Ben Rose News

Ben Rosenblum to  Play Mezzrow with Billy Hart & Curtis LundyBen Rosenblum to Play Mezzrow with Billy Hart & Curtis Lundy
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2017

Pianist Ben Rosenblum will perform music from his debut release Instead alongside a veteran rhythm section of jazz masters, including Curtis Lundy (Grammy-nominated bassist famous for his work with Betty Carter) and Billy Hart (legendary drummer with Miles Davis, McCoy Tyner and Herbie Hancock) at Mezzrow (163 West 10th Street) on Sunday, May 21.   (more...)

Honeck & Moss present IN THE WORKS at the DuplexHoneck & Moss present IN THE WORKS at the Duplex
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2017

Honeck-Moss Productions is proud to present "In The Works."  This exciting new series was conceived as an opportunity for composers to try out new work in front of an audience and see how it plays in a supportive environment.  It is also an opportunity to create community among the composers and their performers. (more...)

Photo Flash: GALA Hispanic Theater Concludes 41st Season with IN THE HEIGHTSPhoto Flash: GALA Hispanic Theater Concludes 41st Season with IN THE HEIGHTS
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2017

Directed and choreographed by original Broadway's Latin Assistant Choreographer Luis Salgado, GALA Hispanic Theater will conclude its 41rd main stage season with the U.S. premiere in Spanish of the ground-breaking musical In The Heights. Conceived by Lin-Manuel Miranda, with book by Quiara Alegria Hudes, music and lyrics by Mr. Miranda. (more...)

GALA Hispanic Theatre Presents IN THE HEIGHTS in Spanish Directed by Luis SalgadoGALA Hispanic Theatre Presents IN THE HEIGHTS in Spanish Directed by Luis Salgado
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2017

???????GALA concludes its 41rd main stage season with the U.S. premiere in Spanish of the ground-breaking musical In The Heights.  (more...)

Jazz Pianist Ben Rosenblum to Play The Kitano in New York CityJazz Pianist Ben Rosenblum to Play The Kitano in New York City
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2017

Pianist Ben Rosenblum will present unique solo piano programs each Tuesday in April at The Kitano, (66 Park Ave, no cover, $15 min food/drink charge), including: selected standards and originals (April 4), selections from unusual inspirations/sources (April 11); special guests (April 18); and selections from his debut album (April 25).  Ben's music has earned numerous awards, including the ASCAP Young Jazz Composers Award and several Downbeat Student Music Awards (best original composition and best original arrangement), and has been described as "mature beyond his years." (John Neudorf) (more...)

A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE & MURDER to Play Sacramento Community Center Theater Next MonthA GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE & MURDER to Play Sacramento Community Center Theater Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2017

The Tony Award winner for Best Musical, A Gentleman's Guide to Love & Murder, will play Community Center Theater in Sacramento from March 7 through 12 in its First National Tour. (more...)

BWW Review: ASTORIA Brings the Founding of Oregon's Oldest City Vividly to Life, at Portland Center StageBWW Review: ASTORIA Brings the Founding of Oregon's Oldest City Vividly to Life, at Portland Center Stage
by Krista Garver - Jan 27, 2017

I read Peter Stark's Astoria last year on the suggestion of Portland Center Stage Artistic Director Chris Coleman. It's the history of the John Jacob Astor-funded expedition to establish a fur trading post on the Pacific. He sent one party by land and another by sea to Astoria, Oregon, which became the first American settlement in the Pacific Northwest. The whole time I was reading, all I could think was, 'How did they make it?' (more...)

Photo Flash: ASTORIA Part One Opens this FridayPhoto Flash: ASTORIA Part One Opens this Friday
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2017

Peter Stark's best-selling book ASTORIA: John Jacob Astor and Thomas Jefferson's Lost Pacific Empire; A Story of Wealth, Ambition, and Survival comes to life on stage at The Armory in a world premiere production directed and adapted by Chris Coleman. (more...)

Go Ricki's First Show of 2017!Go Ricki's First Show of 2017!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2017

Back off my man and get ready for a big surprise today, January 12th at 9:00pm! 'Go Ricki' is a monthly stand up & storytelling show at QED Astoria with themes pulled from the ridiculous topics of 'The Ricki Lake Show'. (more...)

GO RICKI to Return with First Show of 2017!GO RICKI to Return with First Show of 2017!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2017

Back off my man and get ready for a big surprise today, January 12th at 9:00pm! 'Go Ricki' is a monthly stand up & storytelling show at QED Astoria with themes pulled from the ridiculous topics of 'The Ricki Lake Show'. (more...)

