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Date Of Birth:
April 25, 1918
Date Of Death:
June 15, 1996 (78)
Birth Place:
Newport News, VA, USA
Gender:
Female
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DECADES OF DIVAS Set for Count Basie Theatre, 11/8DECADES OF DIVAS Set for Count Basie Theatre, 11/8
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2014

DECADES OF DIVAS makes its world premiere ahead of a national tour Saturday, Nov. 8, 2014 at the Count Basie Theatre, 99 Monmouth St., Red Bank, NJ. Show time is 8 p.m. Tickets $59, $39, $29 and $19 on sale NOW at www.countbasietheatre.org or through the box office at (732) 842-9000. (more...)

InDepth InterView: Stephen Trask Talks HEDWIG & THE ANGRY INCH, Neil Patrick Harris, Sequel Details, New Musicals & MoreInDepth InterView: Stephen Trask Talks HEDWIG & THE ANGRY INCH, Neil Patrick Harris, Sequel Details, New Musicals & More
by Pat Cerasaro - Oct 20, 2014

Today we are talking to the gifted composer and lyricist behind the earth-shattering score for Broadway's biggest recent hit, HEDWIG & THE ANGRY INCH, the versatile and passionate Stephen Trask. Shedding considerable light on the development of the idiosyncratic rock musical, Trask discusses his influences and the organic way in which the outre show developed from humble beginnings at downtown bar Squeezebox in the mid-1990s, to Off-Broadway hit at the turn of the new century all the way to the rapturously received feature film adaptation, and, now, the 2014 Broadway production. Trask also details his affection for Tony Award-winning lead actor Neil Patrick Harris and looks ahead to the new leading man donning the titular wig, Andrew Rannells. Additionally, Trask also shares news on the forthcoming sequel to HEDWIG currently being developed with John Cameron Mitchell and teases some of what we can expect from the hotly anticipated theatrical experience. Furthermore, Trask reflects on his own upbringing and musical influences and how that informed the composition of the score for HEDWIG, as well as his own favorite performers. Plus, Trask reflects on his fruitful career as a movie scorer in Hollywood and comments on his upcoming musical endeavors, including two original stage musicals - JUST THE BLACK KEYS, a real-life inspired original musical potentially involving Peter Askin and Michael Mayer, as well 15 MINUTES, a Studio 54-centric period piece written with Rick Elice - as well as much, much more. (more...)

The Auditorium Theatre to Launch 'Made in Chicago' Series, 11/8The Auditorium Theatre to Launch 'Made in Chicago' Series, 11/8
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2014

Celebrating a milestone 125th Anniversary, the Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University kicks off its inaugural “Made in Chicago” performance series highlighting the city's best homegrown music and dance artists and ensembles. Launching in November, the robust series will present three Windy City mainstays including “On Stage With... Susan Werner” (November 8); the perennially popular Orbert Davis' Chicago Jazz Philharmonic with “CJP @ Ten” (November 14); and the award-winning Thodos Dance Chicago (November 29). (more...)

BWW Interview: Brian Newman on New York Jazz, Working with Gaga, Bennett on 'Cheek to Cheek'BWW Interview: Brian Newman on New York Jazz, Working with Gaga, Bennett on 'Cheek to Cheek'
by Matt Tamanini - Oct 15, 2014

There is something so cool about good jazz music. It conjures up images of men in suits, drinking top-shelf scotch in dimly-lit clubs, lounging in rich, elegant gold and maroon furnishings. When I think of jazz musicians, I think of people with a certain level of sophistication; people who appreciate the finer things in life; people who are, honestly, a little intimidating. (more...)

BWW Interviews: Grammy Nominated Songstress JANE MONHEIT Talks About Saban Appearance, October 19BWW Interviews: Grammy Nominated Songstress JANE MONHEIT Talks About Saban Appearance, October 19
by Don Grigware - Oct 9, 2014

Singer Jane Monheit will appear October 19 at the Saban Theatre, Beverly Hills singing the jazz of Judy Garland. Her latest CD - there are 9 - is called the heart of the matter (cover pictured above). Since high school, she has been dazzling audiences world-wide with her beautiful multi-ranged voice. For a young singer to concentrate on jazz and the classics is in itself quite extraordinary in this day and age. Monheit graduated with a BA from the Manhattan School of Music winning many prizes and is a two-time Grammy nominee. She is married to drummer Rick Montalbano Jr. and has one little boy. (more...)

BWW Exclusive: ALL EYES ON ANN HAMPTON CALLAWAY; Richard Jay-Alexander Talks to the Singer / Songwriter / Actress / Dancer!BWW Exclusive: ALL EYES ON ANN HAMPTON CALLAWAY; Richard Jay-Alexander Talks to the Singer / Songwriter / Actress / Dancer!
by Richard Jay-Alexander - Oct 6, 2014

I'm happy to confess that this piece was a total, happy accident. (more...)

John Pizzarelli and Jessica Molaskey to Return to Cafe Carlyle, 10/28-11/22John Pizzarelli and Jessica Molaskey to Return to Cafe Carlyle, 10/28-11/22
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2014

Cafe Carlyle will welcome back acclaimed husband-and-wife duo John Pizzarelli and Jessica Molaskey for a four-week engagement, October 28 - November 22. They'll make their annual fall pilgrimage to The Carlyle with an all-new show entitled Grown Up Songs. Grown Up Songs features sophisticated selections for the most sophisticated venue in New York City with music by Stephen Sondheim, Johnny Mercer, Paul McCartney, Alan Jay Lerner, Adam Guettel, Billy Joel and more. (more...)

