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Birth Place: Chattanooga, TN, USA
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Imani Uzuri's LOVE STORY: SONGS OF LAUGHTER, LOSS AND RESILIENCE to Tour the BoroughsImani Uzuri's LOVE STORY: SONGS OF LAUGHTER, LOSS AND RESILIENCE to Tour the Boroughs
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2017

Joe's Pub at The Public and The Public Theater's Mobile Unit present Imani Uzuri's Love Story: Songs of Laughter, Loss and Resilience, a concert of the composer's own music, as part of the programs' collaborative series, In Transit. (more...)

Cast Set for U.S. Premiere of BEYOND CARING, Return of MOBY DICK at Lookingglass TheatreCast Set for U.S. Premiere of BEYOND CARING, Return of MOBY DICK at Lookingglass Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2017

Lookingglass Theatre Company announces casting for the final two shows of its 2016-2017 season, including the U.S. Premiere of Beyond Caring, written and directed by Alexander Zeldin in association with Dark Harbor Stories, a company led by Ensemble Member David Schwimmer and Tom Hodges, as well as the remount of the Jeff Award-winning Moby Dick, adapted from the novel by Herman Melville and directed by Ensemble Member David Catlin. (more...)

Tickets on Sale for A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN at A.C.T. This SummerTickets on Sale for A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN at A.C.T. This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2017

Coinciding with the 50th anniversary of the Human Be-In, which took place on January 14, 1967 in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park, American Conservatory Theater (A.C.T.) announced today that single tickets are now on sale for the upcoming production of the critically acclaimed musical, A Night with Janis Joplin (June 7-July 2, 2017). (more...)

Cast, Creative Team Set for NAPOLI, BROOKLYN Premiere at Long Wharf TheatreCast, Creative Team Set for NAPOLI, BROOKLYN Premiere at Long Wharf Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2017

Long Wharf Theatre, under the direction of Artistic Director Gordon Edelstein and Managing Director Joshua Borenstein, present the world premiere of Napoli, Brooklyn by Meghan Kennedy, directed by Edelstein. (more...)

GRANNY'S BLUE-MERS II: DOWN IN THE ALLEY to Debut at the DuplexGRANNY'S BLUE-MERS II: DOWN IN THE ALLEY to Debut at the Duplex
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2017

Granny's Blue-mers II: Down in the Alley premieres at the Duplex Cabaret Theater on Saturday, April 22 at 9:30 pm. (more...)

Brand X and Buffalo Stack & Wise Old Moon Comes to Daryl's HouseBrand X and Buffalo Stack & Wise Old Moon Comes to Daryl's House
by BWW News Desk - Dec 28, 2016

Check out what's happening at Daryl's House! (more...)

Elvis Presley Birthday Celebration & More Coming Up at Daryl's HouseElvis Presley Birthday Celebration & More Coming Up at Daryl's House
by BWW News Desk - Dec 21, 2016

Daryl's House Club has announced its upcoming performances in Pawling. Details below! (more...)

Lavay Smith & Her Red Hot Skillet Lickers and More to Play Blue Note Napa This JanuaryLavay Smith & Her Red Hot Skillet Lickers and More to Play Blue Note Napa This January
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2016

Newly opened in October 2016 the Blue Note Napa is a jazz club/gourmet restaurant venue occupying the first floor of the historic Napa Valley Opera House. (more...)

Chattanooga Symphony & Opera Presents HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS, 12/17Chattanooga Symphony & Opera Presents HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS, 12/17
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2016

The Chattanooga Symphony & Opera will be presenting the annual family holiday tradition, Home for the Holidays, on Saturday, December 17 at 7:30pm and Sunday, December 18 at 3:00pm at the Tivoli Theatre. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Broadway Pays Tribute to Edward AlbeePhoto Coverage: Broadway Pays Tribute to Edward Albee
by Walter McBride - Dec 7, 2016

Yesterday afternoon, friends and colleagues of the late Edward Albee paid tribute to the playwright at the August WilsonTheatre (245 W. 52 St.). Mr. Albee died at age 88 on September 16, 2016 at his home in Montauk, NY. (more...)

