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BWW Interview: The COPA Palm Springs Rings in the Holidays in Style with a Vocal Superstar, 12/20! A Conversation with Nita Whitaker!BWW Interview: The COPA Palm Springs Rings in the Holidays in Style with a Vocal Superstar, 12/20! A Conversation with Nita Whitaker!
by David Green - Dec 19, 2014

Stage, television and film chaunteuse Nita Whitaker brings a very special holiday show to the COPA Palm Springs for one night only - December 20 at 8:00 pm. The former Miss Louisiana and Hall of Fame Star Search Grand Champion Winner has shared the stage with the likes of Barbra Streisand, Andrea Bocelli, Michael Bolton, Patti Austin, Broadway legend Ben Vereen, Josh Groban, Michael Buble' and Chris Botti, to name a few. She recently penned her first award winning memoir titled, 'Finding My Voice: My Journey through Grief to Grace' and produced her newest CD release just in time for the holidays. I had the chance to chat with Ms. Whitaker as she was preparing for her holiday concert at The Copa. Here are a few excerpts from that conversation: (more...)

STARS OF DAVID World Premiere Recording, Featuring Donna Vivino, Alex Brightman and More, Released TodaySTARS OF DAVID World Premiere Recording, Featuring Donna Vivino, Alex Brightman and More, Released Today
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2014

Yellow Sound Label has announced the release of the world premiere recording of Stars of David today, December 16 on iTunes and Amazon.com. The album is produced by Michael Croiter (Matilda, Heathers, Big Fish) and Executive Produced by Daryl Roth, featuring the talents of Alex Brightman, Joanna Glushak, Janet Metz, Brad Oscar, Alan Schmuckler, Aaron Serotsky, and Donna Vivino. The album features original musical material by Marilyn and Alan Bergman; Susan Birkenhead; Michael Friedman; Amanda Green; Marvin Hamlisch; Sheldon Harnick; Tom Kitt; Richard Maltby, Jr. and David Shire; Duncak Sheik and Steven Sater; Nathan Tysen and Chris Miller; and Jeanine Tesori. (more...)

STARS OF DAVID World Premiere Recording, Featuring Donna Vivino, Alex Brightman & More, Set for Release Next WeekSTARS OF DAVID World Premiere Recording, Featuring Donna Vivino, Alex Brightman & More, Set for Release Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Dec 11, 2014

Yellow Sound Label has announced the release of the world premiere recording of Stars of David on December 16 on iTunes and Amazon.com The album is produced by Michael Croiter (Matilda, Heathers, Big Fish) and Executive Produced by Daryl Roth, featuring the talents of Alex Brightman, Joanna Glushak, Janet Metz, Brad Oscar, Alan Schmuckler, Aaron Serotsky, and Donna Vivino. The album features original musical material by Marilyn and Alan Bergman; Susan Birkenhead; Michael Friedman; Amanda Green; Marvin Hamlisch; Sheldon Harnick; Tom Kitt; Richard Maltby, Jr. and David Shire; Duncak Sheik and Steven Sater; Nathan Tysen and Chris Miller; and Jeanine Tesori. (more...)

YENTL Blu-Ray Special Edition Now Available For Pre-Order, Out 12/9YENTL Blu-Ray Special Edition Now Available For Pre-Order, Out 12/9
by Pat Cerasaro - Dec 3, 2014

Order YENTL on Blu-ray now! (more...)

STARS OF DAVID: STORY TO SONG to Launch 6-City Florida Tour in Fort LauderdaleSTARS OF DAVID: STORY TO SONG to Launch 6-City Florida Tour in Fort Lauderdale
by BWW News Desk - Nov 25, 2014

STARS OF DAVID: STORY TO SONG, a new musical revue based on the best-selling book by Abigail Pogrebin, is announced by Tony Award winning producer Daryl Roth, to launch an extensive 6-city Florida tour, premiering December 23 through January 4, at Fort Lauderdale's Broward Center for the Performing Arts. (more...)

SOUND OFF World Premiere First Listen: Barbra Streisand's PARTNERS Is The Whole PieSOUND OFF World Premiere First Listen: Barbra Streisand's PARTNERS Is The Whole Pie
by Pat Cerasaro - Sep 11, 2014

Today we are thrilled to be the very first to review the new duets album from legendary stage and screen icon Barbra Streisand, PARTNERS. (more...)

