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5th ANNUAL GUITAR MASH and Brunch at CITY WINERY on 12/115th ANNUAL GUITAR MASH and Brunch at CITY WINERY on 12/11
by Marina Kennedy - Dec 1, 2016

The 5th Annual Guitar Mash will be held at New York's City Winery on Sunday, December 11th from noon to 3:30 pm.The event, which includes a brunch, celebrates the power of communal music-making while supporting outreach to teen musicians in communities from across New York's five boroughs. (more...)

Michael Potts, Andre Holland & More Join JITNEY on Broadway; Full Cast Announced!Michael Potts, Andre Holland & More Join JITNEY on Broadway; Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2016

Lynne Meadow (Artistic Director) and Barry Grove (Executive Producer) just announced full casting for Manhattan Theatre Club's Broadway debut of August Wilson's Jitney, directed by Tony Award winner Ruben Santiago-Hudson (The Piano Lesson, Seven Guitars, Gem of the Ocean). (more...)

BWW Review:  MA RAINEY'S BLACK BOTTOM at TRT is a Must-See ShowBWW Review: MA RAINEY'S BLACK BOTTOM at TRT is a Must-See Show
by Marina Kennedy - Sep 28, 2016

Start the fall theater season off right. Get your tickets for August Wilson's Ma Rainey's Black Bottom now at Two River Theater through October 9th. The superb direction of Ruben Santiago-Hudson along with a stellar cast makes it a must-see production. (more...)

MA RAINEY'S BLACK BOTTOM, Starring Arnetia Walker, to Launch Two River Theater's 2016-17 SeasonMA RAINEY'S BLACK BOTTOM, Starring Arnetia Walker, to Launch Two River Theater's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2016

Two River Theater, under the leadership of Artistic Director John Dias and Managing Director Michael Hurst, launches its 2016/17 Season with an extended four-week run of August Wilson's Ma Rainey's Black Bottom, directed by Ruben Santiago-Hudson. (more...)

Photo Flash: MA RAINEY'S BLACK BOTTOM at Two River TheaterPhoto Flash: MA RAINEY'S BLACK BOTTOM at Two River Theater
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2016

Two River Theater (Artistic Director John Dias, Managing Director Michael Hurst) presents August Wilson's Ma Rainey's Black Bottom, directed by Ruben Santiago-Hudson. The press opening is Today, September 16 at 8pm and performances will continue throughSunday, October 9 in Two River's Rechnitz Theater, 21 Bridge Avenue, Red Bank, NJ.  Tickets are available from 732.345.1400 ortworivertheater.org. (more...)

Photo Flash: MA RAINEY'S BLACK BOTTOM at Two River TheaterPhoto Flash: MA RAINEY'S BLACK BOTTOM at Two River Theater
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2016

Two River Theater (Artistic Director John Dias, Managing Director Michael Hurst) presents August Wilson's Ma Rainey's Black Bottom, directed by Ruben Santiago-Hudson. The press opening is Friday, September 16 at 8pm and performances will continue throughSunday, October 9 in Two River's Rechnitz Theater, 21 Bridge Avenue, Red Bank, NJ.  Tickets are available from 732.345.1400 ortworivertheater.org. (more...)

MA RAINEY'S BLACK BOTTOM, Starring Arnetia Walker, to Launch Two River Theater's 2016-17 SeasonMA RAINEY'S BLACK BOTTOM, Starring Arnetia Walker, to Launch Two River Theater's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2016

Two River Theater, under the leadership of Artistic Director John Dias and Managing Director Michael Hurst, launches its 2016/17 Season with an extended four-week run of August Wilson's Ma Rainey's Black Bottom, directed by Ruben Santiago-Hudson. (more...)

Arnetia Walker, Michael Cumpsty and More Set for MA RAINEY'S BLACK BOTTOM, Starting Tonight at Two River TheaterArnetia Walker, Michael Cumpsty and More Set for MA RAINEY'S BLACK BOTTOM, Starting Tonight at Two River Theater
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2016

Two River Theater presents August Wilson's Ma Rainey's Black Bottom, directed by Ruben Santiago-Hudson. The production will run tonight, September 10, through October 9, 2016, with the opening night on Friday, September 16 at 8pm. (more...)

MA RAINEY'S BLACK BOTTOM, Starring Arnetia Walker, to Launch Two River Theater's 2016-17 SeasonMA RAINEY'S BLACK BOTTOM, Starring Arnetia Walker, to Launch Two River Theater's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2016

Two River Theater, under the leadership of Artistic Director John Dias and Managing Director Michael Hurst, launches its 2016/17 Season with an extended four-week run of August Wilson's Ma Rainey's Black Bottom, directed by Ruben Santiago-Hudson. (more...)

Arnetia Walker, Michael Cumpsty and More Set for MA RAINEY'S BLACK BOTTOM at Two River TheaterArnetia Walker, Michael Cumpsty and More Set for MA RAINEY'S BLACK BOTTOM at Two River Theater
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2016

Two River Theater announces the cast and creative team for its production of August Wilson's Ma Rainey's Black Bottom, directed by Ruben Santiago-Hudson. The production will run September 10-October 9, 2016, with the opening night on Friday, September 16 at 8pm. (more...)


by Alix Cohen - May 26, 2016

Last Saturday night at the Rose Theater, Jazz at Lincoln Center presented a celebration on what would have been Ray Charles' 85th Birthday. The program was led by Musical Director and trumpeter Kenny Rampton (who once toured with the Ray Charles band), and included 10 longtime members of the icon's orchestra, along with the most recent “Rayettes” (backup singers Renee Georges, Katrina Harper, and Angela Workman). “Ray Charles Robinson, the genius of soul, his music was beyond genre,” Rampton told the audience. “Anything Mr. C. did from country to blues to the National Anthem was all Ray Charles . . .' (more...)

