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TheatreLAB Sets 2015-16 Season: 'LADY DAY,' BAD JEWS & MoreTheatreLAB Sets 2015-16 Season: 'LADY DAY,' BAD JEWS & More
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2015

TheatreLAB, Richmond's home for unexpected and evocative performance, is proud to announce their 2015/2016 Season, 'A Vivid Impression of Reality,' and their secondary season, The Cellar Series to launch this Fall. (more...)

Kurt Elling to Celebrate Release of New Album with Series of Shows at Birdland This WeekKurt Elling to Celebrate Release of New Album with Series of Shows at Birdland This Week
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2015

KURT ELLING, the preeminent male vocalist in jazz, will celebrate Passion World - his fifth album from Concord Records - with a weeklong engagement at Birdland Jazz Club (315 West 44th Street in Manhattan) from June  10-13. (more...)

Denise Perrier to Bring BESSIE, DINAH AND ME... to Feinstein's at the Nikko, 7/16Denise Perrier to Bring BESSIE, DINAH AND ME... to Feinstein's at the Nikko, 7/16
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2015

Bay Area vocalist, Denise Perrier, will bring her acclaimed one-woman show, Bessie, Dinah and Me... to Feinstein's at the Nikko for one performance only - Thursday, July 16 at 8 p.m. Backed by the Tammy Hall Quartet, Perrier will perform a night of soulful standards from the sultry, heartfelt blues and ballads of Bessie Smith and Dinah Washington, as well as songs from the contemporary American Songbook. Tickets for Denise Perrier range in price from $25-$40 and are available now by calling 866.663.1063 or visiting www.ticketweb.com. (more...)

'MIGHTY REAL' to Return to The Gramercy Theater Next Month'MIGHTY REAL' to Return to The Gramercy Theater Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Jun 4, 2015

MIGHTY REAL: A FABULOUS SYLVESTER MUSICAL, the hit musical celebration of the life and music of the original 1970s 'Queen of Disco,' Sylvester, returns to New York City for a special one-night-only performance at The Gramercy Theater (127 East 23rd Street) on Friday, July 31st, 2015 at 8 PM. (more...)

THEATRICAL THROWBACK THURSDAY: The 2014 Tony AwardsTHEATRICAL THROWBACK THURSDAY: The 2014 Tony Awards
by Pat Cerasaro - Jun 4, 2015

Today we are revisiting Broadway's biggest night in 2014 thanks to this weekend's upcoming presentation of the 2015 Tony Awards. (more...)

BMCC Tribeca PAC Sets Full 2015-16 SeasonBMCC Tribeca PAC Sets Full 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 2, 2015

BMCC Tribeca Performing Arts Center, the longest operating performance venue in lower Manhattan, proudly presents a wide range of events in the 2015-2016 Season. (more...)

Django A Go-Go, Isaac Oliver, Elizaveta and More Coming Up at Joe's PubDjango A Go-Go, Isaac Oliver, Elizaveta and More Coming Up at Joe's Pub
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2015

Joe's Pub at The Public has announced its upcoming performances, June 3 - 14, 2015. Scroll down or visit www.joespub.com for a complete list of shows. (more...)

Summer Stages: BWW's Amazing Theatre Picks - Brooklyn, NYSummer Stages: BWW's Amazing Theatre Picks - Brooklyn, NY
by Beverlix Jean-Baptiste - Jun 1, 2015

SUMMER STAGES: BWW's Amazing Theatre Picks - Brooklyn (more...)

Marilyn Maye Coming to Lynn UniversityMarilyn Maye Coming to Lynn University
by BWW News Desk - May 29, 2015

Ella Fitzgerald called her 'the greatest white female singer in the world.'  (more...)

Andrea McArdle, Billie Holiday & More to Be Inducted Into Philadelphia Music Walk of FameAndrea McArdle, Billie Holiday & More to Be Inducted Into Philadelphia Music Walk of Fame
by BWW News Desk - May 28, 2015

The Philadelphia Music Alliance (PMA) today announced that The Roots, Ray Benson of Asleep at the Wheel, Cinderella, The Trammps, Andrea McArdle, and WOGL air personality Harvey Holiday will be added to the Philadelphia Music Walk of Fame as members of its Class of 2015. The new honorees - along with previously announced Billie Holiday - have 16 Grammy Awards and a Tony Award nomination among them. They will be formally inducted together October 26, 2015 during afternoon ceremonies along the Avenue of the Arts and celebrated that evening with a special grand gala event. The PMA will be working in conjunction with Avenue of the Arts, Inc., to make all of its fall events extra special. (more...)

