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    BWW Blog: The Night Elton John Told Elaine Stritch, 'This is Your Song' - and She Kept It
    by BWW News Desk - Aug 04, 2014

    As Adam Feldman pointed out in his wonderful Time Out New York piece on Elaine Stritch, 'Everyone who ever met Elaine Stritch-hell, anyone who ever saw her perform-has a Stritch story.' I would like to add another category: everyone who ever saw her when someone else performed. I'll explain. In July 2004, Elton John was performing a symphonic concert at New York's Radio City Music Hall and I took my brother Rob. We had great seats, like tenth row center. Halfway through the beautiful set, Elton paused before 'Your Song' and dedicated it to 'One of the greatest theatrical personalities ever to grace the Broadway stage..' Suddenly, we look up about ten feet to our right, and Elaine Stritch is on her feet basking in the glow of a spotlight and Elton's uncharacteristically sincere (and long) introduction. 'Oh Rob, look at her. She's so cute, with those huge black glasses and that big hat. How sweet for her to have this little moment,' I said to my brother. Indeed, in those initial seconds of acknowledgment, Elaine seemed to light up from within and grow a full six inches, like a plant under a grow light on steroids. (more...)

    Meet the Current Casts of Broadway's Long Running Hits - THE LION KING
    by BWW Special Coverage - Aug 01, 2014

    A great, big Broadway season is on its way, with fourteen productions already slated to open in the next few months. With several weeks until the craziness begins, there is still plenty of time to catch up on what's been going on at Broadway's already occupied theaters . BroadwayWorld will be profiling the hits of the Great White Way that continue to draw crowds after months, years, and (in some cases) decades. Meet the current cast of Broadway's The Lion King below! (more...)

    Schedule Announced for Buffalo Philharmonic Season; Tickets On Sale, 8/9
    by BWW News Desk - Aug 01, 2014

    BUFFALO, NY -- Saturday, August 9 marks the first opportunity to obtain individual tickets to all concerts in the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra's 2014-15 season. Highlights include superstar Renee Fleming; Broadway sensations Matthew Morrison, Ben Vereen and Megan Hilty; Bartok's dark and thrilling opera'Bluebeard's Castle' with a set by glass artist Dale Chihuly; Celtic Thunder; Rachmaninoff and Beethoven festivals; and BPO Rocks shows, including the Music of Led Zeppelin. Tickets range from $29-$83 and are available by visitingbpo.org, calling (716) 885-5000, or visiting the BPO Box Office at Kleinhans Music Hall, 3 Symphony Circle, Buffalo. (more...)

    OWN Announces Revised August 2014 Highlights
    by TV News Desk - Aug 01, 2014


    Jody Gerson Named Chairman & CEO of Universal Music Publishing Group
    by BWW News Desk - Aug 01, 2014

    Universal Music Group (UMG), the world's leading music company, announced today that it has appointed Jody Gerson as Chairman and CEO of the company's music publishing division, Universal Music Publishing Group (UMPG), effective January 1, 2015. (more...)

    Dee Dee Bridgewater, Arturo Sandoval and More Set for the Blue Note, Aug 2014
    by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2014

    Blue Note Jazz Club, one of the world's most iconic jazz and blues venues based in Greenwich Village, is proud to announce an impressive schedule of artists for August 2014. (more...)

    Disney's THE LION KING Welcomes 12 Millionth Visitor!
    by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2014

    This week, Disney's award-winning musical THE LION KING welcomed its 12 millionth visitor at London's Lyceum Theatre. The show will celebrate its 15th anniversary in October in London, where the show remains the West End's best-selling stage production. Tickets are currently on sale until 29 March 2015. (more...)

    Andre Kasten, Jacob Jonas and Lindsay Nelko to Showcase Work at Capezio A.C.E. Award Winners Festival, 8/4-7
    by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2014

    Capezio A.C.E. Award Winners Festival, a competition dedicated to introducing the next generation of emerging and influential choreographers, announces its lineup for the winners performance festival, August 4 - August 7 at Ailey Citigroup Theater (405 West 55th Street at 9thAvenue). (more...)

    Disney's THE LION KING Comes to Boston Opera House, 9/9-10/12
    by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2014

    Casting has been announced for the Boston engagement of Disney's The Lion King. Boston's most eagerly awaited stage production returns to the Boston Opera House stage from September 9 to October 12 as part of the 2014-2015 Lexus Broadway In Boston Season. (more...)

    Alliance Theatre to Premiere Natasha Trethewey's NATIVE GUARD, 9/26-10/19
    by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2014

    The Alliance Theatre has announced the world premiere of NATIVE GUARD. Winner of the 2007 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry, former U.S. Poet Laureate Natasha Trethewey's NATIVE GUARD will be brought to the stage with actors, music, imagery, and visual art in a complete theatrical staging. NATIVE GUARD will open the Hertz Stage season at the Alliance Theatre September 26 - October 19, 2014. Opening night is Wednesday, October 1, 2014. (more...)

