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Claire Gignac et compagnie to Join Heidi Duckler Dance Theatre for CHINATOWN BLUESClaire Gignac et compagnie to Join Heidi Duckler Dance Theatre for CHINATOWN BLUES
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2015

Two-time recipients of Quebec Music Council's prestigious Opus Awards, Claire Gignac et compagnie , will provide live jazz accompaniment for Heidi Duckler Dance Theatre's Chinatown Blues. The band will play selections from The Beggar's Opera. (more...)

Photo Flash: Adrienne Haan Performs at Gallery NeuePhoto Flash: Adrienne Haan Performs at Gallery Neue
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2015

While performing her triumphant musical tour of the United States, European Cabaret artist Adrienne Haan followed up her recent critically acclaimed engagements at The Actors Temple and The Cutting Room in New York by dazzling audiences with her performances at the prestigious Embassy Series in Washington DC and sold out show at the Neue Galerie's Cafe Sabarsky in New York City. (more...)

BWW Interview: Dael Orlandersmith Talks NYTW's FOREVERBWW Interview: Dael Orlandersmith Talks NYTW's FOREVER
by Adrienne Onofri - May 19, 2015

The downtown theater stalwart discusses her latest play, about the woman who raised her and the artists who drove her. (more...)

BWW Reviews: PIAF at Alianza FrancesaBWW Reviews: PIAF at Alianza Francesa
by Lucia Navarro - May 18, 2015

Quiero empezar diciendo que esta obra ha logrado cautivar al publico peruano, las localidades estan AGOTADAS, ojala la puedan reponer porque es digna de verse. Agradezco a mi gran amigo Diego Urbina, quien me ha permitido publicar a traves de esta pagina este escrito tan lindo hecho por el, quien ademas es parte del equipo de produccion. (more...)

BWW Reviews: STREET SINGER Inspires at The OUT NYC HotelBWW Reviews: STREET SINGER Inspires at The OUT NYC Hotel
by Matt Hanson - May 18, 2015

"No!" she sings. The first note sailed, as from the ruddy heart of the Seine to the mood indigo of the Hudson. "I regret nothing!" (more...)

IT WAS A VERY GOOD YEAR Set for Weill Recital Hall, 6/9IT WAS A VERY GOOD YEAR Set for Weill Recital Hall, 6/9
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2015

Seven outstanding vocalists, songwriters, and musicians born in 1915 will be honored at Weill Recital Hall on Tuesday, June 9th, at 7:30 p.m., when The Mabel Mercer Foundation presents the annual concert, "It Was A Very Good Year." Cohosted by the Foundation's artistic director KT Sullivan and the distinguished critic Rex Reed, the one-night-only event celebrates the centennial birthdays of (alphabetically) Alice Faye, Billie Holiday, Bart Howard, Edith Piaf, Frank Sinatra, Billy Strayhorn, and Cy Walter. (more...)

Harlem Stage to Premiere NOTES OF A NATIVE SONG, 6/3-7Harlem Stage to Premiere NOTES OF A NATIVE SONG, 6/3-7
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2015

Harlem Stage will present the world premiere of Notes of a Native Song, a new work by Tony and Obie award-winning playwright, singer-songwriter Stew (Passing Strange), co-composed with his long-time collaborator Heidi Rodewald, who also performs. Commissioned and produced by Harlem Stage, Notes of a Native Song is a live collage of songs, text and video inspired by James Baldwin's brave and visionary proclivity for airing uncomfortable truths as celebratory events of poetry and beauty. Notes Of A Native Song is the culminating presentation of The Year of James Baldwin, a 14-month celebration of Baldwin spearheaded by Harlem Stage. (more...)

Vuelve 'Sing Happy!', un viaje musical de la mano de Laura EnrechVuelve 'Sing Happy!', un viaje musical de la mano de Laura Enrech
by Roberto Rodríguez - May 13, 2015

El próximo 15 de junio a las 21h tendrá lugar en el Teatro del Arte de Madrid la segunda edición de Sing Happy! Historia de dos ciudades, el concierto con el que debutó en solitario la actriz Laura Enrech en 2013. A la dirección estará de nuevo Sara Pérez, con el maestro César Belda como director musical. (more...)

BWW Reviews: It's All Sinatra All the Time and All the Way as Will Friedwald's 14-Hour SINATRA-THON Entertains and Informs at The Cutting RoomBWW Reviews: It's All Sinatra All the Time and All the Way as Will Friedwald's 14-Hour SINATRA-THON Entertains and Informs at The Cutting Room
by Alix Cohen - May 12, 2015

Tribute shows to iconic entertainers celebrating a centennial birthday in 2015 seem to be all the rage this year. But nobody has been celebrated more in cabaret variety shows than Frank Sinatra—and rightly so. Wall Street Journal entertainment columnist Will Friedwald, also a producer and author who wrote the 1997 book Sinatra! The Song Is You—A Singer's Art, this past Saturday presented the biggest (and longest) tribute to “Ol' Blue Eyes” so far this year with Sinatra-Thon at The Cutting Room (co-curated with performer Cary Hoffman), a potpourri of events running from 10 am to an after-midnight jam, and which included varied live entertainment, rare film clips, and panel discussions. (more...)

