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FSCJ Artist Series to Present CLOSE TO YOU: MUSIC OF THE CARPENTERS
by BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 2017

Close to You: The Music of The Carpenters is coming to Jacksonville's Times Union Center, Terry Theater, March 4, 2017 for two performances only! (more...)

Musician, Artist and Philanthropist Herb Alpert To Receive UCLA Medal
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2017

National Medal of Arts recipient and nine-time Grammy winner Herb Alpert will be awarded the UCLA Medal, the campus's highest honor, on June 16 at the UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music's inaugural commencement ceremony. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Milwaukee, WI - Week of 3/26/2017
by BWW - Mar 26, 2017

Upcoming Shows - Week of 3/26/2017 for Milwaukee, WI (more...)

Brit-Pop Sensation Bipolar Sunshine Makes Stateside Debut with New Single 'Are You Happy'
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2017

British Alt-Pop soloist, Bipolar Sunshine, is back with his euphoric new single 'Are You Happy.' The song is now available at all digital retailers. Produced by longtime collaborator, Jazz Purple, the stirring pop track highlights the singer's melancholy vocals backed by a huge chorus featuring a Los Angeles choir. (more...)

Burt Bacharach Tribute 'WHAT THE WORLD NEEDS NOW' Coming to SideNotes Cabaret
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2017

Syncopated rhythms, unique chord progressions and jazz harmonies will be front and center as SideNotes Cabaret presents WHAT THE WORLD NEEDS NOW: A TRIBUTE TO BURT BACHARACH, March 30 to April 2, 2017 at Sunset Playhouse in Elm Grove. (more...)

Ruth Eckerd Hall Announces 2017-18 ADULTS AT LEISURE SERIES
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2017

Ruth Eckerd Hall announces the Adults At Leisure Series for the 2017-18 season, which includes returning favorites Blue Suede Shoes (The Premier Elvis Birthday Bash), 110 Years of Broadway and the Hitmen In Concert as well as several shows making their debut, including 3 Redneck Tenors, The Modern Gentlemen, One Night In Memphis and more. (more...)

ROMANCE OF THE WESTERN CHAMBER Will Get U.S. Premiere this Fall at TADA!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2017

Bob Ost & Wildly Productive Productions and Xoregos Performing Company, with generous support by Granite Hills Press and The Confucius Institute of San Diego University, are thrilled to announce that Romance of the Western Chamber, a musical adaptation (in English) of the fabled Chinese classic Xi Xiang Ji, will make its U.S. Premiere this fall. The production will play a strictly limited engagement of 14 performances, beginning Thursday, September 14 at TADA! Theater (located at 15 W. 28th Street, 3rd Floor), with opening night scheduled for Saturday, September 16, 2017. Performances will take place according to the following schedule: Thursdays & Friday at 8:00pm; Saturdays at 2pm & 8pm; and Sundays at 3pm. (more...)

WE'VE ONLY JUST BEGUN: CARPENTERS REMEMBERED to Play Chastain Park Amphitheatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2017

'We've Only Just Begun: Carpenters Remembered,' a celebration of The Carpenters' legacy in words and music, is set for a one-night-only performance at Chastain Park Amphitheatre on Saturday, July 15 at 8 p.m. as part of the 2017 Delta Live Nation Concert Series. (more...)

Permoveo Productions presents the World Premiere of THE CIVILITY OF ALBERT CASHIER at Stage 773
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2017

Permoveo Productions, in association with Pride Films & Plays, presents the world premiere production of The CiviliTy of Albert Cashier playing at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont Ave., August 31 - October 15, starring former Glee Project star and America's Got Talent Contestant Dani Shay. The production is co-composed and directed by Keaton Wooden, co-composed by Joe Stevens, written by Jay Paul Deratany and is music directed by Jon Schneidman. (more...)

THE CIVILITY OF ALBERT CASHIER, Starring Dani Shay, to Premiere at Stage 773
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2017

Permoveo Productions, in association with Pride Films & Plays, presents the world premiere production of The CiviliTy of Albert Cashier playing at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont Ave., August 31 - October 15, starring former Glee Project star and America's Got Talent Contestant Dani Shay. (more...)

Ruth Eckerd Hall Announces 2017-18 ADULTS AT LEISURE Series
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2017

Ruth Eckerd Hall announces the Adults At Leisure Series for the 2017-18 season, which includes returning favorites Blue Suede Shoes (The Premier Elvis Birthday Bash), 110 Years of Broadway and the Hitmen In Concert as well as several shows making their debut, including 3 Redneck Tenors, The Modern Gentlemen, One Night In Memphis and more. (more...)

