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Vintage Trouble Release CHAPTER II Today
by BWW News Desk - Nov 9, 2018

The waiting is over… VINTAGE TROUBLE is back with a brand new release, CHAPTER II available today worldwide on all formats via McGhee Entertainment and Ingrooves HERE. (more...)

New Orchestra Comes To Chicago
by BWW News Desk - Nov 9, 2018

The JAM Orchestra proudly presents their inaugural concert Holiday Swing! An exciting new ensemble, the JAM Orchestra's concert takes play on Saturday, December 1, 2018 at the Skokie Theatre, 7924 N. Lincoln Ave. Concert begins at 7:30 PM. (more...)

Birdland Presents Telly Leung, Veronica Swift and More Week of November 19
by BWW News Desk - Nov 9, 2018

Birdland will kick-off their great week of programming with Veronica Swift and Emmet Cohen Trio, Carole Sloane "Still Autumn in New York," Ken Peplowski Big Band, and more! (more...)

ABC Celebrates the 25 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS
by TV News Desk - Nov 9, 2018

ABC celebrates the most wonderful time of the year with special '25 Days of Christmas' programming starting Dec. 1. The network joins Freeform, Disney Channel, Disney XD and Disney Junior in this fan-favorite TV event. The 'Kickoff to Christmas' begins in late November with perennial holiday treat 'Santa Claus is Comin' to Town.' The month of December is filled with special Christmas-themed episodes, the return of 'The Great Christmas Light Fight' and 'The Great American Baking Show: Holiday Edition,' and timeless animated classics and holiday films. The celebration continues after Christmas with New Year's-themed programming ringing in 2019. (more...)

BWW Interview: Bruce Kimmel and Doug Haverty Discuss A CAROL CHRISTMAS
by Don Grigware - Nov 8, 2018

On November 16, a new musical version of A Christmas Carol entitled A Carol Christmas will open at Group Rep in North Hollywood. Doug Haverty wrote the book and Bruce Kimmel, the music and lyrics. Kimmel is also the director. In the conversation that follows both men discuss the new piece. Bruce Kimmel, what are your challenges in directing this piece? (more...)

BWW Blog: What I Wish I Had Known During My College Audition Process
by Student Blogger: Sierra Lancaster - Nov 8, 2018

Hello everyone! My name is Sierra Lancaster, and I am a freshman B.F.A. Musical Theatre student at Boston Conservatory at Berklee. I am so excited to begin this journey as a BroadwayWorld student blogger! (more...)

L'Chaim! Joel Grey's Yiddish FIDDLER ON THE ROOF Heads Off-Broadway
by Alexa Criscitiello - Nov 8, 2018

According to the New York Post, Joel Grey's hit Yiddish production of the classic musical is headed off-Broadway! (more...)

The Largest Comic & Sci-Fi Expo in New York Returns to Resorts World Casino
by TV News Desk - Nov 8, 2018

With the Holiday season is full Swing, Comic and Sci-Fi lovers of ALL AGES are getting ready to gear up for WINTERCON 2018 as it makes its return to Resorts World Casino NY (110-00 Rockaway Blvd, Jamaica, NY 11420) on Saturday, December 1st (10AM-7PM) and Sunday, December 2nd (10AM-5PM)! (more...)

Monterey Jazz Festival On Tour To Head Out This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Nov 8, 2018

It's millennials only for the Monterey Jazz Festival's fifth national tour, March 15–April 14, 2019. Featuring some of the most critically-acclaimed, GRAMMY-winning and GRAMMY-nominated jazz artists of their generation, including three winners of the Thelonious Monk International Jazz Competition, Monterey Jazz Festival on Tour will truly showcase the next generation of jazz legends, including Cécile McLorin Salvant, vocals; Bria Skonberg, trumpet, vocals; Melissa Aldana, tenor saxophone; Christian Sands, piano and musical director; Yasushi Nakamura, bass, and Jamison Ross, drums, vocals. (more...)

