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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...)

BWW Reviews: THE SUIT Brings Renowned Director, Peter Brook, To AdelaideBWW Reviews: THE SUIT Brings Renowned Director, Peter Brook, To Adelaide
by Barry Lenny - Oct 6, 2014

Renowned director, Peter Brook, has stripped the production of all unnecessary accoutrements in order to focus entirely on the story. (more...)

Annie Ross Performs Tribute & CD Release Show at The Metropolitan Room, 10/14Annie Ross Performs Tribute & CD Release Show at The Metropolitan Room, 10/14
by BWW News Desk - Oct 4, 2014

The concept of tribute in jazz has become as common as the use of 4/4 time. But when a tribute is paid to a giant by an artist who has earned her own right to tribute through her personal accomplishments, an entirely new dimension is in play. Such is the case with Annie Ross' stunning To Lady with Love – an extraordinary homage to Annie's personal idol – the immortal Billie Holiday. (more...)

'MIGHTY REAL' to End Off-Broadway Run this Weekend'MIGHTY REAL' to End Off-Broadway Run this Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 2014

MIGHTY REAL: A FABULOUS SYLVESTER MUSICAL, a musical celebration of the life of the original 1970s 'Queen of Disco' Sylvester, will end its critically acclaimed, limited Off-Broadway engagement on Sunday, October 5, 2014 at Theatre at St. Clement's (423 W. 46th Street). Presented by AnthonyKen LLC and Sheryl Lee Ralph/The Diva Foundation, the musical was written by and starred Anthony Wayne (Pippin, Anything Goes, Priscilla Queen of the Desert), and was co-directed by Mr. Wayne and Kendrell Bowman, who also designed the show's costumes. Mr. Wayne and Mr. Bowman are currently planning a San Francisco engagement for the show, as well as a return to New York City in 2015. (more...)

Nevada Ballet Theatre to Join VERONIC Voices as Charity Partner for "Lend Your Voice" Fundraising CampaignNevada Ballet Theatre to Join VERONIC Voices as Charity Partner for "Lend Your Voice" Fundraising Campaign
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2014

LAS VEGAS (September 29, 2014) - Vocal impressionist Veronic DiCaire will raise funds and awareness for her selected charity partner Nevada Ballet Theatre in October, as part of her "Lend Your Voice" campaign, a monthly goodwill effort for Las Vegas-based nonprofits. During her performances from October 2 through October 18 at the Jubilee Theater at Bally's Las Vegas, Veronic will encourage audience donations and provide information on Nevada Ballet Theatre's mission from the powerful platform that is her stage. (more...)

Lady Gaga Talks Great American Songbook & CHEEK TO CHEEK: LIVE!Lady Gaga Talks Great American Songbook & CHEEK TO CHEEK: LIVE!
by Pat Cerasaro - Sep 30, 2014

Lady Gaga talks about the Great American Songbook and her affection for jazz! (more...)

Ridgefield Playhouse to Welcome Macy Gray, 10/4Ridgefield Playhouse to Welcome Macy Gray, 10/4
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2014

Macy Gray fans won't want to miss her only area performance at The Ridgefield Playhouse on Saturday, October 4, at 8 p.m. (more...)

Karen Giorgio to Bring '5 TIMES A LADY' to Martinis Above Fourth Table + Stage, 10/9Karen Giorgio to Bring '5 TIMES A LADY' to Martinis Above Fourth Table + Stage, 10/9
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2014

On Thursday, October 9 at 8:00 PM, Martinis Above Fourth Table + Stage and Sher Krieger Events are presenting Karen Giorgio in '5 Times A Lady: Bette, Barbra, Judy, Ella, Billie - Their Songs, Their Stories.' (more...)

INDUSTRY INSIGHT: Weekly Grosses Analysis -  9/22INDUSTRY INSIGHT: Weekly Grosses Analysis - 9/22
by BWW Special Coverage - Sep 22, 2014

Welcome to this week's edition of our new WEEKLY GROSSES ANALYSIS, part of our new Industry Insights section that will feature insider industry information, commentary and insights! Read on for all the weekly grosses statistics for the movers and shakers from the latest grosses, 9/21/2014. (more...)

Joey Arias to Return to Feinstein's at the Nikko, 10/10Joey Arias to Return to Feinstein's at the Nikko, 10/10
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2014

Following a sold-out engagement last October, Joey Arias returns to Feinstein's at the Nikko for one performance only with an intimate show for piano and voice featuring his music director and pianist Matt Ray on Friday, October 10 at 8 p.m. Ray has served as music director for Arias' sold out residencies at Joe's Pub and resumes this role on Arias' forthcoming Billie Holiday Centennial Concerts in the Spring of 2015. The piano and voice format allows for a high degree of improvisation, allowing these peerless musicians an opportunity to explore the depths of their musical communion. The repertoire includes original songs, unexpected covers and, of course, Arias' signature 'channeling' of Billie Holiday. Tickets for Joey Arias range in price from $25-$40 and are available now by calling 866.663.1063 or visiting www.ticketweb.com. (more...)

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