Bill Charlap News

Trio 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...)

Met Opera Rising Stars, POTTED POTTER, Audra McDonald, Bela Fleck and More Set for NJPAC's 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2014

John Schreiber, NJPAC's President and CEO, and David Rodriguez, Executive Producer of the Arts Center, announced today a 2014-15 season packed with new, NJPAC- created, season-long series', collaborations with renowned artists and companies, an expansion of diverse programming, further integration of NJPAC's arts education programs within mainstage performances, and a continuation of the Arts Center's 17-year tradition of presenting world-class artists. With over 100 performances and special events announced for the acoustically superb 2,800- seat Prudential Hall, intimate 514-seat Victoria Theater, 250-seat Chase Room, and outdoors in Theater Square, by artists ranging from Patti LaBelle to The Metropolitan Opera Rising Stars; from Chris Botti to Potted Potter: The Unauthorized Harry Experience; from Golda's Balcony with Tovah Feldshuh to the Brick City Jazz Orchestra; from Bela Fleck to Lula Washington Dance Theatre; from Beres Hammond to Audra McDonald; and from The Second City to Dinosaur Train Live!, NJPAC's new season has something for everyone. (more...)

Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 5/3-5/4/2014
by - May 04, 2014

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com from this weekend Sunday, May 4, 2014 - Sunday, May 4, 2014. (more...)

Photo Coverage: WALL to WALL CABARET at Symphony Space, Featuring Andrea McArdle, Karen Wyman, and More!
by Stephen Sorokoff - May 04, 2014

Symphony Space's free signature event, Wall to Wall, took up the theme with Wall to Wall Cabaret on Saturday, May 3. The lineup of nearly 50 performers was a veritable roll call of cabaret icons and rising stars, including Kate Baldwin,Klea Blackhurst, Barbara Carroll, Bill Charlap + Sandy Stewart, Barbara Cook, Judy Gold, Julie Halston, Ute Lemper, Lypsinka, Taylor Mac, Andrea Marcovicci, Marilyn Maye,Andrea McArdle, Jane Monheit, Steve Ross, Billy Stritch, and many more. James Naughton served as the evening's Master of Ceremonies. The distinguished house band for the evening was Russ Kassoff on piano, John Arbo on bass, and John Redsecker on drums. (more...)

Barbara Cook and More Set for Symphony Space's WALL TO WALL Cabaret Today
by BWW News Desk - May 03, 2014

Symphony Space's annual Spring Festival has become one of the season's most keenly awaited events. This year's installment, Sleeping Around: The Cultural Lives of New York's Hotels, may be the most provocative yet. Running from April 26 to May 21, the monthlong festival celebrates New York's landmark hotels, their occupants, and the lengendary boites that nurtured and sustained the evergreen songs and performers of cabaret. Sleeping Around also credits New York's hotels as incubators for film, classical music, and literature, with programs devoted to Andy Warhol, Virgil Thomson, and Dorothy Parker. (more...)

Barbara Cook and More Set for Symphony Space's WALL TO WALL Cabaret, 5/3
by BWW News Desk - Apr 03, 2014

Symphony Space's annual Spring Festival has become one of the season's most keenly awaited events. This year's installment, Sleeping Around: The Cultural Lives of New York's Hotels, may be the most provocative yet. Running from April 26 to May 21, the monthlong festival celebrates New York's landmark hotels, their occupants, and the lengendary boites that nurtured and sustained the evergreen songs and performers of cabaret. Sleeping Around also credits New York's hotels as incubators for film, classical music, and literature, with programs devoted to Andy Warhol, Virgil Thomson, and Dorothy Parker. (more...)

Lovestream Concert Now Online to Celebrate Release of Sherie Rene Scott's ALL WILL BE WELL Album
by BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 2014

A special new Lovestream concert is now available online to celebrate the release of Sherie Rene Scott, All Will Be Well - The Piece of Meat Studio Sessions. The new Sh-K-Boom Records album is now available as a digital exclusive on iTunes, Amazon and wherever digital music is sold. (more...)

Sherie Rene Scott Releases New Album 'ALL WILL BE WELL' Today
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2014

Sh-K-Boom Records will present the new album from Tony Award-nominee Sherie Rene Scott, All Will Be Well - The Piece of Meat Studio Sessions, as a digital exclusive today, March 25. (more...)

Cheyenne Jackson with Orfeh, Donna McKechnie & More Set for Birdland, 3/24-30
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2014

Birdland Jazz Club has announcde their line-up of talent for March 24-30, including Cheyenne Jackson, Donna McKechnie and more! (more...)

Sherie Rene Scott to Release New Album 'ALL WILL BE WELL' this Month
by BWW News Desk - Mar 04, 2014

Sh-K-Boom Records will present the new album from Tony Award-nominee Sherie Rene Scott, All Will Be Well - The Piece of Meat Studio Sessions, as a digital exclusive on March 25. The stirring pop record combines contemporary rock, jazz and folk elements with revealing interpretations of songs by Joni Mitchell, Talking Heads and Noah and the Whale as well as skillful originals by Sherie and Todd Almond, who serves as producer arranger and Music Director. The recording, co-produced by Ms. Scott with Kurt Deutsch serving as executive producer, is now available for pre-order. An exclusive music video for the single 'Oh, Sean' is now available; customers who pre-order the album receive an immediate audio download of the song. A special online concert Lovestream will be broadcast on March 25 at www.sh-k-boom.com. The album will be available on iTunes, Amazon and wherever digital music is sold. To pre-order the album, please visit www.sh-k-boom.com/sherierenescott-allwillbewell. (more...)