BWW Review: PERICLES, PRINCE OF TYRE at Southwest Shakespeare Company
by Emily Noxon - Nov 7, 2018

The 25th anniversary season at Southwest Shakespeare company is in full Swing with Pericles, the Prince of Tyre. (more...)

KNITMAS Comes to Greenwich Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2018

A daft and heart-warming Christmas show KNITMAS is coming to London's Greenwich Theatre this December. (more...)

VIDEO: Borat Returns to Tamper with The Midterms
by Stage Tube - Nov 7, 2018

Sacha Baron Cohen's friend Borat goes door-to-door in a nice LA neighborhood to talk to people about American politics and Swing the midterms for Trump on election day. (more...)

Soulful Debut From Ada Bird Wolfe, 'Birdie' Holds CD Release Party At Vitello's
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2018

Sometimes, despite the best laid plans, life presents unexpected detours that can take you down uncharted byways on the way to your intended destination. But if you're lucky, like vocalist ADA BIRD WOLFE, you find yourself back on the original path and heading in the direction you've always wanted to go. Wolfe always wanted to be a musician, but for many years, the vicissitudes of life got in the way. Now, with the release of her debut CD, BIRDIE, she's back on track. (more...)

The Lyric Theatre Singers & Special EMSB Guests Present a Magical Holiday Concert
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2018

From December 6th to 9th, Bob Bachelor and the Lyric Theatre Singers present Candlelight Christmas 2018, the ensemble's annual concert of seasonal songs from around the world, one of Montreal's most popular holiday events. Tickets are now on sale for the 4 performances that will be held at Concordia University's Loyola Chapel, (7141 Sherbrooke Street West in NDG). (more...)

Moisés Kaufman to Direct Berkeley Rep's PARADISE SQUARE: AN AMERICAN MUSICAL, A.J. Shively, Kennedy Caughell, and More Star
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2018

Berkeley Repertory Theatre today announced the full cast and creative team for Paradise Square: An American Musical. The world premiere is helmed by acclaimed director Moises Kaufman, with choreography by the legendary Bill T. Jones and a book by Marcus Gardley, Craig Lucas, and Larry Kirwan. Music by Jason Howland and Larry Kirwan, with lyrics by Nathan Tysen, and based on the songs of Stephen Foster. Paradise Square is produced by special arrangement with Garth H. Drabinsky in association with Peter LeDonne and Teatro Proscenium Limited Partnership. (more...)

BIG APPLE CIRCUS Opens at Damrosch Park in Lincoln Center to Thrill Guests
by Marina Kennedy - Nov 7, 2018

'The Big Apple Circus' is now in full Swing at Damrosch Park on the grounds of Lincoln Center in New York City. There is a full schedule of shows that will be performed through January 27 that will thrill guests. (more...)

The 49th International Film Festival of India Highlights
by TV News Desk - Nov 6, 2018

The 49th International Film Festival of India (IFFI) 2018 will be held in Goa from 20th to 28th November, 2018. 49th edition of the festival will showcase 212 films from over 68 countries, which reflects diversity of taste. (more...)

BWW Blog: Opening Red Doors at Muhlenberg
by Student Blogger: Kiana Holmes - Nov 6, 2018

Greetings fellow thespians and Broadway fanatics! I am so excited for you to join me in my  Broadway World Blog journey. (more...)

Rockabilly's Kim Lenz To Release SLOWLY SPEEDING 2/22, Title Track Out Now
by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 2018

Rockabilly goddess Kim Lenz is gearing up for the release of her fifth album Slowly Speeding, out February 22, 2019.  Lenz is a songwriter, performer, bandleader, engineer and producer who pores over every nuance of her music to ensure maximum potency. The ten songs on Slowly Speeding brim with growling vocals, clever turns of phrase and heightened musicianship that services both the songs and the emotional intent behind them. As the first song written for the project, “Slowly Speeding” sets the pace for what follows — a gauzy, Western Gothic gaze into the heart of a woman who has abandoned her walls and inhibitions, falling so deeply in love that the universe itself seems unreal. The song is available at all DSPs today, and is also a featured “Fresh Track” on No Depression. (more...)

