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Barbara Cook Closes Lincoln Center's American Songbook Series TonightBarbara Cook Closes Lincoln Center's American Songbook Series Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2015

Now in its 16th season, Lincoln Center's acclaimed series American Songbook continues to expand its scope in celebrating the best in American singing and songwriting, with Barbara Cook closing out the series with upbeat tunes and a swinging band tonight, February 28, 2015 at 8:30 p.m. in The Appel Room at Lincoln Center. (more...)

Betty Buckley, Barbara Cook, and Rex Smith to be Honored at Shubert New Haven's 100 Anniversary GalaBetty Buckley, Barbara Cook, and Rex Smith to be Honored at Shubert New Haven's 100 Anniversary Gala
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2015

In recognition of its 100th Anniversary, the Shubert will celebrate with a Gala Benefit on Saturday, March 21 beginning at 6:00pm. This exclusive evening will include an elegant sit-down dinner on the legendary Shubert Stage, dancing, theatrical entertainment and a tribute to honored guest starts. (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 2/27/2015 - Cush Jumbo's JOSEPHINE AND I, LuPone Chats 'VERSAILLES' and More!WAKE UP with BWW 2/27/2015 - Cush Jumbo's JOSEPHINE AND I, LuPone Chats 'VERSAILLES' and More!
by Jessica Showers - Feb 27, 2015

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? This weekend's big news: JOSEPHINE AND I begins off-Broadway and more! (more...)

BWW Preview: The Smith Center Presents Broadway Las Vegas 2015-16BWW Preview: The Smith Center Presents Broadway Las Vegas 2015-16
by Ellen Sterling - Feb 26, 2015

Las Vegas' Smith Center for the Performing Arts is an extraordinary place. It's diverse programs encompass just about all of the performing arts. The building, designed by David M. Schwartz is a Neo Art Deco design and features a 47-bell carillon housed in a 17-story carillon tower. The design, Schwartz said at the opening, was chosen to echo the design elements of Hoover Dam, located 30 miles away. It is the first performing arts center in the United States to be Gold LEED certified. After three years of planning and construction, it opened on March 10, 2012. (more...)

Joey Arias Tributes Billie Holiday Tonight as Part of Lincoln Center's American Songbook SeriesJoey Arias Tributes Billie Holiday Tonight as Part of Lincoln Center's American Songbook Series
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2015

Now in its 16th season, Lincoln Center's acclaimed series American Songbook continues to expand its scope in celebrating the best in American singing and songwriting, with Joey Arias in A CENTENNIAL TRIBUTE TO BILLIE HOLIDAY tonight, February 25, 2015 at the Appel Room. (more...)

Hot Ticket - Deborah Voigt's NY Premiere of VOIGT LESSONS, Thursday 2/26Hot Ticket - Deborah Voigt's NY Premiere of VOIGT LESSONS, Thursday 2/26
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2015

92Y presents the New York City premiere of Voigt Lessons, starring internationally beloved opera starDeborah Voigt, on Thursday, February 26. In this one-woman show – co-created with Tony® Award-winning playwright Terrence McNally and acclaimed opera and theater director Francesca Zambello – Voigt performs arias, pop songs, standards and spirituals of deep personal significance, along with anecdotes and backstage stories describing her astonishing rise to operatic heights, despite her private challenges. Voigt Lessons, an evening imbued with Voigt's trademark warmth, candor and sense of humor, premiered at Glimmerglass in 2011 to rave reviews. The New York Times hailed it as “chatty, witty, and sometimes painfully poignant,” andToronto's Globe and Mail called it “an absolute gem.” (more...)

Broadway's N'Kenge to Join Ottawa Symphony Orchestra This WeekendBroadway's N'Kenge to Join Ottawa Symphony Orchestra This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2015

N'Kenge (Motown: The Musical, Sondheim on Sondheim) returns to Ottawa Symphony Orchestra in a brand new concert with Pops Conductor Jack Everly performing CLASSIC FM: RADIO HITS FROM THE DECADES. The Orchestra will take audiences on a musical journey through four decades of hits up and down the FM dial - from Elton John and Billy Joel to Aretha Franklin, Chicago and more at the National Arts Centre Southam Hall. N'Kenge will be joined by vocalist Ron Remke, Melissa Schott, Jim Hogan and Josh Turner. (more...)

Ramsey Lewis & John Pizzarelli to Sing Nat King Cole at Bay Area Cabaret, 3/21Ramsey Lewis & John Pizzarelli to Sing Nat King Cole at Bay Area Cabaret, 3/21
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2015

Bay Area Cabaret, the organization dedicated to presenting world renowned artists who expand the definition of cabaret, presents multi-Grammy-Award winning jazz pianist/composer Ramsey Lewis and jazz guitarist/vocalist John Pizzarelli in Straighten up and Fly Right: A Tribute to Nat King Cole. (more...)

Justin Guarini, Zak Resnick, Jason Tam & More Set for BRAVE NEW WORLD Musical LabJustin Guarini, Zak Resnick, Jason Tam & More Set for BRAVE NEW WORLD Musical Lab
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2015

The Sheryl Kaller helmed musical adaption of the Aldous Huxley classic BRAVE NEW WORLD will present two presentations onFebruary 23rd at 3PM and February 24th at noon following the culmination of a two week experimental AEA Lab. (more...)

Tovah Feldshuh, The Skivvies & More Set for 54 Below This WeekTovah Feldshuh, The Skivvies & More Set for 54 Below This Week
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2015

Coming up this week, 54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz and beyond. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.54Below.com or call (646) 476-3551. (more...)

