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Burt Bacharach News

Date Of Birth:
May 29, 1929 (85)
Birth Place:
Kansas City, MO, USA
Gender:
Male
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BWW Reviews: Stephen Sondheim's COMPANY at Eight O'Clock TheatreBWW Reviews: Stephen Sondheim's COMPANY at Eight O'Clock Theatre
by Peter Nason - May 24, 2015

EOT has created a true winner here--a gorgeous production of the highest quality with performances that I will not soon forget and technical aspects that elevate it way beyond any community theatre fare.  (more...)

Spire Center to Welcome The Greg Hopkins Jazz Orchestra & Renese King, 6/25Spire Center to Welcome The Greg Hopkins Jazz Orchestra & Renese King, 6/25
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2015

The Spire Center for Performing Arts, the entertainment mecca of Plymouth, presents The Greg Hopkins Jazz Orchestra with special guest vocalist Renese King, on Thursday, June 25, 8 pm, sponsored by Rockland Trust, at The Spire Center for Performing Arts, 25 ½ Court Street, Plymouth. (more...)

Jason Graae to Perform at Encompass New Opera Theatre's 2015 Gala, 6/29Jason Graae to Perform at Encompass New Opera Theatre's 2015 Gala, 6/29
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2015

Nancy Rhodes, artistic director of Encompass New Opera Theatre, announced today that cabaret and Broadway star Jason Graae will be the featured performer at the Encompass Jazz Cabaret Gala in Manhattan on June 29th, 2015.  (more...)

The Pacific Symphony Presents HERB ALPERT & LANI HALL, 6/4-6The Pacific Symphony Presents HERB ALPERT & LANI HALL, 6/4-6
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2015

Legendary trumpet-and-voice duo Herb Alpert and Lani Hall bring their unique mix of jazz, world and American pop music to Pacific Symphony for the final concert of the 2014-15 Pops Series. Joining musical forces in 2006, each half of this musical power couple brings an impressive résumé to the table. As a solo artist and leader of the Tijuana Brass, Alpert has sold more than 72 million records and placed 28 albums on the Billboard charts, including five at No. 1. His 2014 album, “Steppin' Out,” earned him his ninth Grammy Award, and in 2013, he was honored with the National Medal of Arts. His wife and music partner, Hall, rose to fame in 1966 as the lead singer of Sergio Mendes' group, Brasil '66. The two met and became friends when Brasil '66 was signed to A&M records by its co-founder, Alpert. Hall has the distinction of recording more than 22 albums in three different languages, four alongside her husband, and she earned a Grammy for her album, “Es Facil Amar.” (more...)

The Jost Project to Salute Composer Evan Solot at Chris' Jazz Cafe', 6/12The Jost Project to Salute Composer Evan Solot at Chris' Jazz Cafe', 6/12
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2015

On Friday, June 12 from 7 to 10 p.m., The Jost Project will perform at Chris' Jazz Cafe and salute a legend in Philadelphia -- Composer Evan Solot. (more...)

BWW: Hayes Theatre Second Half 2015 Season LaunchBWW: Hayes Theatre Second Half 2015 Season Launch
by Jade Kops - May 12, 2015

The Program Launch for the second half of 2015 shows that the Independent Music Theatre team comprising Luckiest Productions (David Campbell, Lisa Campbell and Richard Carroll), Neglected Musicals (Michelle Guthrie), and Neil Gooding Productions, the driving force behind Hayes Theatre Company, have no intention of slowing down are staying true to their vision to provide a permanent home for small-scale musical theatre and cabaret. (more...)

Tommy Tune Set for Chicago Human Rhythm Project's 25th Anniversary Jubalee, 7/30Tommy Tune Set for Chicago Human Rhythm Project's 25th Anniversary Jubalee, 7/30
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2015

The Chicago Human Rhythm Project (CHRP), celebrating a quarter century of creating community through American tap and contemporary percussive arts through innovative performance, education and outreach programs, welcomes 10-time Tony Award winner Tommy Tune at its 25th Anniversary Jubalee Gala. This special evening, hosted by WGN's Dean Richards, takes place July 30 at 5:30 p.m. at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, 220 E. Chicago Ave., Chicago. (more...)