Carnegie Hall Names Concert Series The Joyce And George T. Wein Shape Of Jazz Series
by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 2018

Carnegie Hall today announced that in recognition of a gift of $1 million from legendary jazz producer George Wein and honoring his incredible legacy presenting leading jazz artists at the Hall, The Shape of Jazz concert series will be formally named the Joyce and George T. Wein Shape of Jazz series. The series kicks off this Saturday, November 10, at 9:00 p.m. at a sold-out Zankel Hall performance by Cuban-born drummer, composer, bandleader, and 2011 MacArthur "Genius" Fellow Dafnis Prieto featuring his 17-piece orchestra. (more...)

VINTAGE SWING Comes to Anvil Centre Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 2018

Do you love Swing?  Love to dance?  Love live music? Then you don't want to miss this unique experience at the Anvil Centre on Sat. Nov. 17th at 8pm.   Royal City Swing and the Anvil Centre are presenting, Vintage Swing, a blend of social Swing dancing and concert together. The evening features Company B Jazz Band, one of Vancouver's best Swing jazz bands with a harmonizing female vocal trio in vintage style, ala the Andrew Sisters! (more...)

THE SCARLET PIMPERNEL Will Open At Theatre Royal Bath's The Egg Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Nov 19, 2018

This Christmas, Theatre Royal Bath's the egg theatre and Pins & Needles Productions present a new adaptation of Baroness Orczy's The Scarlet Pimpernel in a comedic romp reuniting the award-winning production team behind last year's critically acclaimed production of Little Mermaid. Recently named winners of the UK Theatre Award for Best Show for Children and Young People, they will present this new production at the egg from 6 December to 13 January 2019, with opening night for press on 12 December 2018. (more...)

Sara Holdren Announced As Artistic Director Of Shakespeare Academy @ Stratford
by BWW News Desk - Nov 19, 2018

Sara Holdren has been named as the Artistic Director of Shakespeare Academy @ Stratford. SA@S a six-week summer theater program that uniquely combines rigorous training, ensemble collaboration, and the opportunity to rehearse and perform two Shakespeare plays in repertory on the grounds of the iconic American Festival Shakespeare Theater in Stratford, Connecticut. (more...)

Voting Continues For The 2018 BroadwayWorld Central Pennsylvania Awards; Ephrata's WEST SIDE STORY Leads Best Musical!
by BWW Staff - Nov 19, 2018

Voting continues for the 2018 BroadwayWorld Central Pennsylvania Awards, brought to you by BroadwayHD! Nominations were reader-submitted and now our readers get to vote for their favorites. Regional productions, touring shows, and more are all included in the awards, honoring productions which opened between October 1, 2017 through September 30, 2018. Our local editors set the categories, our readers submitted their nominees, and now you get to vote for your favorites! Voting will continue through December 31st, 2018. (more...)

Photo Flash: Meet The Cast Of HOLIDAY BEAT FunikiJam's Off Broadway Family Musical
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2018

FunikiJam's high-energy, one-of-a-kind musical adventure takes the audience in a quest to find the Ultimate Holiday Celebration, with Captain Jam and the Agents of Jam leading the way. FunikiJam's HOLIDAY BEAT is New York City's only Off-Broadway show this season to celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Diwali, Chinese New Year, and Shichigosan - for kids! (more...)

Parov Stelar Shares New Single & Official Video for 'Trouble' feat. Nikki Williams
by BWW News Desk - Nov 16, 2018

Double Platinum and electronic chart topping producer Marcus Fuereder, better known by his stage name Parov Stelar, is Austria's internationally most successful artist. He is called the founder of 'Electro Swing' and his band, the Parov Stelar Band, is in heavy request all over the world. Today he releases “TROUBLE” featuring artist and writer, Nikki Williams through Atlantic Records. (more...)

