Billy Joel News

Photo Flash: First Look at Phoenix Theatre's SPUN
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2014

Phoenix Theatre of Indianapolis announces Spun. The show opened last night, April 17, 2014 in the Livia and Steve Russell Theatre at the Phoenix, and runs through May 11, 2014. It is directed by Bloomington Playwrights Project Producing Artistic Director Chad Rabinovitz. The show stars Lisa Ermel as Molly and Chris Roe as Jesse. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

A JERSEY VOICE with John Michael Coppola Set for Wilmette Theatre, 5/8
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2014

The Wilmette Theatre's 'Live at the 'Mette' series presents 'A JERSEY VOICE: Sinatra to Springsteen...and Everyone in Between' featuring John Michael Coppola from Chicago's long running, smash hit, JERSEY BOYS. The event will take place on Thursday, May 8th at The Wilmette Theatre, 1122 Central Avenue, Wilmette, IL. (more...)

MOTOWN's Ryan Shaw to Bring SOUL OUT LOUD with Brandon Victor Dixon & Morgan James to The Cutting Room, 4/21
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2014

The Cutting Room will once again host MOTOWN THE MUSICAL's three-time Grammy Award nominated Ryan Shaw on Monday, April 21 at 8:30pm. Doors open at 8:00pm. The Tony Award nominated Brandon Victor Dixon and Epic Recording Artist Morgan James will join Ryan as special guests. (more...)

Iowa's Own Pianist Jim McDonough and His Orchestra to Appear in 2014 SPRING TOUR on 4/26
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2014

Spring is in the air, as are the sounds of a nationally-acclaimed Iowa pianist in concert halls across the state. International Steinway Artist Jim McDonough and his orchestra are currently touring Iowa with his "2014 SPRING TOUR." McDonough has sold a quarter- million CDs, and has performed breathtaking concerts for tens of thousands of Iowans. (more...)

Phoenix Theatre Stages Rock Musical SPUN, Now thru 5/11
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2014

Phoenix Theatre of Indianapolis announces Spun. Opening tonight, April 17, 2014 in the Livia and Steve Russell Theatre at the Phoenix, this show runs through May 11, 2014 and will be directed by Bloomington Playwrights Project Producing Artistic Director Chad Rabinovitz. (more...)

MOTOWN's Ryan Shaw to Play The Cutting Room with Brandon Dixon and Morgan James, 4/21
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2014

THE CUTTING ROOM will once again host RYAN SHAW, the two time Grammy nominee and star of MOTOWN The Musical (Stevie Wonder) on Broadway, on Monday evening, April 21 at 8:30pm (doors are at 8). Motown's Brandon Dixon and Epic Recording Artist Morgan James, will join Ryan at the April 21 show. (more...)

Amas Musical Theatre to Stage Readings of COOKIN! - A TASTE OF THINGS TO COME, 5/12-13 at St. Luke's Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2014

Amas Musical Theatre and The Amas Musical Theatre Lab will present free staged readings of "Cookin! - A Taste of Things to Come," a new musical by Debra Barsha and Hollye Levin, with musical direction by Gillian Berkowitz. Directed by Tony Award nominee Lynne Taylor-Corbett (Swing!), the readings will be held on Monday, May 12th at 1pm & 4pm and Tuesday, May 13th at 4pm at St. Luke's Theatre. (more...)

Alexa Ray Joel 'Feeling Much Better' After Fainting Onstage at Cafe Carlyle
by Hilary Kelly - Apr 14, 2014

Alexa Ray Joel, the 28-year-old singer/songwriter and daughter of Billy Joel and Christie Brinkley, is recovering after fainting onstage during a show at Cafe Carlyle, according to The New York Times. (more...)

Alexa Ray Joel Collapses at Cafe Carlyle During Sold-Out Show
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2014

Alexa Ray Joel, daughter of legendary artist Billy Joel, collapsed while performing at her her sold-out closing-night show at New York's Cafe Carlyle on Saturday night (more...)

Singer and Actress Corinna Sowers-Adler to Debut at 54 Below, 5/6
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2014

54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents Corinna Sowers-Adler in "By Request - New York Moments" on Tuesday, May 6, 2014 at 9:30pm. In her 54 BELOW debut, Corinna continues the "By Request" series with a very special show including songs and the memories and special moments behind why that song has been inspirational or life changing, all containing the theme of New York City. (more...)

