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Date Of Birth:
April 29, 1899
Date Of Death:
May 24, 1974 (75)
Birth Place:
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Gender: Male
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Date of Birth: April 29, 1899
Date of Death: May 24, 1974 (75)
Birth Place: Washington, DC, USA
Gender: Male
Sadler's Wells Announces Autumn/Winter 2016 SeasonSadler's Wells Announces Autumn/Winter 2016 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2016

Sadler's Wells has announced its Autumn / Winter 2016 Season. (more...)

Five-Time Grammy Winner Christian McBride to Perform with Houston Chamber Choir, 5/22Five-Time Grammy Winner Christian McBride to Perform with Houston Chamber Choir, 5/22
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2016

The Houston Chamber Choir's 20th Anniversary season will reach its climactic finish in an evening of jazz with virtuoso bassist and five-time Grammy winner Christian McBride. The Christian McBride Trio including pianist Christian Sands, and drummer Ulysses Owens, Jr., will headline the concert where the centerpiece is a world premiere of McBride's groundbreaking work for jazz ensemble and choir. The concert takes place at the Cullen Theater in The Wortham Center on Sunday, May 22nd at 4:00pm.   (more...)

Two-Time Tony Nominee Vivian Reed Returns to The Metropolitan Room This MonthTwo-Time Tony Nominee Vivian Reed Returns to The Metropolitan Room This Month
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2016

?VIVIAN REED, the two-time Tony Award-nominated Broadway star and concert artist called "remarkable and ferocious" by The New York Times and "a force of nature" by The New York Post, continues her acclaimed concert series "Standards and More" at The Metropolitan Room on Monday, May 23 at 7:00 PM. Returning as special guests for this performance will be Metropolitan Opera soprano Janinah Burnett and Broadway and nightclub Raun Ruffin star, who appeared in The Civil War. Reed will also perform at The Metropolitan Room on June 17 and July 21, backed by a four-piece band led by Billy McDaniel. The evening includes unique arrangements of classic standards by Duke Ellington, Rodgers & Hart, Cole Porter and George Gershwin in a dazzling blend of pop, jazz, soul and R&B. (more...)

24th International Duke Ellington Study Group Conference To Be Held in NYC24th International Duke Ellington Study Group Conference To Be Held in NYC
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2016

The 24th International Duke Ellington Study Group Conference will be presented by the Duke Ellington Center for the Arts (DECFA) in New York City from Thursday, May 19, through Sunday, May 22, 2016, it was announced today by acclaimed dancer/choreographer Mercedes Ellington, Founder and President of the New York based arts organization created in 2004 to further the legacy of her grandfather, the legendary composer/Jazz musician/Orchestra leader, Duke Ellington. (more...)

Photo Flash: Iris Williams Performs Songs of Cole Porter, the Gershwins & More at BirdlandPhoto Flash: Iris Williams Performs Songs of Cole Porter, the Gershwins & More at Birdland
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2016

The Broadway at Birdland concert series presented singer Iris Williams, who returned to the historic stage with "An Encore Evening with Iris Williams" on Monday, May 2.  The concert celebrated the Great American Songbook, concentrating on songs performed by Edith Piaf, and written by Cole Porter, Jerome Kern, Duke Ellington, Henry Mancini and the Gershwins. (more...)

Chicago Tap Theatre to Honor the Music of Queen with WE WILL TAP YOU!Chicago Tap Theatre to Honor the Music of Queen with WE WILL TAP YOU!
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2016

Chicago Tap Theatre (CTT) honors the music of legendary rock band Queen with the one night only performance of WE WILL TAP YOU! A Tap Dance Celebration to the Music of Queen. (more...)

Dessy Di Lauro, Ric'key Pageot Debut as New Music Duo with 'Hotel Cafe' ResidencyDessy Di Lauro, Ric'key Pageot Debut as New Music Duo with 'Hotel Cafe' Residency
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2016

Singer-songwriter, neo-ragtime vocalist Dessy Di Lauro and musical director/producer Ric'key Pageot (touring keyboardist to Madonna and writer for Jill Scott and Earth Wind & Fire) announce their official partnership as recording duo Parlor Social with a Residency at L.A.'s Hotel Cafe this summer. (more...)

Broadway at the Cabaret - Top 5 Cabaret Picks for May 2-8, Featuring Laura Michelle Kelly, Kara Lindsay, and More!Broadway at the Cabaret - Top 5 Cabaret Picks for May 2-8, Featuring Laura Michelle Kelly, Kara Lindsay, and More!
by Louisa Brady - May 1, 2016

Broadway's 40 theatres aren't the only places to catch performances from your favorite stars! Well after Broadway orchestras begin their overtures, ensemble members take their dance breaks, and performers belt out their eleven o'clock numbers, the party continues at various cabaret venues throughout New York City. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you some cabaret highlights for this week as picked by our theatre editors, including: Laura Michelle Kelly at 54 Below; Ann Hampton Callaway Presents 'But Beautiful'; The Skivvies; David Yazbek at 54 Below; and Kara Lindsay: Bursting Your Bubble. (more...)

BossaBrasil, David DeJesus and More Set for May at BirdlandBossaBrasil, David DeJesus and More Set for May at Birdland
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2016

Birdland Jazz Club has announced its lineup for May 9-May 15, featuring BossaBrasil, David DeJesus, the Birdland Big Band, and more. (more...)