Matthew Floyd Jones to Perform RICHARD CARPENTER IS CLOSE TO YOU at Underbelly Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2017

'Richard Carpenter was my very first musical inspiration growing up. It all started with him. And he's the only person who knows more about being the piano player in a duo with a wonderful female singer than me. It's the part I was born to play!' -Matthew Floyd Jones (more...)

Matthew Floyd Jones to Bring RICHARD CARPENTER IS CLOSE TO YOU to Underbelly
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2017

Richard Carpenter is Close to You, written and performed by Matthew Floyd Jones, is coming to Underbelly (George Square) from 2-27 August 2017 (not August 15) at 5.20pm.  (more...)

EDINBURGH 2017: BWW Q&A- Richard Carpenter Is Close To You
by Natalie O'Donoghue - Jul 24, 2017

BWW speaks to Matthew Floyd Jones about bringing Richard Carpenter Is Close To You to the 2017 Edinburgh Festival Fringe. (more...)

BWW Review: WE'VE ONLY JUST BEGUN: CARPENTERS REMEMBERED at Chastain Park Amphitheater
by Justin Cole Adams - Jul 22, 2017

Michelle Berting Brett, after delivering passion for the iconic duo at Chastain Park, will return for a holiday show. (more...)

BWW Feature: WE'VE ONLY JUST BEGUN: CARPENTERS REMEMBERED at Chastain Park Amphitheater
by Justin Cole Adams - Jul 12, 2017

Michelle Berting Brett stars in WE'VE ONLY JUST BEGUN, a tribute that showcases the legacy and music of The Carpenters. (more...)

VIDEO: MAD MEL SAVES THE WORLD to Premiere at Midtown International Theater Festival
by Stage Tube - Jul 11, 2017

Thousands of years ago, ancient aliens called the Marradians visited Earth to share their knowledge and make humanity what it is today. Well, we gotta blame someone! Now they're coming back to destroy us. Unless Mad Mel, the Hans Solo of our story, can save the planet. (more...)

World Premiere of THE UNHAPPY HOUR at West of Lenin
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2017

Robert Lopez as "Mister Bob" performs a 70 minute journey of heartbreaking New American Standard delivered with world weary wit and warning … for the coming end of daze, accompanied by piano. Performed in a black suit…with humor even blacker. (more...)

Tribute to The Carpenters with Vocalist Michelle Whited Comes to Spencer Theater
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2017

Spot-on phrasing and soothing, sultry tones made Karen Carpenter's voice so categorically unique that it's been considered matchless - that's until Michelle Whited came along. So ideally does this San Francisco-based singer capture Karen's singular style, and pitch-perfect angelic sound that it's much like a virtual reincarnation of the late music star. (more...)

Kim David Smith, Salty Brine, Carol Lipnik and More to Bring 'Alt Cabaret' to Pangea in February
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2017

At Pangea we celebrate the edge, the cutting edge. And right on the cusp of February are the extraordinary Rachelle Garniez finishing up a run, and Kim David Smith launching another.  Add to that Jeremy Lawrence, Salty Brine, Carol Lipnik and another season of Kevin Malony's "Happy Cry Pretty," and it all starts to make sense: Downtown's supper-club Pangea, which Stephen Holden recently called "a bohemian oasis not unlike the fabled Max's Kansas City from days gone by," plays home to some of the best in alt cabaret. (more...)

The City of Rancho Mirage Presents THE HIGHWAYMEN - A MUSICAL TRIBUTE at The McCallum Theatre
by David Green - Jan 3, 2017

The McCallum Theatre and The City of Rancho Mirage present The Highwaymen - A Musical Tribute on Friday, January 13, at 8:00pm. Perhaps the greatest super group in country music history, the original Highwaymen, formed in 1985, consisted of Kris Kristofferson, Willie Nelson, Waylon Jennings and Johnny Cash. This tribute (with Willie, Waylon and Johnny) to that amazing, never to be seen again, band continues the legacy. You will witness first-hand the friendship and comradery that existed between these legends, reliving one of the greatest moments in country music history. Combining their unique approaches to life and recording, they travel the world performing country music to millions of fans. (more...)

