Additional information about the workshop will be announced at a later date.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2019
To set the stage for the 4th Annual 'Heartbeat of Mexico' Festival, to be held at Chapman University May 23-26, a slate of nationally respected academics and artists will participate in the 'Big Ideas: Culture and Conversation Series,' six weeks of free seminars beginning Thursday, April 11. Leading experts in the fields of Mexican studies, religious studies and music will share their insights and passions on a wide range of fascinating issues at the heart of the Festival's three-day celebration of Mexican and Mexican-American art and culture.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2019
Cold Showers have unveiled their new single and video 'Shine' today. Director Travis Waddell  describes, ''Shine's' textures are a reverent nod to MTV-era music video etherea. The 16mm footage shot between Bolinas and Point Reyes backdrops Nicola Collie's movements, a performance so immersive she nearly threw her neck out.' FLOOD debuted the video who call it, 'brighter...sounds more derivative of Spiritualized than any new wave influence they've ever toted.' Read more here.