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SIng! Sing! Sing! The McCallum Theatre Brings the Desert 'A Salute to Benny Goodman at Carnegie Hall'SIng! Sing! Sing! The McCallum Theatre Brings the Desert 'A Salute to Benny Goodman at Carnegie Hall'
by David Green - Feb 20, 2017

The McCallum Theatre presents "Salute to Benny Goodman at Carnegie Hall" on Monday, March 6, at 8:00pm. The performance features the Benny Goodman Tribute Orchestra with 18 of the country's top musicians, conducted by Terry Myers, and with Special Guest Vocalist Nancy Osborne. Relive the legendary concert that made Benny Goodman the most celebrated jazz bandleader of his day. Leading a band of musicians including Harry James, Ziggy Elman, Gene Krupa, Teddy Wilson, Lionel Hampton, Johnny Hodges and Count Basie, Benny Goodman played music ranging from "Honeysuckle Rose" to "Sing, Sing, Sing." We re-create that night in 1938 with today's best musicians.  (more...)

THE BIG BROADCAST! Returns to Mount Holyoke College's  Chapin Auditorium on 3/5THE BIG BROADCAST! Returns to Mount Holyoke College's Chapin Auditorium on 3/5
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2017

The Jazz Ensembles of Mount Holyoke College present the 12th edition of The Big Broadcast! on Sunday, March 5 at 2PM & 7PM at Chapin Auditorium, Mount Holyoke College, in South Hadley, MA. Created and directed by Mark Gionfriddo, who is also onstage as "Matt Morgan", The Big Broadcast!  is a re-creation of a live 1940's radio show featuring the Mount Holyoke College Big Band, Vocal Jazz, and Chamber Jazz Ensembles performing well-known tunes from the swing era and the American songbook. WWLP-TV meteorologist Brian Lapis is emcee "Fred Kelley" for his 10th consecutive season. (more...)

THE BIG BROADCAST! to Return to Mount Holyoke This MarchTHE BIG BROADCAST! to Return to Mount Holyoke This March
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2017

The Jazz Ensembles of Mount Holyoke College present the 12th edition of The Big Broadcast! on Saturday, March 4 at 2PM & 7PM at Chapin Auditorium, Mount Holyoke College, in South Hadley, MA.  (more...)

Renowned Pianist Corky Hale to Play One Night Only ConcertRenowned Pianist Corky Hale to Play One Night Only Concert
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2017

Corky Hale, the legendary jazz harpist, pianist and vocalist, will perform her new show, 'An Evening With Corky Hale,' at the Catalina Jazz Club in Hollywood on Wed., Feb. 1 at 8:30 PM. (more...)

Turnaround Artists Presents IN THE MOODTurnaround Artists Presents IN THE MOOD
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2017

To the delight of fans of the American Big Bands and the Big Band era, the brassy, all-singing, all-dancing, all-American 1940s musical revue, In The Mood is coming to Melbourne in celebration of 23 years on tour. Hop aboard the 'Chattanooga Choo Choo' to 'Tuxedo Junction' and get 'In The Mood' for a 'Moonlight Serenade.' In the Mood is a fully staged tribute to Glenn Miller, The Andrews Sisters, Tommy Dorsey, Artie Shaw, Harry James, Erskine Hawkins, Benny Goodman, Frank Sinatra and other idols of the '40s. (more...)

HERE Proudly Presents CHIFLON, EL SILENCIO DEL CARBONHERE Proudly Presents CHIFLON, EL SILENCIO DEL CARBON
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2017

HERE proudly presents Chiflon, El Silencio del Carbon, by renowned Chilean company Silencio Blanco, a presentation from HERE's Dream Music Puppetry Program.  This production plays three performances only, February 24 - 26, 2017 at HERE (145 Sixth Avenue, just below Spring Street).  This presentation at HERE arrives as part of a U.S. tour, with dates and venues as follows: MCA, Chicago, IL (January 15-24); FUNDarte, Miami, FL (January 25-29); University of Maryland/The Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, College Park, MD (January 30-February 5); Raritan Valley Community College/The Theatre, Branchburg, NJ (February 6-12); Bucknell University/Weis Center for the Performing Arts, Lewisburg, PA (February 13-19); HERE, New York, NY (February 24-26); UCLA/Center for the Art of Performance, Los Angeles, CA (February 27-March 5); Boom Arts, Portland, OR (March 6-9). (more...)

