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by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2020
Shelley L. Ackerman, who began her career at age 17 as a comedic singer and waitress at the famed clubs The Improvisation and Catch A Rising Star, died on Thursday, February 27, 2020 in Manhattan. She passed peacefully this morning surrounded by family and friends. She was 66 years old. The cause of death was cancer related said her friend, publicist Merle Frimark. 'My Libra sister fought courageously for a long time,' Frimark said.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2020
Hilarity ensues when twins get confused! In Shakespeare's fast-paced and often poignant farce, an ensemble of actors tells the tale of two long-separated twins and their two servants (also twins). Filled with mistaken identities, contemporary and classic humor, audience interaction, music and more, The Comedy of Errors will have audiences laughing from start to finish.
by Courtney Symes - Feb 27, 2020
You might recall that, in early 2019, a little news story broke about a certain college admissions scandal. It was something that people suspected must happen in back rooms, but confirmation was finally being brought out into the light. What you might not know was that, a year before that, a local creative duo started working on an original musical after speaking to their high school students about what problems were foremost on their minds. The students kept coming up with the same answer: the relentless pressure placed on them by peers, parents, society, and themselves to be the best-with their grades, sports, everything. Thus, Ranked, A New Musical was born. Debuting to rave reviews just weeks after the scandal was revealed, it paralleled that story and highlighted the concerns that the students confided in those two teachers, Kyle Holmes and David Taylor Gomes. Since that time, Ranked has seen extraordinary things happen and there are no signs of slowing down. As Ranked's first birthday approaches, it seems a perfect time for Holmes and Gomes to release their concept album. On February 28, Ranked will be available for everyone to hear on Spotify and Apple Music. Broadway World Sacramento recently spoke with Holmes and Gomes to hear all about their journey to a New York reading, the making of the album, and their upcoming HBO special.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2020
Mint Theater Company Artistic Director Jonathan Bank today announced a cast change for the current production, Chekhov/Tolstoy: Love Stories. Mint alumnus Henry Clarke will replace Alexander Sokovikov beginning Saturday evening February 29th.
by TV News Desk - Feb 26, 2020
Jaga Jazzist return with new album Pyramid, their first album since 2015's Starfire and ninth overall in a career spanning four decades, out on April 24th. It marks the group's debut on Brainfeeder, the LA-based imprint curated by Flying Lotus. 
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2020
The Regional Emmy-Award Winning performing arts training organization, Young Artists of America (YAA), is now welcoming 4th and 5th grade students into their award-winning Summer Performing Arts Intensives. Up until this summer, the program known to many as the premiere training grounds for dedicated voice, acting, and dance students in the Mid-Atlantic, was only open to rising 6th graders to rising college freshmen.
by TV News Desk - Feb 25, 2020
Bristol-born and London-based multi-instrumentalist rapper, activist, producer and spoken word artist DIZRAELI, will be touring his new studio album, the poignant and autobiographical 'The Unmaster'  this Spring. [Full dates below]
by TV News Desk - Feb 24, 2020
Following the official release of his “I KNOW MORE NOW” CD on February 21, award-winning actor and cabaret singer BRIAN De LORENZO will dazzle Greater Boston audiences with music from his new album and some past favorites, at a concert on Wednesday, March 18 at Harvard Square's OBERON, 2 Arrow Street, Cambridge. Doors open at 7:00 PM and the concert begins at 7:30 PM. Admission is $22 plus a $3 ticket fee. For tickets, visit here or call (617) 547-8300.
