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Review Roundup: KINKY BOOTS on Tour!Review Roundup: KINKY BOOTS on Tour!
by Review Roundups - Nov 14, 2014

Let's see what the critics had to say... (more...)

BWW Reviews: Pantages Shows Off KINKY BOOTSBWW Reviews: Pantages Shows Off KINKY BOOTS
by Don Grigware - Nov 13, 2014

Following in the footsteps of La Cage Aux Folles, Billy Elliott and Priscilla Queen of the Desert, all foreign films turned into Broadway musicals, Kinky Boots, the 2013 Tony Award-winning Best Musical, brings its spirited message of 'Just Be Who You Wanna Be' to the Pantages in its West Coast premiere for three weeks only through November 30. Replete with splashy direction and choreography by Jerry Mitchell and a splendid cast, it's top.of.the.line entertaining fare. (more...)

Rufus Reid Unveils QUIET PRIDE - THE ELIZABETH CATLETT PROJECTRufus Reid Unveils QUIET PRIDE - THE ELIZABETH CATLETT PROJECT
by BWW News Desk - Oct 29, 2014

Rufus Reid's 'QUIET PRIDE - The Elizabeth Catlett Project' is up for GRAMMY Awards in several categories this year. (more...)

BUIKA to Release Highly Anticipated Book Debut of Original Poetry, Stories & PhotosBUIKA to Release Highly Anticipated Book Debut of Original Poetry, Stories & Photos
by BWW News Desk - Oct 23, 2014

World-renowned Spanish singer Buika, named one of NPR's '50 Great Voices,' will release her highly anticipated book debut on November 17 in the U.S. A limited-edition, self-released project titled 'A los que amaron a mujeres dificiles y acabaron por soltarse' (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...)

David Amram's 84th Birthday Concert: Remembering Pete Seeger Set for Hillwood Recital Hall, 11/20David Amram's 84th Birthday Concert: Remembering Pete Seeger Set for Hillwood Recital Hall, 11/20
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2014

On Thursday November 20, 2014 at 7pm, Producer Jason Samel of Movement Music Records in association with Love Revolution and Gold Coast Arts Center presents 'David Amram's 84th Birthday Concert: Remembering Pete Seeger' at The Hillwood Recital Hall At Tilles Center on campus at LIU Post, 720 Northern Blvd, Brookville, NY 11548. Net proceeds will benefit the 501 (c)(3) not for profit Gold Coast Arts Center, a not for profit organization dedicated to supporting and promoting the arts through education, exhibition, performance and outreach. (more...)

Scott Thompson, Roseanna Vitro, Michael Shannon and More Set for Joe's Pub thru 9/28Scott Thompson, Roseanna Vitro, Michael Shannon and More Set for Joe's Pub thru 9/28
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2014

Joe's Pub at the Public has announced its performances, September 17 through the 28th. Details below! (more...)

Rowman and Littlefield Releases NEA Jazz Master's Highly Anticipated BiographyRowman and Littlefield Releases NEA Jazz Master's Highly Anticipated Biography
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2014

BERKELEY, Calif., Aug. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ When Sheila Jordan dropped a nickel in the jukebox of a Detroit diner in the 1940s and heard 'Now's The Time' by Charlie Parker, she was instantly hookedand so began a seventy-year jazz journey. With Jordan's full cooperation, author Ellen Johnson documents the fascinating career of the 85-year-old NEA Jazz Master who stands today as one of the world's most deeply respected jazz vocalists and educators. Jazz Child: A Portrait of Sheila Jordan published by Rowman and Littlefield releases on September 16 th and is the first complete biography about this remarkable singer's life with a personal and touching foreword by Don Heckman, former Los Angeles Times Jazz Critic and current editor for The International Review of Music. (more...)

Opera Philadelphia Presents THE BARBER OF SEVILLE, 9/26-10/5Opera Philadelphia Presents THE BARBER OF SEVILLE, 9/26-10/5
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2014

Opera Philadelphia opens its 40th Anniversary Season in grand fashion this September, with a New Production of The Barber of Seville. Rossini's comic masterpiece will be presented in five performances at the Academy of Music, Sept. 26 through Oct. 5, with a FREE HD broadcast on a giant screen at Independence National Historical Park on Saturday, Sept. 27. (more...)

UK Jazz Vocalist Polly Gibbons to Make NYC Debut at Metropolitan Room Sept. 15UK Jazz Vocalist Polly Gibbons to Make NYC Debut at Metropolitan Room Sept. 15
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2014

Resonance Records, in conjunction with ScoBar Entertainment & Todd Barkan, will present Polly Gibbons in her New York debut on Monday, Sept 15, at 9:30pm at Metropolitan Room. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Montae Russell Channels Charlie 'Bird' Parker in BIRD LIVES! at the Chromolume Theatre at the AtticBWW Reviews: Montae Russell Channels Charlie 'Bird' Parker in BIRD LIVES! at the Chromolume Theatre at the Attic
by Shari Barrett - Aug 16, 2014

Charlie 'Bird' Parker's belief that "music is like a fire to warm your hands on" and a "joyful noise" is currently being celebrated in BIRD LIVES! at the Chromolume Theatre at the Attic starring Montae Russell as the jazz icon. Written by Willard Manus and directed by Tommy Hicks, the play continues with a strictly limited engagement through September 21 only. (more...)