    The Hit Men to Play Guild Hall in the Hamptons, 8/25
    by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2014

    Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons, Carly Simon, Elton John, Barry Manilow, Carole King, Tommy James & The Shondells, Sting, Paul McCartneyTHE HIT MEN have worked with them all and many more mega-star acts, both in the studio and on tour. After decades behind the scenes, these immensely talented artists united to form THE HIT MEN, a brotherhood of musicians whose friendships date back nearly 50 years: Lee Shapiro (musical director & member of Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons), Gerry Polci (drummer/member of Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons), Jimmy Ryan (founder of The Critters, lead guitarist with Carly Simon for 21 years; has worked with Cat Stevens, Paul McCartney, Mick Jagger), Larry Gates (Carole King, Phoebe Snow), and Russ Velazquez (4-time Emmy-nominated composer; has worked with Sting, Carole King, The Ramones, LL Cool J). (more...)

    Roseanne Cash & John Leventhal to Play Wharton Center's Pasant Theatre, 10/23
    by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2014

    Singer, songwriter and Grammy-winning artist Rosanne Cash teams up with husband and fellow Grammy winning musician and producer John Leventhal for a new tour celebrating the release of their much anticipated album, The River and the Thread. The two arrive at Wharton Center's Pasant Theatre Thursday, October 23rd for one show at 7:30 p.m. Tickets on sale now online at www.whartoncenter.com by phone at 1-800-Wharton or at the Wharton Center ticket office. (more...)

    'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for July 30th, 2014
    by Paul W. Thompson - Jul 30, 2014

    The latest in unauthorized gossip and buzz from the heart of Chicago's showtune video bars, and musical theater news from Chicago to Broadway. Our biggest musical theaters check in: Broadway In Chicago, the Marriott, the Drury Lane, the Paramount and Munster's TATC, plus Victory Gardens' special events, BoHo's 2015 season, 'The Book Of Merman' and new works from Jane Austen and the Everleigh Club! (more...)

    Hershey Symphony Orchestra to Present PIANO MEN: THE MUSIC OF ELTON JOHN & BILLY JOEL, 8/16
    by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2014

    Hershey Symphony Orchestra kicks off its 2014-2015 season with Piano Men: The Music of Elton John and Billy Joel on Saturday, August 16, 2014 at 8 p.m. at the Hershey Theatre. (more...)

    EVIL DEAD, POTTED POTTER, CANNIBAL! and More Set for Starvox's 10th Anniversary Season
    by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2014

    Starvox Entertainment has been wowing audiences for years, bringing the best in entertainment to Toronto and stages around the world. Celebrating ten years in the biz, the company today announced a packed calendar of productions and events, including smash hits, fan favourites and a new partnership with the Randolph Theatre. Get ready for flesh eaters, hot flashes, magic and, of course, a little song and dance. (more...)

    Sapphire Soul Set for Special West End Launch Concert, Aug 17
    by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2014

    Sejal Keshwala, Laura Tebbutt and Lisa-Marie Holmes are all successful solo artists in their own right, but together, as sensational new group Sapphire Soul, they are set to become a major new force to be reckoned with. Sapphire Soul will be launched with a special one-off West End performance directed by Sarah Ingram at The Hippodrome Casino on Sunday August 17. (more...)

    Brian Stokes Mitchell to Lead THE BAND WAGON for Encores! This November
    by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2014

    Tony Award winner Brian Stokes Mitchell will star in The Band Wagon, an Encores! Special Event based on the classic MGM movie of the same title, from November 6 - 16, 2014 at City Center. The show has a book by Douglas Carter Beane adapted from the screenplay by Betty Comden and Adolph Green, with music by Arthur Schwartz and lyrics by Howard Dietz. The Band Wagon will be directed and choreographed by Tony Award winner Kathleen Marshall with music direction by Todd Ellison. The Band Wagon will run for 12 performances, by special arrangement with Warner Bros. Theatre Ventures. (more...)

    bergenPAC to Welcome Michael McDonald and Toto, 9/3
    by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2014

    Circle Theatre to Present SPAMALOT, 8/7-23
    by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2014

    Circle Theatre continues the Main Stage season in August of 2014 with the musical comedy MONTY PYTHON'S SPAMALOT, running August 7 through 23. (more...)

    Lionel Richie to Be Named 'Legend of Live' at 2014 Billboard Touring Awards
    by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2014

    Lionel Richie will be named a Legend of Live at the 2014 Billboard Touring Awards, to be held Nov. 20 at The Edison Ballroom in New York City. (more...)

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