Myriam Phiro to Perform at The Metropolitan Room This SummerMyriam Phiro to Perform at The Metropolitan Room This Summer
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2015

Myriam Phiro guides us through the decadent world of Edith Piaf using her timeless songs to retell the life of this iconic performer. Accompanied by a traditional musette band and multi-disciplinary backup singers, Ms. Phiro and the ensemble recreate the brothels, circuses and nightclubs that created the great Piaf we all know. The performance lasts 60-70 minutes. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Orlandersmith Honors the Artists Who Shaped Her in FOREVERBWW Reviews: Orlandersmith Honors the Artists Who Shaped Her in FOREVER
by Michael Dale - May 5, 2015

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Chicago Sister Cities Sponsors 2015 Paris Jazz Tour and Singers Workshop, 6/18-24Chicago Sister Cities Sponsors 2015 Paris Jazz Tour and Singers Workshop, 6/18-24
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2015

The Paris Committee of Chicago Sister Cities International is sponsoring the Second Annual Paris Jazz Tour and Singers Workshop, bringing singers from different genres together from the U.S., Paris and Croatia to travel to Paris from June 18-24, 2015, led by Paris Committee member and singer Claudia Hommel. (more...)

BWW Reviews: EVE FERRET - MADAME BOUFFANT, Cafe Koha, April 24 2015BWW Reviews: EVE FERRET - MADAME BOUFFANT, Cafe Koha, April 24 2015
by Gary Naylor - Apr 28, 2015

Gary Naylor sees a classy cabaret perfectly staged downstairs in a cafe located in the very heart of London's throbbing West End. (more...)

Kurt Elling to Celebrate New Album PASSION WORLD at Birdland, 6/10-13Kurt Elling to Celebrate New Album PASSION WORLD at Birdland, 6/10-13
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2015

Kurt Elling, the preeminent male vocalist in jazz, will release Passion World - his fifth album from Concord Records - on June 9. For his most ambitious project yet, Elling casts his net far and wide around the globe, using songs rooted in Iceland (Bjork's 'Who Is It') to Ireland (U2's 'Where The Streets Have No Name'), France (Edith Piaf's 'La Vie En Rose') to Brazil (Dorival Caymmi's 'Voce Ja Foi a Bahia?') and beyond, to explore the passionate forces that shake our souls. Elling - a Grammy Award winner and 10-time Grammy Award nominee - will launch Passion World with a weeklong engagement at Birdland Jazz Club (315 West 44th Street in Manhattan) from June 10-13. (more...)

RIOULT Dance NY to Offer Open Rehearsal for STREET SINGER, 4/28RIOULT Dance NY to Offer Open Rehearsal for STREET SINGER, 4/28
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2015

RIOULT Dance NY, a leading American modern dance company with a classic sensibility, presents the World Premiere of STREET SINGER - Celebrating the Life of Edith Piaf from Wednesday, May 13 through Saturday, May 16, 2015 at 8pm at 42West Nightclub, 514 W. 42nd Street (between 10th and 11th Avenues) NYC. An Open Rehearsal is set for Tuesday, April 28, 2015 at 6:30pm at Gibney Studio 1, 890 Broadway. (more...)

Chicago Sister Cities to Sponsor 2nd Annual Paris Jazz Tour This JuneChicago Sister Cities to Sponsor 2nd Annual Paris Jazz Tour This June
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2015

The Paris Committee of Chicago Sister Cities International is sponsoring the Second Annual Paris Jazz Tour and Singers Workshop, bringing singers from different genres together from the U.S., Paris and Croatia to travel to Paris from June 18-24, 2015, led by Paris Committee member and jazz singer Claudia Hommel. (more...)

Patti LuPone to Bring FAR AWAY PLACES to Schimmel CenterPatti LuPone to Bring FAR AWAY PLACES to Schimmel Center
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2015

For one night only on Saturday, May 9 at 7:30pm, Broadway legend Patti LuPone will perform in her critically-acclaimed concert, Far Away Places, conceived and directed by Scott Wittman with musical arrangements by Joseph Thalken at Pace University's Schimmel Center. A Broadway superstar for more than 30 years, Ms. LuPone is a two-time Tony Winner (Best performance by a leading actress) for Evita and Gypsy; an Olivier recipient (for her performance in London's LES MISERABLES); and a two-time Grammy winner (Best Classical recording and Best Opera recording for Rise and Fall of Mahagonny). She takes us on a musical journey with thrilling renditions of songs by an eclectic list of songwriters, including Stephen Sondheim, Cole Porter, Willie Nelson, Kurt Weill, Edith Piaf, Frederick Hollander, and, even The BeeGees. (more...)

BWW Reviews: PIAF at Teatro De La Alianza FrancesaBWW Reviews: PIAF at Teatro De La Alianza Francesa
by Lucia Navarro - Apr 14, 2015

PIAF SIMPLEMENTE ESPECTACULAR! Ayer tuve el honor de ser invitada a una de las funciones de estreno de esta obra, realmente quede altamente satisfecha y sorprendida y es que aqui en Peru estan pasando cosas muy importantes a nivel cultural. Que satisfaccion ver tanto talento peruano desarrollarse y crecer. (more...)

Smuin Ballet to Kick Off Spring 2015 Season with PETAL, ROMEO AND JULIET and MoreSmuin Ballet to Kick Off Spring 2015 Season with PETAL, ROMEO AND JULIET and More
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2015

Smuin Ballet closes its 21st Season with the Unlaced Dance Series, featuring Helen Pickett's Petal, a world premiere by Adam Hougland, and two Michael Smuin classics. (more...)

Alan Gilbert to Conduct JOAN OF ARC AT THE STAKE, Starring Marion Cotillard, 6/10-13Alan Gilbert to Conduct JOAN OF ARC AT THE STAKE, Starring Marion Cotillard, 6/10-13
by BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 2015

The New York Philharmonic will present the U.S. Premiere of director Co?me de Bellescize's staging of Honegger's dramatic oratorio Joan of Arc at the Stake in season-finale performances conducted by Alan Gilbert and starring Academy Award-winning actress Marion Cotillard as Joan of Arc. (more...)

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