Anita Baker News

Birdland Jazz Club Announces Schedule for 4/3-4/9Birdland Jazz Club Announces Schedule for 4/3-4/9
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2017

Birdland will kick-off their great week of programming with the following acts: (more...)

PERILOUS TIMES to Play Brooklyn's Kings Theatre This SpringPERILOUS TIMES to Play Brooklyn's Kings Theatre This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2017

Jammins Events presents the T.J. Hemphill powerful stage play, 'Perilous Times' at Brooklyn's Kings Theatre. (more...)

Birdland Announces April 2017 ScheduleBirdland Announces April 2017 Schedule
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2017

Birdland will kick-off their exciting month of programming with the following acts. (more...)

New Musical HIT HER WITH THE SKATES to Play in Concert at Feinstein's/54 BelowNew Musical HIT HER WITH THE SKATES to Play in Concert at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2017

The new musical, Hit Her with the Skates, by Christine Rea & Rick Briskin will get a concert presentation at NYC's 54 Below (254 W 54 Street) before its pre-New York developmental production at Hamilton Stage (UCPAC, Rahway, NJ). (more...)

Justin Vivian Bond, Never Sleep Alone and More to Bring on the Love for Valentine's Day at Joe's PubJustin Vivian Bond, Never Sleep Alone and More to Bring on the Love for Valentine's Day at Joe's Pub
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2017

Joe's Pub at The Public has announced its lineup for Valentine's Day 2017. Scroll down for details or visit www.joespub.com for a complete list of shows! (more...)

R&B Singer/Songwriter Beth Releases Her Debut Single 'Pillow Talk'R&B Singer/Songwriter Beth Releases Her Debut Single 'Pillow Talk'
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2017

Detroit's own R&B singer/songwriter, Beth, announces the release of her debut single, “Pillow Talk” on her Indie label, Anise Records. “Pillow Talk” is available now for download on all digital music platforms. (more...)

Jean Luc Ponty Band to Play Boulder Theater This JuneJean Luc Ponty Band to Play Boulder Theater This June
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2017

Due to a scheduling conflict, the Jean-Luc Ponty Band performance at the Boulder Theater has been moved to one day prior on Tuesday, June 13, 2017. The venue apologizes for any inconvenience this may have caused. All tickets from the June 14th performance will be honored.  (more...)

French Violinist Jean Luc Ponty to Tour the U.S. This SummerFrench Violinist Jean Luc Ponty to Tour the U.S. This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2017

Legendary French violinist Jean Luc Ponty and his band will be bringing their 'Atlantic Years' tour to the US beginning late May 2017.  (more...)


by Guest Blogger: Bob Marks - Oct 31, 2016

When you first start digging into the vast array of musical theatre styles and genres out there, it can be pretty overwhelming. However, don't let this trepidation stop you from jumping in with both feet. You will be amazed with the help of all the great Broadway documentaries and archived recordings available on the Internet how easy it can be to immerse yourself in these classic scores, and immerse you must. Broadway music is traditionally very self-referential, and directors expect working actors to understand basic tropes like the Act I "what do I want" ballad or the eleven o'clock gospel number. Trust me, you don't want to be the only chorus member in Urinetown to miss that  "Snuff that Girl" is an affectionate tribute to "Cool" in West Side Story. (more...)

The Lyric to Dim Lights Tonight in Honour of Thriller Songwriter Rod TempertonThe Lyric to Dim Lights Tonight in Honour of Thriller Songwriter Rod Temperton
by BWW News Desk - Oct 5, 2016

The lights at the Lyric Theatre on Shaftesbury Avenue will be dimmed for five minutes tonight at 7.25pm before THRILLER LIVE starts to pay tribute to Rod Temperton the British writer of Michael Jackson's iconic Thriller, one of the UK's most successful songwriters, who sadly passed away last week. (more...)

