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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 - 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...)

BWW Interview: De'Adre Aziza Brings the Jazz Age to Life in PARADISE BLUE at the Williamstown Theatre FestivalBWW Interview: De'Adre Aziza Brings the Jazz Age to Life in PARADISE BLUE at the Williamstown Theatre Festival
by Nora Dominick - Jul 17, 2015

BroadwayWorld sat down with Tony Award-nominee De'Adre Aziza to discuss her new role in the Williamstown Theatre Festival production of ?PARADISE BLUE. (more...)

Lincoln Center Sets Local Summer 2015 Free Live ConcertsLincoln Center Sets Local Summer 2015 Free Live Concerts
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2015

Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts and Lincoln Center Education continue the popular, free summer community concert series, Lincoln Center Local, with eight live events in libraries throughout Queens this August. The series continues Lincoln Center's commitment to bring exceptional arts and artists to new audiences and into the community. Lincoln Center also furthers its partnership with the Queens Library for the fourth-straight year, bringing events to four neighborhood library locations around the borough. This summer's free programs encompass a wide range of eclectic musical styles and traditions, some with a unique fusion of world cultures. Each presentation is an hour long and is offered twice on a given Saturday at a particular Queens Library branch. (more...)

The Greene Space's AMERICAN CENTURY CYCLE Recordings, Featuring Phylicia Rashad & More, Online NowThe Greene Space's AMERICAN CENTURY CYCLE Recordings, Featuring Phylicia Rashad & More, Online Now
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2015

In the fall of 2013, The Jerome L. Greene Performance Space at WNYC & WQXR undertook a historic undertaking: to record -- for the first time -- all 10 plays from August Wilson's lauded American Century Cycle. Those audio recordings, along with exclusive video excerpts and photographs from the readings, are now being made available for online streaming on a time-limited basis here until August 26, 2015. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in New Jersey - Week of 4/26/2015Now Playing Onstage in New Jersey - Week of 4/26/2015
by BWW - Apr 26, 2015

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/26/2015 for New Jersey (more...)

BWW Reviews: YOUR BLUES AIN'T SWEET LIKE MINE Strikes a ChordBWW Reviews: YOUR BLUES AIN'T SWEET LIKE MINE Strikes a Chord
by Leigh Byron - Apr 21, 2015

YOUR BLUES AIN'T SWEET LIKE MINE began its three-week run April 17 at the Two River Theater in Red Bank by focusing on the important issue of race in America. Tony Award winner Ruben Santiago-Hudson's script and direction produced a realistic and meaningful production that reinforced the concept that more than home is where the heart is - it's where you are as well - and asked many poignant questions whose answers appear at different points in the performance. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in New Jersey - Week of 4/19/2015Now Playing Onstage in New Jersey - Week of 4/19/2015
by BWW - Apr 19, 2015

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/19/2015 for New Jersey (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in New Jersey - Week of 4/12/2015Now Playing Onstage in New Jersey - Week of 4/12/2015
by BWW - Apr 12, 2015

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/12/2015 for New Jersey (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in New Jersey - Week of 4/05/2015Now Playing Onstage in New Jersey - Week of 4/05/2015
by BWW - Apr 5, 2015

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/05/2015 for New Jersey (more...)

MoMA Announces New Exhibitions and Events in AprilMoMA Announces New Exhibitions and Events in April
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2015

In conjunction with the exhibition Latin America in Construction: Architecture 1955–1980, Learning from/in Latin America will expand on the exhibition's curatorial framework and further explore key positions, debates, and architectural activity arising from Mexico to Cuba and the Southern Cone over three decades of development between 1955 and the early 1980s. (more...)

Brandon J. Dirden & Merritt Janson to Lead World Premiere of Ruben Santiago-Hudson's YOUR BLUES AIN'T SWEET LIKE MINE at Two River TheaterBrandon J. Dirden & Merritt Janson to Lead World Premiere of Ruben Santiago-Hudson's YOUR BLUES AIN'T SWEET LIKE MINE at Two River Theater
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2015

Two River Theater, under the leadership of Artistic Director John Dias and Managing Director Michael Hurst, announces the cast and creative team for its production of Your Blues Ain't Sweet Like Mine, written and directed by Ruben Santiago-Hudson. The production will run April 11-May 3, 2015, with the opening night on April 17, 2015. Single tickets starting at $20 are now available from 732.345.1400 or tworivertheater.org. Your Blues Ain't Sweet Like Mine is sponsored by lead sponsor WBGO Jazz 88.3FM and WBGO.org. (more...)

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