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Centenary Stage Company Poised to Melt Away the Winter with January THAW MUSIC FESTIVAL.Centenary Stage Company Poised to Melt Away the Winter with January THAW MUSIC FESTIVAL.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2016

Centenary Stage Company plans to heat things up this winter with their annualJanuary Thaw Music Festival. This year's features three exciting performances during the month of January in the Sitnik Theater of the Lackland Performing Arts Center. The festival includes;The HooDoo LoungersonSaturday, January 14 at 8pm;Sweet Plantain QuartetonSaturday, January 28 at 8pmand3hree for Louis: A Tribute to Louis ArmstrongonSunday, January 22 at 2pm. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Marty Allen Brings HELLO DERE To Boca Black BoxPhoto Coverage: Marty Allen Brings HELLO DERE To Boca Black Box
by Stephen Sorokoff - Dec 5, 2016

Remember in the golden era of live night club shows when the star of the show had a great opening act? A Boca Raton audience got a double dose of entertainment last night as legendary actor, comedian, (and if you didn't know it WW ll hero) Marty Allen brought his show to the Boca Black Box. In true show biz tradition the audience was warmed up, or more accurately put thrilled and fired up by the exciting vocalist pianist, and songwriter, Karon Kate Backwell. She possesses all the excitement and talents of a Wayne Newton, Jerry Lee Lewis and Celine Dion. The audience gave her a standing ovation and so did her husband of 31 years Marty Allen. (more...)

Cheryl Ann Allen Will Star in Pair of Shows in the Upcoming Months in NYCCheryl Ann Allen Will Star in Pair of Shows in the Upcoming Months in NYC
by BWW News Desk - Nov 9, 2016

Cheryl Ann Allen will star in two shows this November and December. OnNovember 12 at 3PMshe will bring back her beloved one woman tributeSophie Tucker In Personat theZiegfeld Societyat Lang Hall at Hunter College, 69thand Lexington. Tickets are $23 and available by visitingtheziegfeldsociety.com. Ms. Allen will also return to the stage with her new show she recently debuted called,I'm A New Yorkerwritten and directed byIan Finkel.I'm A New Yorkerwill be performed at Don't Tell Mama's (343 West 46thStreet) on Tuesday, November 29 and Wednesday, December 14 at 6:30pm. Tickets are $18 (plus a two-drink minimum). For information and reservations visitwww.donttellmamanyc.com. She will be accompanied by talented Joel Martin on piano for both shows. (more...)

Erik Ehn's New Experimental Drama CLOVER to Play La MaMaErik Ehn's New Experimental Drama CLOVER to Play La MaMa
by BWW News Desk - Nov 8, 2016

La MaMa presents Clover, a new experimental theater drama about America's history of violence by Erik Ehn, directed by Glory Kadigan with original music by Maya Solovey and original puppet design & puppetry direction by Jeanette Oi-Suk Yew. Performances will be staged at the First Floor Theatre at La MaMa, 74a East 4th Street, New York, NY 10003 from December 1-16, 2016. (more...)

Miller Theatre to Open Jazz Series with Vijay Iyer TrioMiller Theatre to Open Jazz Series with Vijay Iyer Trio
by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2016

Miller Theatre at Columbia University School of the Artsopens the 2016-17 Jazz series with theVijay Iyer Trio, featuringVijay Iyer, piano,Stephan Crump, bass, andTyshawn Sorey, drums, onToday, October 22, 2016, 8:00 p.m. atMiller Theatre (2960 Broadway at 116th Street). (more...)

Miller Theatre Opens 2016-17 Composer Portraits with JOHN ZORNMiller Theatre Opens 2016-17 Composer Portraits with JOHN ZORN
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2016

As prolific as he is provocative, John Zorn returns toComposer Portraitswith five new works, all slated to receive their world premiere performances. A dream team of new music superstars comes together to give voice to Zorn's newest creations, affirming once more the depth and breadth of his musical palette, which draws on punk, jazz, klezmer, classical, and other genres-spanning continents and centuries. (more...)

Photo Flash: The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey Presents RICHARD IIIPhoto Flash: The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey Presents RICHARD III
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2016

Since the recent discovery of the remains of the real Richard III, both the real life monarch and Shakespeare's monstrous version of him have been much talked about - his arch-villain of all villains - the intense, discontented, crippled, larger than life "protagonist," Richard, Duke of Gloucester dominates this seething history from start to finish. Paul Mullins who played the title role ten years ago, directs.Running in conjunction with the First Folio exhibit in October. (more...)

Photo Coverage: The Friars Club Celebrates The Borscht BeltPhoto Coverage: The Friars Club Celebrates The Borscht Belt
by Stephen Sorokoff - Sep 27, 2016

Freddie Roman, of Catskills On Broadway fame and past Dean of the Friars Club was the MC of a Borscht Belt evening in the Jerry Lewis Monastery last night and BroadwayWorld was there. (more...)

Miller Theatre to Open Jazz Series with Vijay Iyer TrioMiller Theatre to Open Jazz Series with Vijay Iyer Trio
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2016

Miller Theatre at Columbia University School of the Artsopens the 2016-17 Jazz series with theVijay Iyer Trio, featuringVijay Iyer, piano,Stephan Crump, bass, andTyshawn Sorey, drums, onSaturday, October 22, 2016, 8:00 p.m. atMiller Theatre (2960 Broadway at 116th Street). (more...)

Cheryl Ann Allen to Star in I'M A NEW YORKER at Don't Tell Mama'sCheryl Ann Allen to Star in I'M A NEW YORKER at Don't Tell Mama's
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2016

Cheryl Ann Allen will return to the stage with a new show entitled I'm A New Yorker written and directed by Ian Finkel. I'm A New Yorker will debut at Don't Tell Mama's (343 West 46th Street) today, September 14 at 6:30. (more...)

