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Photo Coverage: KURTIS SIMMONS LIVE at Rockwell Table and StagePhoto Coverage: KURTIS SIMMONS LIVE at Rockwell Table and Stage
by Lily Lim - Aug 31, 2016

Recording artist Kurtis Simmons made his LA solo debut at Rockwell Table & Stage in Los Feliz on Monday, August 29 at 8pm. With music direction by Sean Bart, Simmons performed songs from his critically acclaimed pop/rock CD Fraction of a Thread along with some tunes from his original musical Hipster Sweatshop (co-written with Kyle Puccia and Darryl Stephens).  BroadwayWorld brings you a first look below! (more...)

Empire Stage Presents MEL SCHWARTZ SLEEPS WITH MAE WESTEmpire Stage Presents MEL SCHWARTZ SLEEPS WITH MAE WEST
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2016

Love, lust, ex-wives, and transgender role confusion collide in this zany musical comedy making its world premiere at Empire Stage in Fort Lauderdale. Mel Schwartz Sleeps With Mae West is the story of a homophobic senior citizen living in Miami Beach in 1981 who is stunned to discover that his beautiful mistress of the past five years used to be a man! (more...)

BWW Interview: Julie Charnet in DECADES: THE LADIES OF JAZZ at the Ethical Society of PhiladelphiaBWW Interview: Julie Charnet in DECADES: THE LADIES OF JAZZ at the Ethical Society of Philadelphia
by Donna Marie Nowak - Aug 18, 2016

Philadelphia chanteuse Julie Charnet brings her blend of jazz and swing to the Ethical Society of Philadelphia and other venues. (more...)

Photo Flash: Happy Birthday to Star of Stage & Screen - Rose Marie!Photo Flash: Happy Birthday to Star of Stage & Screen - Rose Marie!
by TV News Desk - Aug 15, 2016

Happy Birthday to the Legendary Miss Rose Marie!  The woman with the longest active career in Entertainment, isnow preparing to celebrate her 90th year as a performer (more...)

Schlosspark Theater: DORIS DAY - DAY BY DAY, Urauffuhrung mit Angelika MilsterSchlosspark Theater: DORIS DAY - DAY BY DAY, Urauffuhrung mit Angelika Milster
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2016

Am 11. September 2016 feiert das Musicaldrama „Doris Day - Day by Day" von Rainer Lewandowski Urauffuhrung, in der Titelrolle der deutsche Musicalstar Angelika Milster - mit Live-Begleitung, einem kleinen, musicalerprobten Ensemble unter der Regie von Holger Hauer, viel Gesang (Musikalische Leitung: Ferdinand von Seebach) und schwungvollen Choreographien (Christopher Tolle). (more...)

Loudon Wainwright III and Nellie McKay to Play the Landmark on MainLoudon Wainwright III and Nellie McKay to Play the Landmark on Main
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2016

Landmark on Main Street welcomes the return of two much-loved performers to the Jeanne Rimsky Theater on Saturday, October 1 at 8 PM. Both are highly respected not only for the quality of their voices, but for the masterful songwriting that so powerfully gives voice to their beliefs and ideals. (more...)

Kurtis Simmons Makes Solo Debut at Rockwell TableKurtis Simmons Makes Solo Debut at Rockwell Table
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2016

Recording artist Kurtis Simmons will make his LA solo debut at Rockwell Table & Stage in Los Feliz on Monday, August 29 at 8pm. With music direction by Sean Bart, Simmons will perform songs from his critically acclaimed pop/rock CD Fraction of a Thread along with some tunes from his original musical Hipster Sweatshop (co-written with Kyle Puccia and Darryl Stephens). (more...)

BWW Interview: Robert Creighton Taps Into CAGNEY's BeatBWW Interview: Robert Creighton Taps Into CAGNEY's Beat
by Naomi Serviss - Jul 11, 2016

Cagney's pugnacious attitude and formidable talent grabbed Creighton by the lapels, and now he's starring in a Yankee Doodle Dandy of a musical. (more...)

Full Cast Announced for CALAMITY JANE at Hayes Theatre CoFull Cast Announced for CALAMITY JANE at Hayes Theatre Co
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2016

Neglected Musicals will present the musical classic CALAMITY JANE at Hayes Theatre Co from Wednesday 3 August. Directed by Richard Carroll, the Doris Day movie musical with legendary songs like Secret Love, The Black Hills of Dakota and The Deadwood Stage will star Virginia Gay as Calamity. (more...)

Biography of 'The Glittering Life and Times of Mary Martin' Released July 12thBiography of 'The Glittering Life and Times of Mary Martin' Released July 12th
by Michael Dale - Jul 11, 2016

David Kaufman writes of the life and career of one of the most beloved performers in American theatre. (more...)

Creative Cauldron's Summer Cabaret Series to Kick Off This JulyCreative Cauldron's Summer Cabaret Series to Kick Off This July
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2016

Creative Cauldron's 7th Annual Summer Cabaret Series will be held on Fridays and Saturdays from July 1st through September 19th at ArtSpace Falls Church, 410 South Maple Avenue. (more...)

