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RAIN, the acclaimed Beatles concert, returns by popular demand, direct from Broadway! They look like them and they sound just like them! "The next best thing to seeing The Beatles," raves the Denver Post. All the music and vocals are performed totally live! RAIN covers The Beatles from the earliest beginnings through the psychedelic late 60s and their long-haired hippie, hard-rocking rooftop days. RAIN is a multi-media, multi-dimensional experience...a fusion of historical footage and hilarious television commercials from the 1960s lights up video screens and live cameras zoom in for close-ups. "A thrilling bit of time-warping nostalgia...Boomer Heaven!" raves The Fort Worth StarTelegram. "Uncanny! RAIN are a quartet of fine musicians in their own The Beatles, they triumph!: cheers the Boston Herald. "An adoring Valentine to The Beatles," declares the Washington Post. Sing along with your family and friends to such favorites as "Let It Be," "Hey Jude," "Come Together" and "Can't Buy Me Love,: and relive Beatlemania from Ed Sullivan to Abbey Road!

Jesse Cooke Premieres 'Beyond Borders' with Guitar World
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2017

JESSE COOK--the acclaimed Canadian-based guitarist, composer, and producer--today (8/23) partnered with Guitar World's 'Acoustic Nation' to premiere thenew single and title track of his upcoming studio album, BEYOND BORDERS. (more...)

Fly Like a Bird in New Film EARTHFLIGHT, Opening Next Month at AMNH
by Movies News Desk - Aug 23, 2017

Narrated by Academy Award-winning actress Cate Blanchett, EARTHFLIGHT is a totally immersive experience, taking the audience on an incredible flight across the world on the wings of birds. (more...)

Chicago's Jeff Awards Equity Nominations for 2016-2017 Productions Announced
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2017

Seven world premiere plays seen first by Chicago audiences were among those receiving nominations by The Jeff Awards. 158 nominations in 33 categories honor Chicago Equity theatrical productions that opened between August 1, 2016 and July 31, 2017. (more...)

THE LOVER and THE COLLECTION Double Bill Set for Shakespeare Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2017

Building on the critical success of his 2011 production of Harold Pinter's Old Times, STC Artistic Director Michael Kahn will return to the British playwright's gripping realm of doubt and disquiet to direct a double bill of short plays. The Lover and The Collection will run from September 26-October 29 at the Lansburgh Theatre (450 7th Street NW). (more...)

Jazz at Lincoln Center Announces 2017 'Sessions at the Circle' Series
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2017

Beginning on Tuesday, Sept. 12, The Shops at Columbus Circle, New York's premier dining and entertainment destination, in partnership with Jazz at Lincoln Center (JALC) launches its five-week concert series 'Sessions at the Circle.' JALC celebrates its 30th anniversary this year and invites visitors to celebrate this milestone with free performances. (more...)

Rialto Chatter: Is Lauren Ambrose Broadway's Next Eliza Doolittle?
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2017

Sources connected to Broadway are reporting that SIX FEET UNDER star Lauren Ambrose has been tapped as Eliza Doolittle in the upcoming revival of MY FAIR LADY. (more...)

Michele Ragusa to Star in GYPSY at the Engeman Theater; Cast, Creatives Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2017

The John W. Engeman Theater announces the cast and creative team for GYPSY. (more...)

Sony/ATV's Latin Division Heading for Record-Breaking Year
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2017

Sony/ATV Music Publishing's Latin music division is heading for a record-breaking year following the success of the global phenomenon “Despacito” and a large number of other hits. (more...)

Showtime to Present Rare Prince Concert Film SIGN O' THE TIMES
by TV News Desk - Aug 23, 2017

SHOWTIME has acquired the rarely seen Prince concert film SIGN O' THE TIMES, which will air on American television for the first time in more than a decade, premiering September 16 at 9 p.m. ET/PT. (more...)

Hodera to Release 'First Things First' via Take This To Heart
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2017

Hodera plays honest alt-Americana with difficult subjects such as depression, suicide, loss and love. The Jersey DIY quartet will release First Things First on October 20 via Take This To Heart Records and today share first single, “North Dakota”. (more...)

Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts presents The Tierney Sutton Band
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2017

Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College will open its 2017-18 Kumble Theater season with eight-time GRAMMY®-nominated jazz artist Tierney Sutton. Praised by The New York Times as 'a pure jazz spirit,' Ms. Sutton and her band will perform their 2017 GRAMMY® Award-nominated project The Sting Variations. Tickets are $35 and can be purchased in advance at or by calling the Brooklyn Center box office at 718-951-4500. Day-of-show tickets should be purchased at the Kumble Theater on the downtown Brooklyn campus of LIU, located at 1 University Plaza, or by calling the Kumble Theater box office at 718-488-1624. (more...)

Theatre Philadelphia Announces 2017 Barrymore Award Nominees
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2017

Theatre Philadelphia, the region's marketing and leadership organization for theatre, has announced the 2017 nominees for the Barrymore Award for Excellence in Theatre. (more...)

Paisley Park Announces MUSICOLOGY Finalists
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2017

Prince's Paisley Park in Chanhassen, Minnesota has announced the nine finalists for the special four-day Battle of the Bands event, titled MUSICOLOGY – Summer 2017, to be held August 31st through September 3rd at Paisley Park.  The unique live performance event will highlight “Real Music By Real Musicians” – an ethos Prince consistently championed through his life, creative works and incendiary live performances.  The finalists are: Cosmos (Seattle, WA), iLLism (Minneapolis, MN), Pho (Minneapolis. MN), The Nightowls (Austin, TX), Black Alley (Washington, DC), Le'Asha Julius (New York, NY), Anonymous Da Band (Atlanta, GA), Radiochurch (Minneapolis, MN) and Purple Funk Metropolis (Minneapolis, MN).  The groups were selected from an open pool of video submissions entered via Paisley Park's official Facebook page between July 7th – 31st. (more...)

Shakespeare's HAMLET Extends at The Old Globe
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2017

The Old Globe today announced due to popular demand, that William Shakespeare's exhilarating tragedy Hamlet, has now been extended through September 22.  (more...)

Legendary LA DJ Richard Blade Headlines LA Zoo's 80s-90s Roaring Nights
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2017

Two favorite music eras go head-to-head for one very special L.A. Zoo Roaring Nights evening, a 1980-90s 'Battle of the Decades' for ages 18 and older featuring legendary Los Angeles DJ Richard Blade on Friday, September 15, 2017, 6 to 10 pm. The summer music party features rare after-hours access to animal habitats, including an expanded route through the Zoo open from 6 to 8 pm, pop-up zookeeper talks and close-up animal experiences. Guests are encouraged to dress for the 80s-90s theme as they enjoy live music from the Boombox Heroes, who deliver favorite up-tempo 90s hits, L.A.'s favorite food trucks, full-service bars, a Game Zone, and more. DJ Johnny Hawkes spins fun, eclectic sets with hits from both decades, while DJ Richard Blade focuses on the era during which he first shot to fame, the 1980s. Food trucks include Baby's Badass Burgers, Pico House, Peaches Smokehouse, The Greasy Wiener, The Grilled Cheese Truck , Ragin Cajun , Lobsta Truck, Mandoline Grill, Kogi Truck, Joe's Pizza Truck, Border Grill, Austyn's Burger, The Paradise Truck, The Pudding Truck and Rice Balls of Fire. Full bars are available for guests 21 and older. (more...)

DAPA Launches 2017-2018 Season of Young People's Theatre in Sioux Falls
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2017

Local youth will have the opportunity to perform in four musicals produced by the Dakota Academy of Performing Arts (DAPA) at the Washington Pavilion. Area youth ages 6-18 will have the opportunity to audition to be a part of these shows September 11-12 and January 8-9. (more...)

Nick Cave and Jeanne Gang Join Forces for the First Time to Debut HEAR HEAR CHICAGO
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2017

Navy Pier, Chicago's mission-driven cultural district, is set to showcase the works of world-renowned contemporary artist Nick Cave and international architect and MacArthur Fellow Jeanne Gang this September. (more...)

Times Square Arts to Present WORD ON THE STREET Public Art Protest Initiative
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2017

In partnership with House of Trees, Times Square Arts presents Word on the Street, a public art commission of political and poetic banners created by female artists and writers that speak directly to the urgent, timeless concerns of the individual, the community, and the requirements of citizenry. The exhibition will appear on street pole banners and Bigbelly solar-powered trash and recycling receptacles in Times Square from August 29, 2017 - February 2018. (more...)