Tickets to Theatre Aspen's 2015 Season Now on SaleTickets to Theatre Aspen's 2015 Season Now on Sale
by BWW News Desk - May 7, 2015

The organization's 32nd season will be extended by two weeks this summer.  The Hurst Theatre opens with the groundbreaking revival version of the musical CABARET, running in repertory with Other Desert Cities, Peter and the Starcatcher, and Junie B. Jones The Musical.  Following the regular season, the theatre recently announced the launch of the Aspen Theatre Festival, featuring new plays and musicals being developed for the stage.  The festival takes place the week of August 23rd - 28th. (more...)

Amanda Cohen Premieres New CD 'A New Standard' on The Jazz NetworkAmanda Cohen Premieres New CD 'A New Standard' on The Jazz Network
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2015

Amanda Cohen is not a newcomer to the bright lights of worldwide concert stages. Her new CD "A New Standard" is a cross-over project that she has dreamt about for years and its unveiling is an exciting musical adventure. (more...)

Jamie Foxx, Michael Keaton Join All-Star Lineup for L.A. BenefitJamie Foxx, Michael Keaton Join All-Star Lineup for L.A. Benefit
by Movies News Desk - Apr 30, 2015

Today, SeriousFun Children's Network (seriousfunnetwork.org) announced that Jamie Foxx and Michael Keaton will join the previously announced all-star lineup for their Los Angeles benefit (more...)

BWW Review:  WHAT THEY DID FOR LOVE a Tribute to Marvin Hamlisch and Burt BacharackBWW Review: WHAT THEY DID FOR LOVE a Tribute to Marvin Hamlisch and Burt Bacharack
by Steve Wilson - Apr 26, 2015

What They Did For Love: The Songs of Marvin Hamlisch and Burt Bacharach continues at the Quality Hill Playhouse, 303 W. 10th, through May 17. J. Kent Barnhart, Producing Artistic Director of the Playhouse, accompanies Melinda MacDonald, Tim Noland, and LeShea Wright, on piano and vocally. Barnhart emcees the production displaying his wit and sense of humor as he reveals often little known history about the songs and their creators. (more...)

Karen Wyman Coming to Iridium Jazz Club, 5/26Karen Wyman Coming to Iridium Jazz Club, 5/26
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2015

KAREN WYMAN - the celebrated pop/jazz vocalist currently celebrating a renaissance since her days performing on 'The Ed Sullivan Show' and 'The Dean Martin Show' - will debut at Iridium Jazz Club on Tuesday, May 26 at 8:30 PM and 10:30 PM. Her most recent New York engagement was named a 'Critic's Pick' by Time Out New York and called 'a compelling concert and a totally-inspiring comeback performance' by BroadwayWorld.com. The evening of music at the Iridium will feature timeless pop standards by Cole Porter, Jule Styne and Harold Arlen, in addition to 1960's classics from The Beatles and Burt Bacharach, her Billboard-charting hit 'Why Can't I Walk Away?' and songs from emerging New York composers. Music director John Oddo (Rosemary Clooney, Michael Feinstein, Debby Boone) will lead an all-star trio. (more...)

Spire Center for Performing Arts Launches Summer SeasonSpire Center for Performing Arts Launches Summer Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2015

The Spire Center for Performing Arts, the entertainment mecca of Plymouth, presents a eclectic season of summer entertainment at The Spire Center for Performing Arts, 25 ½ Court Street, Plymouth.  (more...)

