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2016 Summer Olympics Mascots Named After BLACK ORPHEUS Songwriters2016 Summer Olympics Mascots Named After BLACK ORPHEUS Songwriters
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2014

The Organizing Committee for the 2016 Olympic Summer Games in Rio de Janeiro just announced its official mascots will be 'Vinicius' and 'Tom' -- named after legendary Bossa Nova artists Vinicius de Moraes and Antonio Carlos 'Tom' Jobim. These two vital voices in Brazilian culture were responsible, along with collaborator Luiz Bonfa, for the now iconic music at the heart of the Academy Award and Cannes Palme d'Or winning film Black Orpheus. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Marcos Valle & Stacey Kent Play BirdlandPhoto Coverage: Marcos Valle & Stacey Kent Play Birdland
by Stephen Sorokoff - Dec 15, 2014

In a world of ever more powerful Broadway voices dominating the local Cabarets it was musically intoxicating to hear the opposite, as Birdland presented some smooth Brazilian jazz offerings this month. (more...)

Bay Area Cabaret to Welcome Sierra Boggess, 12/7Bay Area Cabaret to Welcome Sierra Boggess, 12/7
by BWW News Desk - Nov 6, 2014

Bay Area Cabaret presents Broadway star and Olivier Award nominee Sierra Boggess in her brand new, critically acclaimed show, Finding the Balance (The Journey Of The Middle Child.) Broadway knows her as Ariel in The Little Mermaid, Christine Daae in The Phantom of the Opera, and as aspiring opera star Sharon Graham in Master Class. London knows her for her Olivier Award-nominated performance in Love Never Dies and Fantine in Les Miserables. Sierra Boggess will return to Broadway in the spring of 2015 in the new musical It Shoulda Been You alongside Tyne Daly, directed by David Hyde Pierce. Bay Area Cabaret presents Sierra Boggess, with musical director Brian Hertz and cellist Summer Boggess, at 5pm, Sunday December 7, 2014 in the Venetian Room of the Fairmont San Francisco, 950 Mason Street, atop Nob Hill, San Francisco. For tickets ($50 general/$30 under 30 w/ID) visit www.bayareacabaret.org or call (415) 392-4400. (more...)

Tovah Feldshuh, John Lloyd Young, Sharon McNight and More Set for Feinstein's at the Nikko in DecemberTovah Feldshuh, John Lloyd Young, Sharon McNight and More Set for Feinstein's at the Nikko in December
by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2014

Feinstein's at the Nikko is proud to announce the upcoming lineup for December 2014. Performers include Tony Award nominee Tovah Feldshuh, Tony Award winner John Lloyd Young, "American Idol's" Kimberley Locke, Tony Award nominee -- and San Francisco legend -- Sharon McNight, "America's Got Talent's" Shawn Ryan, Dave Damiani & the No Vacancy Orchestra with special guest Renee Olstead & Landau Eugene Murphy, Jr., San Francisco's favorite Russian redhead Katya-Smirnoff-Skyy, crooner Russ Lorenson, Bay Area jazz singer Yvonne Flores and more! (more...)

O BRAZIL Film Series Kicks Off 10/25 at Museum of the Moving ImageO BRAZIL Film Series Kicks Off 10/25 at Museum of the Moving Image
by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2014

To celebrate the strength and vitality of the Brazilian film industry, Museum of the Moving Image will present a new ongoing series, O Brazil: Contemprary Brazilian Cinema. Featuring works by established directors and emerging filmmakers, this showcase will present a bird's eye view of a thriving film scene. The first installment, from November 22 through December 20, 2014, will include three films: My Mother Is a Character (Minha mãe é uma peça), starring the popular theater and TV comedian Paulo Gustavo in Brazil's biggest box-office hit of 2013; Casa Grande, Fellipe Barbosa 's coming-of-age drama that has been a hit at several international film festivals; and The Music According to Antonio Carlos Jobim (A música segundo Tom Jobim), a musical tribute to the artist who popularized bossa nova, by Cinema Novo pioneer Nelson Pereira dos Santos. (more...)

John Pizzarelli and Jessica Molaskey to Return to Cafe Carlyle, 10/28-11/22John Pizzarelli and Jessica Molaskey to Return to Cafe Carlyle, 10/28-11/22
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2014

Cafe Carlyle will welcome back acclaimed husband-and-wife duo John Pizzarelli and Jessica Molaskey for a four-week engagement, October 28 - November 22. They'll make their annual fall pilgrimage to The Carlyle with an all-new show entitled Grown Up Songs. Grown Up Songs features sophisticated selections for the most sophisticated venue in New York City with music by Stephen Sondheim, Johnny Mercer, Paul McCartney, Alan Jay Lerner, Adam Guettel, Billy Joel and more. (more...)