WNET's 'Chasing the Dream' and Tumblr Join Forces To Explore Issues Presented in 'My Everyday Hustle' -- The Original Digital Series Profiling Everyday People in Eve
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2017


BLOOD BROTHERS, BEAUTIFUL, and More on Sale at Wolverhampton Grand Theatre this Week
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2017

Wolverhampton Grand Theatre announced today that Willy Russell's BLOOD BROTHERS will return in 2018. The show will go on sale with BEAUTIFUL - THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL direct from the West End, the return of THE FIZZOGS - FREEZIN, BUDDY HOLLY AND THE CRICKETERS, SOMEONE LIKE YOU - THE ADELE SONGBOOK and AN AFTERNOON WITH CHRISTOPHER BIGGINS. (more...)

Jaws of Love Shares New Single & Announces West Coast Dates
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2017

Local Natives' songwriter, vocalist and pianist Kelcey Ayer unveils 'Hawaiian License Plates.' the third single taken from his upcoming debut album as Jaws of Love. (more...)

THE ILLUSIONISTS to Bring Breathtaking Magic to Fox Cities PAC Next Spring
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2017

The Fox Cities Performing Arts Center has announced THE ILLUSIONISTS - LIVE FROM BROADWAY will take the stage for three performances in April. (more...)

EDINBURGH 2017: A Day At The Fringe- Alex Walton
by Natalie O'Donoghue - Aug 21, 2017

Alex Walton from Ibiza To The Norfolk Broads blogs for BWW about his typical day at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. (more...)

Curio Theatre Company Takes on Shakespeare During Philadelphia Fringe 9/13-17
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2017

West Philadelphia's Curio Theatre Company kicks off its 13th season this September as part of the Philadelphia Fringe Festival with I, Peaseblossom, performed in the historic Woodlands Cemetery. Suitable for all ages. This show is FREE to the public. (more...)

BWW Review: Springhouse Theatre's Winsome Staging of THE FANTASTICKS
by Jeffrey Ellis - Aug 19, 2017

Sometimes even the loveliest and most appealing of musical theater scores can be forgotten, virtually erased from your memory. Unless, of course, you have your digital music system programmed to play a cavalcade of memorable showtunes, but even then, you're likely hear songs from the same ten shows on a continuous loop. (more...)

Berkeley Rep presents World Premiere of IMAGINARY COMFORTS
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2017

???????Berkeley Repertory Theatre today announced the world premiere of Imaginary Comforts, or The Story of the Ghost of the Dead Rabbit, written by Daniel Handler and directed by Tony Taccone. The new play begins previews on Thursday, October 5 and the show runs through Sunday, November 19. Individual tickets begin at $30 and can be purchased online at or by phone, 510 647-2949. Press night will be on Thursday, October 12. (more...)

Mayor Huether to Attend Solar Eclipse Events at Washington Pavilion
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2017

Sioux Falls Mayor Mike Huether plans to watch the Total Solar Eclipse on Monday, August 21 at the Washington Pavilion. The public is invited to experience the eclipse at the Kirby Science Discovery Center. The eclipse will be visible across the United States and will reach its maximum viewing in our area at 1:01 p.m.  (more...)

Only Two Weeks Left to See OUR LADIES OF PERPETUAL SUCCOUR at Duke of York's Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2017

Audiences have just two weeks remaining to see the Olivier Award-winning production of Our Ladies of Perpetual Succour at the Duke of York's Theatre as the production will complete its run on Saturday, 2 September. (more...)

Two Music Soundtracks to Be Released from PBS' THE VIETNAM WAR
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2017

THE VIETNAM WAR, a new 10-part series directed by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick that will begin airing on PBS on September 17, 2017, will be accompanied by two companion soundtracks to be released on September 15, 2017, Universal Music Enterprises announced today. (more...)

Two River Theater's A RAISIN IN THE SUN, Starring Brandon J. Dirden, Finds Full Cast
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2017

Two River Theater, under the leadership of Artistic Director John Dias and Managing Director Michael Hurst, launches its 2017/18 Season with LorRaine Hansberry's A Raisin in the Sun, directed by Carl Cofield. (more...)

