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  • CRAZY FOR YOU Begins Previews Tonight at Stratford Festival, Kicks Off 2014 Season
    by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2014

    Fresh from her triumph with last season's hit musical, Fiddler on the Roof, acclaimed director and choreographer Donna Feore returns for her 20th Festival season with an exciting new production of Crazy for You specially conceived for the Festival Theatre's thrust stage. The new Gershwin musical begins previews tonight, April 21, marking the first performance of the 2014 season. (more...)

    Josh Franklin and Natalie Daradich-Led CRAZY FOR YOU Begins Performances at Stratford Festival Tonight
    by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2014

    Fresh from her triumph with last season's hit musical, Fiddler on the Roof, acclaimed director and choreographer Donna Feore returns for her 20th Festival season with an exciting new production of Crazy for You specially conceived for the Festival Theatre's thrust stage. The new Gershwin musical begins previews on Monday, April 21, marking the first performance of the 2014 season. (more...)

    BWW Reviews: LUCIE ARNAZ Springs Into Love In Charming Cafe Carlyle Debut Show
    by Stephen Hanks - Apr 19, 2014

    It took Lucie Arnaz her entire professional life to get booked for a solo nightclub/cabaret show at the Cafe Carlyle. It turned out to be worth the wait-for herself and her audiences-and her weeklong run at the stylish club (that began on April 13 and ends with shows tonight at 8:45 and 10:45) would no doubt have made her famous parents--Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz--beam with pride. Lucy might have erupted into a joyful crying jag, while Desi would have kvelled in his signature rapid-fired Spanish because when it comes to her performance on a cabaret stage, Lucie Arnaz doesn't 'got some 'splaining to do.' (more...)

    THE GERSHWINS' PORGY AND BESS to Debut at CTG's Ahmanson Theatre, 4/22-6/1
    by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2014

    The Tony Award-winning musical 'The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess' makes its triumphant debut at the Center Theatre Group/Ahmanson Theatre, opening Wednesday, April 23 at 8 p.m. at the Center Theatre Group/Ahmanson Theatre. Performances continue through June 1, 2014. (Preview April 22.) (more...)

    Photo Coverage: Lucie Arnaz Brings SPRING IS HERE to Cafe Carlyle
    by Stephen Sorokoff - Apr 16, 2014

    As the daughter of one of show business' most prominent couples, Lucille Ball & Desi Arnaz, Emmy Award-winning singer/actress Lucie Arnaz has forged a distinct career of her own. She has had starring roles on Broadway, television and film, and has won awards including an Emmy, a Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Award and an Outer Critics Circle Award. She brings her new show, Spring is Here, to The Carlyle for a limited five-night engagement, through April 19. (more...)

    The Group Rep to Stage World Premiere Musical THE GHOST OF GERSHWIN, 5/9-6/22
    by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2014

    The Group Rep presents the world premiere musical 'The Ghost of Gershwin,' with music by Wayland Pickard, book by Doug Haverty, lyrics by Laura Manning, directed by Jules Aaron, choreographed by Michele Bernath, and produced by Richard Alan Woody. The play runs May 9 through June 22, 2014, Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm and Sundays at 2pm at the Lonny Chapman Theatre at the edge of the NoHo Arts District. (more...)

    MY ONE AND ONLY Coming to Manatee Performing Arts Center, 5/1-18
    by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2014

    The George and Ira Gershwin show MY ONE AND ONLY will be tapping its way onto the Stone Hall stage at the Manatee Performing Arts Center on May 1 and running through May 18! (more...)

    Lucie Arnaz Makes Cafe Carlyle Debut Tonight
    by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2014

    As the daughter of one of show business' most prominent couples, Lucille Ball & Desi Arnaz, Emmy Award-winning singer/actress Lucie Arnaz has forged a distinct career of her own. She has had starring roles on Broadway, television and film, and has won awards including an Emmy, a Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Award and an Outer Critics Circle Award. She brings her new show, Spring is Here, to The Carlyle for a limited five-night engagement, tonight, April 15 through 19. (more...)

    Now Playing Onstage in South Carolina - Week of 4/13/2014
    by BWW - Apr 13, 2014

    Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/13/2014 for South Carolina (more...)

