Al Green News

Date Of Birth:
April 13, 1946 (68)
Birth Place:
Forrest City, AR, USA
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Tom Hanks, Sting, Lily Tomlin Among 37th Annual KENNEDY CENTER Honorees
by TV News Desk - Sep 04, 2014

Singer Al Green; actor and filmmaker Tom Hanks; ballerina Patricia McBride; singer-songwriter Sting; and comedienne Lily Tomlin will receive honors for 2014 on THE 37TH ANNUAL KENNEDY CENTER HONORS (more...)

Photo Flash: Saturday Intermission Pics, Aug 16 - ROCKY Says Farewell and More!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2014

It's Saturday, and that means it's time for BroadwayWorld's 'Saturday Intermission Pics' roundup. Today's photos come from the casts of ROCKY, BULLETS OVER BROADWAY, PHANTOM OF THE OPERA, THE LION KING, AVENUE Q, 50 SHADES! THE MUSICAL, ATOMIC, THE BOOK OF MORMON, LES MISERABLES, CABARET and more! (more...)

Jody Gerson Named Chairman & CEO of Universal Music Publishing Group
by BWW News Desk - Aug 01, 2014

Universal Music Group (UMG), the world's leading music company, announced today that it has appointed Jody Gerson as Chairman and CEO of the company's music publishing division, Universal Music Publishing Group (UMPG), effective January 1, 2015. (more...)

Jake Simpson to Bring ISN'T HE LOVELY to Martinis Above Fourth, 8/7
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2014

On Thursday, August 7 at 8:00 PM, Martinis Above Fourth Table + Stage in San Diego is presenting R & B Soul Singer, Star Search Winner and "Oprah Discovered" Jake Simpson in "Isn't He Lovely - A Look back at the Wondrous Life of Stevie Wonder." (more...)

Amazon Expands Prime Music Selection: Hundreds of Thousands of Songs and Hundreds of Prime Playlists Added
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2014

"The response we've had to Prime Music has far exceeded our expectations and we're excited to make Prime Music even more valuable for Prime members," said Steve Boom, VP of Digital Music for Amazon. "Prime Music was introduced just over a month ago and we've already significantly expanded the Prime Music catalog. Prime members have been telling us how much they love Prime Playlists, so we're also pleased to offer hundreds of great new playlists to make it easier to enjoy the best of Prime Music." (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Jul 09, 2014


'THE URINAL DIALOGUES' Set to Premier at the Al Green Theatre 7/2
by Toronto Newsdesk - Jun 26, 2014

Where are men most vulnerable? That's not just a joke about anatomy, though it does sit nicely with the theme of Mark H. Albert's THE URINAL DIALOGUES, a fictional expose of what men would say if they let their guard down at the same time as their flies. Catch the conversation at the Al Green Theatre July 2-13 as part of the Toronto Fringe Festival.Tickets for this bathroom comedy about finding camaraderie are available beginning June 12 via www.fringetoronto.com, by telephone at 416-966-1062 (ext.1), or at the door. (more...)

Elvis Presley's Graceland & City of Memphis Gear Up for 60th Anniversary of Rock 'N' Roll
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2014

The yearlong celebration to commemorate Elvis' first professional recording kicks into high gear during the Independence Day weekend as Memphis and Elvis Presley's Graceland celebrate 60 years of rock 'n' roll. (more...)

Michael Cerveris and Laura Osnes to Join Randy Newman in Encores! FAUST: THE CONCERT, July 1
by BWW News Desk - Jun 11, 2014

Michael Cerveris, Isaiah Johnson, Randy Newman, Laura Osnes, Vonda Shepard, Brooklyn Shuck, Tony Vincent and Broadway Inspirational Voices have been cast in Randy Newman's Faust: The Concert, which will be performed on July 1 as the second Encores! Off-Center presentation of the 2014 season. Faust will be directed by Thomas Kail and choreographed by Marcos Santana. Jeanine Tesori is the Encores! Off-Center artistic director; Chris Fenwick is its music director. (more...)

THE URINAL DIALOGUES to Run 7/2-13 at Toronto Fringe
by BWW News Desk - Jun 05, 2014

Where are men most vulnerable? That's not just a joke about anatomy, though it does sit nicely with the theme of Mark H. Albert's THE URINAL DIALOGUES, a fictional expose of what men would say if they let their guard down at the same time as their flies. Catch the conversation at the Al Green Theatre July 2-13 as part of the Toronto Fringe Festival. Tickets for this bathroom comedy about finding camaraderie are available beginning June 12 via www.fringetoronto.com, by telephone at 416-966-1062 (ext.1), or at the door. (more...)