BEAUTIFUL - THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL Comes to Wolverhampton in 2018
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2017

Paul Blake, Sony/ATV Music Publishing and Mike Bosner in association with Michael Harrison announced today that the Olivier, Tony and Grammy Award-winning West End and Broadway musical BEAUTIFUL - THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL will go on sale next week ahead of performances at Wolverhampton Grand Theatre from Tuesday 12 - Saturday 16 June 2018. (more...)

Councilmember Gil Cedillo and TNH Productions Present a New Expanded Production of Disney's ALADDIN - Dual Language Edition
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2017

The critically acclaimed smash hit musical, Disney's Aladdin, Dual Language Edition/Edicion De Lenguaje Dual will be presented by Los Angeles City Councilmember Gil Cedillo and TNH Productions. (more...)

HALF A SIXPENCE Original Demo Recordings to Debut on CD This September
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2017

Stage Door Records are pleased to announce the previously unreleased studio demo recordings of David Heneker's musical HALF A SIXPENCE will be released on September 29th, 2017. (more...)

Cirque du Soleil Commissions Mural for Chicago's Year of Public Art
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2017

Cirque du Soleil announces a partnership with Columbia College Chicago and the Wabash Arts Corridor (WAC) that will add a new public mural downtown in honor of the city's Year of Public Art. Local artist Gloria "Gloe" Talamantes is creating the mural, commissioned by Cirque du Soleil and inspired by its highly acclaimed production LUZIA, currently playing a limited engagement in Chicago through Sept. 3. (more...)

BWW Review: CANTANDO NA CHUVA (Singin' In The Rain) Gives Brazil a Shower of Joy
by Claudio Erlichman - Aug 17, 2017

Cantando Na Chuva (Singin' in the Rain) is set in the roaring '20s and silent movie stars are the biggest names in the world. Don Lockwood (Jarbas Homem de Mello) has it all, a string of hit films and a studio-engineered romance with the most beautiful actress in town, Lina Lamont  (Claudia Raia). But with the new phenomenon of the talking picture on the way and a chance meeting with Kathy Selden (Bruna Guerin), a talented young chorus girl set to steal his heart, things are about to change for Don and for Hollywood forever. ???????With all the charm, romance, comedy and tinsel town glamour of one of the world's best-loved films, Cantando Na Chuva songs include Good Morning, Make 'em Laugh, Moses Supposes and the legendary Singin' in the Rain. (more...)

Jah Movement to Take the Stage at the Third FRIDAY FEST at Van Wezel
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2017

Join us for our third Friday Fest of the summer! Back by popular demand, Jah Movement will take the stage on the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall bayside lawn on Friday, August 25, from 5PM-9PM. (more...)

Twyla Tharp to Open The Joyce Theater's Fall Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2017

Linda Shelton, Executive Director of The Joyce Theater, will welcome back onto its stage Twyla Tharp Dance, under the artistic direction of legendary award-winning choreographer Twyla Tharp, for a special three-week engagement, from September 19 - October 8. (more...)

BWW Interview: Coming Together to Bring Change, Panel Discusses NEWSIES
by Carla Maria Verdino-Sllwold - Aug 17, 2017

"Newsies is a hit wherever you take it; it had a highly successful Broadway run and national tour and now in these first regional productions, it is the kind of show that brings people from all over to see it again and again. It reaches so many people with its great music and dance and inspiring story. It's a brilliant piece of theatre, and I am honored to be a part of it." (more...)

Photo Flash: Nuance Brings PROOF to the Stage
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2017

With each production, Nuance Theatre Co. is gaining a reputation of presenting incredible theatrical performances. (more...)

Casting Announced For American Ballet Theatre's 2017 Fall Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2017

Casting for American Ballet Theatre's 2017 Fall Season at the David H. Koch Theater was announced today by Artistic Director Kevin McKenzie. (more...)

