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  1. Riley Moore Invites Us To His 'House' In New Video Sitting on a BoatRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Sep 26 |

    Nashville-based folkicana troubadour Riley Moore's debut LP Vagrant, which Billboard called "a wide-ranging Americana effort," was released on July 6th, an album which highlights a soul-baring momentary pause in a life that's been anything but sedentary. Moore, who has wandered across the globe, is one of the first musicians to complete a 1,600 mile tour on foot from Maine to Tennessee with folk collective The Walking Guys and currently lives on a sailboat suitably anchored in the Cumberland River in Nashville.


  2. Kenny Leon To Step Down As True Colors Theatre Company's Artistic DirectorRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Sep 25 |

    True Colors Theatre Company has that announced Jamil Jude will take over the role of artistic director for the theater, effective at the beginning of the 2019-20 season from Kenny Leon . A champion of works by new and emerging artists, Jude, who previously served as Associate Artistic Director, is poised to continue the high level of artistic excellence and black classic storytelling for which the theater is known.


  3. Jamil Jude To Succeed Kenny Leon As True Colors Theatre Company's Artistic DirectorRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Sep 24 |

    True Colors Theatre Company proudly announced today the appointment of Jamil Jude to the role of artistic director for the theater, effective at the beginning of the 2019-20 season. A champion of works by new and emerging artists, Jude, who previously served as Associate Artistic Director, is poised to continue the high level of artistic excellence and black classic storytelling for which the theater is known.


  4. Hit Musical the Book of Merman Returns To Chicago - Casting AnnouncedRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 13, 2018 |

    Following a critically acclaimed, sell-out three-month run at Chicago's Apollo Theater in 2015, Flying Elephant Productions is pleased to announce the return of the hit musical comedy THE BOOK OF MERMAN, featuring a book by Leo Schwartz and DC Cathro, music and lyrics by Leo Schwartz, direction by DC Cathro, music direction by Tyler Miles and choreography by Jenna Schoppe . THE BOOK OF MERMAN will play November 24, 2018 - January 6, 2019 at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont Ave. in Chicago.


  5. 'Every Show is Someone's Opening Night' - School of Rock's Lexie Dorsett SharpRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 7, 2018 |

    Actress Lexie Dorsett Sharp remembers very clearly when the father of a former castmate came backstage after an opening night during a national tour in which the two women were performing to wish them well and to express how much he enjoyed the show. "He was very excited to be there to celebrate our performance and to congratulate his daughter," she recalls.


  6. BWW Blog: Back to School - The Dos and Don'ts of?College AuditionsRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 31, 2018 |

    Going into college, your first audition can be daunting! You might feel like you have a lot of competition, but what you hopefully feel is that you have a community that will support you no matter what.


  7. Adelitas Way Sign Management Deal with FM Music Management; Announce Tour in Support of FOZZYRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 22, 2018 |

    ADELITAS WAY, whose hard work ethic has made them a household name, have entered into a management deal with FM Music Management. The band will be joinging FM Music Management's impressive roster which includes Nonpoint, Kataklysm, Through Fire, Royal Bliss, Deadset Society, Keith Wallen, Spoken and more.


  8. Nina Simone's Four Women Makes Its Atlanta Debut On True Colors' StageRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 20, 2018 |

    Artistic Director Kenny Leon and True Colors Theatre Company are thrilled to present Christina Ham 's Nina Simone: Four Women beginning this September. In its Atlanta debut, Nina Simone: Four Women, directed by Michele Shay , brings to life the four women from the play's namesake song, giving voice to "Aunt Sarah", "Sephronia", "Sweet Thing", and "Peaches".


  9. Fun Home and More Included in Terrific New Theatre's Season 33Read the original story w/Photo

    Jul 10, 2018 |

    On the bill for the upcoming season are two musicals, two comedies, a drama based on an actual historical event, and one production yet to be determined. It is a TNT tradition to include a TBD teaser in the season announcement.


  10. Southern and Hungry Returns to Celebrate the Food and People of the South on 7/30 on Cooking ChannelRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 2, 2018 |

    Born-and-bred Southerners Damaris Phillips and Rutledge Wood are obsessed with every aspect of Southern food, from the restaurants and recipes to the culture and people behind it. In the eight-episode return of their series Southern and Hungry, food expert Damaris and NASCAR personality Rutledge take a road trip through the region stopping at beloved food spots that represent the tradition and innovation of the South.