    Now Playing Onstage in Los Angeles - Week of 4/13/2014
    by BWW - Apr 13, 2014

    Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/13/2014 for Los Angeles (more...)

    Now Playing Onstage in Las Vegas - Week of 4/13/2014
    by BWW - Apr 13, 2014

    Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/13/2014 for Las Vegas (more...)

    Donna Vivino, Karen Oberlin & More to Perform at Birdland, 4/21 - 4/27
    by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2014

    Birdland Jazz Club has announced its schedule for April 21 - April 27, featuring James Carter Organ Trio, Donna Vivino in 'Beautiful Dreamer,' David Ostwald's Louis Armstrong Eternity Band, Karen Oberlin in Secret Love: A Tribute to Doris Day, and more. (more...)

    FUNNY FACE Makes Blu-ray Debut Today
    by Pat Cerasaro - Apr 08, 2014

    Iconic movie musical FUNNY FACE, starring Fred Astaire and Audrey Hepburn, directed by Stanley Donen, is set for a long-awaited Blu-ray debut according to a new announcement. (more...)

    BWW Reviews: S'WONDERFUL: Gershwin Tunes Sung by a Super Talented Cast Onstage at MTW
    by Don Grigware - Apr 08, 2014

    S'Wonderful:The New Gershwin Musical//written & directed by Ray Roderick/MTW (Musical Theatre West) at Carpenter Performing Arts Center, Long Beach/through April 20 (more...)

    Nick Ziobro to Debut New CD at Birdland, 5/22
    by BWW News Desk - Apr 07, 2014

    Nick Ziobro, the 17 year-old pop/jazz vocal sensation, will release his debut album A Lot of Livin' to Do on Tuesday, May 20. The new disc, produced by Michael Feinstein - the two-time Emmy and five-time Grammy Award-nominated vocalist, pianist and musicologist - and available through Titanium Entertainment, will be available in stores and digital outlets such as iTunes and Amazon.com. The album's debut single 'This Guy's In Love with You' is now available on iTunes. (more...)

    Now Playing Onstage in South Carolina - Week of 4/06/2014
    by BWW - Apr 06, 2014

    Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/06/2014 for South Carolina (more...)

    Now Playing Onstage in Las Vegas - Week of 4/06/2014
    by BWW - Apr 06, 2014

    Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/06/2014 for Las Vegas (more...)

    Chattanooga Symphony & Opera Presents HERE TO STAY: THE GERSHWIN EXPERIENCE Tonight
    by BWW News Desk - Apr 05, 2014

    The CSO's last Luken Holdings Pops Series concert of the 2013/14 season pays tribute to the greatest team of collaborators in American music history George and Ira Gershwin. Here to Stay: The Gershwin Experience is a multi-media concert with a top-notch touring party, including Grammy Award-winning soprano Sylvia McNair. This concert event provides an unprecedented insider view into the legendary duo, and offers rare audio and video footage of the Gershwins. (more...)

    Smuin Ballet to Conclude 20th Season With Two World Premieres in XXCENTRIC Spring Dance Series, 5/2-6/7
    by BWW News Desk - Apr 03, 2014

    Smuin Ballet closes its 20th Anniversary Season with two World Premieres and a Michael Smuin classic, touring the Bay Area May 2 - June 7, 2014 in the XXcentric Spring Dance Series. The program will feature one act of Michael Smuin's ebullient Dancin' With Gershwin ballet, back on the Smuin stage for the first time since 2008. XXcentric will also include World Premieres from Smuin's Choreographer in Residence Amy Seiwert and Val Caniparoli, internationally renowned choreographer and principal character dancer at San Francisco Ballet. The XXcentric Spring Dance Series will kick off its tour at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco (May 2-11), continuing at the Lesher Center for the Arts in Walnut Creek (May 16-17); the Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts (May 21-25); and at the Sunset Center in Carmel (June 6-7). Tickets ($24-$70) are available by calling the individual venues or visiting www.smuinballet.org. (more...)

    CARNIVAL!, PARDON MY ENGLISH and More Set for Musicals Tonight!'s 2014-15 Season
    by BWW News Desk - Apr 03, 2014

    Musicals Tonight will present (at The Lion Theatre) Carnival!, The Girl Who Came to Supper, Whoopee, Hazel Flagg and Pardon My English in its 2014-2015 season. Details below! (more...)

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