SoundExchange Launches 'Project72' Campaign in Support of The RESPECT Act
by BWW News Desk - May 29, 2014

WASHINGTON, May 29, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ SoundExchange was joined by dozens of recording artists today to launch 'Project72,' a campaign to ensure equal treatment for musicians and rights holders with sound recordings made prior to 1972 from digital radio. Project72 is launching in conjunction with today's introduction of The RESPECT Act, by Representatives George Holding (R-NC) and John Conyers (D-MI). Their legislation would require digital radio services to pay royalties to pre-1972 artists when their music is played by companies that use the statutory license administered by SoundExchange. (more...)

Boz Scaggs Plays Merriam Theater Tonight
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2014

Rock legend Boz Scaggs brings The Memphis Tour to Philadelphia in support of recent album release, Memphis (March 2013), tonight, May 10 at 8 p.m. in the Merriam Theater. (more...)

SONY/Legacy Recordings to Release New Willie Nelson Album 'Band of Brothers', 6/17
by BWW News Desk - May 06, 2014

Legacy Recordings is proud to announce the release of Band of Brothers, the new Willie Nelson studio album premiering 14 performances (more...)

CODY CHESNUTT Now on Tour
by BWW News Desk - May 03, 2014

Neo-soul artist, Cody ChesnuTT, was best known for his 2002 critically acclaimed, edgy debut album, The Headphone Masterpiece. (more...)

Nicholas Parsons, Scott Alan, Mitch Winehouse and More Set for The Hippodrome, May-June 2014
by BWW News Desk - May 01, 2014

The Hippodrome's live entertainment programme continues with a varied offering of music, burlesque, cabaret and more including a four night run from popular US songwriter Scott Alan, a concert celebrating the best of The Great British Musicals hosted by Nicholas Parsons, an exclusive preview of award-winning singer Sarah Jane Morris' new album, and the return of Mitch Winehouse's monthly residency in aid of The Amy Winehouse Foundation which will feature an array of very special guests. (more...)

Paul Rodgers to Play 'Royal Sessions Live' Performance at The Town Hall, 6/19
by BWW News Desk - May 01, 2014

Iconic vocalist, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, Paul Rodgers (Bad Company, Free, The Firm, Queen + Paul Rodgers), has announced a one-time special show on Thursday, June 19 at New York City's historic venue, Town Hall. This singular performance will feature Rodgers --along with the all-star Memphis studio musicians that recorded The Royal Sessions at Memphis' storied Royal Studios-- performing a full set of the classic soul and R&B songs released in February to critical and fan acclaim. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Ft. Myers/Naples - Week of 4/27/2014
by BWW - Apr 27, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/27/2014 for Ft. Myers/Naples (more...)

ROCK OF AGES Producer Matthew Weaver Planning Broadway Stage Adaptation of Variety Show SOUL TRAIN
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2014

Tony Award Nominated Producer Matthew Weaver (Rock of Ages) of MediaWeaver Entertainment - a movie, TV and stage production company - has acquired the theatrical stage rights to the trailblazing musical variety television series Soul Train. Created in 1970 by visionary Don Cornelius, Soul Train famously introduced the world to generations of new music and a whole new series of dance moves and styles on a weekly basis. Weaver acquired the rights from Soul Train Holdings, LLC. Weaver is now in talks with theater and film notables to come on board as the creative team for the Broadway production. (more...)

Boz Scaggs to Play Merriam Theater, 5/10
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2014

Rock legend Boz Scaggs brings The Memphis Tour to Philadelphia in support of recent album release, Memphis (March 2013), on Saturday, May 10 at 8 p.m. in the Merriam Theater. (more...)

Alexander Showcase Theatre to Present THE MYSTERY OF EDWIN DROOD, Begin. 5/2
by BWW News Desk - Apr 07, 2014

Toronto based Alexander Showcase Theatre will perform "The Mystery of Edwin Drood" from May 2-4 & 8-11 at the Al Green Theatre in the Miles Nadal JCC (750 Spadina Ave.). Tickets are available now at www.alexandershowcasetheatre.com, by emailing tickets@alexandershowcasetheatre.com, or by calling (416) 324-1259. (more...)

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