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Daniel Reichard, Count Basie Orchestra and More Slated for August at BirdlandDaniel Reichard, Count Basie Orchestra and More Slated for August at Birdland
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2017

Birdland Jazz Club has announced its August 2017 lineup, featuring The Birdland Big Band, John Pizzarelli, Borislav Strulev, The Legendary Count Basie Orchestra, Benny Green Trio, Michelle Lordi, Charlie Parker Birthday Celebration, Jim Caruso's Cast Party, and more. Scroll down for details! (more...)

Faran Tahir Returns to Shakespeare Theatre Company to Play OTHELLO at Free For AllFaran Tahir Returns to Shakespeare Theatre Company to Play OTHELLO at Free For All
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2017

The Shakespeare Theatre Company (STC) Free For All, one of the capital's most beloved annual traditions offering free performances of a Shakespearean classic to the general public each summer, will return next month with the Company's 2016 production of William Shakespeare's Othello. Helmed by internationally acclaimed director Ron Daniels and starring screen actor Faran Tahir in the titular role, the production will run at Sidney Harman Hall (610 F St. NW) from August 15-27, offering more than 12,000 people the chance to see the play free of charge. (more...)

Opera Philadelphia presents Premiere of  THE WAKE WORLDOpera Philadelphia presents Premiere of THE WAKE WORLD
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2017

This September, Opera Philadelphia launches O17, the inaugural edition of its game-changing new annual season-opening festival. A twelve-day immersion that promises to "blanket the city with opera" (Washington Post), the festival kicks off new partnerships with two key local cultural institutions. Each will host one of the festival's seven operatic happenings, both of them new operas developed - like 2016's award-winning sensation Breaking the Waves - under the auspices of the company's celebrated Composer in Residence program.  (more...)

WE SHALL NOT BE MOVED to Tackle Racism, Identity and More at Opera Philadelphia This FallWE SHALL NOT BE MOVED to Tackle Racism, Identity and More at Opera Philadelphia This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2017

September marks the launch of O17, the inaugural edition of Opera Philadelphia's game-changing new annual season-opening festival, and We Shall Not Be Moved (Sep 16-24) is one of three world premieres with which the company looks forward to baptizing the festival by fire. (more...)

Fun, Fresh and Campy: PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT Opens 7/6Fun, Fresh and Campy: PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT Opens 7/6
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2017

Priscilla Queen of the Desert comes to Park Slope's Old Stone House & Washington Park this July, the perfect respite on a hot summer night. Directed by Piper Theatre co-founder John P. McEneny, this fabulous, gender-bending musical is a hit parade of dance floor favorites including "It's Raining Men," "I Will Survive," "Hot Stuff," and "I Love the Nightlife," that will make it impossible for you to remain sitting.  (more...)

Parker Arts Announces 2017/2018 Season LineupParker Arts Announces 2017/2018 Season Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2017

Parker Arts is pleased to announce the 2017/2018 Season, which features the most exciting roster of shows yet. They invite patrons to enjoy musicals like the rowdy Full Monty and the classic South Pacific, and experience heart-pounding concerts from 10,000 Maniacs, Scotty McCreery, Wilson Phillips, and Christopher Cross. (more...)

Opera Philadelphia to Premiere WE SHALL NOT BE MOVED This FallOpera Philadelphia to Premiere WE SHALL NOT BE MOVED This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2017

September marks the launch of O17, the inaugural edition of Opera Philadelphia's game-changing new annual season-opening festival, and We Shall Not Be Moved (Sep 16-24) is one of three world premieres with which the company looks forward to baptizing the festival by fire. (more...)

NJPAC Announces the 2017 TD James Moody Jazz Festival Line-UpNJPAC Announces the 2017 TD James Moody Jazz Festival Line-Up
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2017

The sixth annual TD James Moody Jazz Festival (November 4-12) is packed with performances by today's most listened-to luminaries on the jazz scene. (more...)

Remy Le Boeuf Wins BMI Award for Best New Jazz Music CompositionRemy Le Boeuf Wins BMI Award for Best New Jazz Music Composition
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2017

BMI's 29th Annual Summer Showcase Concert featured the best new big band and jazz orchestra compositions created during The BMI Jazz Composers Workshop over the past year and concluded with the presentation of the Charlie Parker Jazz Composition Prize. (more...)

MFAH Presents 5th Annual Jazz on FilmMFAH Presents 5th Annual Jazz on Film
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2017

On four weekends in June, the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, presents the fifth edition of Jazz on Film. Organized by returning guest curator Peter Lucas, this year's Jazz on Film series includes eight films highlighting jazz soundtracks and legendary musicians. (more...)

BMI's Jazz Composers Workshop presents 29th Annual Summer Showcase Concert in NYCBMI's Jazz Composers Workshop presents 29th Annual Summer Showcase Concert in NYC
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2017

The BMI Jazz Composers Workshop, a prestigious creative forum for musical exploration and development, will present the best new big band and jazz orchestra compositions created during the past year at the 29th Annual Summer Showcase Concert. The BMI/New York Jazz Orchestra, a 17-piece modern repertory ensemble made up of leading New York musicians, will be featured at this FREE event held at The Marjorie S. Deane Little Theater (10 West 64th Street) on Tuesday, June 6th at 7:30 PM. Doors will be at 7 PM with seating first come, first serve.  (more...)