Oxide & Neutrino Release New Single DILEMMA 2.0
by BWW News Desk - Nov 16, 2018

Oxide & Neutrino's 'Dilemma 2.0' is the first in a series of new music to be released from the gold album-selling South London duo, and the debut track on their new label, OxNe; the world premiere came via DJ Target on BBC 1Xtra, with the video exclusive courtesy of GRM Daily. Recently championed by UKF, Rinse, and Red Bull, the pair are currently locked in the studio finishing further material. Following summer shows at Ibiza Rocks, Eastern Electrics, SSE Arena Wembley, Dreamland (with Big Narstie), and beyond, Ox & Neuch recently completed their Australian headline tour. Forthcoming gigs include London, Amsterdam, and two very special NYE events (to be announced). (more...)

Birdland Presents Curtis Stigers, Pharoah Sanders And More Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Nov 16, 2018

Birdland will kick-off their great week of programming with the following acts: (more...)

Photo Flash: Inside Rehearsal For The New Group's CLUELESS
by BWW News Desk - Nov 16, 2018

The New Group presents Clueless, The Musical by Amy Heckerling in a world premiere production with choreography by Kelly Devine, directed by Kristin Hanggi. Performances begin November 20 in advance of an Official Opening Night on Tuesday, December 11. A limited Off-Broadway engagement is slated through January 12 at The Pershing Square Signature Center (The Alice Griffin Jewel Box Theatre, 480 West 42nd Street). Get a first look at rehearsals for the show in the photos below! (more...)

BLACK PANTHER, A STAR IS BORN Win Big at The 2018 Hollywood Music in Media Awards
by TV News Desk - Nov 16, 2018

The 2018 Hollywood Music in Media Awards show on WEDNESDAY November 14th at The Avalon, Hollywood was a tremendous success. Some of the industry's finest talent were recognized. Here is the complete list of winners. Kudos to all that participated and congratulations to all on this distinguished list! (more...)

Birdland Announces December 2018 Schedule
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2018

Birdland will kick-off their exciting month of programming with the following acts: (more...)

BWW Review: Utopia Opera Takes on Thea Musgrave's STORY OF HARRIET TUBMAN
by Richard Sasanow - Nov 15, 2018

Short on financial resources but long on ambition, Utopia Opera started its eighth season last weekend with a New York premiere: Thea Musgrave's THE STORY OF HARRIET TUBMAN. It's a 90-minute chamber version, orchestrated by composer Julian Grant, of Musgrave's full-length, two-act HARRIET, THE WOMAN CALLED MOSES, which debuted in 1985 at the Virginia Opera, with some fervent portrayals by its cast of about two dozen, including the stellar soprano MaKayla McDonald as Harriet and mezzo Karmesha Peake as her mother, Rit. (more...)

Milwaukee Native Returns In Jazz At Lincoln Center Presents The Dan Nimmer Trio
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2018

The Marcus Center for the Performing Arts welcomes the Jazz at Lincoln Center Presents The Dan Nimmer Trio to Wilson Theater at Vogel Hall on Friday, February 1 at 7:30 pm. Tickets go on sale on this Thursday, November 15 at 12:00 pm. Tickets can be purchased in person at 929 North Water Street, Downtown Milwaukee, by phone at 414-273-7206, or online at MarcusCenter.org or Ticketmaster.com. Groups 10 or more should call Group Sales at 414-273-7121 x210 or x213. This presentation is part of the Marcus Center Presents series and is sponsored by The Fitz at The Ambassador Hotel and Greater Milwaukee Foundation. (more...)

Christmas Tunes The Doo Wop Project Returns To Albuquerque
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2018

With rich vocal harmonies and a steady beat, The Doo Wop Project Christmastakes audiences on a musical journey through the '50s and '60s at Popejoy Hall on Friday, December 21, 2018 at 7 pm. Not only does the New York-based a cappella group perform classic doo-wop songs and reinterpret pop hits, they also sing Christmas favorites in doo-wop style. Enjoy a celebration of one of the most iconic American musical styles and a touch of holiday flair withThe Doo Wop Project Christmas. (more...)

Christmas Comedy A TUNA CHRISTMAS Opens In Dickson Gaslight Dinner Theater
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2018

The Renaissance Players are doggone excited to present A Tuna Christmas in the Gaslight Dinner Theatre this holiday season. This side-splitting comedy runs from November 29th - December 15th. (more...)

