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Capitol Center Announces 2011-2012 SeasonCapitol Center Announces 2011-2012 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2011

The Capitol Center for the Arts is pleased to announce an exciting lineup of performances for our sixteenth season. On Saturday, October 15, legendary comedian Bill Cosby makes his first appearance on the Chubb Theatre stage. (more...)

Town Hall Welcomes TO BILLIE WITH LOVE, 6/24Town Hall Welcomes TO BILLIE WITH LOVE, 6/24
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2011

On Friday June 24 at 8:00 PM, The Town Hall (123 W. 43rd St.), Times Square's landmark concert venue, presents A Blue Note Jazz Festival Event, 'To Billie With Love A Celebration of Lady Day' by famed jazz vocalist Dee Dee Bridgewater with guest artist Chrisette Michelle, who is produced in association with Jill Newman Productions. Dee Dee Bridgewater will perform a tribute to the legendary Billie Holiday that will feature selections from Bridgewater's latest recording, 'Eleanora Fagan (1915-1959): To Billie With Love From Dee Dee,' for which Ms. Bridgewater received the 2011 Grammy for Best Jazz Vocal Album. She will sing and scat her way to a fresh interpretation of Holiday's signature melodies, accompanied by the quartet of Edsel Gomez (Piano), Kenny Davis (Bass), Jaz Sawyer (drums) and Craig Handy (reeds). Tickets are on sale now for $50 and $45 and are available through Ticketmaster (800) 982-2787 or www, ticketmaster.com or by visiting The Town Hall Box Office between noon and 6PM (except Sundays). (more...)

Liz Callaway, Karen Akers, et al. Set for BROADWAY BY THE YEAR: 1982, 5/16Liz Callaway, Karen Akers, et al. Set for BROADWAY BY THE YEAR: 1982, 5/16
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2011

The Town Hall (123 West 43rd Street), New York's landmark concert venue presents The Broadway Musicals of 1982 on Monday, May 16th at 8PM. Now in its 11th season, The Broadway By The Year Series is created written and hosted by Scott Siegel and produced by The Town Hall. Tickets are $55 & $50 and are on sale through TicketMaster at 800-982-2787, www.ticketmaster.com, or The Town Hall Box Office between noon and 6 PM (except Sundays) 212-840-2824 (more...)

Morgan James Performs A Concert at Birdland May 9Morgan James Performs A Concert at Birdland May 9
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2011

The Broadway at Birdland series is pleased to announce that MORGAN JAMES, currently appearing on Broadway in Frank Wildhorn's Wonderland, will appear in concert on Monday, May 9 at 7pm. (more...)

Corky Hale Makes Her Kennedy Center Debut May 21Corky Hale Makes Her Kennedy Center Debut May 21
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2011

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts 16th Annual Mary Lou Williams Women In Jazz Festival will present "Corky Hale And Friends," featuring Corky Hale, the critically acclaimed and renowned Jazz Harpist, Pianist and Vocalist on Saturday, May 21, 2011 at 7:00 p.m. in the Terrace Theater of The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts; 2700 F Street, N.W.; Washington, D.C. 20566. (more...)

Harlem Stage Announces 2011 Event ListingsHarlem Stage Announces 2011 Event Listings
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2011

Harlem Stage has music, dance, film, and spoken word events this month. (more...)

Photo Flash: Billy Holiday Theatre's RIGHT REVEREND DUPREEPhoto Flash: Billy Holiday Theatre's RIGHT REVEREND DUPREE
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2011

The AUDELCO and Obie Award-winning Billie Holiday Theatre concludes its 39th season and trilogy of new Jackie Alexander plays with the world premiere of The Right Reverend Dupree in Exile. The Equity production will begin previews April 29 and open May 13, running through June 26 at the 200-seat Billie Holiday Theatre, Restoration Plaza, 1368 Fulton Street, Brooklyn; Thursdays - Saturdays at 8:00pm, Saturdays at 3:00pm, and Sundays at 4:00pm. Tickets are $15 - $25 and available at (718) 636-0918 or www.thebillieholiday.org. (more...)

Jason Robert Brown, Liz Callaway, et al. Set for Town Hall Anniversary Event, 5/2Jason Robert Brown, Liz Callaway, et al. Set for Town Hall Anniversary Event, 5/2
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2011

On May 2 at 8:00 PM, The Town Hall (123 West 43rd Street), led by Marvin Leffler (President) and Lawrence Zucker (Executive Director), will celebrate its 90th Anniversary with 'Town Hall at 90,' a benefit concert paying tribute to the rich cultural history of the institution from 1921 to the present day. The concert will star Tony Award winner Jason Robert Brown, Tony Award nominee Liz Callaway, Tony Award nominee and Drama Desk, Theatre world and Emmy Award winner Tovah Feldshuh, legendary Jazz guitarist and banjoist Bucky Pizzarelli and Tony Award nominee Emily Skinner. Dancers/choreographers Jeffry Denman ('White Christmas,' 'Yank!') and Noah Racey ('Curtains') will dance together. The performance list is still in formation as of this writing and more will be announced. Scott Siegel, creator/writer and host of The Town Hall's acclaimed Broadway By The Year series, has written and will host the evening. All proceeds will benefit The Town Hall's Educational Outreach program. (more...)

