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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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Date of Birth: April 25, 1918
Date of Death: June 15, 1996 (78)
Birth Place: Newport News, VA, USA
Gender: Female
BWW Interview: Stage & Screen Legend Lainie Kazan Talks Music, Theatre Career & More!BWW Interview: Stage & Screen Legend Lainie Kazan Talks Music, Theatre Career & More!
by Kevin Pollack - Sep 27, 2016

Lainie Kazan is an American actress and singer. She was nominated for the 1988 Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series for St. Elsewhere, and the 1993 Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Musical for My Favorite Year. She had previously received a Golden Globe Award nomination for the film version of My Favorite Year (1982). Her other film appearances include The Delta Force (1986), Harry and the Hendersons (1987), Beaches (1988), My Big Fat Greek Wedding (2002) and My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 (2016). Kazan made her Broadway debut in The Happiest Girl in the World in 1961 followed by Bravo Giovanni (1962). (more...)

A Transgender Story Told Through Opera at Washington HallA Transgender Story Told Through Opera at Washington Hall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2016

This fall, Seattleites can hear opera in a Central-District venue that once housed performances by Billie Holiday and Ella Fitzgerald. But the location isn't the only new thing about Seattle Opera's As One,which will be presented in the historic Washington Hall. As One, a chamber opera with only two singers, tells the story of Hannah, a transwoman, and her journey to self-understanding. The opera is meant to be both an experience, and a vehicle for meaningful conversation. (more...)

American Pops Orchestra Launches LUNCHTIME CONCERT SERIESAmerican Pops Orchestra Launches LUNCHTIME CONCERT SERIES
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2016

Maestro LUKE FRAZIER and THE AMERICAN POPS ORCHESTRA - Washington, DC's innovative hometown orchestra - will launch the 12:15 PM lunchtime concert series "THIRD THURSDAYS" to highlight the unique musical personalities and special talents of the members of their acclaimed ensemble at Live! at 10th and G (First Congregational, UCC Washington - 945 G Street NW, Washington, DC 20001). Admission to the 30 minute events are free, but a free-will offering will benefit the DC Youth Orchestra Program, where Mr. Frazier is an Artist-in-Residence.  (more...)

BWW Interview: Ben Vereen of STEPPIN' OUT at The Grand 1894 Opera HouseBWW Interview: Ben Vereen of STEPPIN' OUT at The Grand 1894 Opera House
by Bryan-Keyth Wilson - Sep 23, 2016

There's not much one can say when you look at the resume of Ben Vereen. I have to admit I thought the email to interview Mr. Vereen was a hoax or a vile trick someone was playing on me. Now the reason I say this is because he is one of my idols and reasons I studied musical theatre in college and left to go to NYC to work professionally. We are familiar with his work with Bob Fosse as the Leading Player in PIPPIN and as Judas in JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR but Mr. Vereen still continues to give us the ole razzle dazzle on the stage and on the screen. He's starred in 9 Broadway shows, has received the coveted Antionette Perry Award (The Tony), a Drama Desk Award, and a Prism Award. Nominated for an NAACP Image Award, starred in 30 plus movies and television shows, and has a huge crossover career. Ben Vereen hit the scene in Martha Graham's PRODIGAL SON in 1965 and he's been working ever since. I had the esteemed pleasure to sit and talk about his illustrious career and the current projects he's working on currently. (more...)

Christa Scott Reed and Lori Wilner Join Richard Dreyfuss in RELATIVITY at TheaterWorks; Cast, Creatives Set!Christa Scott Reed and Lori Wilner Join Richard Dreyfuss in RELATIVITY at TheaterWorks; Cast, Creatives Set!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2016

TheaterWorks announced today the full cast and creative team for RELATIVITY, a new play by Mark St. Germain directed by Rob Ruggiero. (more...)

BWW Review: Billie Holiday's Legend Comes to Life in Soulful LADY DAY AT Emerson's Bar and GrillBWW Review: Billie Holiday's Legend Comes to Life in Soulful LADY DAY AT Emerson's Bar and Grill
by Peggy Sue Dunigan - Sep 16, 2016

"No two people on earth are alike, and it's got to be that way in music or it ain't music." spoke jazz singer Billie Holiday. No singer duplicated Billie Holiday's inimitable voice or immortalized jazz singing and standards quite like this legendary diva.. While Holiday herself idolized Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong, "Lady Day" as she was nicknamed, captured the audience's imagination while breaking their hearts when speaking of her tragic childhood. Unfortunately, the singer's personal demons in love and life were also legendary In a tribute to Holiday's career, Milwaukee Rep's opening Stackner Cabaret Lady Day at Emerson's Bar and Grill features the award-winning Alexis J. Roston portraying the star in her declining years after release from a year's imprisonment on drug related charges, which plagued the star her entire life. (more...)

York Theatre Company Announces Fall Developmental Reading SeriesYork Theatre Company Announces Fall Developmental Reading Series
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2016

The York Theatre Company (James Morgan, Producing Artistic Director; Evans Haile, Interim Executive Director), as part of its acclaimed Developmental Reading Series, will present staged readings of two new musicals: me and ella, written and performed by Andrea Frierson, with music direction and arrangements byRon Abel; and Marry Harry, with book by Jennifer Robbins, music by Dan Martin, and lyrics by Michael Biello, at The York Theatre Company at Saint Peter's (619 Lexington Avenue, entrance on East 54th Street, just east of Lexington Avenue).  (more...)