IN THE MOOD A 1940's Musical Review Comes to Morris Performing Arts CenterIN THE MOOD A 1940's Musical Review Comes to Morris Performing Arts Center
by BWW News Desk - Jan 3, 2017

IN THE MOOD, the show that celebrates America's Greatest Generation through the music of Glenn Miller, Tommy Dorsey, Artie Shaw, Benny Goodman, Harry James, Erskine Hawkins, The Andrews Sisters, Frank Sinatra and other idols of the 1940s, is coming to the Morris Performing Arts Center, South Bend, on Saturday, February 18, 2017, with two performances at 2:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.  (more...)

IN THE MOOD, 1940's Revue to Celebrate 23rd Anniversary Tour!IN THE MOOD, 1940's Revue to Celebrate 23rd Anniversary Tour!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 26, 2016

To the delight of fans of the American Big Bands and the Big Band era, the brassy, all-singing, all-dancing, all-American 1940s musical revue, In The Mood is coming to Fresno in celebration of 23 years on tour. (more...)

SHIP OF FOOLS Launches HERE's 2016-17 Season with Audience on a Turntable TonightSHIP OF FOOLS Launches HERE's 2016-17 Season with Audience on a Turntable Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Oct 12, 2016

HERE launches its 2016-2017 producing season with Ship of Fools, conceived by Jessica Scott, and devised by Jessica Scott with Anonymous Ensemble. This HERE Resident Artist and Dream Music Puppetry Program production plays 15 performances, tonight, October 12, through October 22 at HERE (145 Sixth Avenue, just below Spring Street). (more...)

SHIP OF FOOLS to Launch HERE's 2016-17 Season with Audience on a TurntableSHIP OF FOOLS to Launch HERE's 2016-17 Season with Audience on a Turntable
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2016

HERE launches its 2016-2017 producing season with Ship of Fools, conceived by Jessica Scott, and devised by Jessica Scott with Anonymous Ensemble. This HERE Resident Artist and Dream Music Puppetry Program production plays 15 performances, October 12 - 22 at HERE (145 Sixth Avenue, just below Spring Street). (more...)

Phoenix Jazz & Swing Band at World Stage Summer Concert SeriesPhoenix Jazz & Swing Band at World Stage Summer Concert Series
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2016

The Phoenix Jazz and Swing Band has been entertaining audiences since 1990 with music that, like the legendary Phoenix bird, will live on and on. (more...)

SHIP OF FOOLS, DARK CIRCUS, PROTOTYPE and More Set for HERE's 2016-17 SeasonSHIP OF FOOLS, DARK CIRCUS, PROTOTYPE and More Set for HERE's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2016

HERE has announced its 2016-2017 producing season, featuring three HERE Resident Artist world premieres, two international presentations from HERE's renowned Dream Music Puppetry Program, the fifth annual PROTOTYPE: Opera/Theatre/Now festival, and HERE's yearly CULTUREMART festival, where HERE serves up a first look at new work in process from artists in the HERE Artist Residency Program (HARP). (more...)

BWW Review: Marriage is Good COMPANY PolicyBWW Review: Marriage is Good COMPANY Policy
by Teresa Budasi - Jun 24, 2016

To be or not to be … married. That is the question facing Robert throughout COMPANY, the Stephen Sondheim/George Furth musical that concludes Writers Theatre's current season at its spiffy new venue in Glencoe. (more...)

2016 Jazz Record Collectors' Bash Set for This Weekend in Iselin2016 Jazz Record Collectors' Bash Set for This Weekend in Iselin
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2016

The 42nd Annual Jazz Record Collectors' Bash will be held this weekend, June 24-25, 2016, at the APA Hotel Woodbridge (formally Hilton Woodbridge, 120 Wood Avenue South Iselin, NJ 08830). (more...)

