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May 09, 1949 (65)
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BWW Reviews: Anika Larsen Charms at BirdlandBWW Reviews: Anika Larsen Charms at Birdland
by David Clarke - Mar 25, 2015

Celebrating the release of SING YOU TO SLEEP, Anika Larsen made her solo concert debut at Birdland on Monday, March 23. Joined by her BEAUTIFUL castmates Jessie Mueller and Jarrod Spector and her XANADU castmate Kenita Miller, Larsen's set featured songs from her album and thematically appropriate solos that featured her guests' talents too. Thus, the evening was the perfect night cap to an otherwise manic Monday. (more...)

RING OF FIRE Returning to CC Playhouse, Begin. 3/27RING OF FIRE Returning to CC Playhouse, Begin. 3/27
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2015

Ring of Fire: The Music of Johnny Cash returns to the Adventure Theater from March 27 through June 9, 2015. "The show was a huge hit for us in 2013," said director Bryce McDonald, "and since it closed we've had many people ask us to bring it back." Producing Director Jim Crabtree concurred, adding, "It's a wonderful production, full of heart, joy and great music. And we're fortunate to again have Kellye Cash in the show. As Johnny's niece, her perspective and her recollections of him make our production truly special." (more...)

Steve Martin, Joan Baez & More Added to National Recording RegistrySteve Martin, Joan Baez & More Added to National Recording Registry
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2015

National Recording Registry To “Ac-Cent-Tchu-Ate the Positive”. Joan Baez, Sly Stone, Steve Martin Recordings Named American Treasures (more...)

Photo Coverage: 92Y Lyrics & Lyricists Presents NEW YORK: SONGS OF THE CITYPhoto Coverage: 92Y Lyrics & Lyricists Presents NEW YORK: SONGS OF THE CITY
by Stephen Sorokoff - Mar 24, 2015

There are eight million stories in the Naked City-and a song to go with each of them. For decades, songwriters - from Porter, Rodgers & Hart and Ellington to Bernstein and Billy Joel have been fueled by this city's places, promises and roller coaster existence. With Lyrics & Lyricists production of New York: Songs of the City, artistic director Deborah Grace Winer had the ultimate show for New Yorkers-or anyone who's ever wanted to be one. Vocalists Klea Blackhurst, Darius de Haas, La Tanya Hall, Leslie Kritzer, Jeffrey Schecter, and pianist/vocalist Billy Stritch-brought the sounds of the city to life on March 21, 22 and 23. (more...)

HUNCHBACK's Andrew Samonsky to Come Home for May Cabaret Concert at Rubicon TheatreHUNCHBACK's Andrew Samonsky to Come Home for May Cabaret Concert at Rubicon Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2015

Broadway star Andrew Samonsky (South Pacific, Scandalous, The Mystery of Edwin Drood and Paper Mill's The Hunchback of Notre Dame), returns to his hometown on Sunday, May 3, for a special one-night-only cabaret performance to benefit Rubicon Theatre, Ventura County's premier not-for-profit professional theatre company. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Ft. Myers/Naples - Week of 3/22/2015Now Playing Onstage in Ft. Myers/Naples - Week of 3/22/2015
by BWW - Mar 22, 2015

Upcoming Shows - Week of 3/22/2015 for Ft. Myers/Naples (more...)

This Just In: Vanessa Hudgens Led GIGI Set for New Cast Recording; Due in June on DMI RecordsThis Just In: Vanessa Hudgens Led GIGI Set for New Cast Recording; Due in June on DMI Records
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2015

This just in! It's just been announced that DMI Records (Tena Clark, Founder and CEO; Kevin Gore, President and COO) will produce the new Broadway Cast Recording of Gigi, the Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe Oscar® and Tony Award-winning musical comedy. The recording will be produced and engineered by six-time Grammy Award winner Frank Filipetti. The cast of Gigi will go into the studio tomorrow, Sunday, March 22 to record the album, which is slated for a June release. (more...)

Jim Witter to Bring THE PIANO MEN to the State Theatre This SaturdayJim Witter to Bring THE PIANO MEN to the State Theatre This Saturday
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2015

Take a musical journey through the 70's featuring timeless hits of Billy Joel and Elton John with The Piano Men, starring Jim Witter. This fan-favorite is back at the State Theatre on Saturday, March 21st. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Kennedy Center's WHAT I HEARD ABOUT THE WORLD Attempts to Provoke ThoughtBWW Reviews: Kennedy Center's WHAT I HEARD ABOUT THE WORLD Attempts to Provoke Thought
by Benjamin Tomchik - Mar 16, 2015

Can three men sitting onstage change the world, or at least how we perceive it? (more...)

AN EVENING OF CLASSIC BROADWAY Moves to Rockwell, Monday, 3/16AN EVENING OF CLASSIC BROADWAY Moves to Rockwell, Monday, 3/16
by Shari Barrett - Mar 13, 2015

Following spectacular performances at Upstairs at Vitello's, The Catalina Jazz Club and the El Caballero Country Club, Fraser Entertainment Group moves to Rockwell Table & Stage on Monday, March 16 with the critically- acclaimed ongoing series AN EVENING OF CLASSIC BROADWAY. This show welcomes a new cast of singers from Broadway, television and film. (more...)