by TV News Desk - Feb 24, 2020
After his sold-out shows in 2019, rock legend John Fogerty is returning to Wynn Las Vegas to conclude his “My 50 Year Trip” tour. The nine shows at Encore Theater, inspired by the 50th anniversary of Woodstock and Fogerty's time with Creedence Clearwater Revival, will be the final performances of “My 50 Year Trip” and will take place on select nights from Nov. 4 – 18. Tickets go on sale Friday, Feb. 28 at 10 a.m. PT.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2020
STEPHEN HANKS' CABARET ALL-STARS FIGHT CANCER, a fundraiser dedicated to the late cabaret performer Charlotte Patton, will be presented on March 10, 2020 at 7 pm at Hidden Cabaret (at The Secret Room), Behind the Cooper Door at 707 8th Avenue, between 44th and 45th Streets. Featuring Musical Theater Composer Michael Roberts at the piano, the roster of All-Stars include: Sandra Bargman, Remy Block, Lane Bradbury, Bruce Clough, Meg Flather, Laurie Krauz, Erica Linn, Jeff Macauley, Marissa Mulder, Craig Pomranz, Scott Raneri, Julie Reyburn, Sarah Rice, Billie Roe and Tom Toce. All proceeds from ticket sales will be donated to the Melanoma Research Foundation. Main table tickets are $20 and can be purchased at www.hiddencabaret.com/march-10th.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2020
New World Symphony President & CEO Howard Herring today announced that IDAGIO, the first global streaming service for classical music, is now The Official Audio Streaming Partner of the New World Symphony. As part of this partnership, IDAGIO will regularly feature new NWS concert recordings, including performances led by NWS Co-Founder and Artistic Director Michael Tilson Thomas (MTT), as well as additional content including playlists curated by NWS, and artist profiles featuring music by individual Fellows. NWS, its Fellows, and its patrons will also receive special discounts on IDAGIO subscriptions. The first recording to be released as part of this partnership-MTT conducting Stravinsky's Variations: Aldous Huxley in Memoriam, Symphony in Three Movements, Pétrouchka (1947 revision), and Scherzo à la russe (symphonic version)-is now available exclusively on IDAGIO.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2020
Jacinta Gregory is a musical comedian who is obsessed with all things 80s a?" Cyndi Lauper, Dirty Dancing, The Berlin wall: Join her, and a live band, for an hour of synth-filled songs about love, bisexuality, mental illness and John Hughes.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2020
Artists appearing at Birdland Jazz Club include John Pizzarelli (The Swing 7 and Quartet), Steve Ross, Erena Terakubo and Nana Quintet, Leanne Borghesi & Marta Sanders, Constantine Maroulis, Michelle Lordi and David Berger Orchestra.
by TV News Desk - Feb 21, 2020
AMC announced today that it has cast Annie Murphy (Schitt's Creek) in Kevin Can F*** Himself in the lead role of Kevin's wife, Allison, a dark comedy about a woman who escapes her confines and discovers her rage.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2020
CLUE THE MUSICAL, presented by the Grand Prairie Arts Council, opens at the historic Uptown Theater on Friday, February 21, 2020, and runs through Sunday, March 1, 2020. The beautifully restored 1950's theater is located at 120 E Main St, Grand Prairie, TX 75050. Reserved seating tickets are $25, $20, and $15. Tickets can be purchased online at https://www.artsgp.org/Current-Show.html or by calling the box office at 972-237-8786.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2020
CLUE THE MUSICAL, presented by the Grand Prairie Arts Council, opens at the historic Uptown Theater on Friday, February 21, 2020, and runs through Sunday, March 1, 2020. The beautifully restored 1950's theater is located at 120 E Main St, Grand Prairie, TX 75050.
by Michael Dale - Feb 20, 2020
Dear kindly Ivo van Hove, I often like your work, But when you stage revivals Your concepts go berserk. Your symbolism's clunky, Your edits are too thick. West Side Story doesn't need your schtick.
