by Laura A. Hobson - October 4, 2017

Cincinnati's grand dame, Music Hall, is getting a $143 million facelift.

by Laura A. Hobson - August 16, 2017

In a restored Music Hall, built by Samuel Hannaford in 1878, with renovations amounting to $135 million, the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra and the Cincinnati Pops Orchestra announce the 2017 - 2018 season with several world premieres and an appearance by Audra McDonald.

BWW Previews : Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra Presents Summermusik World Premiere
by Laura A. Hobson - August 9, 2017

Music director Eckart Preu is leading the Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra's SUMMERMUSIK Festival. Read more about upcoming August concerts, including premieres.

BWW Previews: FRIDA at Cincinnati Opera Offers an Insightful View of the Artist
by Laura A. Hobson - June 21, 2017

In a unique production, Cincinnati Opera offers FRIDA by composer Robert Xavier Rodriguez with libretto by Hilary Blecher and Migdalia Cruz.  An opera filled with music drawn from Mexican folklore and American influences, such as George Gershwin, FRIDA covers the life of Mexican painter Frida Kahlo (1907 - 1954). 

BWW Review: DAMN YANKEES Is a Home Run at Warsaw Federal Incline Theatre in Cincinnati
by Laura A. Hobson - May 26, 2017

Local Cincinnati theater produces DAMN YANKEES, a Tony award winning musical. In a variation of the legend of Faust, Mr. Applegate (the devil) offers middle-aged Joe Boyd the opportunity to become young Joe Hardy, a baseball player, and win the World Series against the New York Yankees.

BWW Article: Nicolas King and Mike Renzi Pair Up to Tell a Familiar Story with New Album ON ANOTHER NOTE
by Gianluca Russo - March 27, 2017

When Liza Minnelli tells showbiz, "Look out… here comes Nicolas King," you know this performer is the real deal. Having toured with Minnelli and appeared in three Broadway shows by the time he was a teenager, King is no stranger to showmanship and storytelling. Now, he has partnered with legendary jazz pianist and music director Mike Renzi to release his new album, ON ANOTHER NOTE, a collection of rich jazz standards that follow the plot of a love story.

Latin Music Meets Gershwin. California Desert Chorale Presents WE'VE GOT RITMO At The Indian Wells Theatre
by David Green - March 3, 2017

The California Desert Chorale (CDC) is proud to present 'We've Got Ritmo' for its upcoming spring concert. This vibrant programis divided into two distinctly different halves, which compliment each other quite nicely.  ACT 1 will feature dynamic, percussive choral music of Latin America, with driving, rhythmic music of Argentina, Brazil, Colombia and Mexico by Oscar Escalada, Antonio Carlos Jobim and Ariel Ramirez.  ACT 2 is devoted exclusively to the extraordinary music of the legendary composer and pianist George Gershwin, including such classic favorites as 'I Got Rhythm', 'Love Is Here to Stay', 'Fascinatin' Rhythm' and 'Someone to Watch Over Me.' The program will culminate with a dazzling medley of songs from Gershwin's only opera, Porgy and Bess. 

BWW Interview: A Chat with HELLDRIVERS OF DAYTONA Lyricist Rob Meurer
by Kevin Pollack - September 13, 2016

The World Premiere of the hilarious new pop rock musical Helldrivers of Daytona takes the Chicago stage running through October 30 at The Royal George Theatre, 1641 North Halsted Street, Chicago. With music by Berton Averre (The Knack), lyrics by Rob Meurer (Platinum Records with Christopher Cross), and book by Emmy Award-winner Mark Saltzman (The Tin Pan Alley Rag, The Adventures of Milo and Otis), these award-winning creative minds have put the pedal to the metal in this NASCAR-themed musical full of girls, cars, and rockin' guitars.

BWW Interview: Joanna Connor Returns with 'Six String Stories'
by Tory Gates - September 10, 2016

'It was pretty hardcore, you sink or swim; I went into the deep end of the pool, but I was determined and I was just thrilled to be jamming with these guys. Meeting Otis Rush; playing with Buddy Guy, James Cotton, Junior Wells. I can't believe I'm actually doing all this! I was 22, 23 years old.'

Kristin Chenoweth Teams with IfOnly to Benefit ACLU of Southern California
by Marina Kennedy - June 10, 2016

Broadway and Hollywood veteran Kristen Chenoweth has teamed up with the experiential marketplace IfOnly to offer a once in a lifetime experience to musical lovers to benefit the ACLU of Southern California.

