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CAFE SOCIETY SWING Set for 59E59 TheatersCAFE SOCIETY SWING Set for 59E59 Theaters
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2014

59E59 Theaters will host the US premiere of CAFE SOCIETY SWING, written by Alex Webb and directed by Simon Green. Produced by Richard Darbourne Ltd (producer of last season's Drama League nominated All That Fall) and The Copasetic Foundation, CAFE SOCIETY SWING begins performances on Tuesday, December 16 for a limited engagement through Sunday, January 4. Opening Night is Sunday, December 21 at 7 PM. The performance schedule is Tuesday - Thursday at 7 PM; Friday at 8 PM; Saturday at 2 PM & 8 PM; Sunday at 3 PM & 7 PM. (more...)

Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga Announce New Year's Concert in Las Vegas!Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga Announce New Year's Concert in Las Vegas!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2014

The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas announced today that Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett will team up to revive classical jazz in a combination of vocal duets and solo performances during a special concert event set for New Year's Eve. (more...)

Kimmel Center Adds Melissa Etheridge, John Mellencamp & More to 2014-15 SeasonKimmel Center Adds Melissa Etheridge, John Mellencamp & More to 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - Oct 2, 2014

The Kimmel Center adds yet another block of buzz-worthy artists to their star powered 2014-15 season with eight new shows added. New featured artists include the best in pop, rock, jazz, dance and vocal harmonies. (more...)

Patti LuPone, Sierra Boggess, Jeremy Jordan & More Set for 54 Below in October & NovemberPatti LuPone, Sierra Boggess, Jeremy Jordan & More Set for 54 Below in October & November
by BWW News Desk - Oct 1, 2014

This October and November 54 BELOW presents a lineup of the brightest talent from Broadway and beyond. Located just below the legendary Studio 54 at 254 West 54thStreet. For a detailed schedule of upcoming performances at 54 Below and to purchase tickets, visit www.54Below.com. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Tony DeSare Brings NIGHT LIFE to 54 BelowPhoto Coverage: Tony DeSare Brings NIGHT LIFE to 54 Below
by Stephen Sorokoff - Oct 1, 2014

'He is two parts Sinatra to one part Billy Joel, meshed seamlessly.' - The New York Times. Acclaimed vocalist Tony DeSare returns to 54 Below with a brand new show: Night Life. The postmodern version of the classic, elegant New York night club of the 1950's show will be brought to life in the only New York City night club left that still truly captures that ambiance. (more...)

Tony DeSare, Isabel Rose, The Skivvies & More Set for 54 Below this WeekTony DeSare, Isabel Rose, The Skivvies & More Set for 54 Below this Week
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2014

Coming up this week, 54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz and beyond. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.54Below.com or call (646) 476-3551. (more...)

Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga Set for 'A Very Special Post-Grammy Concert'Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga Set for 'A Very Special Post-Grammy Concert'
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2014

Live Nation is pleased to announce a very special evening with Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga on Sunday, Feb. 8 at The Wiltern to celebrate their new collaborative jazz album Cheek To Cheek. (more...)

TCG Sets Fox Foundation Resident Actor Fellowships 9th Round RecipientsTCG Sets Fox Foundation Resident Actor Fellowships 9th Round Recipients
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2014

The William & Eva Fox Foundation and Theatre Communications Group (TCG), the national organization for theatre, have announced the ninth round of Fox Foundation Resident Actor Fellowships recipients. The program is designed to support actors' professional and artistic development, to enrich relationships between actors and nonprofit theatres and to ensure continued professional commitment to live theatre. Funded by the Fox Foundation and administered by TCG, the fellowship is one of only a few programs of its kind for actors in the country. (more...)

Lady Gaga to Headline NY Fashion Week EventLady Gaga to Headline NY Fashion Week Event
by TV News Desk - Aug 29, 2014

According to MTV, Lady Gaga will perform at next week's New York Fashion Week event on Friday, September 5th at the Plaza Hotel. Gaga, who is currently on her artRAVE World Tour will be the headliner at event sponsored by magazine Harper's Bazaar; Lady Gaga will be on the cover of the mag's September issue. (more...)

Christine Ebersole, Jeremy Jordan, Sierra Boggess & More Set for 54 Below in Coming MonthsChristine Ebersole, Jeremy Jordan, Sierra Boggess & More Set for 54 Below in Coming Months
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2014

This September and October 54 BELOW presents a lineup of the brightest talent from Broadway and beyond. Located just below the legendary Studio 54 at 254 West 54thStreet. For a detailed schedule of upcoming performances at 54 Below and to purchase tickets, visit www.54Below.com. (more...)

Lady Gaga, Tony Bennett Planning Tour & 'Cheek to Cheek' Follow-upLady Gaga, Tony Bennett Planning Tour & 'Cheek to Cheek' Follow-up
by TV News Desk - Aug 22, 2014

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Lady Gaga & Tony Bennett Release Full Track List, Album Cover, New Track from 'Cheek To Cheek'Lady Gaga & Tony Bennett Release Full Track List, Album Cover, New Track from 'Cheek To Cheek'
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2014

Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga: Cheek To Cheek is available for pre-order beginning today. The second track to be released from the album, the jazz standard I Can't Give You Anything But Love, written by Jimmy McHugh and Dorothy Fields, is available now on iTunes (more...)

Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga: Cheek To Cheek Album Now Available For Pre-orderTony Bennett & Lady Gaga: Cheek To Cheek Album Now Available For Pre-order
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2014

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga: Cheek To Cheek is available for pre-order beginning today. The second track to be released from the album, the jazz standard 'I Can't Give You Anything But Love,' written by Jimmy McHugh and Dorothy Fields, is available now on iTunes (iTunes.com/CheekToCheek), HSN.com (http://smarturl.it/CheekToCheekHSN), Amazon ((Amazon MP3 Deluxe): http://smarturl.it/CheekToCheekAmz, Amazon MP3 (Standard): http://smarturl.it/CheekToCheekAmzSd, Amazon CD (Deluxe): http://smarturl.it/CheekToCheekCD, Amazon CD (Standard): http://smarturl.it/CheekToCheekCDsd), andother retailers. Also just revealed are the standard and deluxe album covers for Cheek To Cheek, shot by fashion photographer Steven Klein. The standard version of Cheek To Cheek features 11 tracks, and the deluxe version features 15 tracks. A 180-gram vinyl edition of Cheek To Cheek will also be available for pre-order at Amazon and select retail outlets. A new studio video for 'I Can't Give You Anything But Love.' will be premiered on VEVO later this week. The debut song from Cheek To Cheek, Cole Porter's 'Anything Goes,' released at the end of July, debuted at #1 on Billboard's Digital Jazz charts becoming their second duet track to hit the top spot on the jazz charts, having done the same with 'The Lady Is A Tramp,' from Duets II. (more...)

CABARET LIFE NYC: KAREN OBERLIN and SEAN HARKNESS Concoct Romantic Musical Chemistry at the Metropolitan RoomCABARET LIFE NYC: KAREN OBERLIN and SEAN HARKNESS Concoct Romantic Musical Chemistry at the Metropolitan Room
by Stephen Hanks - Jun 14, 2014

Cabaret performers thinking about launching duo shows could certainly take a lesson in chemistry from watching and listening to singer Karen Oberlin and guitarist Sean Harkness in their current show, A Wish, which is based on their superb recently released CD of the same title, launched with two shows at Kitano on February 1 (to celebrate the CD release), and has taken up a once a month residency until late August at the Metropolitan Room (the next show is on June 25 at 9:30 pm). While theirs is not a romantic off-stage chemistry (both are happily quite happily married, thank you), on stage and in the recording studio Oberlin and Harkness have concocted a delicious musical interaction that conjures up romance to the nth degree. (more...)

BWW Interviews: Deborah Grace Winer on Music and ShakespeareBWW Interviews: Deborah Grace Winer on Music and Shakespeare
by Sherry Shameer Cohen - May 29, 2014

Something Old, Something New: Sing For Your Shakespeare Launches in Westport (more...)

Dianne Reeves Coming to Harris Center, 6/16Dianne Reeves Coming to Harris Center, 6/16
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2014

Four-time Grammy winner and preeminent jazz vocalist Dianne Reeves recently released her first album in five years, Beautiful Life, to rave reviews. Beautiful Life, which made its debut in February of this year, is an emotionally charged volcanic journey covering the spectrum from jazz to soul. Ms. Reeves will share her passion for this album in her one-night performance at Harris Center for the Arts in Folsom June 16. (more...)

Mercedes Ellington to be Honored Guest and Featured Speaker at Duke Ellington Study Group Conference in Amsterdam, 5/14-18Mercedes Ellington to be Honored Guest and Featured Speaker at Duke Ellington Study Group Conference in Amsterdam, 5/14-18
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2014

Mercedes Ellington, the renowned dancer/director-choreographer and founder and artistic director of The Duke Ellington Center for the Arts in New York City, will be an Honored Guest and one of the featured speakers at the 22nd International Duke Ellington Study Group Conference, which will be held May 14- May 18,2014 in Amsterdam in The Netherlands. Ms. Ellington, granddaughter of the legendary American composer and musician whose more than 3,000 musical compositions make him the 20th century's most prolific composer, will discuss her relationship with 'The Duke,' as well as his growing popularity today, 40 years after his passing on May 24, 1974. (more...)

Spider Saloff Performs BERLIN IN SWINGTIME at Logan Center Performance Penthouse TonightSpider Saloff Performs BERLIN IN SWINGTIME at Logan Center Performance Penthouse Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2014

Tonight, April 5, 2014 at 8pm, celebrated chanteuse Spider Saloff will present Berlin In Swingtime, a rare performance that explores the life and songs of Irving Berling, with Chicago's Jeremy Kahn at the piano. The performance is presented in partnership with KMP Artists and UChicago Arts at Logan Center's Performance Penthouse. (more...)

Spider Saloff to Perform BERLIN IN SWINGTIME at Logan Center Performance Penthouse, 4/5Spider Saloff to Perform BERLIN IN SWINGTIME at Logan Center Performance Penthouse, 4/5
by BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 2014

On April 5, 2014 at 8pm, celebrated chanteuse Spider Saloff will present Berlin In Swingtime, a rare performance that explores the life and songs of Irving Berling, with Chicago's Jeremy Kahn at the piano. The performance is presented in partnership with KMP Artists and UChicago Arts at Logan Center's Performance Penthouse. (more...)

BWW Reviews:  Playhouse on Park's HIGGINS IN HARLEM Takes Shaw UptownBWW Reviews: Playhouse on Park's HIGGINS IN HARLEM Takes Shaw Uptown
by Jacques Lamarre - Mar 8, 2014

Yoouuuuu can taaaake the A-Train, yooooou can take it all the way to Haaarlem. (more...)

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