Frank Sinatra News

Date of Birth: December 12, 1915
Date of Death: May 14, 1998 (82)
Birth Place: Hoboken, NJ, USA
Gender: Male
North Coast Rep presents A Taste of Kevin Toney with Special Guest Star Dominique ToneyNorth Coast Rep presents A Taste of Kevin Toney with Special Guest Star Dominique Toney
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2017

Two-time Grammy Nominee, Pianist Extraordinaire, Songwriter, Composer, and Author Kevin Toney & Dominique Toney will kick off North Coast Repertory Theatre's Monday Night Jazz Series on the intimate mainstage Monday, October 5, 7:30 pm. (more...)

Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts Celebrates Ella Fitzgerald with PATTI AUSTIN: ELLA NOW AND THENBrooklyn Center for the Performing Arts Celebrates Ella Fitzgerald with PATTI AUSTIN: ELLA NOW AND THEN
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 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...)

Turnaround Artists to Bring the 1940s to The Playhouse with IN THE MOODTurnaround Artists to Bring the 1940s to The Playhouse with IN THE MOOD
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2017

IN THE MOOD, A 1940s Big Band Music Revue presented by Turnaround Artists will appear at The Playhouse on Rodney Square for two shows on Thursday, April 6 at 2PM & 7:30PM. (more...)

Roundup: Check Out The Top Stories From Los Angeles You Might Have Missed 3/24 - A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN and More!Roundup: Check Out The Top Stories From Los Angeles You Might Have Missed 3/24 - A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN and More!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2017

Check out the top stories from Los Angeles you might have missed this week and more! Top Stories From Los Angeles You Might Have Missed 3/24 - A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN and More! (more...)

Roundup: Check Out The Top Stories From Phoenix You Might Have Missed 3/24 - BULLETS OVER BROADWAY and More!Roundup: Check Out The Top Stories From Phoenix You Might Have Missed 3/24 - BULLETS OVER BROADWAY and More!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2017

Check out the top stories from Phoenix you might have missed this week and more! Top Stories From Phoenix You Might Have Missed 3/24 - BULLETS OVER BROADWAY and More! (more...)

Jim Caruso & Billy Stritch to Kick Off Residency at Bemelmans Bar This AprilJim Caruso & Billy Stritch to Kick Off Residency at Bemelmans Bar This April
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2017

The Carlyle, a Rosewood Hotel, will welcome Jim Caruso & Billy Stritch to Bemelmans Bar for a Sunday night residency throughout April. (more...)

BWW Review: THE KID STAYS IN THE PICTURE, Royal CourtBWW Review: THE KID STAYS IN THE PICTURE, Royal Court
by Marianka Swain - Mar 24, 2017

While An American in Paris captures the dreamy glamour of old Hollywood, Simon McBurney rivetingly evokes its seedy, cynical underbelly, from backroom deals to drug busts and mobsters. Yet it is, in its own way, just as dazzling - a paean to Tinseltown myth-making as well as a blackly comic deconstruction. (more...)

Tony Bennett's Daughter Antonia Bennett to Make Cafe Carlyle Debut This SpringTony Bennett's Daughter Antonia Bennett to Make Cafe Carlyle Debut This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2017

Acclaimed singer Antonia Bennett makes her Cafe Carlyle debut, May 23 - June 3. (more...)

How Sweet It Is! A Jackie Gleason Toast with Bob Greenberg at Boca Black BoxHow Sweet It Is! A Jackie Gleason Toast with Bob Greenberg at Boca Black Box
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2017

GEORGE BETTINGER, host of The Mom & Pop Shop, invites you to join him  for HOW SWEET IT IS! A JACKIE GLEASON TOAST, starring Friars Club comedian BOB GREENBERG & singer JIMMIE BUSH, Jr. at the Boca Black Box Center for the Arts on Thursday April 27th from 8-10pm. Fellow Friars, Bob & George have been friends for years & have worked together on many occasions. (more...)

Skidmore Theater's Spring 2017 Mainstage ProductionSkidmore Theater's Spring 2017 Mainstage Production
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2017

The Skidmore College Department of Theater is pleased to announce its Spring 2017 Mainstage production, Balm in Gilead by Lanford Wilson, guest directed by international award-winning theater artist Phil Soltanoff. This updated version of Pulitzer Prize winner Lanford Wilson's first full-length play brings the world of grungy 1970s New York City to vivid life on the Skidmore stage. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Jamie deRoy & (Friar) Friends Swing Into Spring at Friars ClubPhoto Coverage: Jamie deRoy & (Friar) Friends Swing Into Spring at Friars Club
by Stephen Sorokoff - Mar 21, 2017

Jamie deRoy's Friar Membership and her long running Jamie deRoy & friends Variety Show are about the same age.  Jamie became a member in 1988 along with Liza Minnelli, Joan Rivers and Brooke Shields.  Jamie brought this edition of the show to the Friars Club last night and the Frank Sinatra Dining Room was filled with Friars and Jamie's friends as they dined and were entertained by some of the best in the business.  (more...)

