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CAFE SOCIETY SWING Set for 59E59 TheatersCAFE SOCIETY SWING Set for 59E59 Theaters
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2014

59E59 Theaters will host the US premiere of CAFE SOCIETY SWING, written by Alex Webb and directed by Simon Green. Produced by Richard Darbourne Ltd (producer of last season's Drama League nominated All That Fall) and The Copasetic Foundation, CAFE SOCIETY SWING begins performances on Tuesday, December 16 for a limited engagement through Sunday, January 4. Opening Night is Sunday, December 21 at 7 PM. The performance schedule is Tuesday - Thursday at 7 PM; Friday at 8 PM; Saturday at 2 PM & 8 PM; Sunday at 3 PM & 7 PM. (more...)

Pittsburgh JazzLive International Festival Sets Schedule & SponsorsPittsburgh JazzLive International Festival Sets Schedule & Sponsors
by BWW News Desk - Jun 11, 2014

The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust announced today that there have been special additions to the 4th Annual Pittsburgh JazzLive International Festival taking place in the heart of Pittsburgh's Downtown Cultural District this summer. The free festival consists of three days of jazz and jazz-influenced musical performances on outdoor stages and attracts more than 20,000 attendees from around the country. (more...)

2014 BLUE NOTE JAZZ FESTIVAL and More Coming to the Blue Note in June 20142014 BLUE NOTE JAZZ FESTIVAL and More Coming to the Blue Note in June 2014
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2014

Blue Note Jazz Club, one of the world's most iconic jazz and blues venues based in Greenwich Village, is proud to announce its June 2014 schedule. All June performances at Blue Note Jazz Club will be featured as part of the fourth annual, 2014 Blue Note Jazz Festival, scheduled to take place Sunday, June 1 through Monday, June 30 (with over 150 performances at more than 15 venues throughout New York City). (more...)

Centenary Stage to Host JANUARY JAZZ FEST with International Spin, Begin. 1/11Centenary Stage to Host JANUARY JAZZ FEST with International Spin, Begin. 1/11
by BWW News Desk - Dec 10, 2013

With first-class musicians coming all the way from Moscow and world-famous bands bringing in rhythms from Latin America and beyond, this year's January Jazz Fest at Centenary Stage Company has a certain global appeal. Performances will begin January 11th, with a different ensemble each Saturday, filling the Lackland Center with the sounds of jazz that everyone knows and loves. (more...)

Christine Andreas, Tina Chen & More Join URBAN STAGES' WINTER RHYTHMS 2013 Performers LineupChristine Andreas, Tina Chen & More Join URBAN STAGES' WINTER RHYTHMS 2013 Performers Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2013

Urban Stages, in association with producer/director/lyricist Peter Napolitano have announced additions to WINTER RHYTHMS 2013 performer line-up now running throughSunday, December 15, 2013 at Urban Stages Theatre (259 West 30th Street). Tickets are $30 per show (unless otherwise noted).Tickets may be purchased on www.smarttix.com or 212 868-4444. (more...)

CABARET LIFE NYC: Director/Lyricist Peter Napolitano On Producing His Third WINTER RHYTHMS Series at Urban Stages, Dec 3-15CABARET LIFE NYC: Director/Lyricist Peter Napolitano On Producing His Third WINTER RHYTHMS Series at Urban Stages, Dec 3-15
by Stephen Hanks - Dec 1, 2013

It may not be like getting a gift on every one of the 12 Days of Christmas, but for cabaret and musical theater lovers, the 5th Annual Urban Stages Winter Rhythms series--presented over a dozen nights at the not-for-profit Off-Broadway theatre on 259 West 30th Street--could be the closest thing to opening a daily present by the tree. From December 3-15, dozens of singers and musicians will perform in an eclectic mix of a dozen shows plus late night and matinee 'extras,' with all the proceeds from ticket sales dedicated to the Urban Stages 'On Tour Outreach Program that brings more than 200 free multicultural theater and music programs to elementary and middle school age children and their families in libraries and schools throughout NYC five boroughs. Three years ago, Urban Stages Artistic Director Frances Hill brought in MAC and Bistro award-winning director, lyricist and producer Peter Napolitano to produce the Winter Rhythms program and broaden its scope.BroadwayWorld.com Cabaret Columnist Stephen Hanks recently caught up with the Sol Hurok of Urban Stages to learn how Napolitano has helped Winter Rhythms evolve and to get some insights into this year's program. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Jack Jones Honored at The 24th New York Cabaret ConventionPhoto Coverage: Jack Jones Honored at The 24th New York Cabaret Convention
by Stephen Sorokoff - Oct 9, 2013

For four magical nights in October, the Mabel Mercer Foundation present a sparkling array of America's leading cabaret stars. Among the 60 outstanding artists who will take the stage at the Rose Theater at Jazz at Lincoln Center from October 7th through 10th are multiple Grammy Award winner Jack Jones, Marilyn Maye, Steve Ross, Karen Akers, Nellie McKay, and Barbara Carroll. Jones was just honoerd during the festivities and you can check out photos below! (more...)