VIDEO: Billy Joel Surprises Elementary School w/ Guest Appearance
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2014

Billy Joel was a surprise guest April 9, 2014 at Glen Cove's Deasy Elementary School in Long Island, sitting in the audience to watch kindergartners through second-graders perform their spring concert, titled 'The River of Dreams: A Billy Joel Tribute.' (more...)

Canada's Largest Outdoor Music Event, FESTIVAL D'ETE DE QUEBEC, to Kick Off 2014 Edition on July 3
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2014

The 47th Festival d'ete de Quebec-Canada's largest outdoor music event and one of North America's most important summer celebrations-will present some 1,000 artists from July 3 to 13 in historically picturesque Quebec City. The Festival will offer more than 300 performances in 10 unique indoor and outdoor venues over the course of 11 days, from intimate blues to after-hours electro shows to rock and pop superstars on North America's biggest outdoor stage-the Bell stage, on the Plains of Abraham. (more...)

Billy Joel Makes Surprise Appearance at Elementary School Tribute Concert
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2014

According to Newsday, the iconic musician snuck in five minutes before the curtain went up on the students' show, which highlighted Joel's catalogue. (more...)

Centaur Theatre Presents 2 PIANOS 4 HANDS, 5/1-5/25
by BWW News Desk - Apr 09, 2014

Centaur Theatre proudly presents the critically acclaimed 2 Pianos 4 Hands, winner of a Dora Mavor Moore Award for Outstanding Production and a Chalmers Award for Playwriting. (more...)

JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR, CARRIE THE MUSICAL and More Set for Circle Theatre's 2014 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 07, 2014

Starting off the Main Stage season in May of 2014 is the rock musical JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR, running May 8 through 24. This rock opera with music by Andrew Lloyd Webber and lyrics by Tim Rice is a thought-provoking and emotional dramatization of Christ's final days. Propelled by a stirring score, by turns driving and majestic, satirical and tender, JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR illuminates the transcendent power of the human spirit with a passion that goes straight to the heart. (more...)

Circle Theatre to Celebrate the Music of Stephen Schwartz, 4/18-19
by BWW News Desk - Apr 07, 2014

Join Circle Theatre as we celebrate the musical masterpieces of the Grammy and Academy Award-winning composer, Stephen Schwartz. (more...)

Nick Ziobro to Debut New CD at Birdland, 5/22
by BWW News Desk - Apr 07, 2014

Nick Ziobro, the 17 year-old pop/jazz vocal sensation, will release his debut album A Lot of Livin' to Do on Tuesday, May 20. The new disc, produced by Michael Feinstein - the two-time Emmy and five-time Grammy Award-nominated vocalist, pianist and musicologist - and available through Titanium Entertainment, will be available in stores and digital outlets such as iTunes and The album's debut single 'This Guy's In Love with You' is now available on iTunes. (more...)

Howard Stern and SiriusXM Present Exclusive 'Town Hall' with Billy Joel
by BWW News Desk - Apr 07, 2014

NEW YORK, April 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/  Howard Stern and SiriusXM announced today that iconic artist Billy Joel will sit down with Howard Stern and special guests for the deep and rich discussion to fascinate all Billy Joel fans. The 'Town Hall' event, hosted by Howard Stern, will broadcast live from a secret, intimate location in New York City on Monday, April 28. (more...)

Apollo Chorus of Chicago Presents THE BEATLES & FRIENDS, 5/2 & 4
by BWW News Desk - Apr 04, 2014

To conclude their 142nd season, The Apollo Chorus celebrates the Fab Four's 50th anniversary in America with their highly anticipated concert series The Beatles & Friends on Friday, May 2 at 8:00 p.m. at Fourth Presbyterian Church, 126 E. Chestnut Street; and again Sunday, May 4 at 3:00 p.m. at First United Church, 848 Lake Street in Oak Park. The 150-member choir is conducted by The Apollo Chorus Music Director Dr. Stephen Alltop. (more...)

Cassandra Kubinski to Launch New Video 'Not So Different' with Concert for Autism Awareness Month, 4/6
by BWW News Desk - Apr 02, 2014

As part of Autism Awareness Month, Cassandra Kubinski will launch her newest video 'Not So Different,' with a family friendly concert at St. John's Lutheran Church (81 Christopher St, NYC) on Sunday, April 6 at 6PM. Tickets are FREE but donations will be accepted for Autism related charities, this event's featured charity is Music For Autism ( The evening will consist of a screening of 'Not So Different' and Q&A with the creators, followed by a short concert with singer/songwriter Cassandra Kibinski. (more...)

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