Jazz at Lincoln Center to Honor America's Timeless Vocalists This MayJazz at Lincoln Center to Honor America's Timeless Vocalists This May
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2016

On Today, May 20 and Saturday, May 21, Jazz at Lincoln Center will celebrate the timeless artistry of some of the most beloved vocalists and composers in American history. Throughout one weekend, the finest talents in jazz will perform The Ray Charles Songbook in Rose Theater at 8pm and Body and Soul: America's Unforgettable Crooners in The Appel Room at 7pm and 9:30pm. Jazz at Lincoln Center is located at Broadway at 60th Street, New York, NY. (more...)

Jazz at Lincoln Center to Honor America's Timeless Vocalists This MayJazz at Lincoln Center to Honor America's Timeless Vocalists This May
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2016

On Friday, May 20 and Saturday, May 21, Jazz at Lincoln Center will celebrate the timeless artistry of some of the most beloved vocalists and composers in American history. Throughout one weekend, the finest talents in jazz will perform The Ray Charles Songbook in Rose Theater at 8pm and Body and Soul: America's Unforgettable Crooners in The Appel Room at 7pm and 9:30pm. Jazz at Lincoln Center is located at Broadway at 60th Street, New York, NY. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Watch Highlights of Ebony Jo-Ann Celebrates New CD 'Please Save Your Love for Me' at Sugar Bar in AprilSTAGE TUBE: Watch Highlights of Ebony Jo-Ann Celebrates New CD 'Please Save Your Love for Me' at Sugar Bar in April
by Stage Tube - Apr 10, 2016

Ebony Jo-Ann, a 'Blackgold' acclaimed Blues vocalist, multiple award winning Broadway, film and television actress, and social activist, is in residence during the month of April at Ashford & Simpson's Sugar Bar, 254 W. 72nd St. in New York, for the first time since 2011, to reprise Nuttin' But the Blues, the Sugar Bar's weekly Blues series, which she co-created with the late Nick Ashford. Check out a preview here! (more...)

Photo Flash: Ebony Jo-Ann Reprises Nuttin' But the Blues and Celebrates Debut CD at Sugar Bar This AprilPhoto Flash: Ebony Jo-Ann Reprises Nuttin' But the Blues and Celebrates Debut CD at Sugar Bar This April
by BWW News Desk - Apr 9, 2016

Ebony Jo-Ann, a 'Blackgold' acclaimed Blues vocalist, multiple award winning Broadway, Film and television actress and social activist, is in residence during the month of April at Ashford & Simpson's Sugar Bar, 254 W. 72nd St. in New York, for the first time since 2011, to reprise Nuttin' But the Blues, the Sugar Bar's weekly Blues series, which she co-created with the late Nick Ashford. (more...)

Photo Coverage: On the Red Carpet for Atlantic Theater Company's ACTORS' CHOICE Gala!Photo Coverage: On the Red Carpet for Atlantic Theater Company's ACTORS' CHOICE Gala!
by Jennifer Broski - Mar 8, 2016

Atlantic Theater Company just presented their Annual Gala last night, March 7, at The Pierre (2 East 61 Street). Actors' Choice celebrated Atlantic's actors with a fabulous evening of unexpected songs, honoring David Richenthal and the Richenthal Foundation for their long-term support of Atlantic's mission. This year, Atlantic asked a slate of favorite Atlantic actors to choose a song they love and a favorite musician to perform it. Directed by Neil Pepe with musical direction by Matt Gallagher, Actors' Choice was an evening of unexpected songs and celebration. BroadwayWorld was there for the big night and you can check out photos from the red carpet below! (more...)

Broadway, Hollywood Stars Align for Atlantic Theater Company's 2016 ACTORS' CHOICE Gala TonightBroadway, Hollywood Stars Align for Atlantic Theater Company's 2016 ACTORS' CHOICE Gala Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2016

Atlantic Theater Company will present their Annual Gala tonight, March 7, 2016 at The Pierre (2 East 61 Street). Actors' Choice will celebrate Atlantic's actors with a fabulous evening of unexpected songs, honoring David Richenthal and the Richenthal Foundation for their long-term support of Atlantic's mission. (more...)

Broadway, Hollywood Stars to Align for Atlantic Theater Company's 2016 ACTORS' CHOICE GalaBroadway, Hollywood Stars to Align for Atlantic Theater Company's 2016 ACTORS' CHOICE Gala
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2016

Atlantic Theater Company will present their Annual Gala on Monday, March 7, 2016 at The Pierre (2 East 61 Street). Actors' Choice will celebrate Atlantic's actors with a fabulous evening of unexpected songs, honoring David Richenthal and the Richenthal Foundation for their long-term support of Atlantic's mission. (more...)

Heritage Blues Orchestra to Perform in Park City, 2/27Heritage Blues Orchestra to Perform in Park City, 2/27
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2016

"At once new and timeless" (The Wall Street Journal), Heritage Blues Orchestra creates music deeply rooted in African American genres - a startling blend of blues, jazz, gospel and beyond. The Grammy-nominated group comes to The Eccles Center on February 27. Concert begins at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are available by calling 435-655-3114 or online at EcclesCenter.org. (more...)

Actress Ebony Jo-Ann to Release New CD 'Please Save Your Love for Me'Actress Ebony Jo-Ann to Release New CD 'Please Save Your Love for Me'
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2015

Multiple award-winning theatre, film and television actress, Ebony Jo-Ann releases her new Blues CD, Please Save Your Love for Me on her independent label, Blackgold Production on Friday, September 18th. (more...)

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