Tony Bennett to Bring His Legendary Charm to Fabulous Fox Theatre This JuneTony Bennett to Bring His Legendary Charm to Fabulous Fox Theatre This June
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2017

Fox Concerts presents TONY BENNETT, the 19-time Grammy Award-winning musician whose music spans over six decades on Wednesday, June 7 at 7:30 p.m. at the Fabulous Fox Theatre. (more...)

Arizona Musicfest's MUSIC ALIVE IN SUITE A-5 Continues Throughout the YearArizona Musicfest's MUSIC ALIVE IN SUITE A-5 Continues Throughout the Year
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2017

???????Arizona Musicfest's record-breaking 2016-17 concert season has ended, but its life-long learning series of dynamic music programs, Music Alive in Suite A-5, continues throughout the year. (more...)

BWW Review: Desert Rose's SOUTHERN BAPTIST SISSIES is an Emotionally Wrenching Experience, but a Must-See Production.BWW Review: Desert Rose's SOUTHERN BAPTIST SISSIES is an Emotionally Wrenching Experience, but a Must-See Production.
by Audrey Liebross - Mar 20, 2017

Prolific screenwriter and playwright Del Shores is perhaps best known for his series of plays about growing up gay in the South. In the semi-autobiographical SOUTHERN BAPTIST SISSIES, now playing at the Desert Rose Playhouse in an excellent production, he describes the clash between his identities as a devout Baptist and a gay child. (more...)

BWW Review: Harvey Granat Spotlights Jimmy Van Heusen to an Enthusiastic Audience in His Latest SONGS AND STORIES at 92YBWW Review: Harvey Granat Spotlights Jimmy Van Heusen to an Enthusiastic Audience in His Latest SONGS AND STORIES at 92Y
by Alix Cohen - Mar 18, 2017

Though all of Harvey Granat's midday events are illuminating and entertaining, his most recent SONGS AND STORIES on March 16 at 92Y could've easily continued at least another half hour buoyed by audience enthusiasm. The event's special guests, author/producer/journalist Will Friedwald (who has his own 92Y series), and President of Jimmy Van Heusen's catalog, his great nephew, Brook Babcock, were both knowledgeable, engaging raconteurs. It was also a great pleasure to watch the two men join infectiously enjoying the afternoon. (more...)

Full Casting Announced for FOOTLOOSE UK Tour and Limited West End SeasonFull Casting Announced for FOOTLOOSE UK Tour and Limited West End Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2017

???????Full casting is announced today for Footloose: The Musical, which returns next month following a smash-hit 2016 tour. Opening at New Wimbledon Theatre on Friday 21 April, the tour will include a strictly limited West End season at The Peacock, playing for three weeks from Tuesday 12 September 2017.  (more...)

Tommy Dorsey Orchestra to Perform at the Coralville Center for the Performing ArtsTommy Dorsey Orchestra to Perform at the Coralville Center for the Performing Arts
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2017

???????The Coralville Center for the Performing Arts will host The One and Only Tommy Dorsey Orchestra Friday, March 24 at 7:00 PM. One of America's most-beloved jazz ensembles, the group is most famous for helping to launch the career of Frank Sinatra. The band is currently directed by Iowa native Terry Myers. (more...)

Chris Botti Returns to Van Wezel Center This AprilChris Botti Returns to Van Wezel Center This April
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2017

Trumpeter Chris Botti is returning by popular demand with an intimate live concert at the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall on Wednesday, April 12th at 8PM. He has had four number one albums on the Billboard's Jazz Albums listings and received a Grammy® for Best Contemporary Instrumental Album for Impressions. Botti has firmly established himself as the world's largest selling jazz instrumentalist.   (more...)

 A Starry Night At The McCallum! The Desert Symphony Celebrates Their 28th With Grammy Winner LeAnn Rimes A Starry Night At The McCallum! The Desert Symphony Celebrates Their 28th With Grammy Winner LeAnn Rimes
by David Green - Mar 16, 2017

The Desert Symphony, under the direction of Music Director Gary Berkson, is celebrating its 28th Anniversary with a Gala and Concert starring the incomparable LeAnn Rimes. The event will take place on Saturday, April 1, 2017, 8pm at The McCallum Theatre. In addition, the Desert Symphony will be honoring Ruta Lee, whose career has included both stage and screen, with the Amadeus Award for her philanthropy and dedication to the Performing Arts. She is the first woman to receive this prestigious award and joins the ranks of Frank Sinatra, Bob Hope, John Tesh, Jack Jones, Ted Giatas, and last year's recipient Harold Matzner. (more...)

Pittsburgh Symphony Announces 2017-18 Classics and Pops Series - Lang Lang, Yo-Yo Ma, European Tour and More!Pittsburgh Symphony Announces 2017-18 Classics and Pops Series - Lang Lang, Yo-Yo Ma, European Tour and More!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2017

The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra announces the 2017-2018 season programming for its BNY Mellon Grand Classics and PNC Pops series. The upcoming season of the BNY Mellon Grand Classics marks its 10th season under the musical leadership of Music Director Manfred Honeck and the orchestra's 122nd year since its founding. (more...)

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