Burt Bacharach News

Date of Birth: May 29, 1929 (86)
Birth Place: Kansas City, MO, USA
Gender: Male
Engelbert Humperdinck Returning to South Africa in NovemberEngelbert Humperdinck Returning to South Africa in November
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2015

His name comes from the 1911, century Austrian composer who wrote HANSEL AND GRETL. His voice comes from heaven, and he has been a legend in the international music industry for more than forty years, with over 150 million records sold. He has a global fan base of millions. He is Engelbert Humperdinck. (more...)

From the Library of Congress Archives: A Conversation with Burt BacharachFrom the Library of Congress Archives: A Conversation with Burt Bacharach
by Nora Dominick - Jul 21, 2015

The music division of Library of Congress has done several 'A Conversation With...' pieces on famous musicians, lyricists and contributors to not only the music scene but also the musical theatre community. In this video the Library of Congress sits down with Gershwin prize winner, musician and lyricist and over all legendary man BURT BACKARACH. (more...)

Librarian of Congress Names Willie Nelson New Gershwin Prize RecipientLibrarian of Congress Names Willie Nelson New Gershwin Prize Recipient
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2015

With a career that spans six decades, Nelson's music pushes genre boundaries and his lyrics give voice to America's heartland (more...)

Photo Flash: Kyle Riabko & Cast of WHAT'S IT ALL ABOUT? Rock Menier Chocolate FactoryPhoto Flash: Kyle Riabko & Cast of WHAT'S IT ALL ABOUT? Rock Menier Chocolate Factory
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2015

The Menier Chocolate Factory  recently confirmed the international cast - hailing from across the UK, US and Canada, for 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. This show, directed by Oliver Award-winner Steven Hoggett, is a dynamic 90-minute non-stop musical journey in which the 27-year-old Riabko leads a talented group of young performers through Bacharach's classic melodies, blending nostalgia and innovation, where generations old and new can revel in the joy of these hits as if for the very first time. (more...)

BACK TO BACHARACH Set for Metropolitan Room, Begin. 7/12BACK TO BACHARACH Set for Metropolitan Room, Begin. 7/12
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2015

Back to Bacharach opens July 12 at the Metropolitan Room for two shows only! (more...)

BWW Reviews: Offering Her Take on the Elvis Costello Songbook, KAREN OBERLIN Reinvents HerselfBWW Reviews: Offering Her Take on the Elvis Costello Songbook, KAREN OBERLIN Reinvents Herself
by Alix Cohen - Jun 19, 2015

With her new show His Aim Is True: The Singular Songs of Elvis Costello at Stage 72 (second show last night), you'll meet the new Karen Oberlin. Gone are the controlled vibrato, upper range, emotional translucence, femininity, and the playfulness of a purveyor of American Songbook/pop. Prepare for a terse, tensile, alto-voiced, punk chick (including shag hairdo) with a foot in rudderless jazz. There's nothing tentative in this raw, almost tone poem-like performance. Oberlin commits herself to her choices. (more...)

Full Cast Set for WHAT'S IT ALL ABOUT? BACHARACH REIMAGINED at Menier Chocolate FactoryFull Cast Set for WHAT'S IT ALL ABOUT? BACHARACH REIMAGINED at Menier Chocolate Factory
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2015

The Menier Chocolate Factory today announces the international cast - hailing from across the UK, US and Canada, for 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. This show, directed by Oliver Award-winner Steven Hoggett, is a dynamic 90-minute non-stop musical journey in which the 27-year-old Riabko leads a talented group of young performers through Bacharach's classic melodies, blending nostalgia and innovation, where generations old and new can revel in the joy of these hits as if for the very first time. (more...)

Jason Graae to Headline Encompass Grand Cabaret Gala, 6/29Jason Graae to Headline Encompass Grand Cabaret Gala, 6/29
by BWW News Desk - Jun 4, 2015

Join Encompass for this spectacular one night only benefit event in a unique Tribeca penthouse with a grand outdoor terrace featuring panoramic NYC views, to take place at 66 Leonard Street, New York, NY 10013 (between Church Street & Broadway) in the penthouse of Mr. Chip Seelig. In addition to an evening of great entertainment, guests can also expect savory hors d'oeuvres and enjoy wines from Mr. Seelig's private collection. (more...)

Special Guests Set for Evan Solot Salute at Chris' Jazz Cafe, 6/12Special Guests Set for Evan Solot Salute at Chris' Jazz Cafe, 6/12
by BWW News Desk - Jun 3, 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. As Solot ends his final semester at the University of the Arts, where he taught for nearly 50 years, The Jost Project will perform their highly respected jazz renditions of classic rock and invite special guests to the stage who were all influenced by the great Evan Solot. (more...)

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...)

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