by TV News Desk - Feb 20, 2020
REELZ today announced new programming for March 2020 with three new original specials, five new episodes of returning original series Autopsy: The Last Hours of... , the U.S. premiere of documentary ABBA: Secrets of Their Greatest Hits and the REELZ premiere of Dolly Parton: Here She Comes Again! Every Sunday in March a new episode of Autopsy: The Last Hours of... premieres celebrating the lives and examining the untimely deaths of celebrities including disco sensation Andy Gibb, Diff'rent Strokes star Dana Plato, WWE champion Chris Benoit, Academy Award(R) winning actress Audrey Hepburn and country music legend Glen Campbell. Natalie Morales hosts two new original Behind Closed Doors specials about hit family sitcom The Facts of Life and romantic comedy Pretty Woman which marks its 30th anniversary since hitting the big screen in March 1990. New original special House of Horrors: The Friends Speak explores the Turpin family nightmare in which 13 children were abused by their parents for decades.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2020
THE LEGEND OF ROCK, PAPER, SCISSORS, a family-friendly, fun world premiere musical, comes to First Stage this March. Based on the bestselling book by Drew Daywalt and illustrated by Adam Rex, First Stage Playwright in Residence John Maclay wrote the book and lyrics with Eric Nordin, also doing music and lyrics. First Stage favorite Kelly Doherty, (outstanding as Miss Trunchbull in last season's hit MATILDA The Musical), will be making her First Stage directing debut with this production.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2020
At its fourth annual “Culture in a Changing America” symposium on Saturday, Park Avenue Armory, together with lead partner National Black Theatre and nine additional New York City-based cultural institutions, announced the lead group of artists they commissioned as part of the 100 Years | 100 Women initiative. In addition to the Armory and National Black Theatre, the commissioning institutions are: Apollo Theater; The Julliard School; La MaMa Experimental Theatre Company; The Laundromat Project; The Metropolitan Museum of Art; Museum of the Moving Image; National Sawdust; New York University (Department of Photography and Imaging, Tisch School of the Arts; Office of Global Inclusion, Diversity and Strategic Innovation; and Institute of African American Affairs & Center for Black Visual Culture); and Urban Bush Women.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2020
The McKittrick Hotel (530 West 27th Street, NYC) has announced its provocative theatrical spectacle, Sleep No More, is now extended through the summer. Tickets for one of the New York Times' most memorable experiences of the decade are now on sale through September 13, 2020.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2020
The McKittrick Hotel (530 West 27th Street, NYC) announces its provocative theatrical spectacle, Sleep No More, is now extended through the summer. Tickets for one of the New York Times' most memorable experiences of the decade are now on sale through September 13, 2020.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2020
On Saturday, March 21 at 9:00 p.m., renowned jazz guitarist Kurt Rosenwinkel performs in Zankel Hall as part of the Joyce and George T. Wein Shape of Jazz series.
by Stephi Wild - Feb 18, 2020
Today's top stories: Ciara Renee, McKenzie Kurtz, and Ryan McCartan join Frozen, and more!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 2020
At its fourth annual a?oeCulture in a Changing Americaa?? symposium on Saturday, Park Avenue Armory, together with lead partner National Black Theatre and nine additional   New York City-based cultural institutions, announced the lead group of artists they commissioned as part of the 100 Years | 100 Women initiative. In addition to the Armory and National Black Theatre, the commissioning institutions are : Apollo Theater; The Julliard School; La MaMa Experimental Theatre Company; The Laundromat Project; The Metropolitan Museum of Art; Museum of the Moving Image; National Sawdust; New York University (Department of Photography and Imaging, Tisch School of the Arts; Office of Global Inclusion, Diversity and Strategic Innovation; and Institute of African American Affairs & Center for Black Visual Culture); and Urban Bush Women.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 2020
Jackalope's 12th season continues with the Chicago premiere of Fast Company, written by Carla Ching, directed by Kaiser Ahmed*, with the full cast and production team announced below.
by Stephen Mosher - Feb 18, 2020
The American Idol contestant is in NYC singing his own musical compositions, and though he didn't win the reality competition, his audience is winning the real prize: HIM.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 2020
Enjoy the eclectic sounds of The Westerlies, a brass quartet like no other, on Thursday, March 19 at 7:30 pm. Tickets are $29-$39.