Vocalist And Recording Artist Todd Murray Releases New Holiday Single And Music Video 'I'm Getting Into The Swing Of Christmas'
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2018

Award-winning, acclaimed vocalist, recording star and songwriter Todd Murray celebrates the holiday season with his highly-anticipated, first-ever holiday single and music video: I'm Getting Into The Swing of Christmas. Destined to be the break-out hit of the holiday season, the recording is already being praised as a new holiday classic. (more...)

Make Music Winter Announces Updated Schedule
by TV News Desk - Nov 14, 2018

Make Music Winter, a free, outdoor music-making celebration held each Dec. 21 and featuring 15 participatory musical parades across New York City that bring communities together, today announced its updated schedule of events. The all-day musical celebration on the winter solstice brings out New Yorkers of all ages and musical ability to sing, play, march and dance their way across streets, parks, plazas and other public spaces across the five boroughs. Make Music Winter, which launched in NYC in 2011 and is expanding nationwide with 30 U.S. cities participating, is the cold-weather counterpart to Make Music Day, the annual global celebration of music occurring on June 21, the summer solstice. (more...)

Vancouver's Gospel Choir Brings 'Good Tidings' For 15th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2018

Good Noise Vancouver Gospel Choir (Good Noise) presents their beloved sell-out holiday concert, Good Tidings! A Good Noise Gospel Christmas, December 14 at 8pm & December 15 at 3pm and 8pm at Christ Church Cathedral. For the second year in a row and by popular demand, Good Noise will be joined by critically acclaimed Canadian jazz singer Maureen Washington in a glorious evening of gospel, soul, and jazz Christmas favourites. With infectious energy and deeply felt arrangements, this Good Noise Gospel Christmas will have audiences dancing in the aisles in joyous celebration of the holidays. (more...)

ACES AT THE MAJ Announced for Fringe World 2019
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2018

Aces returns to His Majesty's theatre for our sixth year as an independent producer at FRINGE WORLD, with a packed program of 17 shows and 80 performances, embracing cabaret, comedy and music, in a nightly line-up of multiple shows in two intimate venues. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Inside Opening Night of THE OTHER JOSH COHEN!
by Monroe George - Nov 14, 2018

The critically-acclaimed musical comedy The Other Josh Cohen opened Off-Broadway earlier this week at The Westside Theatre (407 West 43rd Street). The musical - nominated for six Drama Desk Awards and the Lortel Award for Outstanding Musical upon its world premiere in 2012 - features Book, Music and Lyrics by David Rossmer and Steve Rosen, who co-star in the title roles, under the direction of Tony Award nominee Hunter Foster. Joining Rosen and Rossmer in the cast are Drama Desk nominee Kate Wetherhead (Legally Blonde), Hannah Elless(Bright Star), Elizabeth Nestlerode (Once Tour), Luke Darnell (Million Dollar Quartet Vegas) and Louis Tucci (Buddy);Zach Spound (Cruel Intentions: The Musical) will serve as Swing. Previews began Friday, October 26, 2018, for the show's limited engagement of seventeen weeks through February 24, 2019. (more...)

Review Roundup: What Did The Critics Think of THE OTHER JOSH COHEN?
by Review Roundups - Nov 13, 2018

The critically-acclaimed musical comedy The Other Josh Cohen opened Off-Broadway last night, Monday November 12, at The Westside Theatre (407 West 43rd Street). Let's see what the critics are saying... (more...)

Full Casting Announced For THE AMERICAN CLOCK at the Old Vic
by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2018

The Old Vic today announces initial casting for Arthur Miller's The American Clock. Visionary director Rachel Chavkin (Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812, Hadestown) presents Arthur Miller's ground-breaking play about hope, idealism and a nation's unwavering faith in capitalism, with music by Justin Ellington. (more...)

