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Cassandra Wilson, Grammy-Winning Vocalist Signs With Legacy RecordingsCassandra Wilson, Grammy-Winning Vocalist Signs With Legacy Recordings
by BWW News Desk - Nov 20, 2014

NEW YORK, Nov. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ Legacy Recordings, the catalog division of Sony Music Entertainment, has signed Grammy-winning American vocalist Cassandra Wilson to the label, it was announced today by Adam Block, President, Legacy Recordings. (more...)

Audra McDonald Set for 31 October 2015 Concert in Melbourne at Hamer HallAudra McDonald Set for 31 October 2015 Concert in Melbourne at Hamer Hall
by BWW News Desk - Nov 20, 2014

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Hot Sardines to Play Smothers Theatre in JanuaryHot Sardines to Play Smothers Theatre in January
by BWW News Desk - Nov 19, 2014

The Hot Sardines reinvent 'hot jazz' for the 21st century at Pepperdine University's Smothers Theatre in Malibu on Thursday, January 15 at 8 p.m. (more...)

MIGHTY REAL: A FABULOUS SYLVESTER MUSICAL to Return to NYC, Head to San Francisco in 2015MIGHTY REAL: A FABULOUS SYLVESTER MUSICAL to Return to NYC, Head to San Francisco in 2015
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2014

AnthonyKen LLC and Sheryl Lee Ralph/The Diva Foundation are pleased to announce that the critically acclaimed MIGHTY REAL: A FABULOUS SYLVESTER MUSICAL, the musical celebration of the life of the original 1970s "Queen of Disco" Sylvester, will return for a special one-night-only event in New York City at The Gramercy Theater (127 East 23rd Street) on Sunday, January 18th, 2015 at 8 PM. The musical will then take off for a limited engagement in Sylvester's beloved city, San Francisco, where it will play the Brava Theater Center (2781 24th Street) from Wednesday, February 11th - Sunday, March 1at, 2015 (Opening Night: February 14th, 2015). Plans for other engagements in cities across the country - and a return to New York City - will be announced in the New Year. (more...)

Ibeyi, Ryan Raftery, Kellylee Evans and More Among 'Rising Stars' at Joe's Pub This WinterIbeyi, Ryan Raftery, Kellylee Evans and More Among 'Rising Stars' at Joe's Pub This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2014

? Since Joe's Pub at The Public opened its doors in 1998, it has been a stomping ground for both the masterful legends and powerful young voices of music and the performing arts. This winter (November 2014-February 2015), Joe's welcomes a slate of emerging musicians, performers and artists including soulful French-Cuban twin sister duo Ibeyi, critically acclaimed performance artist Kalup Linzy, cabaret charmer Ali Grieb and more on the cusp of major careers. These artists, full lineup below, are the ones to watch. (more...)

SUNSET BABY Up Next at the Kitchen Theatre, 12/3-21SUNSET BABY Up Next at the Kitchen Theatre, 12/3-21
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2014

Coming up next on Kitchen Theatre Company's 24th Main Stage Season is Dominique Morisseau's explosive, uncensored Sunset Baby. A secret cache of letters brings together a 1960s revolutionary, his estranged daughter, and her drug-dealing boyfriend in this story of family and activism, revolution and estrangement. Sunset Baby begins previews on December 3rd, and opening night is December 6th. The play runs until December 21st. (more...)

Audra McDonald Will Return to Carnegie Hall in DecemberAudra McDonald Will Return to Carnegie Hall in December
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2014

Six-time Tony Award winner and Musical America's 2014 Musician of the Year Audra McDonald, returns to Carnegie Hall on Friday, December 12 at 8:00 p.m. in Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage. (more...)

New Artists Kaya, Hollie Stephenson & More Sign with DAVE STEWART ENTERTAINMENTNew Artists Kaya, Hollie Stephenson & More Sign with DAVE STEWART ENTERTAINMENT
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2014

Esteemed singer, songwriter, guitarist and producer DAVE STEWART and his DAVE STEWART ENTERTAINMENT continue to stay busy in all aspects of the musical and cultural landscape. (more...)

Lincoln Center to Feature Norm Lewis, Billy Porter, and More in 2015 AMERICAN SONGBOOK LineupLincoln Center to Feature Norm Lewis, Billy Porter, and More in 2015 AMERICAN SONGBOOK Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2014

Now in its 16th season, Lincoln Center's acclaimed series American Songbook will continue to expand its scope in celebrating the best in American singing and songwriting, beginning with a free opening night concert in the David Rubenstein Atrium on Wednesday, January 21, 2015. Live From Lincoln Center, the Emmy Award-winning program broadcast nationally on PBS stations, will shoot two of the first week's concerts by Broadway stars Norm Lewis and Billy Porter in The Appel Room. These performances will be broadcast nationally in the Spring of 2015. (more...)

Eric Benet, Hot Sardines and More Among New Shows at The AdditionEric Benet, Hot Sardines and More Among New Shows at The Addition
by BWW News Desk - Oct 31, 2014

The Addition is saddened by the announcement of the passing of Manhattan Transfer lead singer, Tim Hauser. The club has also announced its new shows and more. Scroll down for details! (more...)