Remembering Famed Photographer, Charles GatewoodRemembering Famed Photographer, Charles Gatewood
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2016

Charles Gatewood (http://charlesgatewood.com) passed away peacefully this morning at 12:30am at San Francisco General Hospital. The famed photographer, videographer, and cultural anthropologist, Gatewood was 73 years old. (more...)

Jazz Singer James Torme to Make Feinstein's at the Nikko Debut, 7/20-21Jazz Singer James Torme to Make Feinstein's at the Nikko Debut, 7/20-21
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2016

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Vocalists Blooming in May at Birdland: Ann Hampton Callaway & Leny AndradeVocalists Blooming in May at Birdland: Ann Hampton Callaway & Leny Andrade
by Contests - Broadway - Apr 26, 2016

Ann Hampton Callaway - the '...superbly intelligent, singularly creative pop-jazz stylist who can stand shoulder to shoulder with Streisand, Ronstadt, Shirley Horn, and Dianne Reeves.' (JazzTimes) - returns to Birdland with 'But Beautiful,' a collection of romantic jazz standards. The singer/songwriter puts her unique stamp on classics by Duke Ellington, Harold Arlen, George Gershwin, Cy Coleman, Johnny Mandel and more. Accompanied by Ted Rosenthal (piano) Martin Wind (bass) Tim Horner (drums). (more...)

Photo Coverage: Friars Club Celebrates The April Birthdays of Duke Ellington, Ella Fitzgerald and Tito PuentePhoto Coverage: Friars Club Celebrates The April Birthdays of Duke Ellington, Ella Fitzgerald and Tito Puente
by Stephen Sorokoff - Apr 26, 2016

Last night Mercedes Ellington granddaughter of Duke Ellington and president and founder of The Duke Ellington Center For The Arts along with co-producer Judi Marks hosted a Triple Threat musical celebration at the legendary Friars Club.  It was a special evening that featured performances of the music of the three giants of Jazz and BroadwayWorld was there. (more...)

Garth Fagan, KS 360 and B-Girl Rokafella to Be 2016 Dance Parade Grand MarshalsGarth Fagan, KS 360 and B-Girl Rokafella to Be 2016 Dance Parade Grand Marshals
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2016

Dance Parade New York is pleased to announce that contemporary dance choreographer Garth Fagan, KS 360 aka 'Kwikstep' street dance veteran and global DJ, and B-Girl Rokafella, pioneer female hip-hop and break dancer, are headlining as Grand Marshals at the 10th Annual Dance Parade and Festival. (more...)

The Drama League Reveals Recipients of 2016 Directors Project FellowshipsThe Drama League Reveals Recipients of 2016 Directors Project Fellowships
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2016

The Drama League has announced the 11 stage directors who have been selected as the 2016 Directing Fellows of The Drama League Directors Project: Noa Egozi, Drew Feldman, Sara Holdren, Candis Jones, Yavor Kostov, Katie Lupica, James Palmer, Jesca Prudencio, Ilana Ransom Toeplitz, Chloe Treat, Shaun Patrick Tubbs. More information can be found at www.dramaleague.org (more...)

Ann Hampton Callaway, Daniel Reichard and More Set for First Week of May at BirdlandAnn Hampton Callaway, Daniel Reichard and More Set for First Week of May at Birdland
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2016

Birdland Jazz Club has announced its lineup for May 2-May 8, featuring Ann Hampton Callaway, Daniel Reichard, Iris Williams, and more! (more...)

Palm Beach Dramaworks to Stage SATCHMO AT THE WALDORFPalm Beach Dramaworks to Stage SATCHMO AT THE WALDORF
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2016

Palm Beach Dramaworks closes out its sixteenth season with Terry Teachout's funny and moving Satchmo at the Waldorf, in which the legendary Louis 'Satchmo' Armstrong reminisces about and ruminates on his extraordinary life and career just months before his death in 1971. This production marks Teachout's debut as a director. Satchmo at the Waldorf opens at the Don & Ann Brown Theatre on May 13 and continues through June 12, with specially priced previews on May 11 and 12.   (more...)

Tony Bennett to Celebrate 90th Birthday at Ravinia This AugustTony Bennett to Celebrate 90th Birthday at Ravinia This August
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2016

Tony Bennett's given name, Benedetto, means 'blessed' in Italian! (more...)

Corky Hale to Present I ONLY HAVE EYES FOR YOU at Montalban Theatre, 5/13Corky Hale to Present I ONLY HAVE EYES FOR YOU at Montalban Theatre, 5/13
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2016

Corky Hale presents I ONLY HAVE EYES FOR YOU - The Life and Lyrics of Al Dubin, at the Montalban Theatre, 1615 Vine St. in Hollywood. This new musical, features lyrics by Al Dubin, music mostly by Harry Warren, book by Jerry Leichtling and Arlene Sarner, and musical direction by Gerald Sternbach. The production is directed and choreographed by Kay Cole. (more...)

EGOT Winner Rita Moreno to Receive Honorary Music Degree from BerkleeEGOT Winner Rita Moreno to Receive Honorary Music Degree from Berklee
by TV News Desk - Apr 20, 2016

Berklee President Roger H. Brown will present Rita Moreno, Ronald and Ernie Isley, Lucian Grainge, and Milton Nascimento with honorary doctor of music degrees at Berklee's commencement ceremony, Saturday, May 7 (more...)

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