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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...)

Now Playing Onstage in Costa Mesa - Week of 11/09/2014Now Playing Onstage in Costa Mesa - Week of 11/09/2014
by BWW - Nov 9, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 11/09/2014 for Costa Mesa (more...)

The Auditorium Theatre Launches 'Made in Chicago' Series TodayThe Auditorium Theatre Launches 'Made in Chicago' Series Today
by BWW News Desk - Nov 8, 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' (today, 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...)

DECADES OF DIVAS Set for Count Basie Theatre TonightDECADES OF DIVAS Set for Count Basie Theatre Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Nov 8, 2014

DECADES OF DIVAS makes its world premiere ahead of a national tour tonight, 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...)

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...)

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...)

Peter Cincotti, David Wong & High Strung, THE GRUFFALO'S CHILD and More Set for TPAC's 2014-15 Season, Launching TodayPeter Cincotti, David Wong & High Strung, THE GRUFFALO'S CHILD and More Set for TPAC's 2014-15 Season, Launching Today
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2014

BMCC Tribeca Performing Arts Center, the longest operating performance venue in lower Manhattan, presents Peter Cincotti, performing tonight, October 25 at 8PM, the first of four major concerts in the 2014-2015 Main Event Series, which also includes the Spanish Harlem Orchestra (November 21 at 8PM, $45 - $35) and The Hit Men (December 13 at 8PM, $45 - $35). Also featured are Alexis P. Suter (January 9 at 8PM, $45 - $35), and Ruthie Foster (May 8 at 8PM, $45 - $35), among others. (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...)

Mabel Mercer Foundation Announces 25th Anniversary New York Cabaret Convention FOUR MAGICAL NIGHTS, 10/20 - TodayMabel Mercer Foundation Announces 25th Anniversary New York Cabaret Convention FOUR MAGICAL NIGHTS, 10/20 - Today
by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2014

After more than two decades of exciting contribution to the New York musical scene, The Mabel Mercer Foundation hits a new high this autumn by producing its 25th annual New York Cabaret Convention for four evenings, October 20th-23rd. All performances begin at 6 o'clock at the Rose Theater, Jazz at Lincoln Center, The Frederick P. Rose Hall at Broadway and 60th Street. (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...)

Bridget Everett's ROCK BOTTOM Closes Tonight at Joe's PubBridget Everett's ROCK BOTTOM Closes Tonight at Joe's Pub
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2014

The Public Theater presents Bridget Everett's critically acclaimed ROCK BOTTOM at Joe's Pub. The show closes tonight, October 16, 2014. Created by Bridget Everett, Marc Shaiman, Scott Wittman, Adam 'Ad-Rock' Horovitz, and Matt Ray, and directed by Scott Wittman, this shockingly funny and moving new show began performances on September 9 and was originally slated to close on October 11. ROCK BOTTOM was originally commissioned as part of the Joe's Pub 2013 New York Voices series. (more...)

MENOPAUSE THE MUSICAL Returns to Detroit TonightMENOPAUSE THE MUSICAL Returns to Detroit Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2014

GFour Productions, winners of 54 Drama Desk and 44 Tony Awards are proudly bringing the international hit show Menopause The Musical to Detroit's Fisher Theatre for just 4 performances, tonight, October 14-16. (more...)

Annie Ross Performs Tribute & CD Release Show at The Metropolitan Room TonightAnnie Ross Performs Tribute & CD Release Show at The Metropolitan Room Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 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...)

Bo Bice Performs Tonight at PTPABo Bice Performs Tonight at PTPA
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2014

The Patchogue Theatre for the Performing Arts (PTPA) will present BLOOD SWEAT AND TEARS (BS&T) featuring BO BICE tonight, October 11 at 8:00 PM. With World Class vocals, musicianship, and a multitude of solid gold hits, Blood Sweat and Tears is at the top of their game. Vocal dynamo and pop phenomenon Bo Bice fronts the band with a self-assured voice and good looks. They are the band that fused rock, blues, pop music, horn arrangements and jazz improvisation into a hybrid that came to be known as 'jazz-rock.' (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...)

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