Miller Theatre Opens 2016-17 Composer Portraits with JOHN ZORNMiller Theatre Opens 2016-17 Composer Portraits with JOHN ZORN
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2016

As prolific as he is provocative, John Zorn returns toComposer Portraitswith five new works, all slated to receive their world premiere performances. A dream team of new music superstars comes together to give voice to Zorn's newest creations, affirming once more the depth and breadth of his musical palette, which draws on punk, jazz, klezmer, classical, and other genres-spanning continents and centuries. (more...)

Cheryl Ann Allen to Star in I'M A NEW YORKER at Don't Tell Mama'sCheryl Ann Allen to Star in I'M A NEW YORKER at Don't Tell Mama's
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2016

Cheryl Ann Allen will return to the stage with a new show entitled I'm A New Yorker written and directed by Ian Finkel. I'm A New Yorker will debut at Don't Tell Mama's (343 West 46th Street) on Wednesday, September 14 at 6:30. (more...)

HAMILTON bate el record con 16 nominaciones a los Premios TonyHAMILTON bate el record con 16 nominaciones a los Premios Tony
by Juan-Jose Gonzalez - May 3, 2016

Hoy se han anunciado las nominaciones a la 70 Edicion de los Premios Tony y el musical HAMILTON ha batido el record con 16 nominaciones (more...)

Steve Isom, Maria Knasel & More to Lead COCA's SWALLOWS AND AMAZONSSteve Isom, Maria Knasel & More to Lead COCA's SWALLOWS AND AMAZONS
by BWW News Desk - Dec 30, 2013

COCA recently announced the cast and production team for its upcoming production of Swallows and Amazons. The cast includes professional St. Louis actors Steve Isom (AEA), Maria Knasel (AEA), Taylor Pietz and Pete Winfrey, as well as members of the COCA Theatre Company (CTC). (more...)

Amina Claudine Myers to Play Roulette, 12/14Amina Claudine Myers to Play Roulette, 12/14
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2013

Roulette presents a pioneer, a virtuoso, and a legend, Amina Claudine Myers, December 14, 8pm. Myers has paved a musical career that embraces jazz, blues, classical, gospel, and world music traditions while maintaining an unmistakable voice on piano, as a vocalist, and as a composer of the highest order. In a special intimate concert, Myers surveys her extraordinary career and songbook, along with selections from her new CD Augmented Variations (on Blue Music Group), in a solo piano and vocal performance: a journey through through the past and into the future through reflection, reinterpretation, and renewal of the creative fire and spirit. (more...)

Fiona Shaw Stars in US Debut of THE RIME OF THE ANCIENT MARINER at BAM, Now thru 12/22Fiona Shaw Stars in US Debut of THE RIME OF THE ANCIENT MARINER at BAM, Now thru 12/22
by BWW News Desk - Dec 10, 2013

The Rime of the Ancient Mariner by Samuel Taylor Coleridge and directed by Phyllida Lloyd, composed by Mel Mercier, with lighting design by Jean Kalman and Mike Gunning, set design by Chloe Obolensky and choreography by Kim Brandstrup, will play the BAM Harvey Theater (651 Fulton St), tonight, December 10 - 22, 2013 as part of the Next Wave Festival. (more...)

Fiona Shaw to Star in US Debut of THE RIME OF THE ANCIENT MARINER at BAM, 12/10-22Fiona Shaw to Star in US Debut of THE RIME OF THE ANCIENT MARINER at BAM, 12/10-22
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2013

The inimitable Olivier Award winner and Tony Award nominee Fiona Shaw (Medea, 2002 Next Wave; Happy Days, 2008 Spring Season; John Gabriel Borkman, 2011 Spring Season) and dancer Daniel Hay-Gordon perform one of the best loved poems in the English language, Samuel Taylor Coleridge's epic The Rime of the Ancient Mariner, under the acclaimed direction of Phyllida Lloyd. This fiery, pared-down adaption of the 215-year-old tale tells of consequences paid while marooned at sea and of man's wanderings throughout the world in search of meaning. (more...)

BWW Reviews:  RICHARD II, The RSC, Stratford-upon-AvonBWW Reviews: RICHARD II, The RSC, Stratford-upon-Avon
by Debra Charlton - Oct 22, 2013

For his first production as Artistic Director at the Royal Shakespeare Company, Gregory Doran has staged a remarkable rendering of the historical drama RICHARD II. Directing a dream cast that includes veteran classical performers David Tennant, Jane Lapotaire, Michael Pennington and Oliver Ford Davies, Doran's production combines keen storytelling clarity and visual inventiveness. (more...)

Shakespeare in the Parking Lot to Present RICHARD III, 8/1-17Shakespeare in the Parking Lot to Present RICHARD III, 8/1-17
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2013

To commemorate the bones of Richard III being found in an English parking lot, The Drilling Company will present Shakespeare's tragedy of the crook-back king August 1 to 17 in the Municipal Parking Lot at the corner of Ludlow and Broome Streets as the concluding production of the 2013 season of Shakespeare in the Parking Lot. Hamilton Clancy, Artistic Director, will direct and Alessandro Colla will be featured as the king. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Impressive OTHER PEOPLE'S MONEY at Vermont's Oldcastle TheatreBWW Reviews: Impressive OTHER PEOPLE'S MONEY at Vermont's Oldcastle Theatre
by Larry Murray - Jun 23, 2013

When the discussion moves beyond making money to the price that is paid for dismantling a company for profit, the full horror and shallowness of the practice is exposed. Never has a 25 year old play been so relevant. (more...)

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