Photo Flash: FIDDLER ON THE ROOF In Yiddish Celebrates 104 Performances
by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2018

The National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene celebrated its 104th season at the 104th performance of 'Fiddler on the Roof,' in Yiddish. (more...)

NJPAC Presents Duke Ellington's SOPHISTICATED LADIES
by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2018

New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) presents Duke Ellington's Sophisticated Ladies starting Thursday, March 21, 2019 - Saturday, March 23, 2019. (more...)

FIDDLER ON THE ROOF Burns Brightly For Chanukkah
by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2018

The Chanukkah story celebrates miracles - and this holiday season, National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene (NYTF) invites families to enjoy a theatrical miracle Off-Broadway: the acclaimed and unprecedented Yiddish language Fiddler on the Roof at the Museum of Jewish Heritage in Lower Manhattan. (more...)

WELCOME TO THE TWENTIES 2.O. The McCallum Theatre Presents Scott Bradlee's POSTMODERN JUKEBOX
by David Green - Nov 13, 2018

The McCallum Theatre presents Scott Bradlee's Postmodern Jukebox on Saturday, December 8, at 8:00pm. Featuring a rotating collective of virtuosic vocalists with sizzling stage presence, Postmodern Jukebox performs pop music in a time machine, reimagining Top 40 hits by artists such as Beyonce, Celine Dion, Radiohead and more with vintage, Gatsby-esque glam and a contagious energy that will have audiences' toes tapping. To usher in the upcoming Twenty-Twenties, famed time-twisting musical collective Postmodern Jukebox will circumnavigate the globe with their Welcome to the Twenties 2.0 Tour. The tour is meant to prepare the world for a new decade, one that Postmodern Jukebox creator Scott Bradlee hopes will see a return to the style and craftsmanship that typified the music of past generations. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at THE OTHER JOSH COHEN Opening Tonight Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Nov 12, 2018

The critically-acclaimed musical comedy THE OTHER JOSH COHEN opens Off-Broadway tonight, Monday November 12, at the Westside Theatre (407 West 43rd Street). Get a first look at the production below! (more...)

BWW TV: Watch Highlights of David Rossmer & Steve Rosen in THE OTHER JOSH COHEN!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Nov 12, 2018

The critically-acclaimed musical comedy THE OTHER JOSH COHEN opens Off-Broadway tonight, Monday November 12, at the Westside Theatre (407 West 43rd Street). The musical - nominated for six Drama Desk Awards and the Lortel Award for Outstanding Musical upon its world premiere in 2012 - features Book, Music and Lyrics by David Rossmer and Steve Rosen, who co-star in the title roles, under the direction of Tony Award nominee Hunter Foster. Joining Rosen and Rossmer in the cast are Drama Desk nominee Kate Wetherhead (Legally Blonde), Hannah Elless(Bright Star), Elizabeth Nestlerode (Once Tour), Luke Darnell (Million Dollar Quartet Vegas) and Louis Tucci (Buddy);Zach Spound (Cruel Intentions: The Musical) will serve as Swing. Previews began Friday, October 26, 2018, for the show's limited engagement of seventeen weeks through February 24, 2019. (more...)

Big Bad Voodoo Daddy and Holiday Shows Come to The Orleans in December
by BWW News Desk - Nov 12, 2018

The Orleans Hotel and Casino will bring celebrated entertainment to The Orleans Showroom in December, including exclusive previews of the documentary "Feek's Vision," the holiday shows Home for Christmas with Lani Misalucha and "Merry Christmas Darling: Carpenters' Christmas,"  as well as Swing revival group Big Bad Voodoo Daddy. December entertainment will also feature free live entertainment at Bourbon Street Lounge as well as free rodeo week events throughout the month. (more...)

BWW Interview: Chicago actor Christine Bunuan returns in MISS SAIGON national tour
by Emily McClanathan - Nov 11, 2018

Chicago actor Christine Bunuan stars as Gigi in the national tour of MISS SAIGON, which plays at Broadway in Chicago's Cadillac Palace Theatre November 14 through December 8. Bunuan recently spoke to BroadwayWorld Chicago about bringing this epic love story on the road. (more...)

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