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NY Public Library for the Performing Arts Examines 'HEAD SHOTS' in New ExhibitionNY Public Library for the Performing Arts Examines 'HEAD SHOTS' in New Exhibition
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2015

Almost as long as there has been photography, performers have used portraits to represent themselves for casting and promotion. In the new exhibition Head Shots: Performer Portraits from Daguerreotype to Digital, The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center in Lincoln Center showcases its vast collection of head shots to illustrate the photos' role in the casting and marketing process, as well as how these pictures evolved alongside modern technology. Head Shots is currently on display in The Library for the Performing Arts' Vincent Astor Gallery, Shelby Cullom Davis Museum through August 8, 2015.  (more...)

BWW Reviews: ADELAIDE CABARET FESTIVAL 2015: CLASS OF CABARET 2015 Showcased Young People Who Might Be The Stars Of The FutureBWW Reviews: ADELAIDE CABARET FESTIVAL 2015: CLASS OF CABARET 2015 Showcased Young People Who Might Be The Stars Of The Future
by Barry Lenny - Jun 16, 2015

The standard of performances this year was as high as we have come to expect from these marvellous young artists. (more...)

Society of Seven Returning to the Suncoast Showroom, 7/25-26Society of Seven Returning to the Suncoast Showroom, 7/25-26
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2015

The spirit of Hawaii will come alive when Society of Seven brings its lively variety show to the Suncoast Showroom, July 25 and 26. (more...)

FLASH FRIDAY: Well, Did You Evah?! Cole Porter's 124th Birthday Clip ExtravaganzaFLASH FRIDAY: Well, Did You Evah?! Cole Porter's 124th Birthday Clip Extravaganza
by Pat Cerasaro - Jun 12, 2015

Today we salute the man behind the music and lyrics of many of the most popular songs of the 20th century, Cole Porter. (more...)

Count Basie Orchestra to Play Suncoast Showroom, 7/17-18Count Basie Orchestra to Play Suncoast Showroom, 7/17-18
by BWW News Desk - Jun 11, 2015

William 'Count' Basie started the Count Basie Orchestra in 1935 in Kansas City, Mo. In his early days as a performer, Basie garnered experience as a silent movie pianist and organist, and eventually worked with the Theater Owners Booking Agency (TOBA) circuit. The TOBA was the vaudeville circuit for African-American performers during the 1920's and 1930's. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Cabaret Stars and Mabel Mercer Foundation Salute a Bountiful Group of Centenary Celebrating Legends at Weill Recital HallBWW Reviews: Cabaret Stars and Mabel Mercer Foundation Salute a Bountiful Group of Centenary Celebrating Legends at Weill Recital Hall
by Alix Cohen - Jun 11, 2015

This year is the centennial of entertainment legends such as vocalists Billie Holliday and Edith Piaf, singer-actors Frank Sinatra and Alice Faye, composers Billy Strayhorn and Bart Howard, and pianist Cy Walter. In its annual tribute concert, The Mabel Mercer Foundation celebrated all these artists in 1915: It Was a Very Good Year at Carnegie Hall's Weill Recital Hall, presenting a great variety of musical talent, each with a personal take. (more...)

Photo Coverage: KT Sullivan & Rex Reed Host IT WAS A VERY GOOD YEARPhoto Coverage: KT Sullivan & Rex Reed Host IT WAS A VERY GOOD YEAR
by Stephen Sorokoff - Jun 10, 2015

Seven outstanding vocalists, songwriters, and musicians born in 1915 were honored at Weill Recital Hall on Tuesday, June 9th, at 7:30 p.m., when The Mabel Mercer Foundation presented their  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 celebrated the centennial birthdays of (alphabetically) Alice Faye, Billie Holiday, Bart Howard, Edith Piaf, Frank Sinatra, Billy Strayhorn, and Cy Walter. (more...)

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...)

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