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Date of Death: January 19, 1998
Gender: Male
Breaking News: Valerie Harper Replaced by Brenda Vaccaro in Ogunquit's NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET ITBreaking News: Valerie Harper Replaced by Brenda Vaccaro in Ogunquit's NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2015

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Chris Isaak Set for Boulder Theater, 8/29Chris Isaak Set for Boulder Theater, 8/29
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2015

97.3 KBCO & Z2 Entertainment will present Chris Isaak at the Boulder Theater on Saturday, August 29th, 2015. Tickets are on sale July 31st for $55 reserved or $69.50 gold circle. (more...)

'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for July 22nd, 2015'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for July 22nd, 2015
by Paul W. Thompson - Jul 22, 2015

The latest in unauthorized gossip and buzz from the heart of Chicago's showtune video bars, and musical theater news from Chicago to Broadway. It's all about musical legends! 'Men Of Soul,' 'All Shook Up,' 'Amazing Grace,' 'Million Dollar Quartet' and 'Bette' show showbiz as it was. Also on our boards: '[title of show],' 'Madame Pompadour' and 'Clue,' plus revisiting 'Eastland' and preparing to see the 'October Sky.' (more...)

Theatre at the Center Sets 2015 Lineup of Special Events, ConcertsTheatre at the Center Sets 2015 Lineup of Special Events, Concerts
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2015

One of the Midwest's leading, professional equity theaters presenting both regional and world premieres, Theatre at the Center, 1040 Ridge Road, Munster, is thrilled to offer an array of special events and performances in addition to their exceptional 2015 Anniversary Season. Kicking off the lineup is a jam packed weekend of entertainment with Harbor Lights' Tribute to Doo-Wop, Chicagoland's hottest doo-wop vocal quintet performing entirely in a cappella on August 21, followed by M&R Rush on August 22.Switchback may be known for their Celtic hits but will treat audiences to a special bluegrass concert, Switchback Americana, on September 27. The Neverly Brothers will delight with their fun synthesis of rockabilly and 60's British Invasion on October 31. Rounding out the lineup is A Jersey Voice: Sinatra to Springsteen and Everyone In Between on December 31. Ring in the New Year with some of America's beloved classics including songs from Dean Martin, Billy Joel and Frankie Valli. (more...)

Chris Isaak to Return to Fred Kavli Theatre, 8/13Chris Isaak to Return to Fred Kavli Theatre, 8/13
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2015

Platinum-selling and Grammy nominated singer/songwriter, Chris Isaak returns to the Fred Kavli Theatre, Thursday, August 13, 2015 at 7:30 pm. (more...)

Centenary Stage Company's Summer Jamfest Continues with Nashville, 8/1Centenary Stage Company's Summer Jamfest Continues with Nashville, 8/1
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2015

Nashville, Tennessee famously nick-named Music City, USA is home to the Country Music Hall of Fame, the Grand Ole Opry and, of course, a plethora of major record labels including Sun Records where Rock and Roll was born.  With such a rich music legacy it's no surprise that many of Rock & Roll's best and brightest passed through Nashville at some point during their celebrated careers.  On Saturday, August 1 at 8pm Centenary Stage Company's Summer Jamfest brings the “rock and roll” sound of Music City to the Sitnik Theater of the David and Carol Lackland Center with Nashville Legends. (more...)

MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET Extends Chicago Run Into 2016MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET Extends Chicago Run Into 2016
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2015

Million Dollar Quartet, the longest-running Broadway musical production in Chicago's history, has been extended through January 17, 2016.  With over 2,000 performances and nearly 7 smash years in Chicago, the Tony Award-winning rock 'n' roll musical holds the record for the longest-running Broadway musical in Chicago.  A new block of tickets, for performance from September 30, 2015-January 17, 2016 will go on sale on Friday, July 17, 2016. (more...)

Village Blend to Help Celebrate MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET's 1,000th PerformanceVillage Blend to Help Celebrate MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET's 1,000th Performance
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2015

In celebration of the smash-hit musical MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET's 1,000th performance on the Las Vegas Strip this August, local non-profit Opportunity Village's Village Blend vocal group will join the cast onstage for a special encore performance on Tuesday, Aug. 4 at 7 p.m. in the Harrah's Las Vegas Showroom. Members of Village Blend will take the stage for a one-night-only performance of Carl Perkins' legendary tune 'Blue Suede Shoes' alongside the talented cast during the finale. (more...)

Valerie Harper to Join Sally Struthers in NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT at Ogunquit PlayhouseValerie Harper to Join Sally Struthers in NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT at Ogunquit Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2015

The Ogunquit Playhouse is thrilled to announce that star of stage, screen and television Valerie Harper will join the cast in the role of the wealthy and stylish Millicent Winter in the delightful Nice Work If You Can Get It on stage July 22 to August 15. Also joining the cast is two-time Emmy Award winner Sally Struthers as the Dutchess Estonia, a temperance enforcer who is set against a gang of bootleggers in this madcap musical comedy set during the Roaring Twenties. This brand-new musical written by Tony Award-winner Joe DiPietro is based on material by Guy Bolton and P. G. Wodehouse and was nominated in 2012 for 10 Tony Awards, winning two. This high-stepping Broadway musical recalls the golden age of American musicals, complete with extravagant dance numbers, glittering Broadway costumes and a treasure trove of George and Ira Gershwin's most beloved songs, including "But Not For Me," "Let's Call the Whole Thing Off," "I've Got a Crush on You" and "Someone to Watch Over Me." (more...)

MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET Returns to DPAC April 5th-6th, 2016!MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET Returns to DPAC April 5th-6th, 2016!
by Jeffrey Karasarides - Jul 7, 2015

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BWW Reviews:  MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET Evokes Nostalgia at Wolf TrapBWW Reviews: MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET Evokes Nostalgia at Wolf Trap
by Jennifer Perry - Jun 27, 2015

Bottom line? If you have an opportunity to check out one of the four remaining performances at Wolf Trap this weekend, it is worthwhile to do so. (more...)

MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET to Launch New Tour During 2015-16 SeasonMILLION DOLLAR QUARTET to Launch New Tour During 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2015

The national tour of the Broadway musical MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET will celebrate the closing of its 4th season on the road on Sunday, June 28.  Inspired by the electrifying true story of four rock 'n' roll icons, MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET played over 60 cities in the last year from Anchorage and Oklahoma City to St. Louis and Buffalo, and will conclude at Vienna, VA's beautiful outdoor venue, Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts. (more...)

ELVIS MY WAY Set for Suncoast Showroom, 8/15-16ELVIS MY WAY Set for Suncoast Showroom, 8/15-16
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2015

Brandon Bennett returns to the Suncoast Showroom to celebrate the “King of Rock 'n' Roll” with his “Elvis My Way” show on Aug. 15 and 16. (more...)

Elvis Film Costumes & More to Be Featured at 'The Auction at Graceland'Elvis Film Costumes & More to Be Featured at 'The Auction at Graceland'
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2015

Graceland Auctions has announced that its third auction of rare and authentic Elvis Presley artifacts and memorabilia will be held during Elvis Week 2015, (more...)

BEER, BOOTS & BBQ Dance Party With Nashville Legends Set for Centenary Stage, 8/1BEER, BOOTS & BBQ Dance Party With Nashville Legends Set for Centenary Stage, 8/1
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2015

Centenary Stage Company invites you to a Beer, Boots & BBQ dance party on Saturday, August 1, 2015, before a performance of Nashville Legends at the Carol and David Lackland Center in Hackettstown, NJ. (more...)

Graceland Selected as World's No. 1 Best Music AttractionGraceland Selected as World's No. 1 Best Music Attraction
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2015

10Best is a division of USA TODAY Travel and USA TODAY's award-winning travel website, providing users with original, unbiased, and experiential travel content of top attractions, things to see and do, and restaurants for top destinations in the U.S. and around the world.  (more...)

BWW Interviews: Gabe Bowling and Bryan Langlitz Talk MILLION DOLLAR QUARTETBWW Interviews: Gabe Bowling and Bryan Langlitz Talk MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET
by David Clarke - Jun 14, 2015

MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET is a crowd-pleasing favorite of both theater and music fans alike. The vibrant jukebox musical tells the story of the world's most infamous impromptu jam sessions. Filled with toe-tapping hits and tons of heart, I chatted with Gabe Bowling (Carl Perkins) and Bryan Langlitz (Sam Phillips) about the spirited musical. (more...)

MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET Returning to Long Center, 6/21MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET Returning to Long Center, 6/21
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2015

Straight from the Great White Way, please welcome musical legends Elvis, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Carl Perkins to Dell Hall in Million Dollar Quartet! With their timeless hits including 'Blue Suede Shoes,' 'Fever,' 'Great Balls of Fire,' 'I Walk the Line,' 'Hound Dog,' and many more, this thrilling jukebox musical puts you in the middle of the famous 1956 recording session. Tickets are on sale now starting at $29. (more...)

Collin Raye to Star in Branson's New 'Hits Show'Collin Raye to Star in Branson's New 'Hits Show'
by BWW News Desk - Jun 4, 2015

COLLIN RAYE delivers one of the finest True Country Music concerts of our generation as he headlines the SUMMER VARIETY FAMILY FUN 'HITS' SHOW at the ANDY WILLIAMS MOON RIVER THEATRE in Branson, MO performing the much requested #1 HITS that made him famous in main line country music. Collin's Branson show includes Love Ballads, Inspiration, a moving tribute to the songs of Glen Campbell called 'STILL ON THE LINE' as well as a giant helping of his own classic 'get down, kickin' country fun' tunes ~ many of which he personally penned. His solo debut album 'All I Can Be' was the first of four albums to reach Platinum certification in the USA for sales of one million copies each. To date Raye has enjoyed 16 #1 hits and has 24 Top Ten Hits to his credit. (more...)

Centenary Stage Company's Summer Jamfest Kicks Off 7/11Centenary Stage Company's Summer Jamfest Kicks Off 7/11
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2015

Centenary Stage Company's ever popular Summer Jamfest will 'raise the roof' of the Sitnik Theater during the summer months with a variety of high-energy musical guests perfect for all tastes. Running July 11 through August 8, CSC will host an array of talented musicians paying tribute to some of America's greatest musical artists. (more...)

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