  11. BWW Review: Theatrics and Comedy are Alive in 'Rosencrantz and...Read the original story w/Photo

    Jun 23, 2018 |

    In the William Shakespeare 's classic tragedy "Hamlet", the duo of Rosencrantz and Guildenstern, are the toss away characters charged with spying on the Danish prince. They are the hapless fools.


  12. BWW Review: Shirley Valentine Takes a Hilarious Leap into the Unknown at Terrific New TheatreRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 15, 2018 |

    Terrific New Theatre is offering a must see performance of the one woman play "Shirley Valentine" by Willy Russell . Actress Dolores Hydock delivers a cheerful performance with well crafted character nuances.


  13. ESPN Leads All Networks with NFL Draft Round 1 TelecastRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 30, 2018 |

    ESPN, ESPN2 and ESPN DEPORTES combined to deliver a total live audience of 5,473,000 viewers for its Round 1 telecast of the 2018 NFL Draft, according to Nielsen. Coverage peaked from 8:30-9 p.m. with 6,420,000 viewers.


  14. Blockbuster Newsboys United Tour Adds Summer LegRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 10, 2018 |

    Playing to capacity audiences across the U.S. this spring, the "Newsboys United Tour" will extend its history-making run through the summer, it was announced today. A slate of nearly 20 new shows kicks off in June, once again bringing current Newsboys members Michael Tait, Duncan Phillips, Jeff Frankenstein and Jody Davis together with former bandmates Peter Furler and Phil Joel for "all the hits... under one roof... for one tour."


  15. Arcade Fire's Everything Now Continued Wins Juno Album of the Year + Toronto Date AddedRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 26, 2018 |

    Fresh off a Saturday Night Live appearance showcasing "their performatively melodramatic, driving rock... enduring power" and the JUNO Awards where the band won Album of the Year, performed and accepted the International Achievement Award, Arcade Fire has confirmed a new Toronto date on the Everything Now Continued tour. The Toronto show takes place Sunday July 22nd at Budweiser Stage.


  16. VIDEO: PVRIS Release Live Acoustic Video for HEAVENRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 22, 2018 |

    Today, PVRIS released the live acoustic video for their hit single, "Heaven," which appears on their sophomore full-length studio album, All We Know of Heaven, All We Need of Hell . The record hit #5 on Billboard's Rock Chart, #1 on Billboard's Emerging Artists Chart, and has been praised in the press by the likes of Alternative Press, Kerrang!, Rock Sound, NME, and more.


  17. Soulful Artist Nicole Atkins Announces Spring 2018 TourRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 21, 2018 |

    Nicole Atkins, who released her new album 'Goodnight Rhonda Lee' through Single Lock last year, has announced Spring 2018 tour dates, including the Shovels & Rope-curated High Water Festival.


  18. the Watsons Go to Birmingham 1963 to Get West Coast PremiereRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 31, 2018 |

    Black History Month is a prime time to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s assassination in Memphis, TN. What better way to honor this historical event than by attending the West Coast Premier theatrical production of The Watsons Go To Birmingham - 1963.


  19. Andy McKee Comes to the Dr. Phillips CenterRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 8, 2018 |

    Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts in association with AEG Presents announce Andy McKee. With his signature live energy and exceptional skill, McKee magically transforms the steel string guitar into a full orchestra on Saturday, March 10, 2018 at 8 p.m. Tickets go on sale to the general public Friday, January 12, 2018 at 10 a.m. Tickets start at $29.50 and may be purchased online at , by calling 844.513.2014 or by visiting the Dr. Phillips Center Box Office at 445 S. Magnolia Avenue between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, or 12 p.m. and 4 p.m. Saturday.


  20. Hottest Articles on BWW 12/12/2017 - 12/19/2017Read the original story

    Dec 19, 2017 |

    Below are's most popular articles from 12/12/2017 - 12/19/2017. Catch up below on anything that you might have missed from the past week on! Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 12/15 - BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, ANNIE, and More! by BWW Special - December 15, 2017 BroadwayWorld presents a comprehensive weekly roundup of regional stories around our Broadway World, which include videos, editor spotlights, regional reviews and more.


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