Bryce Pinkham, Andy Karl & Orfeh in SONGS FROM THE CRYPT and More Set for October at BirdlandBryce Pinkham, Andy Karl & Orfeh in SONGS FROM THE CRYPT and More Set for October at Birdland
by BWW News Desk - Oct 1, 2016

Birdland Jazz Club has announced its October 2016 schedule, featuring Pharoah Sanders Quartet, Ron Carter Big Band, Eliane Elias, ShowBiz After Hours with Frank DiLella, Jane Monheit, Kurt Elling, Jane Bunnett and Maqueque, Natalie Douglas, Bryce Pinkham, Jim Caruso's Cast Party and more. Scroll down for details! (more...)

Pharoah Sanders Quartet, Natalie Douglas and More Coming Up This Fall at BirdlandPharoah Sanders Quartet, Natalie Douglas and More Coming Up This Fall at Birdland
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2016

Birdland Jazz Club has announced its schedule for October 3-9, featuring the Pharoah Sanders Quartet, Natalie Douglas, Barbara Carroll, and more. Scroll down for details! (more...)

Bryce Pinkham, Andy Karl & Orfeh in SONGS FROM THE CRYPT and More Set for October at BirdlandBryce Pinkham, Andy Karl & Orfeh in SONGS FROM THE CRYPT and More Set for October at Birdland
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2016

Birdland Jazz Club has announced its October 2016 schedule, featuring Pharoah Sanders Quartet, Ron Carter Big Band, Eliane Elias, ShowBiz After Hours with Frank DiLella, Jane Monheit, Kurt Elling, Jane Bunnett and Maqueque, Natalie Douglas, Bryce Pinkham, Jim Caruso's Cast Party and more. Scroll down for details! (more...)

DPAC Adds Second Show for LOVE JONESDPAC Adds Second Show for LOVE JONES
by BWW News Desk - Sep 2, 2016

By popular demand DPAC adds a second date on October 19th for the cultural phenomenon, Love Jones - the Musical.  Now fans can see the this must see musical event of 2016 on October 18th and 19th.     (more...)

BWW Interview: John Copeland on What Anita Bryant Did & Has Done for Him LatelyBWW Interview: John Copeland on What Anita Bryant Did & Has Done for Him Lately
by Gil Kaan - Aug 25, 2016

Playwright/actor John Copeland's latest theatrical project ANITA BRYANT'S PLAYBOY INTERVIEW recounts a specific incident in the truth-is-stranger-than-fiction saga of the former Miss Oklahoma and runner-up to Miss America whose 'Save Our Children' campaign fought to repeal gay rights in Dale County, Florida in 1977.  (more...)

The African Festival of the Arts announces Rose Royce and Howard Hewett to headline 'togetherness' celebrationThe African Festival of the Arts announces Rose Royce and Howard Hewett to headline 'togetherness' celebration
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2016

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Here They Come! Meet the Cast of MOTOWN, Returning to Broadway TonightHere They Come! Meet the Cast of MOTOWN, Returning to Broadway Tonight
by Meet the Cast - Jul 12, 2016

Motown the Musical returns to Broadway tonight, Tuesday, July 12 at The Nederlander Theatre (208 West 41Street) for a strictly limited 18-week-only engagement through Sunday, November 13, 2016. Scroll down to learn more about the company and watch highlights from the original production below! (more...)

Full Cast Announced for Bebe Winans Musical BORN FOR THIS at Arena StageFull Cast Announced for Bebe Winans Musical BORN FOR THIS at Arena Stage
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2016

Arena Stage announces the full cast and creative team for BORN FOR THIS: THE BEBE WINANS STORY, the heartwarming true story of six-time Grammy Award-winning icon BeBe Winans' journey to fame. (more...)

Jane Lee Hooker, Ellen Kaye, Vernon Reid and More Set for The Iridium This SummerJane Lee Hooker, Ellen Kaye, Vernon Reid and More Set for The Iridium This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2016

Coming up at The Iridium are: NYC's all-women blues band JANE LEE HOOKER on July 23; ELLEN KAYE with UK guitarist PAUL ROSE and Ethan Fein and the LiveIt!LIVE Band on July 26; VERNON REID POWER TRIO on July 29; and soul singer/songwriter/guitarist RAUL MIDON on September 24 & 25. Scroll down for details! (more...)

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