by Chris Struck - Feb 18, 2020
Chris Struck and Michelle J. Rodriguez discuss Micha Musica: In Transit, and what it means to her to share her upbringing, latinx experience, and to bring her buenavibra spirit to the five boroughs.
by Harker Jones - Feb 17, 2020
Florian Zeller's brilliant play THE FATHER plumbs the ideas of memory and self, starting off light-hearted and slowly, piece by piece, descending into a harrowing and devastating freefall.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2020
Steep Theatre has announced two upcoming collaborations. The ensemble will participate in Theatre Uncut 2020 with readings of Kieran Hurley's Bubble, directed by Alexander Lane at The Boxcar on March 26, 27, and 28 at 8:00 pm. Admission to these readings will be free, and The Boxcar is open to all ages.
by Bobby Patrick - Feb 17, 2020
In all, the evening played like a real Stars Of Tomorrow with standouts going to Preston Max Allen singing Lloyd-Webber's paean to unrequited love, Kat Griffin with her rendition of I CHOSE RIGHT from BABY and Danielle Purdy singing Lowdermilk & Kerrigan's RUN AWAY WITH ME; at first charming to bring her audience to her and then powerful to lift us all up.
by Shari Barrett - Feb 17, 2020
HAMLET THE ROCK MUSICAL with book, music and lyrics by Cliff Jones, with additional music and lyrics by Craig Fair, has undergone a few incarnations since its Broadway run in the late 70s. The launch of a re-imagined 21st Century version, produced by David Carver Music, magnificently directed by Bill Castellino, with conductor Doug Oberhamer's music direction and choreography by Janet Roston, certainly proves there's something still rockin' in Denmark! And even those not familiar with the Shakespeare's classic tragedy will be able to understand the story, performed as a sung-through musical with enough heartfelt emotions on display to leave no doubt as to how and why the characters interact with one another to mostly bad results.
by Carla Maria Verdino-Süllwold - Feb 17, 2020
The tautly paced, compactly plotted 1983 psychological spy thriller, PACK OF LIES by Hugh Whitemore, proves to be a cliff hanger for audiences at the Good Theater, where its recent revival, expertly directed by Brian P. Allen with a finely tuned ensemble cast, demonstrates the relevance of its message in the chaotic political context in which we currently live.
by Ben Rimalower - Feb 17, 2020
In this episode, Ben and Daniel talk to cabaret superstar and musical theater actress Marilyn Maye about her 1967 album 'Step To The Rear.' They also discuss Jerry Herman, 'Mame, 'Hello, Dolly!', Mel Tormé, Rosemary Clooney, Barbara Cook, Tommy Tune, Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughan, Carmen McRae, Billy Stritch, Tedd Firth, Provincetown, The Anchor Inn, Palm Springs, Feinstein's/54 Below, Birdland, and The Art House. Marilyn tells stories from her career as a singer and recording artist, and shares her expertise on how to build a show and sing to an audience. Marilyn has released seven albums and thirty-four singles, and performs all over the country to rooms full of adoring fans. Marilyn also holds the record for the most frequent singer on The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson, where she appeared a total of seventy-six times.
by TV News Desk - Feb 17, 2020
Marcus King has shared an acoustic video performance of his song 'Wildflowers & Wine' via Billboard. The song features on his hit debut solo album, El Dorado, which has topped multiple US charts since its release in January.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2020
The Theatre Company presents its inaugural production, The Moors by Jen Silverman, March 18-April 11. Founded with the intention of transforming found spaces with bold, theatrical endeavors, The Theatre Company has chosen Copeland Commons at Taborspace in the heart of SE Portland's Mt. Tabor neighborhood as their non-traditional performance venue. While Copeland Commons has hosted small scale concerts and other arts events in the past, TTC's production of The Moors marks the first time a professional theatre company has staged a multi-week residency in the space. Co-Artistic Directors Jen Rowe and Brandon Woolley chose the venue specifically for its connection to the community and the story being told.