Jack Jones, Marilyn Maye & More to Perform at 24th New York Cabaret Convention, Begin. TodayJack Jones, Marilyn Maye & More to Perform at 24th New York Cabaret Convention, Begin. Today
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2013

For four magical nights this week, the Mabel Mercer Foundation will present a sparkling array of America's leading cabaret stars. Among the 60 outstanding artists who will take the stage at the Rose Theater at Jazz at Lincoln Center from today, October 7th through 10th are multiple Grammy Award winner Jack Jones, Marilyn Maye, Steve Ross, Karen Akers, Nellie McKay, and Barbara Carroll. (more...)

Broadway's Soara-Joye Ross to Bring Cabaret Show THIS IS MY LIFE...GOTTA FLY! to Laurie Beechman, 10/7Broadway's Soara-Joye Ross to Bring Cabaret Show THIS IS MY LIFE...GOTTA FLY! to Laurie Beechman, 10/7
by BWW News Desk - Oct 1, 2013

Broadway Actress Soara-Joye Ross (Les Miserables, Dessa Rose, Dance of the Vampires) will be making her Solo Cabaret Debut in 'This Is My Life…Gotta Fly!' at The Laurie Beechman Theatre on October 7th at 7pm for one night only. (more...)

Justin Vivian Bond & More Set for Joe's Pub this WeekJustin Vivian Bond & More Set for Joe's Pub this Week
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2013

This week at Joe's Pub, Sept. 23-29, features ALBUM OF THE MONTH CLUB: RAY CHARLES BIRTHDAY BASH, SANDRA ST. VICTOR, GRANDMOTHERS OF INVENTION, THEO BLECKMANN: SONGS IN KEY OF D, JOSH ROUSE, REBELLUM CD RELEASE, JUSTIN VIVIAN BOND, KENYON PHILLIPS & THE LADIES IN WAITING, and STORIES I WANT TO TELL YOU IN PERSON. (more...)

Nick Adams, Matt Doyle & More to Join The Skivvies at 54 Below TonightNick Adams, Matt Doyle & More to Join The Skivvies at 54 Below Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2013

Coming up this week, 54 BELOW, the performance venue located just below the legendary Studio 54 at 254 West 54th Street, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz and beyond. 54 Below also launched its series of late night events. Joining Tuesday nights' popular 'Backstage' with Susie Mosher is 15:54, and more: (more...)

Joe's Pub Launches ALBUM OF THE MONTH CLUB Variety Series with Ray Charles Birthday Tribute TodayJoe's Pub Launches ALBUM OF THE MONTH CLUB Variety Series with Ray Charles Birthday Tribute Today
by Stephen Hanks - Sep 23, 2013

In 1962, Ray Charles made history when he brought soul music and country music together in the same album: Modern Sounds in Country & Western Music. Now, more than 50 years later, just in time for the late legend's 84th birthday, Joe's Pub and the Album of the Month Club expand the palette by adding jazz, cabaret, Broadway, folk music, and bluegrass into Brother Ray's classic mix. On Today, September 23 at 9:30 pm, Joe's Pub will present the first in a ongoing series of shows celebrating great pop and jazz albums, during which classic songs will be explored and re-examined by a rotating cast of singers and musicians in styles covering jazz, pop, Broadway, cabaret, and blues. (more...)

Joe's Pub to Kick Off 2013 Tributes with Ray Charles, TodayJoe's Pub to Kick Off 2013 Tributes with Ray Charles, Today
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2013

Today, September 23, marks the first in a ongoing series of shows celebrating the great pop and jazz albums, in which classic collections of songs will be explored and re-examined by a rotating cast of singers and players from a wide range of styles: jazz, pop, Broadway, cabaret, blues. (more...)