Music Mountain to Welcome Cantata Profana, 7/2-3Music Mountain to Welcome Cantata Profana, 7/2-3
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2016

Spend the 4th of July weekend at America's oldest continuing summer chamber music festival, Music Mountain, when its 87th Anniversary Season continues with the young ensemble Cantata Profana on Sunday, July 3rd (3PM) performing Beethoven and Schubert. Saturday, July 2 (6:30pm) brings Swingtime Big Band back for their ninth season playing the best of the Swing Era! The summer will feature 15 weekends of incredible music including returning favorite chamber ensembles and musicians (pianists Peter Serkin and Julia Hsu), first-time guests (pianist Richard Goode), the ever-popular Saturday Evening Twilight Series, featuring an array of Jazz ensembles and musicians, including the artists of the Catskill Jazz Factory, and the second season of the new Music Mountain Master Classes for Young Artists plus so much more! See why the New Yorker called Music Mountain 'The Summer Shrine of the String Quartet.' Concerts are scheduled through September 11. (more...)

BWW TV: Sneak Peek at Rehearsals and Behind-the-Scenes of I ONLY HAVE EYES FOR YOUBWW TV: Sneak Peek at Rehearsals and Behind-the-Scenes of I ONLY HAVE EYES FOR YOU
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 11, 2016

Producer Corky Hale's I ONLY HAVE EYES FOR YOU - The Life and Lyrics of Al Dubin, features lyrics by Al Dubin, most music by Harry Warren, a book by Jerry Leichtling and Arlene Sarner, and musical direction by Gerald Sternbach.  The production is directed and choreographed by  Kay Cole.  BroadwayWorld TV's own LA on-air Host Michael Sterling was invited to take a sneak peek at rehearsals last week and interview some of the show's stars and creative team.   (more...)

Corky Hale to Present I ONLY HAVE EYES FOR YOU at Montalban Theatre, 5/13Corky Hale to Present I ONLY HAVE EYES FOR YOU at Montalban Theatre, 5/13
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2016

Corky Hale presents I ONLY HAVE EYES FOR YOU - The Life and Lyrics of Al Dubin, at the Montalban Theatre, 1615 Vine St. in Hollywood. This new musical, features lyrics by Al Dubin, music mostly by Harry Warren, book by Jerry Leichtling and Arlene Sarner, and musical direction by Gerald Sternbach. The production is directed and choreographed by Kay Cole. (more...)

Emerson String Quartet to Open Music Mountain's 87th Season; Lineup Announced!Emerson String Quartet to Open Music Mountain's 87th Season; Lineup Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2016

Concert aficionados from around the country will want to mark their calendars for Music Mountain, America's oldest continuing summer chamber music festival, when it kicks off its record-breaking 87th Anniversary Season beginning Sunday, June 5th! (more...)

IN THE MOOD to Play bergenPAC, 4/19IN THE MOOD to Play bergenPAC, 4/19
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2016

Bergen Performing Arts Center located at 30 North Van Brunt Street in Englewood, New Jersey presents: In The Mood, Tuesday, April 19, 2016 at 7:30PM. Purchase tickets at www.ticketmaster.com or Box Office at 201.227.1030.  (more...)

Catalina Bar & Grill to Present Alexis Gershwin in GERSHWIN SINGS GERSHWIN, 3/22Catalina Bar & Grill to Present Alexis Gershwin in GERSHWIN SINGS GERSHWIN, 3/22
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2016

Catalina Bar & Grill will present singer ALEXIS GERSHWIN, the niece of the iconic American composer and lyricist, GEORGE & IRA GERSHWIN, in a 75-minute musical journey and salute to her uncle's music in a show entitled 'GERSHWIN SINGS GERSHWIN,' backed by The Gershwin Singers & Band, under the musical direction of Steven Applegate, to be presented One Night Only on Tuesday, March 22, 2016 at 8:30 p.m. at Catalina Bar & Grill; 6725 West Sunset Boulevard (just east of North Highland Avenue); Los Angeles, CA 90028. There is $20 Cover Charge, plus dinner or a two-drink minimum per person. Valet Parking is available. (more...)

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