Cheyenne Jackson, LANCE HORNE & FRIENDS with Alan Cumming & More Set for Birdland in March
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2014

Birdland Jazz Club's March 2014 schedule will feature Quest: with Dave Liebman, Richie Beirach, Ron McClure & Billy Hart, Billy Hart Quartet, Kevin Mahogany, Cheyenne Jackson; Now This: with Gary Peacock, Marc Copland & Joey Baron, Bill Charlap Trio, Jim Caruso's Cast Party, Billy Stritch; and more! Check out full details below! (more...)

Jon Weber to Kick Off Harris Center Piano Jazz Series, 1/23-26
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2014

Jon Weber, a spectacular solo pianist, whose brilliantly crafted spontaneous orchestrations easily place him in the rarefied company of today's elite jazz musicians, has been praised by All About Jazz as " a virtuoso - pure and simple." Harris Center for the Arts will serve as the venue for Mr. Weber as he presents From Joplin to Jarrett: 100 Years of Piano Jazz in Folsom beginning January 23rd. (more...)

Rebecca Luker & More Featured on NJTV's AMERICAN SONGBOOK Airing This January
by TV News Desk - Jan 03, 2014

American Songbook at NJPAC, a new music performance series from NJTV, New Jersey's public television network, and the New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC), will be broadcast throughout the tri-state area on NJTV and WNET affiliates beginning this January. (more...)

Jason Robert Brown, Nellie McKay & More to Perform at Nightlife Awards, 1/27
by BWW News Desk - Dec 23, 2013

Tony Award winning composer/performer Jason Robert Brown (The Bridges of Madison County, Parade), MacArthur Genius Bill Irwin (Old Hats, Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?), and Recording and Concert Star Nellie McKay (Old Hats, The 3 Penny Opera) have been announced as the first wave of guest stars scheduled to perform at the 2014 Nightlife Awards at The Town Hall on Monday, January 27th at 7 PM. Almost every week hereafter, more guest stars will be announced, and soon after the holidays the winners, who will perform to show why they were chosen -- will finally be announced to the public. The winners will not make acceptance speeches because the Nightlife Awards is the only All-Performance Award Show. (more...)

NJTV's AMERICAN SONGBOOK AT NJPAC to Premiere This January
by TV News Desk - Dec 17, 2013

American Songbook at NJPAC, a new music performance series from NJTV, New Jersey's public television network, and the New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC), will be broadcast throughout the tri-state area on NJTV and WNET affiliates beginning this January. (more...)

Blue Note Jazz Club Announces October Schedule
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2013

Blue Note Jazz Club, the iconic Greenwich Village jazz and blues venue that offers live musical performances every night of the week, is proud to announce an impressive roster of acts this October. Each performer is scheduled for two shows per night, 8:00 pm and 10:30 pm, unless otherwise noted. Doors open at 6:00 pm and reservations are strongly suggested. Tickets are $30 at the bar, $45 for table reservations unless otherwise noted. (more...)

Blue Note Jazz Club Announces Sept 2013 Shows - Cassandra Wilson, Joe Sample & More!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 09, 2013

Blue Note Jazz Club, the iconic Greenwich Village jazz and blues venue that offers live musical performances every night of the week, is proud to announce an impressive roster of acts this September. Each performer is scheduled for two shows per night, 8:00 pm and 10:30 pm, unless otherwise noted. Doors open at 6:00 pm and reservations are strongly suggested. Tickets are $30 at the bar, $45 for table reservations. (more...)

Hilary Kole to Play Cooperstown Summer Music Festival, 8/11
by BWW News Desk - Aug 01, 2013

Jazz Vocalist Hilary Kole returns to the Cooperstown Summer Music Festival to sing a selection of classic standards and contemporary songs about love, loss, and the journey to find one's true heart. The concert will feature songs from Cole Porter, Elvis Costello, Irving Berlin, Paul Simon, and more. (more...)

Audra McDonald, Lewis Black & More Set for McCarter Theatre's 2013-14 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2013

McCarter Theatre Center is pleased to announce its 2013-2014 roster of world-renowned artists on its 2013-14 Presenting Series. During the upcoming season, McCarter will present over 40 performances by world-class performing artists curated by Special Programming Director William W. Lockwood. Mr. Lockwood has been responsible for McCarter's special programming for over 50 years, and remains the senior arts presenter in the country. Additional performances will be added throughout the season. (more...)

Sherie Rene Scott to Record A PIECE OF MEAT Show at 54 Below!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2013

SHERIE RENE SCOTT has announced the release of a special digital single version of "The Folks Who Live on the Hill" - the classic 1937 pop standard with music by Jerome Kern and lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II - with acclaimed pianist Bill Charlap on her label Ghostlight Records. The "B-side" is "Nothing Is Too Wonderful To Be True," by Scott and Charlap, which previously appeared as a bonus track on the label's Grammy-nominated Broadway recording of Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, starring Ms. Scott. The tracks were produced by Kurt Deutsch andJoel Moss (more...)

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