Ella Fitzgerald News

Date of Birth: April 25, 1918
Date of Death: June 15, 1996 (78)
Birth Place: Newport News, VA, USA
Gender: Female
New Vintage Jazz Singer Laura Ainsworth Slated for National Label DebutNew Vintage Jazz Singer Laura Ainsworth Slated for National Label Debut
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2016

Dallas-based retro jazz singer Laura Ainsworth is back in the studio, cutting a sultry 1940s torch song for her third album, New Vintage. (more...)

Cincinnati Pops Celebrates John Williams's Birthday With All-Williams First Half of Concert Featuring Jason Alexander, 3/4Cincinnati Pops Celebrates John Williams's Birthday With All-Williams First Half of Concert Featuring Jason Alexander, 3/4
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2016

Happy Birthday, John Williams! The Cincinnati Pops be celebrating his FIFTIETH Academy Award Nomination March 4-6 with an all-Williams first half as part of An Evening of Comedy & Song with Jason Alexander. For more information, visit: cincinnatipops.org (more...)

The Colony Hotel's Royal Room Cabaret to Feature Marilyn Maye, John PIzzarelli & More in MarchThe Colony Hotel's Royal Room Cabaret to Feature Marilyn Maye, John PIzzarelli & More in March
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2016

The Colony Hotel - which The Palm Beach Post has hailed as "probably the best place for cabaret on the planet" - is bringing even more Manhattan headliners to the hotel's world famous Royal Room next month: (more...)

Jack Willis to Lead Arena Stage's ALL THE WAYJack Willis to Lead Arena Stage's ALL THE WAY
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2016

Robert Schenkkan's Tony Award-winning drama All the Way, about President Lyndon Baines Johnson's impassioned struggle to pass the Civil Rights Act of 1964, makes its Washington, D.C. debut at Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater. Kyle Donnelly, who has directed more than 20 productions at Arena Stage, returns to helm this "sure-fire, action packed hit" (Huffington Post) about a country still reeling from the assassination of John F. Kennedy and the man tasked with calming the storm. Hailed as a "sensational night of theater" (NPR), All the Way runs April 1-May 8, 2016 in the Fichandler Stage. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at IN THE MOOD at Quality Hill PlayhousePhoto Flash: First Look at IN THE MOOD at Quality Hill Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2016

IN THE MOOD: SONGS OF THE GREAT BAND LEADERS runs now through February 21, 2016 at Quality Hill Playhouse. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

The Downstairs Cabaret Announces 14 Shows as Part of 2016 Winter ProgramThe Downstairs Cabaret Announces 14 Shows as Part of 2016 Winter Program
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2016

The Downstairs Cabaret is thrilled to announce 14 shows as part of its 2016 Winter Program, including several regional premieres, performing through the 3rd week in March. (more...)

Jane Monheit, 'Jazz Party' & More Set for Birdland, Week of 2/8Jane Monheit, 'Jazz Party' & More Set for Birdland, Week of 2/8
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2016

Birdland Jazz Club has announced its schedule for February 8-14, Jane Monheit, Birdland Jazz Party, Barbara Carroll and more! (more...)

Lee Daniels to Helm Documentary on Legendary Apollo Theater; Asking Fans for Film FootageLee Daniels to Helm Documentary on Legendary Apollo Theater; Asking Fans for Film Footage
by Movies News Desk - Jan 29, 2016

Oscar nominee Lee Daniels will be directing a documentary on Harlem's legendary Apollo Theater and is asking music fans to contribute visual or audio-visual material for the project.  (more...)

Arden Cabaret Series to Welcome Joilet HarrisArden Cabaret Series to Welcome Joilet Harris
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2016

?Arden Cabaret Series, in its inaugural season at the Arden Theatre Company, presents vocalist, actress and multifaceted entertainer Joilet Harris. Her cabaret, FROM ME TO YOU WITH LOVE is on stage Friday, February 12 and Saturday, February 13, 2016, at 8pm in the Arden's 100-seat Studio Theatre at the Hamilton Family Arts Center, 62 N. 2nd Street in Old City, Philadelphia. (more...)

Christine Andreas to Perform at Feinstein's/54 Below February 26-27 & March 4-5Christine Andreas to Perform at Feinstein's/54 Below February 26-27 & March 4-5
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2016

Broadway mainstay Christine Andreas showcases her impeccable vocal abilities in her new show Cafe Society. In an evening evoking the glamour and 'swelligance' of an era gone by, appropriate to the gorgeous surroundings of Feinstein's/54 Below, she brings to mind the swinging energy of Ella Fitzgerald and the cool melancholy of June Christy, as well as the show stopping style of Barbra Streisand. (more...)

Jazz at the 'Ville Presents Chris VadalaJazz at the 'Ville Presents Chris Vadala
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2016

Office of Visual & Performing Arts, Millersville UniversityThe MU Jazz Ensemble and Jazz Lab Band will perform with special guest Chris Vadala, one of the country's foremost woodwind artists who has performed with musical legends including Ella Fitzgerald, B. B. King, and Ray Charles, on Friday, February 19 at 7:30 p.m. at the Winter Center. (more...)