Johnny Mathis Set To Release THE COMPLETE GLOBAL ALBUMS COLLECTION Out 11/17Johnny Mathis Set To Release THE COMPLETE GLOBAL ALBUMS COLLECTION Out 11/17
by Danielle DeSisto - Sep 15, 2014

ohnny Mathis' near 60-year tenure as a core artist at Columbia Records was only interrupted once, when he founded his own production company, Global Records, for a four-year stay at Mercury Records from 1963 to 1967. (more...)

Tony, Emmy Winner Leslie Uggams Brings 'Classic Uggams' to San Francisco 11/2Tony, Emmy Winner Leslie Uggams Brings 'Classic Uggams' to San Francisco 11/2
by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 2014

Bay Area Cabaret, devoted to presenting world-renowned artists who expand the definition of cabaret, continues its 11th season, with pioneering Tony and Emmy Award winning actress/singer Leslie Uggams in her first Bay Area appearance in more than two decades. Celebrating over 60 years in show business, Ms. Uggams has starred on television, films, and Broadway, and has recorded more than fifteen albums. Leslie Uggams will perform an evening of "Classic Uggams," a collection of songs ranging from Lena Horne to musical theatre, from Broadway classics to jazz and blues,5pm, Sunday, November 2 at the Venetian Room of the Fairmont San Francisco, 950 Mason Street atop Nob Hill, San Francisco. Tickets ($50 general/$45 subscribers) can be purchased by calling (415) 392-4400 or online at www.bayareacabaret.org. (more...)

The Pheasantry Autumn/Winter 2014-15 Season Includes Molly Ringwald, Maria Friedman, & MoreThe Pheasantry Autumn/Winter 2014-15 Season Includes Molly Ringwald, Maria Friedman, & More
by BWW News Desk - Sep 1, 2014

The Pheasantry has announced its Autumn/Winter 2014-15 Concert Season including: Molly Ringwald, Maria Friedman with Jason Carr, Kerry Ellis, Billy Stritch, Buddy Greco with Lezlie Anders, Robert Meadmore & Annabel Leventon, Clive Rowe, Christine Andreas & Martin Silvestri, and more to be announced. (more...)

Stephen Schwartz, Ana Gasteyer and More Set for Bay Area Cabaret's 2014 Opening Gala, 9/27Stephen Schwartz, Ana Gasteyer and More Set for Bay Area Cabaret's 2014 Opening Gala, 9/27
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2014

Bay Area Cabaret, devoted to presenting audiences with top performers who expand the definition of cabaret, launches its 11th season this fall at the Fairmont San Francisco's historic Venetian Room with an Opening Night Gala celebrating the work of songwriter/composer Stephen Schwartz (Wicked, Pippin, Godspell, Pocahontas, Enchanted, Prince of Egypt). The evening will feature two on-stage interviews with Mr. Schwartz by ASCAP's Director of Musical Theatre Michael Kerker, and performances by Saturday Night Live's Ana Gasteyer, who performed the role of 'Elphaba' in Wicked on Broadway, and by two masterful interpreters of Schwartz' work, Liz Callaway and Michael McCorry Rose. Bay Area Cabaret's Opening Night Gala Tribute to Stephen Swartz will take place 8 pm, Saturday, September 27, 2014 at the Venetian Room of the Fairmont San Francisco, 950 Mason Street, atop Nob Hill, San Francisco. (more...)

Stephen Schwartz, Leslie Uggams, Sierra Boggess and More Highlight Bay Area Cabaret's 2014-15 LineupStephen Schwartz, Leslie Uggams, Sierra Boggess and More Highlight Bay Area Cabaret's 2014-15 Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2014

Bay Area Cabaret, devoted to presenting audiences with top performers who expand the definition of cabaret, enters its 11th season this fall with a sparkling lineup at the Fairmont San Francisco's historic Venetian Room. The new season features a star-studded lineup of performers making their Bay Area Cabaret debuts, as well as the return of a few favorites. The season kicks off on Saturday, September 27, 2014 with a tribute to songwriter Stephen Schwartz (Wicked, Pippin, Godspell, Pocahontas, Enchanted, Prince of Egypt), starring Mr. Schwartz, SNL's Ana Gasteyer, Broadway's Liz Callaway and Michael McCorry Rose. The season continues November 2 with Tony winner Leslie Uggams (Hallelujah, Baby!, Beulah, Roots) and December 7 with Andrew Lloyd Webber protege and star of Broadway's Phantom of the Opera and Little Mermaid Sierra Boggess. (more...)

Trio da Paz Set for Cooperstown Summer Music Festival, 8/17Trio da Paz Set for Cooperstown Summer Music Festival, 8/17
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2014

Trio da Paz returns to the Cooperstown Summer Music Festival on Sunday, August 17 at 7:30 pm. With three of Brazil's most in-demand musicians, Trio da Paz updates and redefines Brazilian jazz with their harmonically adventurous interactions, daring improvisations and dazzling rhythms. Trio da Paz was formed in 1990 by guitarist Romero Lubambo, bassist Nilson Matta, and drummer Duduka da Fonseca, all seasoned masters of both jazz and Brazilian music. (more...)