Salty Brine's The Living Record Collection Announces February and March Programming
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2017

Salty Brine announces upcoming programming for February and March as part of his cabaret series, The Living Record Collection.  Programming will include the premiere of a brand-new cabaret based on Radiohead's album Ok Computer and a special Valentine's Day show with Heather Christian based on The Carpenters' The Singles 1969 - 1973. (more...)

3,000 Miles Off-Broadway Productions Presents The Highway Men LIVE
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2017

???????3,000 Miles Off-Broadway Productions proudly presents The Highway Men LIVE at the historic El Portal Mainstage Theatre, in the NOHO Arts District, North Hollywood, CA. This special 3 show only engagement will be presented March 3 & 4, 2017. (more...)

12 Superb Young Musicians Set for Arizona Musicfest's Young Musicians Winter Concert at MIM
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2017

Twelve of Arizona's finest and most accomplished young musicians from Ahwatukee, Chandler, Gilbert, Mesa, Phoenix, Scottsdale and Tucson will showcase their astounding virtuosity, technique and style at Arizona Musicfest's Young Musicians Winter Concert at the Musical Instrument Museum at 2 p.m. on Sunday, January 29. (more...)

The Carpenters Are Remembered in WE'VE Only JUST BEGUN at the State Theatre in February
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2017

From northern California to New York City to SOLD OUT engagements in Las Vegas, We've Only Just Begun: Carpenters Remembered has been met with enthusiasm from Carpenters' fans and reviewers alike! The definitive show celebrating one of the most successful recording acts of all time comes to the State Theatre on Friday, February 10. (more...)

La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts Presents Most "Special" Special Events Ever
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2017

La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts reaches a true milestone by announcing the most added presentations it has EVER offered its 39-year history! For the first time, patrons will enjoy 22 unforgettable and can't-miss events in one extraordinary theatre.  LMT's most spectacular, most star-studded, most "special" special events season ever features everything from superstar comedian Bob Newhart to Vicki Lawrence and Mama; from Classic Albums Live!, showcasing the music of David Bowie and Creedence Clearwater Revival to Sing-Alongs with "Grease" and "Willy Wonka;" also, a National Theatre Live screening of "Amadeus;" country's Terri Clark, legendary Judy Collins; our on-stage Cabaret series; and so much more! There is simply no doubt that 2017 brings something for everyone to enjoy at La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts! (more...)

Arizona Musicfest Winter Festival to Feature 18 Concerts
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2017

The Arizona Musicfest Winter Festival's 26th season includes 18 concerts featuring Grammy Award winners Chris Botti, Manhattan Transfer and Patti Austin and Kennedy Center Honoree Mavis Staples on a schedule showcasing classical, jazz, bluegrass, Broadway, pop, folk and rock-and-roll tribute-band concerts. (more...)

Grammy-nominated Recording Artist Shawn Mullins to Play Alhambra Theatre & Dining 2/27
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2017

Grammy®-nominated Singer/Songwriter Shawn Mullins will play a gig in the Alhambra After Dark music series at Jacksonville's iconic Alhambra Theatre & Dining.  Mullins, nominated for a Grammy Award for his breakout song, "Lullaby," is touring North America to promote My Stupid Heart, his new album available now on Rounder Sugar Hill. (more...)

Salty Brine's The Living Record Collection Announces February and March Programming
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2017

Salty Brine announces upcoming programming for February and March as part of his cabaret series, The Living Record Collection.  Programming will include the premiere of a brand-new cabaret based on Radiohead's album Ok Computer and a special Valentine's Day show with Heather Christian based on The Carpenters' The Singles 1969 - 1973. (more...)

BWW Review: Big High Five to Twisted HAND TO GOD
by Paul Batterson - Feb 6, 2017

Prior to working in the Short North Stage's production of HAND TO GOD, Danny Turek had very little experience in the world of puppetry. After opening the show on Feb. 2, Turek and his alter ego 'Tyrone' appear to be inseparable. (more...)

FSCJ Artist Series to Present CLOSE TO YOU: MUSIC OF THE CARPENTERS
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2017

Close to You: The Music of The Carpenters is coming to Jacksonville's Times Union Center, Terry Theater, March 4, 2017 for two performances only! (more...)

BWW Review: Reed Birney Beautifully Sensitive in Tracy Letts' Riveting MAN FROM NEBRASKA
by Michael Dale - Feb 16, 2017

Deceptively, little seems to happen in the first several scenes of Tracy Letts' riveting 2004 Pulitzer Prize finalist, Man from Nebraska, now receiving a superb New York premiere at Second Stage. (more...)