by Stephen Mosher - Feb 16, 2020
The super-popular star of Newsies and Supergirl is back on the cabaret stage with his most personal show yet, and the audiences are more blown away than ever.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2020
New York Times bestselling author Chris Bohjalian's world premiere stage adaptation of his novel MIDWIVES will conclude its acclaimed limited run today (Sunday) at George Street Playhouse's new home at the New Brunswick Performing Arts Center. The production officially opened January 24th to unanimous rave reviews led by Broadway World which hailed it as a?oeengrossing and unforgettable!a?? Chris Bohjalian's book, which has sold more than two million copies since its publication, was an early selection of Oprah's Book Club and its 2001 film adaptation starred Sissy Spacek.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2020
Emerging Artists Theatre (EAT) is seeking cabaret, subway musicians, sketch groups, musicians, and classical groups for inclusion in their Spring New Work Series which runs April 20 through May 10 at TADA Theater in midtown. Application deadline is March 2.
by TV News Desk - Feb 14, 2020
Nashville-based singer, songwriter, actress, and multi-instrumentalist, Lennon Stella releases her new single “Golf on TV” featuring JP Saxe today. The song was written by Lennon, Ruslan Odnoralov, JP Saxe and Simon Wilcox and produced by Ruslan.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2020
Pride & Prejudice* (*sort of) is currently on a UK-wide tour a?" but it wouldn't exist at all if it weren't for Glasgow. Andy Arnold, the artistic director of The Tron, was the one who commissioned me to write this adaptation, and I still feel that it is the spirit of Glasgow audiences and the business of actively writing for them that has given Pride & Prejudice* (*sort of) its unique voice.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2020
Michele Brourman, has been honored with the prestigious Bistro Awards for her work in the areas of Singer-Songwriter-Musical Director. 
by Courtney Symes - Feb 14, 2020
Forget that other show. I was in the REAL room where it happened last weekend at the 4th Annual Junior Theater Festival West (JTF), which celebrates youth theatre and encourages students and teachers to keep theatre alive in their community. Each year it follows the Junior Theater Festival in Atlanta, which just finished its 15th season. Over 2,200 people participated in the three-day festival, some coming from as far away as Australia, England, and South Korea. Students and educators benefited from the knowledge of top Broadway professionals in the form of adjudications, workshops, and a discussion panel entitled Pathways to Success, in which the featured guests shared how they forged their own paths to Broadway and beyond.
by TV News Desk - Feb 14, 2020
Following the release of their recent track 'Flood', rising Manchester four-piece Larkins drop their highly-anticipated new EP Hit and Run.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2020
On January 20, 2020 Stage West Board of Directors signed a contract with BASECOM Inc. Construction, a 25 year old minority owned business located in Fort Worth's Near Southside, who will act as the general contractor for the upcoming renovations at Stage West. Phase One of the renovations is scheduled to begin on March 2, pending permits, and will include, primarily for the 823 W Vickery space:
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2020
Three key shows are being featured at The Comedy Festival at The Malthouse as part of the 2020 Melbourne International Comedy Festival.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2020
Milwaukee Repertory Theater, the largest performing arts organization in the state of Wisconsin, announces the launch of a new brand featuring a redesigned logo, website and hashtag #WeRepMilwaukee to support a newly adopted strategic plan.  These modifications come at a time when the growth trajectory of Milwaukee Rep has motivated Artistic Director Mark Clements, Executive Director Chad Bauman and the Board of Trustees to examine the position of the theater as a vital agent of positive change in Milwaukee and beyond.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2020
The University of Texas at Austin has announced that two of its major arts programs have received gifts totaling $10 million from Austin-based Still Water Foundation. The Blanton Museum of Art and Landmarks will each receive $5 million to strengthen their respective programs.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2020
Famed for its sophisticated nightlife, the iconic venue on the Champs Elysées has been home to cabaret's elite including Marlene Dietrich, Edith Piaf, Shirley Maclaine, Liza Minnelli and Noel Coward to name just a few.