FREEZE FRAME: Broadway Remembers Edward AlbeeFREEZE FRAME: Broadway Remembers Edward Albee
by Walter McBride - Dec 6, 2016

Earlier today, friends and colleagues of the late Edward Albee paid tribute to the playwright at the August WilsonTheatre (245 W. 52 St.). Mr. Albee died at age 88 on September 16, 2016 at his home in Montauk, NY. (more...)

Blue Note Napa Announces December ListingsBlue Note Napa Announces December Listings
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2016

Newly opened in October 2016 the Blue Note Napa is a jazz club/gourmet restaurant venue occupying the first floor of the historic Napa Valley Opera House. The Blue Note Napa seamlessly blends the quintessential Greenwich Village jazz club experience - an intimate atmosphere where the stage is so close to you that you feel as if the performers are playing in your very own living room - mixed with the Northern California wine country ambiance and the historic architecture of the ninetieth century Napa Valley Opera House. The Blue Note Napa spotlights 'Four Creative Pillars'; world class music, gourmet farm to table cuisine, spectacular local wines and exciting art! (more...)

Rosemary Harris, Terrence McNally and More Slated for Edward Albee MemorialRosemary Harris, Terrence McNally and More Slated for Edward Albee Memorial
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2016

Friends and colleagues who will participate in the memorial to Edward Albee on Tuesday, December 6, at 1 p.m. at the August Wilson Theatre (245 W. 52 St.) in NYC, have been announced. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2016

In Ricardo Pitts-Wiley's holiday musical, Chatty's Place had been a legendary Rhode Island night club. (more...)

A.C.T. Replaces HERE LIES LOVE with A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLINA.C.T. Replaces HERE LIES LOVE with A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN
by BWW News Desk - Nov 22, 2016

American Conservatory Theater (A.C.T.) announced today the cancellation of David Byrne and Fatboy Slim's Here Lies Love,originally scheduled to close A.C.T.'s 2016-17 season. In celebration of the 50th anniversary of the legendary Summer of Love in San Francisco-coinciding with A.C.T.'s 50th anniversary-A.C.T. will now present the critically acclaimed musical, A Night with Janis Joplin.  (more...)

NY Hot Jazz Camp 2017 Dates Announced for Adults and YouthNY Hot Jazz Camp 2017 Dates Announced for Adults and Youth
by BWW News Desk - Nov 22, 2016

The New York Hot Jazz Camp returns for its second year May 15th-21st, 2017 (18+). Building on last year's success they have an announced an addition of a youth camp April 10th-14th, 2017 (13-17 yrs) during NYC public schools' spring break. (more...)

See What's Happening at Blue Note Napa this DecemberSee What's Happening at Blue Note Napa this December
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2016

Newly opened in October 2016 the Blue Note Napa is a jazz club/gourmet restaurant venue occupying the first floor of the historic Napa Valley Opera House. (more...)

Edward Albee Memorial Will Be Held at the August Wilson TheatreEdward Albee Memorial Will Be Held at the August Wilson Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Nov 8, 2016

A memorial service to pay tribute to the playwright Edward Albee - who died at age 88 on September 16, 2016 - will be held on Tuesday, December 6 at 1 pm at the August Wilson Theatre (245 West 52nd Street), it has been announced by a group of Mr. Albee's friends and associates who are organizing the memorial. (more...)

Imogen Poots and Luke Treadaway Complete the Cast of Edward Albee's WHO'S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF? in the West EndImogen Poots and Luke Treadaway Complete the Cast of Edward Albee's WHO'S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF? in the West End
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2016

Imogen Poots and Luke Treadaway will join the previously announced Imelda Staunton and Conleth Hill in the new production of multi Tony and Pulitzer prize-winning playwright Edward Albee's Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, directed by James Macdonald. (more...)

bergenPAC to Welcome Mike Epps This DecemberbergenPAC to Welcome Mike Epps This December
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2016

Bergen Performing Arts Center located at 30 North Van Brunt Street in Englewood, New Jersey presents Mike Epps Thursday, December 8, 2016 at 8PM. (more...)

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