Tribute to The Carpenters with Vocalist Michelle Whited Comes to Spencer Theater
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2017

Spot-on phrasing and soothing, sultry tones made Karen Carpenter's voice so categorically unique that it's been considered matchless - that's until Michelle Whited came along. So ideally does this San Francisco-based singer capture Karen's singular style, and pitch-perfect angelic sound that it's much like a virtual reincarnation of the late music star. (more...)

Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our Broadway World - 2/10; THE WHO'S TOMMY in Connecticut, THE BOOK OF MORMON in Melbourne and More!
by BWW Special Coverage - Feb 10, 2017

BroadwayWorld presents a comprehensive weekly roundup of regional stories around our Broadway World, which include videos, editor spotlights, regional reviews and more. This week, we feature THE WHO'S TOMMY in Connecticut, HAND TO GOD in Columbus, THE BOOK OF MORMON in Melbourne and more. Check out our top features below! (more...)

Kim David Smith, Salty Brine, Carol Lipnik and More to Bring 'Alt Cabaret' to Pangea in February
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2017

At Pangea we celebrate the edge, the cutting edge. And right on the cusp of February are the extraordinary Rachelle Garniez finishing up a run, and Kim David Smith launching another.  Add to that Jeremy Lawrence, Salty Brine, Carol Lipnik and another season of Kevin Malony's "Happy Cry Pretty," and it all starts to make sense: Downtown's supper-club Pangea, which Stephen Holden recently called "a bohemian oasis not unlike the fabled Max's Kansas City from days gone by," plays home to some of the best in alt cabaret. (more...)

Celebrate the Holidays with CLOSE TO YOU at Raue Center
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2016

Raue Center is excited to welcome Lisa Rock and her six-piece band as they pay tribute to the music of Karen and Richard Carpenter in "Close to You: The Music of The Carpenters" at 7 p.m. on December 30, 2016. The show will include holiday classics like "Merry Christmas, Darling" and "What Are You Doing New Year's Eve?" alongside the music of The Carpenters for a unique and unforgettable end of the year! (more...)

Raue Center Moves 'CLOSE TO YOU' to Holiday Season
by BWW News Desk - Dec 30, 2016

Raue Center is excited to announce a new addition to their beloved holiday programming as 'Close to You: The Music of The Carpenters' moves to 7 p.m. on December 30, 2016. (more...)

Celebrate the Holidays with CLOSE TO YOU at Raue Center
by BWW News Desk - Dec 30, 2016

Raue Center is excited to welcome Lisa Rock and her six-piece band as they pay tribute to the music of Karen and Richard Carpenter in "Close to You: The Music of The Carpenters" at 7 p.m. on December 30, 2016. The show will include holiday classics like "Merry Christmas, Darling" and "What Are You Doing New Year's Eve?" alongside the music of The Carpenters for a unique and unforgettable end of the year! (more...)

Asleep at the Wheel Presents MERRY TEXAS CHRISTMAS Y'ALL
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2016

With Texas twin fiddles and boogie piano, great vocals and sizzling guitars, Ray Benson's Asleep at the Wheel is a 10-time Grammy winning band serving up the very best in western swing and distinctive Wheel favorites, plus a program full of tunes from their all new Christmas collection, Lone Star Christmas Night. Expect melodies like 'Christmas in Cowtown,' 'Baby It's Cold Outside,' 'Deck the Halls Boogie,' 'What Child Is This' and 'Merry Texas Christmas Y'all,' - all with group founder and lead Ray Bensen's inimitable talent and twinkling spirit and the enormous talents of his eight-member band, including the fresh styles of Katie Shore (fiddle, vocals), Dennis Ludiker (fiddle, mandolin) and Connor Forsyth (keyboard, vocals). (more...)

Jim Caruso's Sixth Day of Christmas... Get Jolly with the Carpenters!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 18, 2016

This ravishing song has an interesting history. The lyric was written in 1946 by a nineteen-year old Frank Pooler, as a gift to a girlfriend he was missing. Twenty years later, a nineteen-year old Richard Carpenter set it to music. In four years, this recording by The Carpenters went to #1, which it did for three consecutive holiday seasons. It sounds as fresh today as it did in 1970, partly because of Richard's lush arrangement and backup vocals, and that famous tenor sax solo. But honestly, it's all about Karen. For my money, Karen Carpenter had one of the warmest and truest voices in the history of popular music. Sometimes the universe makes a terrible mistake and we lose someone way too soon…long before they've finished. That's how I feel about Karen Carpenter. (more...)

Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 12/17-12/18/2016
by - Dec 18, 2016

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com from this weekend Sunday, December 18, 2016 - Sunday, December 18, 2016. (more...)

A Broadway Favorite, Country Greats & More Headline Reif Performing Arts Center's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2017

On the heels of a multi-million dollar renovation, the Reif Performing Arts Center today announced one of its most entertaining season lineups to date. (more...)

Charles Pang and Jessica Wu to Lead NY Premiere of Chinese Classic ROMANCE OF THE WESTERN CHAMBER
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2017

Bob Ost of Wildly Productive Productions and Xoregos Performing Company, have announced the complete casting for the N.Y. premiere of Romance of the Western Chamber, a musical adaptation (in English) of the fabled Chinese classic Xi Xiang Ji. (more...)

Southern California Remembers the Carpenters
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2017

???????Starring Singer Michelle Berting Brett Celebrates Music of the Top-Selling Band of the 1970's We've Only Just Begun: Carpenters Remembered, the definitive celebration of the seminal brother and sister duo The Carpenters in words and music, is set to return to Southern California for a one-night-only performance at The Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts in Cerritos, CA on Saturday night, September 16 at 8:00PM. Led by singer Michelle Berting Brett and accompanied by a live, seven-piece Nashville band directed by Harry Sharpe, the show re-creates The Carpenters' original sound, presenting an intimate behind-the-scenes portrait of one of the most successful recording acts of all time.   (more...)

CLOSE TO YOU: THE MUSIC OF THE CARPENTERS Comes to Kalamazoo's Miller Auditorium
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2017

Part of the 2016-17 Lake Michigan Mailers Spotlight Series, Close to You: The Music of The Carpenters comes to Kalamazoo's Miller Auditorium on Friday, April 21, 2017 at 8 p.m. Tickets are on sale now at the Miller Auditorium Ticket Office, by phone at (800) 228-9858 or (269) 387-2300 and online at www.millerauditorium.com. (more...)

Pittsburgh Symphony to Feature Neil Sedaka in PNC Pops Concert, 5/12
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2017

Since first achieving fame as a teen pop sensation in the 1950s, Neil Sedaka has kept America singing for six decades. He brings the timeless hits of his storied career to Heinz Hall to perform with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra during the PNC Pops weekend May 12-14. (more...)

Mad Cow Theatre Announces the 15th Annual Orlando Cabaret Festival
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2017

Mad Cow Theatre announces the return of a singular downtown Orlando event - the 15th annual Orlando Cabaret Festival, featuring cabaret artists from Central Florida and beyond. This year's cabaret festival has a new look and feel as we move our festival from an annual event to a year-round series with a cabaret event during every season of the year! (more...)

BWW Review: Secret City Founder Chris Wells Debuts The Hilarious and Heartwarming Musical IT WILL ALL WORK OUT At Dixon Place
by Victoria Ordin - Apr 21, 2017

It's one of those great New York real estate stories that underscores what only a New Yorker understands: your entire life depends upon your apartment. Even if broke, a decent place in the right part of town is they key to everything. And broke he was, working odd jobs as house cleaner, landscaper, and law firm transcriptionist (or something equally tedious). But one day, after getting paid $150.00, he splurged on the 'full package' at a Korean massage parlor downtown. The scene, with Hwang on the accordion, is a microcosm of a show that through laughter, music, and sometimes tears, presents a brave yet gentle portrait of an artist. Like the show and his life, the massage has a happy ending, but not the one you expect. It's a long way from Lancaster to upstate New York which Wells shares with his soon-to-be husband. In these terrifying times, when even the tough are rattled by the news, Wells and the outstanding ensemble of IT WILL ALL WORK OUT reminds us that things sometimes do. (more...)

Book on real estate buying, selling gets new marketing push
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2017

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Sally Olson's Carpenters Tribute Concert Set for The Triad
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2017

Acclaimed Karen Carpenter sound-alike and look-alike Sally Olson will appear in concert on Saturday, April 29 at 9:30 pm at the famed Triad Theatre on Manhattan's Upper West Side. The show will include signature covers and hits by The Carpenters, such as 'We've Only Just Begun,' '(They Long To Be) Close To You,' 'Rainy Days and Mondays,' 'Superstar,' and more. (more...)

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