American Songbook Inspired Live Music Series Debuting on 7/3American Songbook Inspired Live Music Series Debuting on 7/3
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2016

Sage Inn & Lounge (www.sageinnptown.com), Cape Cod's leading destination for food enthusiasts, today announced that the American Songbook, the most important and influential American popular songs and jazz standards from the early 20th century, will be performed live at the Sage Lounge from July 3 through October 14 during their Great American Songbook Series. Four carefully selected acts-Cat Faulkner, Marcus Simeone and Tracy Stark, Karen Oberlin, Tedd Firth and Kate Ferber-will be bringing these iconic favorites to Provincetown. (more...)

FST to Celebrate Songs of Sammy Cahn This Summer with COME FLY WITH ME!FST to Celebrate Songs of Sammy Cahn This Summer with COME FLY WITH ME!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 2, 2016

The legendary lyrical talent of Sammy Cahn takes center stage in FST's first Summer Cabaret production, "Come Fly With Me!" The Sammy Cahn Songbook. With lyrics by Sammy Cahn, music by Jule Styne & Jimmy Van Heusen, this dynamic cast of four will perform from June 14 through July 17 in the John C. Court Cabaret. Subscriptions are available for $39 and may be purchased online at floridastudiotheatre.org or by phone at 941-366-9000. (more...)

BMOS Celebrates 130 Years with a Production of CALAMITY JANE at the New Alexandra TheatreBMOS Celebrates 130 Years with a Production of CALAMITY JANE at the New Alexandra Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2016

Yeehah! Birmingham's oldest Musical Theatre Company BMOS is celebrating its 130th anniversary -  with a return to the stage at the New Alexandra Theatre. Birmingham Midland and Operatic Society, which launched in 1886, will bring a brand new production of Calamity Jane to the venue from Tuesday 14 to Saturday 18 June 2016.  (more...)

BWW Review: Scott Dreier Triumphs with THE DORIS DAY PROJECT CDBWW Review: Scott Dreier Triumphs with THE DORIS DAY PROJECT CD
by Don Grigware - May 6, 2016

My association with Scott Dreier dates back to a cabaret for his first album named aptly Scott Dreier.  I was exceedingly impressed with his fine voice, boyish charm and affability.Then followed his show Doris and Me, which I reviewed once in Escondido and later in Los Angeles. The show about Doris Day and his love for her went beyond what I would call an ordinary cabaret presentation. He literally blew me away. It is really two shows in one: a biography of Doris's career told through the songs she made famous and then a semi-biography of Dreier, who grew up from a young age loving Doris Day, her songs, and her movies. It is the second show that makes it all work so beautifully, because, as fans of Doris Day, we see and appreciate the effects that her persona has had on all of us. As an individual Scott Dreier is expressing what we all feel, that intense love and admiration for one of the greatest screen legends of all time. (more...)

Regional Roundup: Top 10 Stories This Week Around the Broadway World - 5/6; ANYTHING GOES at Goodspeed, HEATHERS at TUTS Underground and More!Regional Roundup: Top 10 Stories This Week Around the Broadway World - 5/6; ANYTHING GOES at Goodspeed, HEATHERS at TUTS Underground and More!
by BWW Special Coverage - May 6, 2016

This week, we go around our Broadway World to feature stories in Connecticut, Houston, Los Angeles, and more. Check out our top 10 stories around our Broadway World below, which include ANYTHING GOES at Goodspeed, HEATHERS at TUTS Underground, and the West Coast Premiere of THE BOY FROM OZ in Los Angeles, just to name a few. (more...)

BWW Blog: Dearna Doglione - Ali Harper is Doris DayBWW Blog: Dearna Doglione - Ali Harper is Doris Day
by Guest Blogger: Dearna Doglione - May 5, 2016

The last two Sundays, Christchurch's Court Theatre has been filled with the shared stories and boisterous laughter of two solid staples of New Zealand theatre. It is easy to see why a viewing of Ali Harper's one-woman show 'The Doris Day Special' is such a charming mix of tears and laughter with these two talented and powerful women at the helm. (more...)

COME FLY WITH ME! and More Slated for Florida Studio Theatre's Summer Cabaret SeasonCOME FLY WITH ME! and More Slated for Florida Studio Theatre's Summer Cabaret Season
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2016

Florida Studio Theatre's Summer Cabaret Season will present the best of Sammy Cahn in 'Come Fly With Me!' The Sammy Cahn Songbook, the interactive sleight of hand show, The CardShark, and the energetic and inventive female trio, The GiGi's. (more...)

Scoop: THE VIEW on ABC - Week of May 2, 2016Scoop: THE VIEW on ABC - Week of May 2, 2016
by TV Scoop - Apr 29, 2016

Get all the scoop on THE VIEW, airing on ABC for the week of May 2, 2016! (more...)

BWW Review: American Stage in the Park Presents MONTY PYTHON'S SPAMALOTBWW Review: American Stage in the Park Presents MONTY PYTHON'S SPAMALOT
by Peter Nason - Apr 18, 2016

Michael Ray, Chris Crawford and Scott Daniel dazzle in this hilarious musical. (more...)

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