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Somi Set for One-Night-Only Performance at The OrdwaySomi Set for One-Night-Only Performance at The Ordway
by BWW News Desk - Dec 28, 2016

The Ordway Center for the Performing Arts will welcome vocalist and songwriter Somi for a one-night-only performance on January 27, 2017. (more...)

OpenICE, THE TERRIFYING, REAL TALK and More Set for Abrons Arts Center's Spring 2017 SeasonOpenICE, THE TERRIFYING, REAL TALK and More Set for Abrons Arts Center's Spring 2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - Dec 22, 2016

Aprons Arts Center has announced its Spring 2017 season, featuring a lineup of boundary-pushing theatre, dance and performance. (more...)

BWW Review: Robert Caisley's Updated, Trumped-Up Take on Moliere's TARTUFFE at American StageBWW Review: Robert Caisley's Updated, Trumped-Up Take on Moliere's TARTUFFE at American Stage
by Peter Nason - Nov 7, 2016

It's funny, biting and scary, but will it be as humorous after Election Day? (more...)

Baryshnikov Arts Center Hosts Annual Fall Fete: Singer/Songwriter And Alumna Somi PerformsBaryshnikov Arts Center Hosts Annual Fall Fete: Singer/Songwriter And Alumna Somi Performs
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2016

Baryshnikov Arts Center (BAC) will host its annual benefit to support the Center's programs on Monday, September 26, 2016, in BAC's Jerome Robbins Theater and Howard Gilman Performance Space. The festive, intimate evening will raise funds for BAC through ticket purchases and a silent auction of visual art works. Proceeds will support BAC's artist-centered programs and help to maintain affordable ticket prices. (more...)

New John Cariani Play LAST GAS Opens at Shadowland Stages TodayNew John Cariani Play LAST GAS Opens at Shadowland Stages Today
by BWW News Desk - Jun 3, 2016

Shadowland Stages' 32nd Season opens with the Hudson Valley premiere of Last Gas, a newly published romantic comedy by John Cariani. The show opens today, June 3 and runs through June 19 with performances Thursday thru Saturday at 8pm and Sundays at 2pm. A special, 'first Saturday' matinee will be held on Saturday June 4 at 2pm. (more...)

New John Cariani Play LAST GAS to Premiere at Shadowland StagesNew John Cariani Play LAST GAS to Premiere at Shadowland Stages
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2016

Shadowland Stages has announced that its 32nd Season will open with the Hudson Valley premiere of Last Gas, a newly published romantic comedy by John Cariani. The show opens on June 3 and runs through June 19 with performances Today thru Saturday at 8pm and Sundays at 2pm. A special, 'first Saturday' matinee will be held on Saturday June 4 at 2pm. (more...)

President & First Lady to Host JAZZ AT THE WHITE HOUSE on ABCPresident & First Lady to Host JAZZ AT THE WHITE HOUSE on ABC
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2016

President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama will host JAZZ AT THE WHITE HOUSE airing on International Jazz Day, SATURDAY, APRIL 30 (8:00-9:00 p.m. EDT), on the ABC Television Network. (more...)

New John Cariani Play LAST GAS to Premiere at Shadowland StagesNew John Cariani Play LAST GAS to Premiere at Shadowland Stages
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2016

Shadowland Stages has announced that its 32nd Season will open with the Hudson Valley premiere of Last Gas, a newly published romantic comedy by John Cariani. The show opens on June 3 and runs through June 19 with performances Thursday thru Saturday at 8pm and Sundays at 2pm. A special, 'first Saturday' matinee will be held on Saturday June 4 at 2pm. (more...)

Gabriel Bisset-Smith's 'MOST ORIGINAL AND FUNNY JOKE' Set for Soho Theatre This AprilGabriel Bisset-Smith's 'MOST ORIGINAL AND FUNNY JOKE' Set for Soho Theatre This April
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2016

Gabriel Bisset-Smith, in association with Soho Theatre, presents 'Gabriel Bisset-Smith Tells The Most Original And Funny Joke In The Universe!' at the Soho Theatre (21 Dean Street, London W1D 3NE) Today 29th and Saturday 30th April 2016 at 8.45pm. (more...)

President & First Lady to Host JAZZ AT THE WHITE HOUSE on ABCPresident & First Lady to Host JAZZ AT THE WHITE HOUSE on ABC
by TV News Desk - Apr 15, 2016

President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama will host JAZZ AT THE WHITE HOUSE airing on International Jazz Day, SATURDAY, APRIL 30 (8:00-9:00 p.m. EDT), on the ABC Television Network. (more...)

Gabriel Bisset-Smith's 'MOST ORIGINAL AND FUNNY JOKE' Set for Soho Theatre This AprilGabriel Bisset-Smith's 'MOST ORIGINAL AND FUNNY JOKE' Set for Soho Theatre This April
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2016

Gabriel Bisset-Smith, in association with Soho Theatre, presents 'Gabriel Bisset-Smith Tells The Most Original And Funny Joke In The Universe!' at the Soho Theatre (21 Dean Street, London W1D 3NE) Friday 29th and Saturday 30th April 2016 at 8.45pm. (more...)

Jazz Pianist Christian Sands to Perform in Cincinnati, 2/28Jazz Pianist Christian Sands to Perform in Cincinnati, 2/28
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2016

One of the jazz world's most prolific young stars will demonstrate his eclectic technique in Cincinnati, when the Xavier University Jazz Series presents piano virtuoso Christian Sands in concert on Sunday, February 28. (more...)