Town Hall Welcomes Tangos from Gardel to Piazzolla 4/29Town Hall Welcomes Tangos from Gardel to Piazzolla 4/29
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2011

The Town Hall, 123 West 43rd Street, Times Square's landmark concert venue, will welcome back the Romulo Larrea Tango Ensemble for the world premiere of 'Tangos from Gardel to Piazzolla,' a concert evening of Tango dance and music, Friday, April 29 at 8:00 PM. (more...)

Billie Holiday Theatre Premieres 'The Right Reverend Dupree in Exile' 4/29-6/26Billie Holiday Theatre Premieres 'The Right Reverend Dupree in Exile' 4/29-6/26
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2011

The AUDELCO and Obie Award-winning Billie Holiday Theatre concludes its 39th season and trilogy of new Jackie Alexander plays with the world premiere of The Right Reverend Dupree in Exile. The Equity production will begin previews April 29 and open May 12, running through June 26 at the 200-seat Billie Holiday Theatre, Restoration Plaza, 1368 Fulton Street, Brooklyn. (more...)

Town Hall Presents TANGOS FROM GARDEL TO PIAZZOLLA 4/29Town Hall Presents TANGOS FROM GARDEL TO PIAZZOLLA 4/29
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2011

The Town Hall (123 West 43rd Street), Times Square's landmark concert venue, is pleased to welcome back the Romulo Larrea Tango Ensemble for the world premiere of TANGOS FROM GARDEL TO PIAZZOLLA on Friday, April 29th at 8:00PM. (more...)

Top Vocalist Paula Johns Makes her Asbury Park Debut May 7Top Vocalist Paula Johns Makes her Asbury Park Debut May 7
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2011

PAULA JOHNS plays Saturday - May 7 from 8:00 PM - 11:30 PM $10 at the door Dinner Starting at 6:00 PM Reservations at 732-774-1155 (more...)

Morgan James Performs A Concert at Birdland May 9Morgan James Performs A Concert at Birdland May 9
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2011

The Broadway at Birdland series is pleased to announce that MORGAN JAMES, currently appearing on Broadway in Frank Wildhorn's Wonderland, will appear in concert on Monday, May 9 at 7pm. (more...)

Diana Ross to Make First Napa Valley and Marin County AppearancesDiana Ross to Make First Napa Valley and Marin County Appearances
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2011

Diana Ross is set to appear twice this September and for the first time at two exclusive, small venues in Northern California. (more...)

Town Hall Celebrates Cole Porter With EASY TO LOVE 6/9Town Hall Celebrates Cole Porter With EASY TO LOVE 6/9
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2011

The Town Hall (123 West 43 Street), Times Square's landmark concert venue, will present 'Easy To Love: Andrea Marcovicci and Jeff Harnar Sing Cole Porter' on Thursday, June 9, 2011 at 8:00 P.M. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Cowboy Jack Clement Performs in MILLION DOLLAR QUARTETSTAGE TUBE: Cowboy Jack Clement Performs in MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET
by BroadwayWorld TV - Apr 22, 2011

Yesterday evening, Clement took the stage of the Nederlander Theatre to join the cast of MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET in the special encore. Cowboy Jack Clement is a legendary songwriter and record producer. On the date of the 1956 Million Dollar Quartet sessions at Sun Records, Jack was the engineer. Without Cowboy Jack, Presley, Cash, Lewis & Perkin's impromptu recording session would never have been documented on tape. Cowboy Jack has worked with such legends as Johnny Cash, Dolly Parton, Ray Charles, Carl Perkins, Bobby Bare, Elvis Presley, Jim Reeves, Jerry Lee Lewis, Cliff Richard, Charley Pride, Tom Jones, Dickey Lee, Hank Snow, and Waylon Jennings. (more...)

Billie Holiday Theatre Presents The Right Reverend Dupree in ExileBillie Holiday Theatre Presents The Right Reverend Dupree in Exile
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2011

The AUDELCO and Obie Award-winning Billie Holiday Theatre concludes its 39th season and trilogy of new Jackie Alexander plays with the world premiere of The Right Reverend Dupree in Exile. (more...)

Billie Holiday Theatre Presents The Right Reverend Dupree in ExileBillie Holiday Theatre Presents The Right Reverend Dupree in Exile
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2011

The AUDELCO and Obie Award-winning Billie Holiday Theatre concludes its 39th season and trilogy of new Jackie Alexander plays with the world premiere of The Right Reverend Dupree in Exile. (more...)

Corky Hale To Appear At Knickerbocker Bar & Grill 4/21Corky Hale To Appear At Knickerbocker Bar & Grill 4/21
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2011

Corky Hale, the renowned and critically acclaimed Jazz Pianist, Harpist and Vocalist, will return to the Big Apple for several performances in April 2011. Hale, who now makes her home in Los Angeles, with her husband, Grammy Award winning composer, Mike Stoller (a member of the creative team of the new Broadway musical, "The People In The Picture"), lived in New York from 1966 - 1989, during which time she also ran a restaurant called Corky's located in Manhattan from 1970 - 1974. (more...)

JOEY ARIAS: LIVE AT TOWN HALL! Opens 4/21JOEY ARIAS: LIVE AT TOWN HALL! Opens 4/21
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2011

On Thursday, April 21 at 8pm, legendary downtown diva and extraordinary mistress of music Joey Arias will join the ranks of Billie Holiday, Nina Simone and Bob Dylan, with a Town Hall debut in Joey Arias: Live at Town Hall! Presented by Josh Wood Productions, this one-night-only musical event is conceived and created by Arias and musical director Ben Allison with artistic direction my Manfred Thierry Mugler. (more...)

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