E Faye Butler to Perform in Concert at NorthlightE Faye Butler to Perform in Concert at Northlight
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2016

Northlight Theatre Artistic Director BJ Jones and Executive Director Tim Evans announce E. Faye Butler in Concert. This one-night-only concert event will be held at 7:30pm on February 8, 2016 at Northlight Theatre, 9501 Skokie Blvd in Skokie. (more...)

ON KENTUCKY AVENUE Returning to City College Center for the Arts, 2/19-21ON KENTUCKY AVENUE Returning to City College Center for the Arts, 2/19-21
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2016

Back by popular demand, On Kentucky Avenue: A Celebration of Atlantic City's Historic Club Harlem returns to City College's performing arts center Aaron Davis Hall on Friday, February 19, for a three-day encore engagement. The show, which shines a red-hot spotlight on a little-known piece of Black history and a famed club that came out of the segregation era, is presented by the City College Center for the Arts (CCCA) and Byron and Sylvia Lewis. An audience favorite, last February, the production was created by Jeree Wade and directed and written by Adam Wade with Ty Stephens. (more...)

John Tartaglia, Marcia Milgrom Dodge, Josh Rhodes, Denis Jones & More Join Creative Teams for The Muny's 2016 Season! Tickets on Sale, 3/5John Tartaglia, Marcia Milgrom Dodge, Josh Rhodes, Denis Jones & More Join Creative Teams for The Muny's 2016 Season! Tickets on Sale, 3/5
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2016

BroadwayWorld and The Muny announces today the directors, choreographers and music directors for the Muny's 2016 Season, which opens on June 13 with The Wizard of Oz. (more...)

Photo Flash: I GOTTA RIGHT TO SING THE BLUES at Reilly CenterPhoto Flash: I GOTTA RIGHT TO SING THE BLUES at Reilly Center
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2016

Artists Lounge Live presents I GOTTA RIGHT TO SING THE BLUES: A SALUTE TO ELLA, JUDY, AND PATSY starring Karen Marie Richardson, Angela Ingersoll, and Katie Deal on Sunday, February 7, 2016 at 3pm at Reilly Arts Center, 500 NE 9th St, Ocala, Florida, 34470. Check out photos from the show below! (more...)

Linda Lavin, NUTTY PROFESSOR Reunion and More Set for Birdland This FebruaryLinda Lavin, NUTTY PROFESSOR Reunion and More Set for Birdland This February
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2016

Birdland Jazz Club has announced its February 2016 lineup, featuring Jane Monheit, Monterey Jazz Allstars, Nicolas King, The Birdland Big Band, Showbiz After Hours with Frank DiLella, John Pizzarelli Quartet, Birdland Jazz Party, Jim Caruso's Cast Party, and more. Scroll down for details! (more...)

New Musical 'SHAKE LOOSE' to Premiere at MetroStage This WinterNew Musical 'SHAKE LOOSE' to Premiere at MetroStage This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2016

Producing Artistic Director Carolyn Griffin is pleased to announce that the world premiere of a new musical SHAKE LOOSE: An Evening of Moods Blues & Icons, featuring the music and lyrics of Thomas W. Jones, William Hubbard and William Knowles will be on stage at MetroStage beginning Jan. 28, 2016. Thomas W. Jones II will direct and choreograph, William Knowles will music direct and conduct and William Hubbard will co- music direct.  (more...)

Cyndi Lauper & More Featured on Willie Nelson's Gershwin Tribute Album; Out 2/26Cyndi Lauper & More Featured on Willie Nelson's Gershwin Tribute Album; Out 2/26
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2016

Legacy Recordings today announced forthcoming release of Summertime: Willie Nelson Sings Gershwin on Friday, February 26, 2016. (more...)

Photo Coverage: MAURICE HINES TAPPIN' THRU LIFE Celebrates Opening Night!Photo Coverage: MAURICE HINES TAPPIN' THRU LIFE Celebrates Opening Night!
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Jan 12, 2016

He's going to put a smile on your face and song in your heart. MAURICE HINES TAPPIN' THRU LIFE is a swinging, song and dance musical that celebrates the astonishing showmanship of one of the last great tap dancers of a by-gone era still working today and whose collaborators were a jaw-dropping, who's who of theatre, music, film and television. Co-starring the fierce tap dancing Manzari brothers and the all female vivacious Diva Jazz Orchestra, the show is directed by Jeff Calhoun (Newsies, Deaf West's Big River, Grease). Performances began December 23rd at New World Stages (340 W. 50th Street), and opened just last night, January 11th. Check out photos from the big night below! (more...)

BWW Review: MAURICE HINES TAPPIN' THRU LIFE Shimmers With Warmth And EleganceBWW Review: MAURICE HINES TAPPIN' THRU LIFE Shimmers With Warmth And Elegance
by Michael Dale - Jan 12, 2016

A stylish supper club style tribute to his brother, Gregory Hines, and their mother. (more...)

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