BWW Reviews: LACHANZE Brings Cool Rhythms, Stellar Vocals to Kennedy Center Cabaret DebutBWW Reviews: LACHANZE Brings Cool Rhythms, Stellar Vocals to Kennedy Center Cabaret Debut
by Jennifer Perry - Feb 16, 2015

She can do it it all. (more...)

Michael Feinstein Returning to Feinstein's at the Nikko for Series of ShowsMichael Feinstein Returning to Feinstein's at the Nikko for Series of Shows
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2015

Considered one of the premier interpreters of American standards, the two-time Emmy and five-time Grammy nominated Michael Feinstein returns to Feinstein's at the Nikko for five performances only - April 29 - May 3, 2015. The performance schedule is as follows: Wednesday, April 29 at 7 p.m.; Thursday, April 30 at 8 p.m.; Friday, May 1 at 8 p.m.; Saturday, May 2 at 7 p.m.; Sunday, May 3 at 7 p.m. A celebration of Frank Sinatra's 100th birthday, Feinstein will pay tribute to Ol' Blue Eyes by performing some of Sinatra's most beloved classics, including "New York, New York," "The Lady is a Tramp," and "All the Way." Tickets for Michael Feinstein range in price from $80 - $95 and are available now by calling 866.663.1063 or visiting www.ticketweb.com. (more...)

Jenni Barber & Lauren Worsham to Join Michael Zahler at 54 Below, 2/20Jenni Barber & Lauren Worsham to Join Michael Zahler at 54 Below, 2/20
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2015

54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents: MICHAEL ZAHLER with Special Guests Jenni Barber and Lauren Worsham in "Songs Barbara Taught Us - A Contemporary Musical Journey Inspired by the Great Barbara Cook" on Friday, February 20th at 9:30PM. (more...)

Tony Nominee Laura Osnes to Mentor Students at 2015 Songbook AcademyTony Nominee Laura Osnes to Mentor Students at 2015 Songbook Academy
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2015

Two-time Tony Award nominee Laura Osnes (Cinderella, Bonnie & Clyde) will serve as a mentor at the 2015 Songbook Academy. Osnes joins founder of the program, Michael Feinstein, for this one-of-a-kind music and performance intensive for high school students. (more...)

MOTOWN's N'Kenge to Perform Excerpts from AKHENATEN: THE MUSICAL This WeekendMOTOWN's N'Kenge to Perform Excerpts from AKHENATEN: THE MUSICAL This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2015

N'Kenge (Motown: The Musical, Sondheim on Sondheim), returns to Queens Library in a Free Concert as a featured soloist performing excerpts from the Broadway-Bound Akhenaten: The Musical. Selections will range from her leading role as Queen Ti to the role of Nefertiti. N'Kenge will be joined by Seph Stanek along with a team of ensemble members under the direction of Charles Czarnecki. (more...)

BWW Interviews: Charlotte Jaconelli On BRITAIN'S GOT TALENT And SHE LOVES ME!BWW Interviews: Charlotte Jaconelli On BRITAIN'S GOT TALENT And SHE LOVES ME!
by Carrie Dunn - Feb 3, 2015

Swapping concert halls and TV studios for the intimacy of one of London's leading fringe theatres might be a challenge, but it's one Charlotte Jaconelli is looking forward to. (more...)

Jim Caruso, Billy Stritch and More Set for The Crazy Coqs, March 2015Jim Caruso, Billy Stritch and More Set for The Crazy Coqs, March 2015
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2015

The Crazy Coqs at the Brasserie Zedel, Piccadilly, has announced its March 2015 programme, featuring Billy Stritch (March 3-5), Jim Caruso & Billy Stritch (March 6 & 7), Janie Dee (March 10-14), Roulston & Young (March 17-19), Bobby Crush (March 20 & 21) and Claire Martin & Joe Stilgoe (March 24-28). Scroll down for details! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Anita Darian Dies at Age 87STAGE TUBE: Anita Darian Dies at Age 87
by Stage Tube - Feb 2, 2015

Anita Darian, a soprano whose four-octave voice earned her the nickname “The Armenian Yma Sumac” and spawned an eclectic 50-year career that ranged from performances with the New York City Opera, Leonard Bernstein and the New York Philharmonic to big-band jazz concerts, co-starring roles with Barbara Cook, and hit pop recordings that included “The Lion Sleeps Tonight” is dead at 87. A longtime resident of East Atlantic Beach, L.I., she died Sunday, Feb. 1 at South Nassau Communities Hospital in Oceanside of complications from surgery. (more...)

Ben Vereen, Marin Mazzie, Cast of LES MIZ & More Coming to 54 Below in Coming WeeksBen Vereen, Marin Mazzie, Cast of LES MIZ & More Coming to 54 Below in Coming Weeks
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2015

This February and March 54 BELOW presents an exciting lineup of the brightest talent from Broadway and beyond. Located just below the legendary Studio 54 at 254 West 54th Street. For a detailed schedule of upcoming performances at 54 Below and to purchase tickets, visit www.54Below.com. (more...)

JUDY COLLINS SINGS SONDHEIM Comes to the Venetian Room, 2/28 & 3/1JUDY COLLINS SINGS SONDHEIM Comes to the Venetian Room, 2/28 & 3/1
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2015

Bay Area Cabaret welcomes back Grammy winner, Oscar nominee, and American music legend Judy Collins in the debut of a brand new show Judy Collins Sings Sondheim. (more...)

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