The Velvet Underground 45th Anniversary Super Deluxe Edition to Be Released 11/24The Velvet Underground 45th Anniversary Super Deluxe Edition to Be Released 11/24
by BWW News Desk - Oct 1, 2014

Celebrating its enduring longevity, Polydor/Universal Music Enterprises (UMe) will release The Velvet Underground – 45th Anniversary Super Deluxe Edition, on November 24, 2014. (more...)

Marilyn Maye, Liz Callaway and Nick Ziobro Set for 'TIMELESS' at On Stage at Kingsborough, 10/18Marilyn Maye, Liz Callaway and Nick Ziobro Set for 'TIMELESS' at On Stage at Kingsborough, 10/18
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2014

On Stage at Kingsborough announces its presentation of a unique, exclusive Brooklyn engagement of 'Timeless: Three Generations of the Great, American Songbook" on Saturday, October 18, 2014 at 8:00 p.m. at On Stage At Kingsborough, 2001 Oriental Boulevard, Brooklyn, New York. This performance opens the 2014-2015 Cabaret Series. (more...)

Fever Productions Presents: SINATRA, SEQUINS & SWING The Capitol Years Live! Tour Visits Leicester Square TheatreFever Productions Presents: SINATRA, SEQUINS & SWING The Capitol Years Live! Tour Visits Leicester Square Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2014

One of the world's best Big Band Jazz Orchestras teams up with two of the UK's most talented vocalists to present the spectacular concert: 'Sinatra, Sequins & Swing'. (more...)

Karen Giorgio to Bring '5 TIMES A LADY' to Martinis Above Fourth Table + Stage, 10/9Karen Giorgio to Bring '5 TIMES A LADY' to Martinis Above Fourth Table + Stage, 10/9
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2014

On Thursday, October 9 at 8:00 PM, Martinis Above Fourth Table + Stage and Sher Krieger Events are presenting Karen Giorgio in '5 Times A Lady: Bette, Barbra, Judy, Ella, Billie - Their Songs, Their Stories.' (more...)

SOUND OFF: Lady Gaga & Tony Bennett's CHEEK TO CHEEK Is Not Merely Just CheekySOUND OFF: Lady Gaga & Tony Bennett's CHEEK TO CHEEK Is Not Merely Just Cheeky
by Pat Cerasaro - Sep 23, 2014

Today we are listening to the hotly anticipated new jazz album by Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett titled CHEEK TO CHEEK. (more...)

Apollo Theater and World Music Institute to Present AFRICA NOW! South Africa Festival, 10/9-12Apollo Theater and World Music Institute to Present AFRICA NOW! South Africa Festival, 10/9-12
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2014

Karen Sander, Artistic & Executive Director, World Music Institute and The Apollo Theater, in partnership with World Music Institute, presents AFRICA NOW!, South Africa, showcasing today's South African music scene, October 9-12, 2014. (more...)

Abstract Art Lovers Uncover Original WorksAbstract Art Lovers Uncover Original Works
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2014

GIG HARBOR, Wash., Sept. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ New York City, in the 1940's and 1950's was a hotbed of music, art and theatre. Everyone from Ella Fitzgerald to Duke Ellington and Sidney Bechet could be heard somewhere in the city. Artists like Benny Goodman and Frank Sinatra were there to beguile and entertain. This period also ushered in a new movement in art called Abstract Expressionism. (more...)

Scott Thompson, Roseanna Vitro, Michael Shannon and More Set for Joe's Pub thru 9/28Scott Thompson, Roseanna Vitro, Michael Shannon and More Set for Joe's Pub thru 9/28
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2014

Joe's Pub at the Public has announced its performances, September 17 through the 28th. Details below! (more...)

Johnny Mathis Set To Release THE COMPLETE GLOBAL ALBUMS COLLECTION Out 11/17Johnny Mathis Set To Release THE COMPLETE GLOBAL ALBUMS COLLECTION Out 11/17
by Danielle DeSisto - Sep 15, 2014

ohnny Mathis' near 60-year tenure as a core artist at Columbia Records was only interrupted once, when he founded his own production company, Global Records, for a four-year stay at Mercury Records from 1963 to 1967. (more...)

The GRAMMY Foundation Launches Online Applications for GRAMMY in the Schools ProgramsThe GRAMMY Foundation Launches Online Applications for GRAMMY in the Schools Programs
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2014

The GRAMMY Foundation is currently accepting applications for its 2015 GRAMMY Camp, GRAMMY Camp — Jazz Session and GRAMMY Signature Schools programs for high school students and high school music programs. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Marilyn Maye Returns to BirdlandPhoto Coverage: Marilyn Maye Returns to Birdland
by Stephen Sorokoff - Sep 10, 2014

Referred by Ella Fitzgerald as 'the greatest white female singer in the world', by Johnny Carson as the 'Super Singer' and said to have a voice that is '...robust and steady, her stamina seemingly inexhaustible...' by the NY Times, Marilyn is a jazz legend known and loved by all. Check out photos from her Birdland return below! (more...)

The Recording Academy Issues Statement on Passing of Jazz Legend Gerald WilsonThe Recording Academy Issues Statement on Passing of Jazz Legend Gerald Wilson
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2014

The Recording Academy has issued a statement on the passsing of jazz legend Gerald Wilson. The composer, arranger, big-band leader and musician passed away on Monday in Los Angeles at the age of 96. (more...)

Former Miss VA Meghan Shanley Releases Debut AlbumFormer Miss VA Meghan Shanley Releases Debut Album
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2014

In the shining tradition of truly great singers, Meghan Shanley steps fully into the spotlight. (more...)

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