TNC to Stage OUT THE WINDOW and RAPPACCINI'S DAUGHTER This FallTNC to Stage OUT THE WINDOW and RAPPACCINI'S DAUGHTER This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2014

Theater for the New City, Crystal Field, Executive Director, and The After Dinner Opera Company present two new American operatic musical adaptations from classical works, Seymour Barab's operatic parody Out the Window based upon Georges Feydeux's farce 'Par La Fenetre;' and Rappaccini's Daughter, based on Nathaniel Hawthorne's gothic short story, with libretto by Linsey Abrams and music by Michael Cohen. Lissa Moira directs. (more...)

Concert Artists Guild Announces 2014-2015 New York SeasonConcert Artists Guild Announces 2014-2015 New York Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2014

Concert Artists Guild, whose stellar roster of artists demonstrates a high level of musicianship, virtuosity, and adventurousness, will present its ongoing Winners Series at Carnegie Hall's Weill Recital Hall as well as series at SubCulture and Barbes as part of its New Music/New Places program. (more...)

John Marshall Jazz Quintet to Play June Havoc Theatre, 8/17John Marshall Jazz Quintet to Play June Havoc Theatre, 8/17
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2014

The John Marshall Jazz Quintet will fill Abingdon's June Havoc Theatre (312 West 36th Street) with the sound of Jazz for a one-night-only concert on Sunday, August 17 at 7pm. Set to join trumpeter John Marshall are Grant Stewart on saxophone, Tardo Hammer on keyboard, David Wong on bass and Jimmy Wormworth on drums. (more...)

Music Institute of Chicago to Open Season with 85th Anniversary Faculty Concert, 9/20Music Institute of Chicago to Open Season with 85th Anniversary Faculty Concert, 9/20
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2014

The Music Institute of Chicago celebrates the institution's 85th year of transforming lives through music by opening its 2014-15 with a concert showcasing its stellar faculty Saturday, September 20 at 7:30 p.m. at Nichols Concert Hall, 1490 Chicago Ave., Evanston. (more...)

SummerStage Announces Lineup of Free Shows, 8/18-24SummerStage Announces Lineup of Free Shows, 8/18-24
by BWW News Desk - Aug 5, 2014

SummerStage continues their summer programming of free concerts. They recently released their lineup of free shows for the week of August 18-24th. See the full details below! (more...)

Chromolume Theatre at the Attic Presents BIRD LIVES!, 8/15-9/21Chromolume Theatre at the Attic Presents BIRD LIVES!, 8/15-9/21
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2014

Chromolume Theatre has announced Bird Lives! as its next production, opening on Friday, August 15 at 8pm. Written by Willard Manus and directed by Tommy Hicks, Bird Lives! will star Montae Russell as jazz icon Charlie Parker in this solo play with music. Parker, a legendary saxophone virtuoso, ushered in a new era of jazz by pioneering bebop and influencing subsequent generations of musicians. Bird Lives! will play a strictly limited engagement through September 21 only. (more...)

Tickets for Opera Philadelphia's 40th Anniversary Season to Go on Sale 8/13Tickets for Opera Philadelphia's 40th Anniversary Season to Go on Sale 8/13
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2014

Tickets go on sale on Wednesday, August 13, for Opera Philadelphia's 40th Anniversary Season, featuring a stellar cast of international opera stars in five new productions at the Academy of Music and the Perelman Theater. Single tickets will be available at operaphila.org or 215-893-1018. (more...)

Tickets to Opera Philadelphia's 40th Anniversary Season On Sale 8/13Tickets to Opera Philadelphia's 40th Anniversary Season On Sale 8/13
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2014

Tickets go on sale on Wednesday, August 13, for Opera Philadelphia's 40th Anniversary Season, featuring a stellar cast of international opera stars in five new productions at the Academy of Music and the Perelman Theater. Single tickets will be available at operaphila.org or 215-893-1018. (more...)

Kevin Mahogany to Headline 2014 South Bend Jazz Festival, 8/16Kevin Mahogany to Headline 2014 South Bend Jazz Festival, 8/16
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2014

Kevin Mahogany to headline the 3rd annual South Bend Jazz Festival, Saturday, August 16th from 4:00 p.m till 11:00 p.m; in front of the Morris Performing Arts Center. Free to the Public! Featuring Six international acts from a Variety of Jazz genres. (more...)

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