Photo Flash: Hip to Hip Theatre Company Enters Final Week of Performances
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2017

Hip to Hip Theatre Company, under the Artistic Direction of Jason Marr is in their final week of performances. Five remaining shows are scheduled for Manhattan, Queens, and Southampton. Now in its eleventh season, Hip to Hip will end their 2017 tour with a performance of Henry IV on Saturday, August 19th at 7:30 pm in Southampton.  (more...)

BWW Review: THREE SISTERS at American Players Theatre
by Melissa Hall - Aug 16, 2017

Humans yearn for what we do not have. It is the trademark of our species. We seem to never be satisfied, always longing for more, better, bigger. Though this play is set a century ago in Russia, it could not be more relevant to our current culture. (more...)

Geva Theatre Center's 45th Season Opens with IN THE HEIGHTS
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2017

Geva Theatre Center presents In the Heights, with music and lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda, book by Quiara Alegria Hudes, conceived by Lin-Manuel Miranda and directed by Melissa Rain Anderson in the Elaine P. Wilson Stage from September 5 through October 8. (more...)

Rosu Lup Reveal 'All My Lovers' with Impose Magazine
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2017

Philadelphia indie-folk rockers ROSU LUP have debuted their single “All My Lovers” exclusively at Impose Magazine. The single is their follow up to their previously released “Rain/Glitter” that debuted at  Paste Magazine. (more...)

Reagle Announces Fall 2017 Concert Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2017

Reagle Music Theatre of Greater Boston announces its highly anticipated fall concert season featuring unforgettable music from Ol' Blue Eyes to the Bee Gees.  You won't believe your eyes - or ears!  Three tribute concerts will deliver authentic costumes, staging and vocals of some of the most beloved entertainers of all time:  Barbra & Frank: The Concert That Never Was (Sept 17), ABBAMANIA (Canada) (Oct 1), and Night Fever: An Evening of the Bee Gees (Nov 12).  Sing along to your favorite tunes from "Fly Me To the Moon" to "Stayin' Alive."  All shows are one-time-only, 2:00 pm matinees at Reagle Music Theatre, 617 Lexington  Street, Waltham Mass.   (more...)

Camerata Pacifica to Open 28th Season with John Harbison's String Trio and More
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2017

Critically acclaimed chamber music ensemble Camerata Pacifica will open its 28th season with a program that combines Pulitzer Prize-winning composer John Harbison's String Trio with a pair of mid-20th century Russian gems - Sergei Prokofiev's striking Sonata for Flute and Piano in D Major and Dmitri Shostakovich's elegiac Piano Trio No. 2 in E Minor. Performances will take place at 3 pm on September 10 (Ventura), 7:30 pm on September 12 (San Marino), 8 pm on September 14 (Los Angeles), and 7:30 pm on September 15 (Santa Barbara). (more...)

THE REVLON GIRL Comes to Park Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2017

Following a critically acclaimed and sell-out tour across Wales last year, The Revlon Girl will come to PARK90 in September after a run at the Edinburgh Festival which is supported by The Arts Council of Wales. Written by composer and writer Neil Anthony Docking, The Revlon Girl is a poignant, heart-breaking and tender new play which explores a terrible episode in Welsh history and tells a story of amazing courage, hope and humour. (more...)

Sony/ATV Extends Worldwide Publishing Deal with Ilsey Juber
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2017

Sony/ATV Music Publishing has extended its worldwide deal with LA-based singer and songwriter Ilsey Juber. (more...)

BWW Review: LADY LEAR at Louisville Ballet
by Keith Waits - Aug 15, 2017

Lady in the StormThis week sees the closing of Kentucky Shakespeare's 57th season of free, continuous, outdoor Shakespeare productions, making it the oldest company of its kind in the country. To mark the second and final Community Partner Week, they are teaming up with the Louisville Ballet, one of the oldest ballet companies in the country - a fine pairing. (more...)

Michael McGrath, Michael Mastro, Leslie Kritzer and Laura Bell Bundy to Headline THE HONEYMOONERS at Paper Mill Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2017

Paper Mill Playhouse, recipient of the 2016 Regional Theatre Tony Award, by special arrangement with Jeffrey Finn, has announced casting for the world-premiere production of the new musical comedy The Honeymooners, based on the CBS television series, with book by Dusty Kay and Bill Nuss, music by Stephen Weiner, and lyrics by Peter Mills. (more...)

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