Ella Fitzgerald News

 

Ella Fitzgerald News

Date of Birth: April 25, 1918
Date of Death: June 15, 1996 (78)
Birth Place: Newport News, VA, USA
Gender: Female
ROMEO + JULIET to Join Watermill's TWELFTH NIGHT on TourROMEO + JULIET to Join Watermill's TWELFTH NIGHT on Tour
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2017

Following an incredibly successful 2016 run at The Watermill Theatre, Paul Hart's Romeo + Juliet will be performed in repertoire alongside a brand new production of Twelfth Night.  This exciting national tour celebrates the theatre's 50th anniversary.  (more...)

Britain's Jazz FM Best Jazz Vocalist Nominee Polly Gibbons Celebrates Ella's 100th and New Album IS IT ME...? at Iridium, 4/25Britain's Jazz FM Best Jazz Vocalist Nominee Polly Gibbons Celebrates Ella's 100th and New Album IS IT ME...? at Iridium, 4/25
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2017

Following sold-out tours in the U.K. opening for George Benson and Gladys Knight, including two acclaimed performances at the prestigious Royal Albert Hall, singer/songwriter Polly Gibbons is set to make a British invasion with the release of her highly-anticipated second album,  Is It Me…? on Resonance Records on April 21, 2017.   Produced by label owner and founder George Klabin, the 12-track collection fully embraces the inspiring, expansive array of American jazz, soul and blues influences that have infused her dynamic career as an artist and live performer, (more...)

Grammy Camp to Be Held in Two Cities in Summer 2017; Apply NowGrammy Camp to Be Held in Two Cities in Summer 2017; Apply Now
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2017

GRAMMY®-winning and -nominated professionals and industry specialists affiliated with The Recording Academy will participate in GRAMMY Camp. (more...)

A Night of Jazz with Smiti and Adhir at The Piano Man Jazz ClubA Night of Jazz with Smiti and Adhir at The Piano Man Jazz Club
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2017

Get ready for a mesmerising evening as The Piano Man Jazz Club presents the guitar and voice duo set - Smiti Malik and Adhir Ghosh. (more...)

Anna Lively to Celebrate the Music of Doris Day at Feinstein's/54 BelowAnna Lively to Celebrate the Music of Doris Day at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2017

FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents Anna Lively in "Isn't It A Lively Day…Anna Lively Celebrates the Music and Career of the One and Only Doris Day!'" on Wednesday, April 19th, at 9:30 PM. (more...)

Birdland Announces April 2017 ScheduleBirdland Announces April 2017 Schedule
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2017

Birdland will kick-off their exciting month of programming with the following acts. (more...)

NJPAC Welcomes Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater for Mother's Day WeekendNJPAC Welcomes Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater for Mother's Day Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2017

Elegant, electrifying and marvelously athletic, this always dazzling company returns with programs that include some of its newest works along with Alvin Ailey's classic Revelations at NJPAC May 12-14. Tickets start at $25 for each performance. (more...)

Ella Fitzgerald's Centennial Year to Be Commemorated with Global CelebrationElla Fitzgerald's Centennial Year to Be Commemorated with Global Celebration
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2017

The Ella Fitzgerald Charitable Foundation, Verve Label Group and UMe are pleased to announce some of the major initiatives confirmed as part of this year's Ella 100 centennial celebration honoring one of the most beloved and influential vocalists of all time, Ella Fitzgerald. T (more...)

The Gilmore-Hoerner Endowment Presents A TRIBUTE TO ELLA FITZGERALDThe Gilmore-Hoerner Endowment Presents A TRIBUTE TO ELLA FITZGERALD
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2017

The Gilmore-Hoerner Endowment will present a special, one day only concert, 'A Tribute to Ella Fitzgerald' featuring the Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra on Sunday, April 30, 2017 at 3:00 p.m. at the Capitol Theatre in Chambersburg, PA.  Tickets for the event are $12 each, all seats reserved, are currently on sale at the Capitol Theatre at 717-263-0202 or online at www.thecapitoltheatre.org .  The Box Office is open from 11:00 A.M. - 4:30 P.M. Monday thru Friday and one hour prior to show. The theatre is located at 159 S. Main Street in Chambersburg, PA. (more...)

New Jersey Symphony Orchestra presents Famous Duets and Solos of Ella Fitzgerald and Louis ArmstrongNew Jersey Symphony Orchestra presents Famous Duets and Solos of Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2017

The New Jersey Symphony Orchestra presents famous duets and solos of Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong, including "Love is Here to Stay," "Just One of Those Things" and highlights from Gershwin's Porgy and Bess, April 21-23 in Red Bank, Newark and New Brunswick. Vocalist Marva Hicks and trumpeter Byron Stripling bring Armstrong and Fitzgerald's legendary partnership to life; Lee Musiker conducts. (more...)

BWW Review: Fitting for International Women's Day, Theatre Three offers RESPECT: A MUSICAL JOURNEY OF WOMENBWW Review: Fitting for International Women's Day, Theatre Three offers RESPECT: A MUSICAL JOURNEY OF WOMEN
by Melissa Giordano - Mar 8, 2017

Respect: A Musical Journey Of Women - currently playing through March 25th at Port Jefferson's gorgeous Theatre Three - is truly a thought-provoking show taking the audience on a roller coaster of emotions. The musical, created by Dorothy Marcic, takes us on the journey of women - inspired by the women in her life - through generations of Top 40 music. As society has changed, the attitude and tone in music has changed and with this production, Dorothy has basically built the soundtrack of generations of women. Do we as women have further to go? Yes, but the progress that we see is really inspiring from the 'doting housewife' to influential civil rights activists to Presidents of essential organizations. (more...)

