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BWW Reviews: CAROLE J. BUFFORD Raises Her Cabaret Performance Bar To Star Level With 'Shades of Blue' at the Metropolitan RoomBWW Reviews: CAROLE J. BUFFORD Raises Her Cabaret Performance Bar To Star Level With 'Shades of Blue' at the Metropolitan Room
by Stephen Hanks - May 21, 2014

I never thought that writing a rave review would be more difficult than constructing a less than positive critique, but Carole J. Bufford, damn her, is causing me creative problems. That's because for the third time in three years I'm compelled to praise this attractive powerhouse cabaret singer to the skies (you can find my two previous essays on her unassailable talent here and here) and my author's arsenal contains only so many superlatives. With yet another outstanding performance last Thursday night at the Metropolitan Room, the young woman who was named BroadwayWorld.com's 2013 Cabaret Vocalist of the Year has snatched my mental thesaurus (not to mention my online one) and trampled all over it. She's given me the writer's block blues. (more...)

Trinity Rep to Honor Jeffrey Osborne With 2014 New England Pell Award for Artistic Excellence, 6/9Trinity Rep to Honor Jeffrey Osborne With 2014 New England Pell Award for Artistic Excellence, 6/9
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2014

Trinity Rep announced today that Jeffrey Osborne will be honored with the 2014 New England Pell Award for Artistic Excellence, acknowledging his artistic achievements and philanthropic work throughout Rhode Island. (more...)

Carol Burnett to Guest on Hallmark Channel Original Series SIGNED, SEALED DELIVEREDCarol Burnett to Guest on Hallmark Channel Original Series SIGNED, SEALED DELIVERED
by TV News Desk - Apr 14, 2014

Award winning actress Carol Burnett ('The Carol Burnett Show'), one of America's most beloved and respected comediennes, has signed on as a special guest star on the highly-anticipated Season One Finale of 'Signed, Sealed, Delivered.' (more...)

Broadway Vet Lawrence Hamilton Dies at 59Broadway Vet Lawrence Hamilton Dies at 59
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2014

Lawrence Hamilton, the elegant and commanding musical theater artist and one of Broadway's leading men, died of cardiac arrest on Thursday, April 3, 2014 at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City due to complications following bypass surgery. He was 59. (more...)

Marilu Henner to Guest on Hallmark Channel's New Series SIGNED, SEALED, DELIVEREDMarilu Henner to Guest on Hallmark Channel's New Series SIGNED, SEALED, DELIVERED
by TV News Desk - Mar 24, 2014

Hallmark Channel welcomes five-time Golden Globe(R) nominee Marilu Henner ('Taxi,' 'Evening Shade') as a special guest-star on the network's new Original Primetime Scripted Series, 'Signed, Sealed, Delivered.' (more...)

BWW Interview: Carol Channing- 50 Years After DOLLY!BWW Interview: Carol Channing- 50 Years After DOLLY!
by Joseph F. Panarello - Jan 15, 2014

Fifty years after HELLO, DOLLY! opened on Broadway, Carol Channing returns to New York for one night only. (more...)

Jordin Sparks & More Set for Lifetime's Holiday Programming SlateJordin Sparks & More Set for Lifetime's Holiday Programming Slate
by TV News Desk - Oct 11, 2013

Good tidings we bring, to you and your TV, with the return of the holiday programming slate, It's a Wonderful Lifetime. (more...)

Jackee Joins Cast of NEWSICAL, Beg. TonightJackee Joins Cast of NEWSICAL, Beg. Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2013

Emmy-winning television star Jackee joins the cast of off Broadway's NEWSical The Musical for one-week only ? tonight, August 23rd through Tuesday, August 27th. (more...)

Jackee to Join Cast of NEWSICAL, Begin. 8/23Jackee to Join Cast of NEWSICAL, Begin. 8/23
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2013

Emmy-winning television star Jackee joins the cast of off Broadway's NEWSical The Musical for one-week only ? Friday, August 23rd through Tuesday, August 27th. NEWSical The Musical is the forever changing, completely un-sanitized musical mockery of all the news that's fit to spoof. From Honey Boo Boo to Paula Deen, the budget crisis to The Long Island Medium, marriage equality to Kim and Kanye's baby, NEWSical The Musical sets all of today's biggest pop culture headlines to song. (more...)

Adam Wade Set for NAT 'KING' COLE REMEMBERED at Stage 72 TodayAdam Wade Set for NAT 'KING' COLE REMEMBERED at Stage 72 Today
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2013

Today, June 23, 2013 at 3pm The Just A Piano Concert Series presents one of the greatest performers of all time in tribute to one of the greatest performers of all time, the legendary Adam Wade in Nat 'King' Cole Remembered, featuring Musical Director & Arranger Frank Owens on piano. (more...)