Family of Vinicius De Moraes Releases Statement on Broadway Bound Musical Adaptation of BLACK ORPHEUSFamily of Vinicius De Moraes Releases Statement on Broadway Bound Musical Adaptation of BLACK ORPHEUS
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2014

Today, the family of Vinicius de Moraes issued the following statement regarding the Broadway bound musical adaptation (more...)

Musical Stage Adaptation of BLACK ORPHEUS Headed to Broadway; Lynn Nottage to Write Book & George C. Wolfe to DirectMusical Stage Adaptation of BLACK ORPHEUS Headed to Broadway; Lynn Nottage to Write Book & George C. Wolfe to Direct
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2014

Producers Stephen Byrd, Alia Jones-Harvey, and Paula Marie Black announced today that the new musical stage adaptation of Black Orpheus will feature a book by Pulitzer Prize winner Lynn Nottage and will be directed by multi Tony Award winner George C. Wolfe. (more...)

BWW Reviews: ADELAIDE CABARET FESTIVAL 2014: INTO OBLIVION Beautifully Explored the Music of Astor PiazzollaBWW Reviews: ADELAIDE CABARET FESTIVAL 2014: INTO OBLIVION Beautifully Explored the Music of Astor Piazzolla
by Barry Lenny - Jun 25, 2014

Argentinean composer and bandoneonista, Ástor Pantaleon Piazzolla, took the Tango and turned it on its head, creating what is known as nuevo tango. (more...)

Dr. Phillips Center Launches Jazz Roots Series Featuring GEORGIA ON MY MIND: Celebrating Ray Charles, An Evening with Chris Botti & More!Dr. Phillips Center Launches Jazz Roots Series Featuring GEORGIA ON MY MIND: Celebrating Ray Charles, An Evening with Chris Botti & More!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2014

The Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts announces the highly acclaimed JAZZ ROOTS - A Larry Rosen Jazz Series to play in the Walt Disney Theater for the inaugural 2014-2015 season. The concert and educational Jazz series includes GEORGIA ON MY MIND: Celebrating Ray Charles, PINK PANTHER 50: Tribute to Henry Mancini, AN EVENING WITH CHRIS BOTTI and A NIGHT IN RIO. (more...)

Brazilian Chantuese Bebel Gilberto to Release New Album 'Tudo,' 8/19Brazilian Chantuese Bebel Gilberto to Release New Album 'Tudo,' 8/19
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2014

World renowned, multi-Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter Bebel Gilberto will heat up the summer season with her trademark blend of warm Brazilian rhythms and ethereal vocals when her first new studio album in five years, Tudo, is released August 19 (more...)

Estelle Kokot, Chico Freeman and More Featured on THE SOUND OF YOU SONGBOOKEstelle Kokot, Chico Freeman and More Featured on THE SOUND OF YOU SONGBOOK
by BWW News Desk - Jun 4, 2014

Best known for his ground-breaking jazz, multi reedman Chico Freeman has travelled a lifetime of musical adventures. The son of legendary Chicago tenor sax player Von Freeman, Chico's journey has taken him around the world alongside such musical giants as Dizzy Gillespie, McCoy Tyner, Elvin Jones, Charles Mingus, Jack DeJohnette, Art Blakey and Wynton Marsalis. (more...)

Peter Saltzman Brings One-Man Show PIANO DIARIES to the Athenaeum, Now thru 7/6Peter Saltzman Brings One-Man Show PIANO DIARIES to the Athenaeum, Now thru 7/6
by BWW News Desk - May 28, 2014

Chicago-based composer/solo pianist and singer-songwriter Peter Saltzman will perform Piano Diaries, a one-man show blending monologue and music, in the Athenaeum Theatre's Studio One, 2946 N. Southport Avenue, Chicago, from today, May 28 - July 6, 2014, Saltzman has announced. (more...)

Harold Sanditen, Lauren Fox, KT Sullivan, Bryan Batt and More Set for The Crazy Coqs, May-June 2014Harold Sanditen, Lauren Fox, KT Sullivan, Bryan Batt and More Set for The Crazy Coqs, May-June 2014
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2014

May and June sees some new artists and some returns at The Crazy Coqs, including: Harold Sanditen (May 2-3); Simon Green with David Shrubsole (May 6-10); Lauren Fox with Jon Weber (May 13 - 17); Gary Williams (May 20 -24); KT Sullivan and Mark Nadler (May 26-28); Opera Tottie (May 29 - 31); Bryan Batt (June 3 - 7); Judy Carmichael with Colin Oxley (June 10 -14); Elaine Delmar (June 17 - 21) and more. Details below! (more...)

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