BWW Review: Soulpepper's GLOBAL CABARETBWW Review: Soulpepper's GLOBAL CABARET
by Dennis Kucherawy - Oct 30, 2014

Without a doubt, Soulpepper Theatre Company's Global Cabaret Festival is my favorite Toronto arts festival. It's like a box of chocolates - you never know what you're going to get. Forrest Gump would dig it. Each year I'm tempted to bring my sleeping bag and just camp out for the weekend. (more...)

Billy Porter, Allison Williams, Norm Lewis & More Set for Lincoln Center's AMERICAN SONGBOOK 2015 Season!Billy Porter, Allison Williams, Norm Lewis & More Set for Lincoln Center's AMERICAN SONGBOOK 2015 Season!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 29, 2014

Now in its 16th season, Lincoln Center's acclaimed series American Songbook will continue to expand its scope in celebrating the best in American singing and songwriting, beginning with a free opening night concert in the David Rubenstein Atrium on Wednesday, January 21, 2015. Live From Lincoln Center, the Emmy Award-winning program broadcast nationally on PBS stations, will shoot two of the first week's concerts by Broadway stars Norm Lewis and Billy Porter in The Appel Room. These performances will be broadcast nationally in the Spring of 2015. (more...)

Taylor Mac's A 24 DECADE HISTORY OF POPULAR MUSIC: 1900-1950s to Run 1/13-25 as Part of Under the RadarTaylor Mac's A 24 DECADE HISTORY OF POPULAR MUSIC: 1900-1950s to Run 1/13-25 as Part of Under the Radar
by BWW News Desk - Oct 23, 2014

Theater artist Taylor Mac makes his New York Live Arts debut with A 24-Decade History of Popular Music: 1900-1950s, presented by New York Live Arts as part of The Public Theater's Under the Radar Festival, January 13-25, 2015. (more...)

DECADES OF DIVAS Set for Count Basie Theatre, 11/8DECADES OF DIVAS Set for Count Basie Theatre, 11/8
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2014

DECADES OF DIVAS makes its world premiere ahead of a national tour Saturday, Nov. 8, 2014 at the Count Basie Theatre, 99 Monmouth St., Red Bank, NJ. Show time is 8 p.m. Tickets $59, $39, $29 and $19 on sale NOW at www.countbasietheatre.org or through the box office at (732) 842-9000. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Thought-Provoking NUREYEV'S EYES at American StageBWW Reviews: Thought-Provoking NUREYEV'S EYES at American Stage
by Peter Nason - Oct 19, 2014

Two actors in top form capture the spirit of Rudolf Nureyev and Jamie Wyeth in a wonderfully intimate production that needs to be seen during its brief run. (more...)

The Auditorium Theatre to Launch 'Made in Chicago' Series, 11/8The Auditorium Theatre to Launch 'Made in Chicago' Series, 11/8
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2014

Celebrating a milestone 125th Anniversary, the Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University kicks off its inaugural “Made in Chicago” performance series highlighting the city's best homegrown music and dance artists and ensembles. Launching in November, the robust series will present three Windy City mainstays including “On Stage With... Susan Werner” (November 8); the perennially popular Orbert Davis' Chicago Jazz Philharmonic with “CJP @ Ten” (November 14); and the award-winning Thodos Dance Chicago (November 29). (more...)

The Billie Holiday Theatre Appoints Kelley Girod as Producing DirectorThe Billie Holiday Theatre Appoints Kelley Girod as Producing Director
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2014

October 8, 2014 - The Billie Holiday Theatre's Executive Director Marjorie Moon announces the appointment of Kelley Girod as the Theatre's Producing Director. Girod is the founder and executive producer for The Fire This Time Festival, for which she was awarded nytheatre.com Person of the Year in2011, and has been featured in American Theatre Magazine,The New York Times, and The Boston Globe. She received her MFA from Columbia University and her BA from Louisiana State University. (more...)

I'LL STILL BE ME Recounts the Career of Ruth AllenI'LL STILL BE ME Recounts the Career of Ruth Allen
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2014

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Jazz Foundation of America's A GREAT NIGHT IN HARLEM Gala to Honor Herbie Hancock, 10/24Jazz Foundation of America's A GREAT NIGHT IN HARLEM Gala to Honor Herbie Hancock, 10/24
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2014

Jazz Foundation of America will host its 13th Annual 'A GREAT NIGHT IN HARLEM' Gala Concert, honoring Herbie Hancock, on Friday, October 24, 8:30 PM at The Apollo Theater, 253 West 125th Street, NYC. (more...)

CAFE SOCIETY SWING Set for 59E59 TheatersCAFE SOCIETY SWING Set for 59E59 Theaters
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2014

59E59 Theaters will host the US premiere of CAFE SOCIETY SWING, written by Alex Webb and directed by Simon Green. Produced by Richard Darbourne Ltd (producer of last season's Drama League nominated All That Fall) and The Copasetic Foundation, CAFE SOCIETY SWING begins performances on Tuesday, December 16 for a limited engagement through Sunday, January 4. Opening Night is Sunday, December 21 at 7 PM. The performance schedule is Tuesday - Thursday at 7 PM; Friday at 8 PM; Saturday at 2 PM & 8 PM; Sunday at 3 PM & 7 PM. (more...)

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