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Baltimore Symphony Orchestra

Baltimore Symphony Orchestra Turns 100, Plans Sutton Foster, ‘Hairspray’ & ‘Peter and the Wolf’ for New Century >>

The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra turned 100-years-old last night and they celebrated big with special guest, violinist Joshua Bell. If you missed the party don’t worry. The party isn’t over. The BSO has plenty of big events planned for this year including concerts with Broadway’s Sutton Foster ('Thoroughly Modern Millie,' 'Anything Goes'), 'Hairspray' in concert as well as performances of 'Peter and the Wolf ' and 'Porgy and Bess.' That is just a small sample of what the BSO has in store for guest this year.

J.K. Rowling Announces the Return of 'Harry Potter' a West End Play!

JK Rowling Announces New ‘Harry Potter’ Book Based on 'Cursed Child’ Play Script >>

London's West End is gearing up for the upcoming 'Harry Potter and The Cursed Child'play coming out this July. Well even if you can't make it across the pond to see the show, have no fear. J.K.Rowling will be releasing a new book in the Potter series based on the script for the play. The book will consist of a rehearsal edition of the play, which will later be replaced with the final product.

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Jeremy McCarthy Takes You In the Room Where it Happened [HAMILTON] >>

You might have not been able to be in the room where it happened but Jeremy McCarther was and he is telling everyone all about it. MaCarthur co-authored the upcoming book, 'Hamilton the Revolution,' alongside the musical’s creator Lin-Manuel Miranda. The book written in the style of something from Alexander Hamilton’s era, includes annotated lyrics and a history of the Hamilton himself.


Seth Rudetsky Tries to Remember ‘The Fantasticks’ Before New Musical ‘Disaster!’ Opens On Broadway >>

Seth Rudetsky knows a things or two about musical theater. It is pretty much his entire life. If you listen to SiriusXM 'On Broadway' (and you should) than you have very likely heard one of Rudetsky’s many shows where he either playing his favorite Broadway tunes or recalling some his of his favorite moments in theater history. When is not busy with the channel 'On Broadway,' Seth is preparing for his upcoming show Disaster! which is coming to Broadway. But that is not all. Rudetsky regularly pens a column for Playbill where he shares some his many experiences “Onstage and Backstage.” Recently, Seth tried shared a story will resonate with all of us who have been stuck in September at some point in our lives. Check out the report below to see what Rudetsky remembers about his time in 'The Fantasticks.'

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Dan Schlosberg Rearranges 'Lucia di Lammermoor’ Score for Heartbeat Opera Festival >>

The Heartbeat Opera has announced the return of its annual Spring Festival slated for mid-March. The ten-day event will feature a new 90-minute adaptation of three act tragedy of Gaetano Donizetti's 'Lucia di Lammermoor' with a new arrangement of the score by Invisible Anatomy's Dan Schlosberg along with Henry Purcell's 'Dido' and Aeneas' and new series COLLABORET.

Alan Cumming

‘Alan Cumming Sings Sappy Songs’: Broadway Fav Releases New Record with Covers of Stephen Sondheim & Miley Cyrus >>

Broadway favorite Alan Cumming is a about to get really sappy. The famed 'Cabaret' Emcee and former X-Men member is about to release his brand new solo album, Alan Cumming Sings Sappy Songs. In the brand new album recorded live at NYC’s Café Carlyle,Cummings covers a wide range of music from Stephen Sondheim to Miley Cyrus.If you like that news than you are going to love this. In celebration of the new record Alan Cumming is also going to have a few friends over to Sing Sappy Songs with him at his February 9 Carnegie Hall performance.

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Josh Groban Wears Extra Underwear for Broadway Debut? >>

While Josh Groban might take his career seriously, that seems to be about it. The 34-year-old native of L.A. recently joked that he will more than likely need several pairs of underpants to get through his Broadway debut in 'Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812.' In fact, Kat Dennings' jokester of a boyfriend recently revealed that he would love to star in a raunchy foul mouthed comedy someday, but seriously doubts his management team is ever going to allow that to happen.