CeeLo Green, Sheila E., Charlie Wilson & We McDonald to Headline Apollo Theater's 2017 Spring GalaCeeLo Green, Sheila E., Charlie Wilson & We McDonald to Headline Apollo Theater's 2017 Spring Gala
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2017

The Apollo Theater today announced details for its largest fundraising event - the 2017 Apollo Spring Gala, which will take place at the theater on Monday, June 12 at 7pm. (more...)

Hoff-Barthelson Jazz Music Students Perform in Chase Park 6/4Hoff-Barthelson Jazz Music Students Perform in Chase Park 6/4
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2017

Students from the Jazz Studies Program of Hoff-Barthelson Music School will perform a program of original and jazz standards in Scarsdale's Chase Park, 32 Chase Road, Scarsdale, on Sunday, June 4, 2017, at 5:00 pm. In the event of inclement weather, the performance will be held at the Music School, 25 School Lane, Scarsdale. (more...)

Vibist Terry Gibbs Releases New Album '92 Years Young: Jammin' at the Gibbs House'Vibist Terry Gibbs Releases New Album '92 Years Young: Jammin' at the Gibbs House'
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2017

Even in the studio, the overall feeling of his band and his music is that life is a gas, a spirit very evident on '92 Years Young: Jammin' at the Gibbs House.' (more...)

QUATRO EN MAYO Comes to Teatro ParaguasQUATRO EN MAYO Comes to Teatro Paraguas
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2017

Over his 50 years as a published and performance poet, John Knoll has performed and read poetry across a great many of the country's bookstores, art galleries, schools, churches, theaters, bars and street corners. Fused with Beat riffs, Charlie Parker-esque wanderings, and hip-hop grooves, John's work is notoriously both welcoming and armed with molten language. His published works include The Magic Vessel, Wrestling the Wheel, Opera of Virus, Elevator Music for the Dead, and most recently, Ghosting America, published by Lithic Press. (more...)

Multimedia Show Inspired by Ta-Nehisi Coates' BETWEEN THE WORLD AND ME Highlights Apollo Theater's 2017-18 SeasonMultimedia Show Inspired by Ta-Nehisi Coates' BETWEEN THE WORLD AND ME Highlights Apollo Theater's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2017

The Apollo Theater today announced details of its upcoming 2017-2018 season. Marking the first full season with Executive Producer Kamilah Forbes at the helm of the legendary theater's artistic and community programs, it will encompass commissions, premieres, and collaborations with local, national, and international artists working across a range of disciplines and genres-from dance and theater to jazz, soul, and opera. (more...)

Sexmob's Latest Album 'Cultural Capital' Out NowSexmob's Latest Album 'Cultural Capital' Out Now
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2017

Now celebrating its 20th year, Sexmob (Steven Bernstein - slide trumpet, Briggan Krauss - saxophones, Tony Scherr - bass, Kenny Wollesen - drums) continues its irreverent M.O. with characteristic subversive impunity. (more...)

Opera Philadelphia Concludes Season With New Co-Production of THE MARRIAGE OF FIGAROOpera Philadelphia Concludes Season With New Co-Production of THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2017

Opera Philadelphia continues to combine cutting-edge new commissions with fresh takes on the classics. To conclude a 2016-17 season highlighted by the knockout success of its world premiere production of Breaking the Waves, the company turns to iconic Mozartean comedy, with a new co-production of The Marriage of Figaro (April 28–May 7). With Jack Mulroney Music Director Corrado Rovaris leading five performances at the historic Academy of Music, celebrated young singers Brandon Cedel, John Chest, Layla Claire, Ying Fang, and Cecelia Hall anchor a stellar cast in the new Stephen Lawless staging that has already proven “as beautiful as it is humorous, as sophisticated as it is raunchy” (Kansas City Star). (more...)

SHOWTIME AT THE APOLLO to Return to FOX as All-New One-Hour Weekly SeriesSHOWTIME AT THE APOLLO to Return to FOX as All-New One-Hour Weekly Series
by TV News Desk - Apr 17, 2017

FOX has picked up SHOWTIME AT THE APOLLO as a one-hour weekly series, featuring Emmy Award-winning personality Steve Harvey as host. Set to debut during the 2017-2018 season, SHOWTIME AT THE APOLLO is a reimagining of the classic talent showcase series. (more...)

Broadway Theatre Project Summer Faculty Includes Dance VirtuosoBroadway Theatre Project Summer Faculty Includes Dance Virtuoso
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2017

Broadway Theatre Project's (BTP), visiting faculty will include international notable artists from all areas of musical theatre and dance.  This summer apprentices will have the opportunity to work with Emmy-award winning dance virtuoso Jason Samuels Smith who will also be performing at this year's SummerStage Charlie Parker Jazz Festival in New York City. (more...)

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