Jeremy Jordan, Sierra Boggess, Steven Pasquale & Betsy Wolfe Added to New York Pops' 2015-16 SeasonJeremy Jordan, Sierra Boggess, Steven Pasquale & Betsy Wolfe Added to New York Pops' 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2015

Guest artists Sierra Boggess and Steven Pasquale join The New York Pops and Music Director Steven Reineke to kick off the orchestra's 2015-2016 season on Friday, October 9 at 8:00PM in Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage. The program, My Favorite Things: The Songs of Rodgers and Hammerstein, honors the beloved music of Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II. On Friday, March 11 at 8:00 PM, Jeremy Jordan and Betsy Wolfe are featured with The New York Pops and Maestro Reineke in 42nd on 57th: Broadway Today, an evening of modern musical theater hits. (more...)

Complexions Contemporary Ballet to Feature 'Headspace' By Terence Blanchard, 6/20Complexions Contemporary Ballet to Feature 'Headspace' By Terence Blanchard, 6/20
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2015

Practically a resident company for the Music Hall, the world-renown New York City based dance company, Complexions once again returns to Detroit for their annual summer appearance. Artistic Directors Dwight Rhoden and Desmond Richardson have nurtured a lifelong appreciation for the artistic and aesthetic appeal of the multicultural, which forms the cornerstone of Complexions' singular approach to reinventing dance. Founded in 1994, their groundbreaking mix of methods, styles, and cultures has created an entirely new and exciting vision of human movement. (more...)

City Theatre to Present Momentum 15 Next MonthCity Theatre to Present Momentum 15 Next Month
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2015

City Theatre announces the lineup for this year's two-day Momentum festival, featuring new works by returning favorites Jessica Dickey and Keith Reddin. (more...)

Sally Kellerman to Perform at Catalina Jazz Club, 6/3Sally Kellerman to Perform at Catalina Jazz Club, 6/3
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2015

Sally Kellerman, the legendary Oscar-nomInated 'Hot Lips' of the original 'M*A*S*H,' will bring her new show, 'A Little Jazz, a Little Blues, a Little Rock and Roll' to the Catalina Jazz Club in Hollywood on Wednesday, June 3 at 8:30 PM. (more...)

BESSIE Soundtrack Starring Queen Latifah Now Available For Pre-Order, Out 6/2BESSIE Soundtrack Starring Queen Latifah Now Available For Pre-Order, Out 6/2
by Pat Cerasaro - May 19, 2015

Queen Latifah is Bessie Smith! (more...)

THE RISE AND FALL OF LITTLE VOICE Set for Birmingham Repertory TheatreTHE RISE AND FALL OF LITTLE VOICE Set for Birmingham Repertory Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2015

A thrilling new production of Jim Cartwright's much-loved The Rise And Fall Of Little Voice opens at Birmingham Repertory Theatre and West Yorkshire Playhouse this spring. The Olivier award-winning play about the painfully shy but hugely talented Little Voice and her faultless impersonations of the greatest divas will be directed by James Brining, artistic director of West Yorkshire Playhouse and stars Vicky Entwistle, Chris Gascoyne and Nancy Sullivan. (more...)

Rain Pryor's FRIED CHICKEN & LATKES Comes to NBT This JuneRain Pryor's FRIED CHICKEN & LATKES Comes to NBT This June
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2015

?RAIN PRYOR's one-woman autobiographical play, FRIED CHICKEN & LATKES, will have its World Premiere at Dr. Barbara Ann Teer's National Black Theatre (NBT) in Harlem, running Tuesday, June 2, through Sunday, June 28. Directed by Kamilah Forbes, this Limited Off-Broadway run is the actress-writer-comedian's funny take on growing up Black & Jewish as the daughter of one of the world's most beloved & iconic funny men, comic genius Richard Pryor. (more...)

LITTLE BLACK DRESS Set for Habima National Theater in Tel Aviv, 31/5LITTLE BLACK DRESS Set for Habima National Theater in Tel Aviv, 31/5
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2015

WHAT: Little Black Dress, by English On Stage in cooperation with Habima 4 at Habima National Theater. (more...)

Director & Writer Dee Rees Talks About HBO Films' BESSIE, Debuting TodayDirector & Writer Dee Rees Talks About HBO Films' BESSIE, Debuting Today
by TV News Desk - May 15, 2015

Oscar® nominee Queen Latifah ("Chicago") stars as legendary blues singer Bessie Smith in the HBO Films drama BESSIE, directed by acclaimed filmmaker Dee Rees ("Pariah") from a screenplay by Dee Rees and Christopher Cleveland & Bettina Gilois. (more...)

IT WAS A VERY GOOD YEAR Set for Weill Recital Hall, 6/9IT WAS A VERY GOOD YEAR Set for Weill Recital Hall, 6/9
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2015

Seven outstanding vocalists, songwriters, and musicians born in 1915 will be honored at Weill Recital Hall on Tuesday, June 9th, at 7:30 p.m., when The Mabel Mercer Foundation presents the annual concert, "It Was A Very Good Year." Cohosted by the Foundation's artistic director KT Sullivan and the distinguished critic Rex Reed, the one-night-only event celebrates the centennial birthdays of (alphabetically) Alice Faye, Billie Holiday, Bart Howard, Edith Piaf, Frank Sinatra, Billy Strayhorn, and Cy Walter. (more...)

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