ME AND ELLA and MARRY HARRY Slated for York's Musical Readings SeriesME AND ELLA and MARRY HARRY Slated for York's Musical Readings Series
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2016

The York Theatre Company, as part of its acclaimed Developmental Reading Series, will present staged readings of two new musicals: me and ella, written and performed by Andrea Frierson, with music direction and arrangements by Ron Abel; and Marry Harry, with book by Jennifer Robbins, music by Dan Martin, and lyrics by Michael Biello, at The York Theatre Company at Saint Peter's (619 Lexington Avenue, entrance on East 54th Street, just east of Lexington Avenue).   (more...)

White Plains Performing Arts Center presents LOUIS-AND-ELLA!White Plains Performing Arts Center presents LOUIS-AND-ELLA!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2016

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Bryce Pinkham, Andy Karl & Orfeh in SONGS FROM THE CRYPT and More Set for October at BirdlandBryce Pinkham, Andy Karl & Orfeh in SONGS FROM THE CRYPT and More Set for October at Birdland
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2016

Birdland Jazz Club has announced its October 2016 schedule, featuring Pharoah Sanders Quartet, Ron Carter Big Band, Eliane Elias, ShowBiz After Hours with Frank DiLella, Jane Monheit, Kurt Elling, Jane Bunnett and Maqueque, Natalie Douglas, Bryce Pinkham, Jim Caruso's Cast Party and more. Scroll down for details! (more...)

Ann Hampton Callaway to Play San Diego Martinis Above FourthAnn Hampton Callaway to Play San Diego Martinis Above Fourth
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2016

Martinis Above Fourth | Table + Stage presents multi-platinum selling singer/songwriter and Tony-nominee Ann Hampton Callaway in "Diva Power." The show features a soaring celebration of the legendary ladies who helped shape the soundtrack of our lives - Barbra Streisand, Judy Garland, Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughan, Billie Holiday, Peggy Lee, Anita O'Day, Edith Piaf, Etta James, Carole King and Joni Mitchell. Tickets for the Tuesday, September 27 performance at 8PM are available atwww.ma4sd.com/shows. (more...)

Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra And Cincinnati Pops Announce Two World Tours In 2017Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra And Cincinnati Pops Announce Two World Tours In 2017
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2016

The Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra (CSO) and the Cincinnati Pops announced highly-anticipated international tours to Asia in March of 2017 with six performances in Hong Kong, Beijing, Shanghai and Taiwan, as well as the CSO undertaking an extensive, eleven-concert tour across Europe over three weeks in August and September. The Orchestra will be on tour for five total weeks in 2017, performing in 12 cities across seven different countries. (more...)

Cincinnati Symphony & Pops to Embark on Two International Tours in 2017Cincinnati Symphony & Pops to Embark on Two International Tours in 2017
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2016

The Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra (CSO) and the Cincinnati Pops announced highly-anticipated international tours to Asia in March of 2017 with six performances in Hong Kong, Beijing, Shanghai and Taiwan, as well as the CSO undertaking an extensive, eleven-concert tour across Europe over three weeks in August and September. (more...)

POPS Ball to Open Philly's Social Season Next WeekPOPS Ball to Open Philly's Social Season Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2016

On September 15, Music Director Michael Krajewski and the Philly POPS orchestra return to the Hyatt at the Bellevue for the Fourth Annual POPS Ball. (more...)

bergenPAC Presents The Summit: The Manhattan Transfer Meets Take 6 This FallbergenPAC Presents The Summit: The Manhattan Transfer Meets Take 6 This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 1, 2016

Bergen Performing Arts Center located at 30 North Van Brunt Street in Englewood, New Jersey presents The Summit: The Manhattan Transfer Meets Take 6 -Thursday, October 13, 2016 at 8PM. (more...)

Richard Dreyfuss to Star in Mark St. Germain's New Play RELATIVITY in HartfordRichard Dreyfuss to Star in Mark St. Germain's New Play RELATIVITY in Hartford
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2016

TheaterWorks announced today that Academy Award winner Richard Dreyfuss will be joining the cast of RELATIVITY, a new play by Mark St. Germain directed by Rob Ruggiero. (more...)

Parker Arts Announces Three New Series for 2016-17 SeasonParker Arts Announces Three New Series for 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2016

Parker Arts is going into its 5th year of bringing arts, culture, events and more to the local community and it is still finding new and exciting experiences to present to their audience. For its 2016-2017 season Parker Arts has organized sets of select shows into series so patrons can find the "playlist of performances" that interests them the most. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2016

The White Plains Performing Arts Center (WPPAC) is proud to announce an exciting Fall/Winter Season.  All performances are at the White Plains theatre, located on the third level of City Center off Mamaroneck Avenue and Main Street in downtown White Plains.  (more...)

Apollo Theater to Hold Amateur Night Auditions in NYC, Philly and D.C.Apollo Theater to Hold Amateur Night Auditions in NYC, Philly and D.C.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2016

The Apollo Theater announced today that it will hold auditions for its legendary Amateur Night show, now in its 82nd year, in multiple cities this Fall. (more...)

BWW Interview: Julie Charnet in DECADES: THE LADIES OF JAZZ at the Ethical Society of PhiladelphiaBWW Interview: Julie Charnet in DECADES: THE LADIES OF JAZZ at the Ethical Society of Philadelphia
by Donna Marie Nowak - Aug 18, 2016

Philadelphia chanteuse Julie Charnet brings her blend of jazz and swing to the Ethical Society of Philadelphia and other venues. (more...)

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