Fox Valley Repertory to Offer Second Performance of 'PIANO MAN,' 3/21Fox Valley Repertory to Offer Second Performance of 'PIANO MAN,' 3/21
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2015

Due to popularity, Fox Valley Repertory presents an additional performance of Piano Man: A Tribute to Elton John & Billy Joel at Pheasant Run Resort (4051 E. Main St., St. Charles, IL; 630-584-6342). The added performance will take place on Friday, March 20 at 8pm, with the initial performance on Saturday, March 21 at 8pm quickly reaching a sell out status. (more...)

Sinatra, Carole King, Billy Joel, Cirque and More Highlight Philly POPS' 2015-16 SeasonSinatra, Carole King, Billy Joel, Cirque and More Highlight Philly POPS' 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2015

From swingin' Sinatra to Carole King chart-toppers, from Billy Joel hits to Broadway showstoppers and aerial flyers, The Philly POPS' 37th season features all of this and more! The nationally recognized Philly POPS Music Director Michael Krajewski continues to work his magic and thrill audiences as he plans a dazzling new lineup of performances for the 2015-2016 Season. (more...)

BWW Reviews: BILLY JOEL at Madison Square Garden is SensationalBWW Reviews: BILLY JOEL at Madison Square Garden is Sensational
by Leigh Byron - Mar 11, 2015

Music icon Billy Joel is no stranger to Madison Square Garden. Joel has performed there monthly since January 2014 and, as MSG's fourth franchise (joining the Knicks, Rangers, and Liberty), his monthly residency will continue indefinitely providing the demand exists. (more...)

Arianna Huffington, Cynthia Nixon, Bridget Everett, Dan Band and More Set for Joe's Pub, Now thru 3/22Arianna Huffington, Cynthia Nixon, Bridget Everett, Dan Band and More Set for Joe's Pub, Now thru 3/22
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2015

Joe's Pub at The Public has announced its upcoming nightly shows for March 11 - 22, 2015. Details below! (more...)

SIDE SHOW Recording Debuts at No. 1 on Billboard's Cast Albums Chart; 3/9 Concert Set for 54 BelowSIDE SHOW Recording Debuts at No. 1 on Billboard's Cast Albums Chart; 3/9 Concert Set for 54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2015

The all-new original Broadway cast recording of Side Show debuted this week at #1 on Billboard's Cast Albums Chart. (more...)

Join The Philly POPS March 13-15 for 'American Song Book: Then and Now' with guest artist Tony DeSare!Join The Philly POPS March 13-15 for 'American Song Book: Then and Now' with guest artist Tony DeSare!
by Contests - Broadway - Mar 5, 2015

Internationally acclaimed touring vocalist, pianist, and composer Tony DeSare provides a fresh take on old-school classics. The New York Times described DeSare as 'two parts Sinatra to one part Billy Joel, meshed seamlessly.' DeSare joins the Philly POPS in performing classic standards with his unique contemporary approach, from Frank Sinatra to Jerry Lee Lewis, including Night and Day, How Sweet It Is (to Be Loved By You), Great Balls of Fire, and more. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at A JERSEY VOICE at Metropolis Performing Arts CentrePhoto Flash: First Look at A JERSEY VOICE at Metropolis Performing Arts Centre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 2015

John Michael Coppola, who appeared in Chicago's smash hit production of JERSEY BOYS, will headline A JERSEY VOICE: Sinatra to Springsteen…and Everyone in Between on Sunday, March 15, 2015 at 7:30 pm at Metropolis Performing Arts Centre, 111 W. Campbell St. in Arlington Heights. The one night only concert event will also star THE FOUR C NOTES, the Midwest's only Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons tribute group. The song-filled evening will benefit Arlington Cares, a not-for-profit organization created to help raise money for the Village of Arlington Heights Emergency Assistance Fund. Tickets, priced at $40, are currently available at www.arlingtoncaresnfp.org. (more...)

Klea Blackhurst, Darius de Haas & More Set for Lyrics & Lyricists' NEW YORK: SONGS OF THE CITY, 3/21-23Klea Blackhurst, Darius de Haas & More Set for Lyrics & Lyricists' NEW YORK: SONGS OF THE CITY, 3/21-23
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2015

There are eight million stories in the Naked City-and a song to go with each of them. (more...)

BWW Reviews: AN EVENING WITH JESSIE & JARROD OF BEAUTIFUL at New Jersey Performing Arts CenterBWW Reviews: AN EVENING WITH JESSIE & JARROD OF BEAUTIFUL at New Jersey Performing Arts Center
by adam cohen - Mar 2, 2015

Intimate evening of well chosen songs by two great singers (more...)

TWINTASTIC, TWO BROTHERS 100 STARS!  to Play El Portal Mainstage Theatre, 3/19-29TWINTASTIC, TWO BROTHERS 100 STARS! to Play El Portal Mainstage Theatre, 3/19-29
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2015

3,000 Miles Off-Broadway Musicals and City Connection Entertainment presents TWINTASTIC, TWO BROTHERS 100 STARS! at the historic El Portal Mainstage Theatre, in the NOHO Arts District, North Hollywood, CA. This special two-week engagement will be presented March 19 through March 29, 2015. (more...)

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