Joe's Pub to Kick Off 2013 Tributes with Ray Charles, 9/23Joe's Pub to Kick Off 2013 Tributes with Ray Charles, 9/23
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2013

Monday, September 23, marks the first in a ongoing series of shows celebrating the great pop and jazz albums, in which classic collections of songs will be explored and re-examined by a rotating cast of singers and players from a wide range of styles: jazz, pop, Broadway, cabaret, blues. (more...)

Jazz Guitarist ALBARE Announces European Tour Dates; Releases THE ROAD AHEAD AlbumJazz Guitarist ALBARE Announces European Tour Dates; Releases THE ROAD AHEAD Album
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2013

Albare announces his newest album 'The Road Ahead' (ENJA-9598), out June 11, 2013, featuring: Albare-guitar, Phil Turcio-piano, Yunior Terry-bass, Pablo Bencid-drums and Allan Harris vocals (#12). (more...)

Photo Coverage: Tribute to Ervin Drake Plays IridiumPhoto Coverage: Tribute to Ervin Drake Plays Iridium
by Stephen Sorokoff - Sep 18, 2013

ScoBar Entertainment and Iridium NYC last night presented a one-night-only Tribute to Ervin Drake. The evening celebrated the life and music of legendary 94-year-old American songwriter whose works include Great American Songbook standards such as 'It Was A Very Good Year,' which was popularized by Frank Sinatra. Drake, who was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1983 also wrote the songs 'I Believe,' 'Good Morning Heartache,' 'Tico-Tico,' 'Perdido,' 'Now I Have Everything,' 'A Room without Windows,' 'AL DI LA,' & 'Quando Quando.' He is also the composer and lyricist of the 1964 Broadway show, What Makes Sammy Run. (more...)

Musical Theater and Cabaret Stars Honors Songwriter ERVIN DRAKE at Iridium TonightMusical Theater and Cabaret Stars Honors Songwriter ERVIN DRAKE at Iridium Tonight
by Stephen Hanks - Sep 17, 2013

ScoBar Entertainment and Iridium NYC have announced that they will present a one-night-only Tribute to Ervin Drake tonight, September 17th at 8pm. The evening will celebrate the life and music of legendary 94-year-old American songwriter whose works include Great American Songbook standards such as 'It Was A Very Good Year,' which was popularized by Frank Sinatra. (more...)

Musical Theater and Cabaret Stars to Honor Songwriter ERVIN DRAKE at Iridium, 9/17Musical Theater and Cabaret Stars to Honor Songwriter ERVIN DRAKE at Iridium, 9/17
by Stephen Hanks - Sep 12, 2013

ScoBar Entertainment and Iridium NYC have announced that they will present a one-night-only Tribute to Ervin Drake on Tuesday, September 17th at 8pm. The evening will celebrate the life and music of legendary 94-year-old American songwriter whose works include Great American Songbook standards such as "It Was A Very Good Year," which was popularized by Frank Sinatra. (more...)

ScoBar Entertainment Presents A Tribute to Ervin Drake, 9/17ScoBar Entertainment Presents A Tribute to Ervin Drake, 9/17
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2013

ScoBar Entertainment will present A TRIBUTE TO ERVIN DRAKE, one night only, Tuesday, September 17th at 8pm. The evening will celebrate the music & life of legendary American songwriter Ervin Drake, whose works include "I Believe," "Good Morning Heartache," "It Was A Very Good Year," "Tico-Tico," "Perdido," "Now I Have Everything," "A Room without Windows," "AL DI LA," & "Quando Quando," to name a few. (more...)

Joe's Pub Launches ALBUM OF THE MONTH CLUB Variety Show Series With Ray Charles Birthday Tribute, 9/23Joe's Pub Launches ALBUM OF THE MONTH CLUB Variety Show Series With Ray Charles Birthday Tribute, 9/23
by Stephen Hanks - Sep 12, 2013

In 1962, Ray Charles made history when he brought soul music and country music together in the same album: Modern Sounds in Country & Western Music. Now, more than 50 years later, just in time for the late legend's 84th birthday, Joe's Pub and the Album of the Month Club expand the palette by adding jazz, cabaret, Broadway, folk music, and bluegrass into Brother Ray's classic mix. On Monday, September 23 at 9:30 pm, Joe's Pub will present the first in a ongoing series of shows celebrating great pop and jazz albums, during which classic songs will be explored and re-examined by a rotating cast of singers and musicians in styles covering jazz, pop, Broadway, cabaret, and blues. (more...)

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