Linda Purl Presents Midnight Caravan: Celebrating the Great Ladies of the Glamour Nightclub Era at The Abbey on March 13Linda Purl Presents Midnight Caravan: Celebrating the Great Ladies of the Glamour Nightclub Era at The Abbey on March 13
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2017

As a special presentation of The Abbey's Monday Night Cabaret Series, stage and on-screen star Linda Purl presents her solo concert Midnight Caravan: Celebrating the Great Ladies of the Glamorous Nightclub Era on March 13 at 8 p.m. (more...)

The Watermill Theatre Announces Cast of TWELFTH NIGHTThe Watermill Theatre Announces Cast of TWELFTH NIGHT
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2017

Artistic and Executive Director, Paul Hart today announces the company for his new production of Twelfth Night continuing The Watermill Theatre's bold, ensemble driven approach to Shakespeare. Twelfth Night runs from 6 April to 6 May and in repertoire with Hart's 2016 production of Romeo + Juliet from 18 to 22 July. Both productions will tour nationally from Tuesday 16 May to Thursday 3 August (more...)

First Highlights Announced for Holt Festival 2017First Highlights Announced for Holt Festival 2017
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2017

The award-winning Holt Festival has rapidly established itself as one of the East of England's most anticipated events. Festival organisers have just announced the first fourteen highlights for the July 2017 arts extravaganza, giving an intriguing sample of the full festival programme that will be revealed in May. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Christine Andreas brings SWELLIGANCE to The Colony Hotel's Royal RoomPhoto Coverage: Christine Andreas brings SWELLIGANCE to The Colony Hotel's Royal Room
by Stephen Sorokoff - Mar 3, 2017

Broadway mainstay Christine Andreas showcased her impeccable vocal abilities in her new show Cabaret show at The Colony in Palm Beach last night and BroadwayWorld was there. (more...)

Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College presents Patti Austin: ELLA NOW AND THENBrooklyn Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College presents Patti Austin: ELLA NOW AND THEN
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2017

Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College continues its 2016-17 season on Saturday, April 22, 2017 at 8pm with GRAMMY® Award-winning jazz singer Patti Austin performing Ella Now and Then: A Centennial Celebration of the First Lady of Song. This tribute concert marks the 100th birthday of the great Ella Fitzgerald (born April 25, 1917) and will feature selections from Ms. Austin's 2002 album For Ella, including timeless standards such as 'How High the Moon,' 'Too Close for Comfort,' and 'The Man I Love.'Tickets range from $36 to $55 and can be purchased at BrooklynCenter.org or by calling 718-951-4500 (Tue-Sat, 1pm-6pm). (more...)

Luke Bryan Comes Face-To-Face With New Madame Tussauds Nashville Wax FigureLuke Bryan Comes Face-To-Face With New Madame Tussauds Nashville Wax Figure
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2017

Madame Tussauds, the world-renowned wax attraction slated to open its newest location in Nashville on April 14, and Luke Bryan teamed up to reveal the country superstar's new wax figure in Time Square on March 1 prior to his sold-out show at Madison Square Garden this evening. (more...)

Kravis Center Guarantees Music, Music, Music Throughout April with Memorable Concerts and Broadway HitsKravis Center Guarantees Music, Music, Music Throughout April with Memorable Concerts and Broadway Hits
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2017

The Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts continues its star-packed 25th anniversary season in April 2017 with an amazing array of musical performances from Broadway to Motown, from classy Nat King Cole to classic Cole Porter, from piano masterpieces to Pokemon. Also, a soul searing drama (Judgment at Nuremberg) and a side-splitting comedy (Sex Tips for Straight Women from a Gay Man). (more...)

Philly Pops to Perform ELLA, LOUIS & ALL THAT JAZZPhilly Pops to Perform ELLA, LOUIS & ALL THAT JAZZ
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2017

In honor of Jazz Appreciation Month and to mark the centennial of Ella Fitzgerald's birth, the Philly POPS will celebrate the First Lady of Song's musical legacy with her frequent collaborator Louis Armstrong in a swinging lineup of their biggest solo hits and duets. Master jazz trumpeter Byron Stripling and R&B sensation Marva Hicks join the POPS for Ella, Louis & All That Jazz March 31-April 2, 2017 at the Kimmel Center. (more...)

Richmond Jazz Society and Virginia Rep to Present ELLA AT 100 This AprilRichmond Jazz Society and Virginia Rep to Present ELLA AT 100 This April
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2017

The Richmond Jazz Society and Virginia Repertory Theatre announce Ella at 100, April 25, 2017, 7:00 P.M. at the Sara Belle and Neil November Theatre, 114 West Broad Street. This momentous evening of jazz will celebrate the 100th birthday of Ella Fitzgerald, a Newport News native. Hundreds of events are taking place around the world to celebrate her legacy this spring. The Richmond event falls on Fitzgerald's actual birthday. (more...)

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