The World Premiere of ASTORIA: PART ONE Opens at The ArmoryThe World Premiere of ASTORIA: PART ONE Opens at The Armory
by BWW News Desk - Dec 27, 2016

Peter Stark's best-selling bookASTORIA: John Jacob Astor and Thomas Jefferson's Lost Pacific Empire; A Story of Wealth, Ambition, and Survival comes to life on stage at The Armory in a world premiere production directed and adapted by Chris Coleman. Astoria: Part One is the first world premiere to debut as part of the company's new Northwest Stories series. This monumental piece of American history will be told in two parts over the course of two seasons. Astoria: Part One opens on the U.S. Bank Main Stage on January 20, with preview performances beginning January 14, and regular performances running through February 12. Select dates will be presented as part of Fertile Ground, a city-wide festival of new works held every January in Portland. Astoria: Part Two will be presented during the 2017-2018 season.  (more...)

GO RICKI to Return with First Show of 2017!GO RICKI to Return with First Show of 2017!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2016

Back off my man and get ready for a big surprise on Thursday, January 12th at 9:00pm! 'Go Ricki' is a monthly stand up & storytelling show at QED Astoria with themes pulled from the ridiculous topics of 'The Ricki Lake Show'. (more...)

Go Ricki's First Show of 2017!Go Ricki's First Show of 2017!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2016

Back off my man and get ready for a big surprise on Thursday, January 12th at 9:00pm! 'Go Ricki' is a monthly stand up & storytelling show at QED Astoria with themes pulled from the ridiculous topics of 'The Ricki Lake Show'. (more...)

A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER to Play PPAC This DecemberA GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER to Play PPAC This December
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2016

The Tony Award-winning Best Musical A Gentleman's Guide to Love & Murder will play at the Providence Performing Arts Center (PPAC), December 6 - 11, 2016. (more...)

Mike Bartlett's LOVE, LOVE, LOVE Enters Final Weeks at RoundaboutMike Bartlett's LOVE, LOVE, LOVE Enters Final Weeks at Roundabout
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2016

Roundabout Theatre Company will conclude its critically acclaimed production of Mike Bartlett's new play Love, Love Love, on Sunday, December 18. (more...)

Photo Coverage: A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER Tour Gets Merry and Bright for Carols For A CurePhoto Coverage: A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER Tour Gets Merry and Bright for Carols For A Cure
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Dec 4, 2016

The holiday season is not complete without the perfect music to accompany it. 'Broadway's Carols for a Cure' is the latest compilation album that embodies the spirit of the season like nothing else can. A project born completely out of love, 'Broadway's Carols for a Cure' pairs the casts from famous Broadway musicals with songs that are both classic and new. The result is pure gold that will make you reach for the 'repeat' button over and over again. (more...)

BWW Interview: From Middle-Earth to Midtown Manhattan- Richard Armitage Takes On Off-Broadway in LOVE, LOVE, LOVEBWW Interview: From Middle-Earth to Midtown Manhattan- Richard Armitage Takes On Off-Broadway in LOVE, LOVE, LOVE
by Nicole Rosky - Nov 25, 2016

Richard Armitage might be known to millions of Tolkien fans as Thorin Oakenshield, but this autumn he left Middle-Earth far behind him to start a new adventure off-Broadway. The Hobbit trilogy star joins a small ensemble company (including Alex Hurt, Zoe Kazan, Ben Rosenfield and two-time Tony nominee Amy Ryan) for Roundabout Theatre Company's American premiere of Mike Bartlett's Love, Love Love. (more...)

BWW Review: GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE Brings New Balance to Love & Murder on TourBWW Review: GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE Brings New Balance to Love & Murder on Tour
by Perry Tannenbaum - Nov 25, 2016

With such a fine set of frontliners behind him, John Rapson may not be a dominant as Jefferson Mays was on Broadway, but the touring show comes off as more balanced, the LOVE and MURDER more equally weighted. (more...)

Broadway AM Report, 11/11/2016 - Veterans Day, 'LAST BLACK MAN' and More!Broadway AM Report, 11/11/2016 - Veterans Day, 'LAST BLACK MAN' and More!
by Jessica Khan - Nov 11, 2016

This weekend's big news: Broadway vets take part in American Pops Orchestra's 'I'LL BE SEEING YOU' for Veterans Day in D.C., 'DEATH OF THE LAST BLACK MAN' officially opens Off-Broadway and more! (more...)

IN THE SPOTLIGHT: LOVE, LOVE, LOVE's Ben RosenfieldIN THE SPOTLIGHT: LOVE, LOVE, LOVE's Ben Rosenfield
by Walter McBride - Nov 10, 2016

Roundabout Theatre Company presents the new play Love, Love Love, directed byMichael Mayer, which opened on October 19, 2016 at the Laura Pels Theatre at the Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre. The play stars Richard Armitage, Alex Hurt, Zoe Kazan, Amy Ryan and Ben Rosenfield.  (more...)

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