Alan Bergman, Bruce Broughton & More to Join Michael Feinstein & the Pasadena POPS for ASCAP's Centennial Celebration, 8/16Alan Bergman, Bruce Broughton & More to Join Michael Feinstein & the Pasadena POPS for ASCAP's Centennial Celebration, 8/16
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2014

A who's who of Hollywood's music elite is coming out to play with Michael Feinstein at the Pasadena POPS' August 16th Hooray for Hollywood concert, presented in partnership with the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) at the LA Arboretum. Four of ASCAP's top film composers and lyricists will perform their hit music with the POPS: Alan Bergman ('Windmills of Your Mind,' with Marilyn Bergman and co-written with Michel Legrand, 1968 Oscar winner from The Thomas Crown Affair), Michael Giacchino (music from Up, winner of the 2010 Oscar for best original score), Bruce Broughton (music from Silverado, 1986 Oscar nominee for best original score) and Paul Williams ('Evergreen,' co-written with Barbra Streisand, 1976 Oscar winner from A Star Is Born). (more...)

Photo Coverage: Friars Club Remembers Music Publisher Frank MilitaryPhoto Coverage: Friars Club Remembers Music Publisher Frank Military
by Stephen Sorokoff - Jun 10, 2014

Frank Military the legendary music publisher whose imprint was on many of the hit songs over the last 45 years was memorialized by his son at the Friars Club yesterday. It was an emotional afternoon as many of the icons of the music world attended. (more...)

Photo Flash: THE SONGS OF OUR LIVES Concert Tributes Lamont Dozier and David CrosbyPhoto Flash: THE SONGS OF OUR LIVES Concert Tributes Lamont Dozier and David Crosby
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2014

"I'm in heaven," said Sean McNabb (bassist with House of Lords, Great White, and more), in reference to watching and meeting David Crosby. His sentiments seemed to be shared by the patrons of the 7th annual sold out "The Songs Of Our Lives" concert, benefiting The Fulfillment Fund, that paid tribute to two legendary songwriters: LAMONT DOZIER & DAVID CROSBY. Scroll down for photos from the concert! (more...)

Freda Payne & Former Supremes Join David Crosby in 7th ANNUAL SONGS OF OUR LIVES Concert, 6/7Freda Payne & Former Supremes Join David Crosby in 7th ANNUAL SONGS OF OUR LIVES Concert, 6/7
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2014

The Fulfillment Fund is proud to announce the 7th Annual "The Songs of Our Lives" concert, which will pay special tribute to the songs of internationally acclaimed Songwriter's Hall of Fame and Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Inductee, songwriter Lamont Dozier and the legendary Songwriter's Hall of Famer, two-time Rock & Roll Hall of Famer, singer-songwriter, David Crosby. "The Songs of Our Lives" is a benefit concert showcasing award-winning songwriters performing the hit songs they have written over the course of their career. The Songs of Our Lives provides a unique opportunity to experience these pieces as the songwriter envisioned them. The intimate setting of this event gives guests the chance to be up close and personal with these artists. Award-winning songwriter Charles Fox, a longtime Fulfillment Fund board member along with his wife Joan Fox, created "The Songs of Our Lives" as an opportunity to combine entertainment and philanthropy in a meaningful way to support the Fulfillment Fund's important work in the community. Songwriters who have participated in The Songs of Our Lives include Academy and Grammy Award winning songwriters such as Burt Bacharach, Carole Bayer Sager, Marilyn and Alan Bergman, Hal David, Mac Davis, Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds, David Foster, Steve Karmen, Jerry Leiber, Kenny Loggins, Barry Mann, Alan Rich, Mike Stoller, Cynthia Weil, Paul Williams, Bill Withers, and many others. Freda Payne as well as Scherrie Payne and Lynda Laurence (Formerly of The Supremes) have been added to the program as well. (more...)

Harold Green Jewish Theatre & AngelWalk Theatre Present Canadian Premiere of STARS OF DAVID, Now thru June 1Harold Green Jewish Theatre & AngelWalk Theatre Present Canadian Premiere of STARS OF DAVID, Now thru June 1
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2014

Harold Green Jewish Theatre and Angelwalk Theatre are excited to be working together in producing the Canadian Premiere of Stars of David. Fresh off its Off-Broadway run, this is the first major production of this exciting new musical, written by an all-star line-up of Broadway's best. (more...)