BWW Preview: KAREN KING at The Cutting Room in NYC on 6/22
by Marina Kennedy - June 3, 2016

New York based multi-talented singer, songwriter/performer, Karen King will return to The Cutting Room on June 22 following her sold-out show last year.

BWW Interview: The World According to Sue Fink and Angel City Chorale
by Ellen Dostal - May 31, 2016

For 23 years, Angel City Chorale and Artistic Director Sue Fink have been bringing people together with their community-building world music concerts. Celebrating the spirit of diversity they make music in a wide variety of musical styles and for all people to enjoy. Up next for the illustrious group is Rhythm Planet, featuring the music of two-time Grammy-winning composer Christopher Tin and other world composers. These two family-friendly evenings (June 4 & 5 at 7pm) will feature 150 voices in a grand collaboration that celebrates the Earth's rich cultures and beauty. I asked Sue to share her thoughts about working with Christopher Tin on Rhythm Planet and what is in store for audiences this weekend.

BWW Preview: PRIME's First Single ACID is Released
by Marina Kennedy - May 19, 2016

PRIME, the NYC-based duo comprised of vocalist and songwriter, Paul Benedict, and instrumentalist and songwriter, Bryan Christopher, has officially released their new single - ACID.

BWW Preview: NEIL BERG'S 100 YEARS OF BROADWAY Benefits Historic Lighthouse
by Marina Kennedy - May 13, 2016

The best of Broadway comes to Long Island on Wednesday, June 1 at 8 p.m., as Neil Berg's '100 Years of Broadway' shines at the John W. Engeman Theater in Northport to benefit the Huntington Lighthouse Preservation Society.

Taylor Tote To Headline THE STONE PONY For First Time
by Marina Kennedy - May 11, 2016

Taylor Tote of Monmouth County, New Jersey will have her name on top on the marque at The Stone Pony in Asbury Park for the first time when the Taylor Tote band headlines a night on Friday, May 20th that includes Wyland and SØF.

BWW Preview: NJSO POPS and MEGAN HILTY Perform Broadway and American Songbook Classics at Three NJ Venues 2/12 to 2/14
by Marina Kennedy - February 5, 2016

Broadway and television star Megan Hilty headlines a Valentine's weekend NJSO POPS program February 12-14 in Red Bank, Newark and New Brunswick.

BWW Interview: Ann Hampton Callaway in BROADWAY WITH THE CALLAWAYS at NJPAC on 1/30
by Marina Kennedy - January 27, 2016

Ann Hampton Callaway and Liz Callaway will perform 'From West Side Story to Wicked: Broadway With The Callaways' this Saturday January 30th at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center in Newark. There will be two evening shows, one at 6:00 pm and one at 8:30 pm. had the opportunity to interview Ann Hampton Callaway in advance of the performance.

BWW Interview: DREW GASPARINI at Webster Hall on 9/28
by Marina Kennedy - September 23, 2015

Drew Gasparini will performing his show, 'DREW GASPARINI LIVE' at Webster Hall on Monday 9/28. Gasparini will be joined onstage with musical stars that include Zack Zadek.

LISTEN: Lana Del Rey's 'Terrence Loves You' Plus Album Cover!
by Richard Best - August 21, 2015

According to, in four weeks Lana Del Rey will release her second album, Honeymoon.

Have Faith! Mary Testa & Michael Starobin Set For 54 Below Shows, 11/2 & 11/9
by Pat Cerasaro - August 10, 2015

Have faith in Mary Testa and Michael Starobin!

Must-See Video! Katie Ladner Performs Amazing LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS & WICKED Mash-Up At 54 Below
by Pat Cerasaro - August 10, 2015

Two showstoppers as you've never heard them before!

BRING IT ON!'s Ariana DeBose & Kate Rockwell Reteam For 54 Below Show, 9/28
by Pat Cerasaro - August 10, 2015

Two leading ladies re-team for a night of song!

Donna McKechnie Talks SAME PLACE, ANOTHER TIME At 54 Below, A CHORUS LINE & More
by Pat Cerasaro - August 7, 2015

A living legend is coming to 54 Below!

Norm Lewis Talks Role Models, Proudest Achievements, Favorite Songs & More
by Pat Cerasaro - August 6, 2015

A famous Phantom talks favorite things!

12.14 Foundation's A ROCKIN' MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM Cast Recording Now Available
by Pat Cerasaro - August 6, 2015

Support a great cause with purchasing a new recording!

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