ShowBiz After Hours with Megan Hilty, Brazilian Greats & More Coming Up at BirdlandShowBiz After Hours with Megan Hilty, Brazilian Greats & More Coming Up at Birdland
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2016

Birdland Jazz Club has announced its lineup for February 22-28, featuring Delta Air Lines Presents: A Rare Meeting of Brazilian Greats, ShowBiz After Hours with Frank DiLella featuring Special Guest Megan Hilty, Birdland Big Band, and more. Scroll down for details! (more...)

Reelio Taps Top Advertising Executive, Wenda Harris Millard, President and COO of MediaLink, to Join Company's BoardReelio Taps Top Advertising Executive, Wenda Harris Millard, President and COO of MediaLink, to Join Company's Board
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2016

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Linda Lavin, NUTTY PROFESSOR Reunion and More Set for Birdland This FebruaryLinda Lavin, NUTTY PROFESSOR Reunion and More Set for Birdland This February
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2016

Birdland Jazz Club has announced its February 2016 lineup, featuring Jane Monheit, Monterey Jazz Allstars, Nicolas King, The Birdland Big Band, Showbiz After Hours with Frank DiLella, John Pizzarelli Quartet, Birdland Jazz Party, Jim Caruso's Cast Party, and more. Scroll down for details! (more...)

Jim Knable's Adaptation of George Bernard Shaw's THE MAN OF DESTINY Begins TonightJim Knable's Adaptation of George Bernard Shaw's THE MAN OF DESTINY Begins Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2016

Ariel Nichole Reid*, Ben Williams* (Clubbed Thumb, La Mama, EST), Craig Wesley Divino* (Fault Line Theatre) and Ryan Salvato (Speakeasy Dollhouse's 'Ziegfeld's Midnight Frolic') are set to appear in the world-premiere production of Jim Knable's DESTINY AND THE LITTLE MAN, an adaptation of George Bernard Shaw's THE MAN OF DESTINY. (more...)

Cast Set for Jim Knable's Adaptation of George Bernard Shaw's THE MAN OF DESTINYCast Set for Jim Knable's Adaptation of George Bernard Shaw's THE MAN OF DESTINY
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2016

Ariel Nichole Reid*, Ben Williams* (Clubbed Thumb, La Mama, EST), Craig Wesley Divino* (Fault Line Theatre) and Ryan Salvato (Speakeasy Dollhouse's 'Ziegfeld's Midnight Frolic') are set to appear in the world-premiere production of Jim Knable's DESTINY AND THE LITTLE MAN, an adaptation of George Bernard Shaw's THE MAN OF DESTINY. (more...)

Jim Knable's Adaptation of GB Shaw's THE MAN OF DESTINY Set for NIGHTCAP RIOTJim Knable's Adaptation of GB Shaw's THE MAN OF DESTINY Set for NIGHTCAP RIOT
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2015

'Nightcap Riot: Mombucha' encompasses a concert, beverage tasting/'brewtorial,' and full theatrical production of the JIm Knable's world-premiere adapatation of George Bernard Shaw's 'The Man of Destiny' titled 'Destiny and the Little Man,' directed by Bruce Levitt. Only 50 people per night are allowed admission to this experience, which runs from January 15th - February 14th, 2016 over 16 performances. 15 different bands, 5 comedians, magicians, a mixologist from Union Square Hospitality and a kombucha brewer make up the balance of the greater Nightcap Riot: Mombucha cast.  (more...)

Ben Williams to Bring Prince Tribute to Harlem Stage, 12/11-12Ben Williams to Bring Prince Tribute to Harlem Stage, 12/11-12
by BWW News Desk - Dec 11, 2015

Assembling a stellar cast of rising stars in the worlds of R&B, funk, soul, jazz and classical, Thelonious Monk Competition Winner and Grammy Award-winning bassist Ben Williams pays tribute to the musical legacy of Prince at Harlem Stage, December 11 and 12. Drawing inspiration from his iconic discography, Dearly Beloved - The Music of Prince will feature newly imagined arrangements and compositions that celebrate the virtuosity of Prince with a wide range of special guests including vocalists Goapele, Frank McComb and Christie Dashiell, tap dancer/choreographer Jason Samuels Smith, poet/emcee/vocalist W. Ellington Felton and additional surprise guests. A guest DJ will spin for the pre-performance mixer and after-party. As a preview to the December 12 performance of Dearly Beloved - The Music of Prince, Harlem Stage will present an intimate conversation with Ben Williams. He'll share his creative process forDearly Beloved and discuss the art of re-imagining and arranging works of famous artists. (more...)

Ben Williams to Bring Prince Tribute to Harlem Stage, 12/11-12Ben Williams to Bring Prince Tribute to Harlem Stage, 12/11-12
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2015

Assembling a stellar cast of rising stars in the worlds of R&B, funk, soul, jazz and classical, Thelonious Monk Competition Winner and Grammy Award-winning bassist Ben Williams pays tribute to the musical legacy of Prince at Harlem Stage, December 11 and 12. Drawing inspiration from his iconic discography, Dearly Beloved - The Music of Prince will feature newly imagined arrangements and compositions that celebrate the virtuosity of Prince with a wide range of special guests including vocalists Goapele, Frank McComb and Christie Dashiell, tap dancer/choreographer Jason Samuels Smith, poet/emcee/vocalist W. Ellington Felton and additional surprise guests. A guest DJ will spin for the pre-performance mixer and after-party. As a preview to the December 12 performance of Dearly Beloved - The Music of Prince, Harlem Stage will present an intimate conversation with Ben Williams. He'll share his creative process forDearly Beloved and discuss the art of re-imagining and arranging works of famous artists. (more...)

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