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Kimmel Center to Offer Free, Ticketed Events Throughout Holiday SeasonKimmel Center to Offer Free, Ticketed Events Throughout Holiday Season
by BWW News Desk - Nov 26, 2014

Whether you're from the Greater Philadelphia area or visiting from far away, the Kimmel Center is your home for the holidays! The Kimmel Center has expanded their holiday offerings with over 80 activities, ticketed events, and a month-long celebration of the season! (more...)

Kimmel Center Announces Five 2014-15 Jazz Residency WinnersKimmel Center Announces Five 2014-15 Jazz Residency Winners
by BWW News Desk - Nov 12, 2014

The Kimmel Center's commitment to Jazz continues as their Jazz Residency winners are announced! The five-person panel, representing some of the nation's most influential jazz practitioners and innovators -- including Kennedy Center Director of Jazz Programming Kevin Struthers, SF Jazz Center Artistic Producer Lilly Schwartz, Jazz at Lincoln Center Vice President of Education Todd Stoll -- culled through over 25 applicants and selected five early to mid-career Philadelphia jazz musicians to participate in this prestigious season-long journey. (more...)

The NYFOS Continues Its 2014-15 Mainstage Series with HARLEM RENAISSANCE, 12/9The NYFOS Continues Its 2014-15 Mainstage Series with HARLEM RENAISSANCE, 12/9
by BWW News Desk - Nov 12, 2014

Fifty years after the passage of the Civil Rights Act, the New York Festival of Songbrings back one of its most beloved shows, HARLEM RENAISSANCE, on Tuesday, December 9, 2014 at 8:00 pm as it continues the 2014-15 Mainstage series atMerkin Concert Hall. (more...)

PHOTO: First Look - Lady Gaga & Tony Bennett's H&M Holiday Campaign!PHOTO: First Look - Lady Gaga & Tony Bennett's H&M Holiday Campaign!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 29, 2014

Lady Gaga turned to Instagram today to share a first look at an upcoming holiday campaign for the H&M retail chain. (more...)

InDepth InterView Exclusive: Vanessa Williams Talks NY Philharmonic SHOW BOAT, Plus THE TRIP TO BOUNTIFUL NYC Vs. LA, INTO THE WOODS Memories & MoreInDepth InterView Exclusive: Vanessa Williams Talks NY Philharmonic SHOW BOAT, Plus THE TRIP TO BOUNTIFUL NYC Vs. LA, INTO THE WOODS Memories & More
by Pat Cerasaro - Oct 29, 2014

Today we are talking to a world famous triple-threat star of stage and screen who first shot to fame in the 1980s as the first African American Miss America and found considerable success as a recording artist and actress thereafter, the divine Vanessa Williams. Sharing sage wisdom from her life and career as well as reflecting on many of her most popular properties to date, Williams reveals some of her many secrets to success while also looking ahead to next month's hotly anticipated all-star concert presentation of legendary Jerome Kern and Oscar Hammerstein musical SHOW BOAT, co-starring Julian Ovenden, Norm Lewis, Jane Alexander and many more along with the New York Philharmonic under the direction of Ted Sperling. Also, Williams shares her enthusiasm for setting out to create new renditions of some of SHOW BOAT's most noted selections, including 'Can't Help Lovin' Dat Man Of Mine'. Additionally, Williams opens up about her multiple musical theatre endeavors highlighting the work of Stephen Sondheim, including the Tony Award-winning 2002 Best Revival production of INTO THE WOODS and the recent original revue SONDHEIM ON SONDHEIM. Plus, Williams details her ongoing participation in THE TRIP TO BOUNTIFUL, after having starred in the well-received Broadway production last season and now finishing up headlining the Los Angeles production before bringing the drama to Boston. All of that, KISS OF THE SPIDER WOMAN memories, saving Audra McDonald's wedding day and much, much more with one of Broadway's brightest stars! (more...)

Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga to Perform Live at The Hollywood Bowl & Radio City Music HallTony Bennett & Lady Gaga to Perform Live at The Hollywood Bowl & Radio City Music Hall
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2014

Following the immediate sell-out of their recently announced special evening at The Wiltern on Feb. 8 in Los Angeles. Live Nation is pleased to announce that TWO additional 'once in a lifetime' concerts have been confirmed with Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga. (more...)

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...)

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