Siriusxm’s On Broadway Host Seth Rudetsky Talks New Musical ‘Disaster!’ with Faith Prince, Roger Bart and Adam Pascal >>

Who would have thought that a Broadway disaster could be a good thing? Seth Rudetsky for one.The Siriusxm On Broadway host is bringing his new musical, 'Disaster!' to life this spring. Written by Rudetsky and Jack Plotnick, the upcoming show features an all star cast, including Faith Prince, Roger Bart and Adam Pascal.

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‘American Horror Story’ and Star Trek Vet Zachary Quinto’s New Off-Broadway Play ‘Smokefall’ Opening In Feb >>

Fans of 'American Horror Story' might still be shaking their fist in the air and writing letters to Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk begging them to bring Zachary Quinto back to the anthology series. However, they shouldn’t hold their breath. Quinto has made a commitment to do more theater. Now Quinto is getting ready for the open of his new off-Broadway play, 'Smokefall.' This coming off of a successful run on Broadway in the 2013 revival of 'The Glass Menagerie.'

Louis Armstrong

Louis Armstrong Museum Opens New Hot Five Exhibit Celebrating Jazz Greats During Black History Month >>

In celebration of Black History Month, the Louis Armstrong House Museum are honoring Louis Armstrong and His Hot Five with an all new exhibit: Hotter Than That –- 90 Years of Louis Armstrong and His Hot Five. The Hot Five has been lauded as the most influential band in jazz history and their recordings stayed a favorite with Armstrong throughout his storied career.

Glenn Kotche

Glen Kotche to Perform with SO Percussion at Carnegie Hall >>

For years he has been known as the awe inspiring drummer of Wilco, but in his latest series of compositions, the Drumkit Quartets, Glenn Kotche teams with Sō Percussion. To celebrate the announcement, Kotch and Sō Percussion have announced that they will be performing some of the new songs along with other original works at Carnegie Hall next month in addition to making "Drumkit Quartet #54" available for streaming online.

Dance Moms

New ‘Dance Moms’ Spoilers: Abby Lee and Sia Star Maddie Ziegler Leaving Show? >>

Tonight’s Lifetime’s hit reality series 'Dance Moms' is all new. Recently it has been rumored that Sia music video prodagody Maddie Ziegler will be leaving the series after Season 6. Meanwhile, Abby Lee Miller has also opened up about problems with producers, meaning she might be absent from the show in the near future.

The Arts Effect

Arts Effect Presents ‘SLUT the Play’ and New Male Companion Piece ‘NOW THAT WE’RE MEN’ at Dixon Place >>

The Arts Effect is getting ready to bring their new production SLUT the Play to the Dixon Place in New York. A new male companion piece, NOW THAT WE’RE MEN will also be debuting alongside the groundbreaking production for a short run.


SiriusXM Seth Rudetsky's New Jukebox Musical ‘Disaster on Broadway’ with Roger Bart, Adam Pascal & Faith Prince Previews in Feb >>

SiriusXM On Broadway host and living Broadway encyclopedia, Seth Rudetsky is gearing to bring his new musical, 'Disaster,' to the Great White Way. The new jukebox musical, a parody of 70’s disaster films, was written by Rudetsky and Jack Plotnick, stars some of Broadway’s finest, including Roger Bart, Kevin Chamberlin, Faith Prince, Adam Pascal and many, many more. Disaster goes into previews early Feb before a March opening.

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SiriusXM Honors ‘Lazarus’ David Bowie with New Channel Featuring ‘Blackstar’ & Covers Songs >>

SiriusXM radio Channel 30 has currently been taken over by tributes to David Bowie. The iconic rocker and actor passed away earlier this week after battling cancer. Now you can hear some of his greatest hits spanning his entire career up to the his farewell release 'Blackstar' streaming on satellite radio. The channel is also playing cover tracks of some of Bowie’s best from artist like Barbra Streisand, The Red Hot Chili Peppers, Nirvana and the late Scott Weiland as well as many more. Check out the report below for all the info. Songs from Bowie’s legendary catalog also live on in the form of the off-Broadway jukebox musical 'Lazarus' starring 'Dexter 'and 'Hedwig' star Michael C. Hall.

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