Disneynature's BEARS Generates Significant Support for National ParksDisneynature's BEARS Generates Significant Support for National Parks
by Movies News Desk - Apr 30, 2014

Thanks to support from moviegoers nationwide, Disneynature and the National Park Foundation (NPF) are celebrating the results of their conservation initiative tied to the new movie “Bears,” which is in theaters now. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Lucie Arnaz Brings SPRING IS HERE to Cafe CarlylePhoto Coverage: Lucie Arnaz Brings SPRING IS HERE to Cafe Carlyle
by Stephen Sorokoff - Apr 16, 2014

As the daughter of one of show business' most prominent couples, Lucille Ball & Desi Arnaz, Emmy Award-winning singer/actress Lucie Arnaz has forged a distinct career of her own. She has had starring roles on Broadway, television and film, and has won awards including an Emmy, a Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Award and an Outer Critics Circle Award. She brings her new show, Spring is Here, to The Carlyle for a limited five-night engagement, through April 19. (more...)

Lucie Arnaz Makes Cafe Carlyle Debut TonightLucie Arnaz Makes Cafe Carlyle Debut Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2014

As the daughter of one of show business' most prominent couples, Lucille Ball & Desi Arnaz, Emmy Award-winning singer/actress Lucie Arnaz has forged a distinct career of her own. She has had starring roles on Broadway, television and film, and has won awards including an Emmy, a Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Award and an Outer Critics Circle Award. She brings her new show, Spring is Here, to The Carlyle for a limited five-night engagement, tonight, April 15 through 19. (more...)

Harold Green Jewish Theatre Company & AngelWalk Theatre to Present Canadian Premiere of STARS OF DAVID, May 10-June 1Harold Green Jewish Theatre Company & AngelWalk Theatre to Present Canadian Premiere of STARS OF DAVID, May 10-June 1
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2014

Harold Green Jewish Theatre and Angelwalk Theatre are excited to be working together in producing the Canadian Premiere of Stars of David. Fresh off its Off-Broadway run, this is the first major production of this exciting new musical, written by an all-star line-up of Broadway's best. (more...)

The Fulfillment Fund's THE SONGS OF OUR LIVES Benefit to Pay Tribute to David Crosby and Lamont Dozier, 6/7The Fulfillment Fund's THE SONGS OF OUR LIVES Benefit to Pay Tribute to David Crosby and Lamont Dozier, 6/7
by BWW News Desk - Apr 9, 2014

The Fulfillment Fund has announced the 7th Annual 'The Songs of Our Lives' concert, which will pay special tribute to the songs of internationally acclaimed Songwriter's Hall of Fame and Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Inductee, songwriter Lamont Dozier and the legendary Songwriter's Hall of Famer, two-time Rock & Roll Hall of Famer, singer-songwriter, David Crosby. (more...)

Lucie Arnaz to Make Cafe Carlyle Debut, 4/15-19Lucie Arnaz to Make Cafe Carlyle Debut, 4/15-19
by BWW News Desk - Apr 1, 2014

As the daughter of one of show business' most prominent couples, Lucille Ball & Desi Arnaz, Emmy Award-winning singer/actress Lucie Arnaz has forged a distinct career of her own. She has had starring roles on Broadway, television and film, and has won awards including an Emmy, a Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Award and an Outer Critics Circle Award. She brings her new show, Spring is Here, to The Carlyle for a limited five-night engagement, April 15 through 19. (more...)

Joanne Tatham Set for Series of Shows at The Metropolitan Room this SpringJoanne Tatham Set for Series of Shows at The Metropolitan Room this Spring
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2014

This spring the L.A.-based Joanne Tatham gives New York another whirl as she returns to the Metropolitan Room with her critically acclaimed cabaret concert 'Soundtrack New York.' Tatham's fast-paced guided tour of songs from films shot on the streets of Manhattan plays four nights -- Tuesday May 13 at 7pm, Saturday May 17 at 4pm, Sunday May 18 at 9:30pm and Sunday June 1 at 7pm. (more...)

Disney's AVENGERS, STAR WARS & More Heading to IMAX TheatersDisney's AVENGERS, STAR WARS & More Heading to IMAX Theaters
by Movies News Desk - Mar 20, 2014

IMAX Corporation and The Walt Disney Studios, a division of The Walt Disney Company today announced an agreement to release several of Disney's upcoming films in IMAX® theatres under an extension of the companies' long-running relationship. (more...)

IMAX' And Disney Expand Relationship With Multi-Picture DealIMAX' And Disney Expand Relationship With Multi-Picture Deal
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2014

LOS ANGELES, March 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ IMAX Corporation (NYSE: IMAX; TSX: IMX) and The Walt Disney Studios, a division of The Walt Disney Company (NYSE: DIS), today announced an agreement to release several of Disney's upcoming films in IMAX theatres under an extension of the companies' long-running relationship. (more...)

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