Photo Coverage: The Music & Times of Burt Bacharach Presented by Live at LynnPhoto Coverage: The Music & Times of Burt Bacharach Presented by Live at Lynn
by Stephen Sorokoff - Apr 20, 2015

Lyrics and Lyricists at the 92Y in New York City and the Live at Lynn American Songbook series at Lynn University in Boca Raton Florida both achieve the same goal. They entertain and educate their audiences using talented performers and knowledgeable hosts. The Music and Times of Burt Bacharach produced by Jan McArt and hosted by Marshall Turkin at Lynn University was enthusiastically received by it's Boca audience and these events are 'hot' tickets in the sunshine state. One of the wonderful things about attending the varied theatrical and musical offerings at Live at Lynn is that you get to see, different artists, diverse performances, and Jan McArt's splendid wardrobe when she comes on stage to introduce the concerts. (more...)

Oscar-Nominee Sally Kellerman to Play Dave Koz LoungeOscar-Nominee Sally Kellerman to Play Dave Koz Lounge
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2015

Sally Kellerman, the Oscar-nominated “Hot Lips” of the original “M*A*S*H,” will bring her new show, “A Little Jazz, a Little Blues, a Little Rock and Roll” to the new Dave Koz Lounge at Spaghettini Beverly Hills on Friday, May 1 at 8:30 PM. The acclaimed show is a celebration of her 40-year cabaret career, from early years at Reno Sweeney in Greenwich Village up to recent performances in New York, Hollywood and San Francisco. (more...)

Photo Flash: Todd Murray Brings 'CROON' to BirdlandPhoto Flash: Todd Murray Brings 'CROON' to Birdland
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2015

The Broadway at Birdland concert series was thrilled that Los Angeles singer Todd Murray brought his acclaimed show 'CROON: When A Whisper Became A Song' to the historic music room this past Monday. Scroll down for photos from the concert! (more...)

BWW Reviews: TODD MURRAY's Show (and CD) 'Croon' Is An Unabashed Valentine to Intimate Vocal ArtistryBWW Reviews: TODD MURRAY's Show (and CD) 'Croon' Is An Unabashed Valentine to Intimate Vocal Artistry
by Alix Cohen - Apr 16, 2015

“Lover, when I'm near you . . .” sings the debonair Todd Murray this past Monday night at Birdland, mere feet away from rapt eyes into which he pours himself. He's performing the waltzy song acoustically, voice full out in opposition to lyric mood. The back of the house undoubtedly finds sound muted. “This is how you would've heard a band singer in 1925, before a new technique called 'crooning',” he tells us. “From the time I started working, they always called me a crooner.” (more...)

Menier Chocolate Factory Will Present The UK Première of WHAT'S IT ALL ABOUT? BACHARACH REIMAGINEDMenier Chocolate Factory Will Present The UK Première of WHAT'S IT ALL ABOUT? BACHARACH REIMAGINED
by Tori Leiber - Apr 15, 2015

The Menier Chocolate Factory has announced the UK premiere of WHAT'S IT ALL ABOUT? BACHARACH REIMAGINED. Burt Bacharach's celebrated songbook is given an exciting new interpretation with Kyle Riabko's thrillingly original musical arrangement. (more...)

Renee Zellweger, Carole King & More to Honor Paul Newman at Los Angeles GalaRenee Zellweger, Carole King & More to Honor Paul Newman at Los Angeles Gala
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2015

Today, SeriousFun Children's Network (seriousfunnetwork.org) announced the all-star lineup for their Los Angeles Gala that will take place on Thursday, May 14, 2015, at the Dolby Theatre. (more...)

BWW Preview: WHAT THEY DID FOR LOVE Opening at Quality Hill Playhouse in Kansas CityBWW Preview: WHAT THEY DID FOR LOVE Opening at Quality Hill Playhouse in Kansas City
by Steve Wilson - Apr 14, 2015

A season dedicated to the film music of the 1960s and 1970s cinema continues at the Quality Hill Playhouse at 303 W. 10 on April 17. The tunes of Marvin Hamlisch and Burt Bacharach come alive in What They Did for Love: The Music of Marvin Hamlisch and Burt Bacharach. The intimate cabaret revue runs through May 17. (more...)

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