SummerStage Presents Mahalia Jackson Tribute TonightSummerStage Presents Mahalia Jackson Tribute Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2013

Tonight, June 22, 2013, SummerStage will present 'Make a Joyful Noise' - A Tribute to Mahalia Jackson , featuring JOSHUA NELSON, the 'Prince of Kosher Gospel', with special guest Della Reese. Plus a full-length screening of 'Mahalia Jackson: The Power and the Glory', in association with ImageNation Cinema Foundation. The FREE show will be held at Central Park, Manhattan. Recommended Arrival Time: 5:00pm. Showtime: 6:00 PM - 10:00PM. (more...)

WLIB's Gospel Explosion and More Set for Gospel Lineup at SummerStage 2013WLIB's Gospel Explosion and More Set for Gospel Lineup at SummerStage 2013
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2013

The sounds of gospel music ring out with music from contemporary and classic figures in the field as an integral part of the 2013 Summerstage festival. (more...)

Adam Wade Set for NAT 'KING' COLE REMEMBERED at Stage 72, 6/23Adam Wade Set for NAT 'KING' COLE REMEMBERED at Stage 72, 6/23
by BWW News Desk - Jun 17, 2013

On Sunday, June 23, 2013 at 3pm The Just A Piano Concert Series presents one of the greatest performers of all time in tribute to one of the greatest performers of all time, the legendary Adam Wade in Nat 'King' Cole Remembered, featuring Musical Director & Arranger Frank Owens on piano. (more...)

SummerStage to Present Mahalia Jackson Tribute, 6/22SummerStage to Present Mahalia Jackson Tribute, 6/22
by BWW News Desk - Jun 11, 2013

On Saturday June 22, 2013, SummerStage will present 'Make a Joyful Noise' - A Tribute to MAHALIA JACKSON , featuring JOSHUA NELSON, the 'Prince of Kosher Gospel', with special guest DELLA REESE. Plus a full-length screening of 'Mahalia Jackson: The Power and the Glory', in association with ImageNation Cinema Foundation. (more...)

WLIB's Gospel Explosion and More Set for Gospel Lineup at SummerStage 2013WLIB's Gospel Explosion and More Set for Gospel Lineup at SummerStage 2013
by BWW News Desk - May 29, 2013

The sounds of gospel music ring out with music from contemporary and classic figures in the field as an integral part of the 2013 Summerstage festival. (more...)

Photo Flash: Chenoweth & More Attend History's THE BIBLE EXPERIENCEPhoto Flash: Chenoweth & More Attend History's THE BIBLE EXPERIENCE
by TV News Desk - Mar 20, 2013

The stars were out for last night's opening-night gala for 'The Bible Experience', an exhibit in downtown Manhattan featuring photography from the new History Channel mini-series THE BIBLE, as well as biblical artifacts from the Vatican and a giant, two-ton crown of thorns. Check out photos from the event below! (more...)

Mike Pingel Hosts Book Launch Party for BETTY WHITE RULES THE WORLD at LA's Eleven Nightclub TonightMike Pingel Hosts Book Launch Party for BETTY WHITE RULES THE WORLD at LA's Eleven Nightclub Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2013

Author Mike Pingel will hold his book launch for his newest book 'Betty White Rules the World' tonight, March 13, 8-10pm at the SASSY event being held at Eleven Nightclub 8811 Santa Monica Blvd, West Hollywood, Calif. Admission is free for the event. (more...)

Mike Pingel to Host Book Launch Party for BETTY WHITE RULES THE WORLD at LA's Eleven Nightclub, 3/13Mike Pingel to Host Book Launch Party for BETTY WHITE RULES THE WORLD at LA's Eleven Nightclub, 3/13
by BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 2013

Author Mike Pingel will hold his book launch for his newest book 'Betty White Rules the World' on Wednesday, March 13, 8-10pm at the SASSY event being held at Eleven Nightclub 8811 Santa Monica Blvd, West Hollywood, Calif. Admission is free for the event. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at TheatreWorks' THE MOUNTAINTOPPhoto Flash: First Look at TheatreWorks' THE MOUNTAINTOP
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2013

In a timely production that coincides with the 45th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s assassination, TheatreWorks, the nationally acclaimed theatre of Silicon Valley, presents the regional premiere of THE MOUNTAINTOP by Katori Hall. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Mike Pingel's BETTY WHITE RULES THE WORLD Released in Time for White's 91st Birthday TodayMike Pingel's BETTY WHITE RULES THE WORLD Released in Time for White's 91st Birthday Today
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2013

BettyWhite will turn 91 today, January 17, 2013, and author Mike Pingel is celebrating her birthday with the release of his newest book, Betty White Rules the World' book The Ultimate (and Unauthorized) Guide to Television's Grande Dame. (more...)

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