Jacques Brel News

Gloucester Stage Company's 4000 MILES to Run 7/31-8/17
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2014

Gloucester Stage Company's 35th Anniversary Season continues with Amy Herzog's funny and moving 4000 Miles from July 31 through August 17 at the Gorton Theatre, 267 East Main Street, Gloucester, MA. Winner of the 2012 Obie Award for Best New American Play and a Pulitzer Prize for Drama Finalist, Amy Herzog's 4000 Miles looks at how two outsiders find their way in today's world. After suffering a major loss while he was on a cross-country bike trip, 21 year-old Leo seeks solace from his feisty 91 year-old grandmother Vera in her West Village apartment in New York City. Over the course of a single month, these unlikely roommates infuriate, bewilder, and ultimately reach each other. Directed by Gloucester Stage Artistic Director Eric C. Engel, the production features GSC favorite and Rockport resident Nancy E. Carroll as Vera and Rockport native Tom Rash as Vera's grandson Leo. The reminder of the cast features Sarah Oakes Muirhead, last seen at GSC in 2013's award winning Spring Awakening and GSC newcomer Samantha Ma. (more...)

He's Coming Home! Constantine Maroulis Will Return to His Tony-Nominated Role in ROCK OF AGES
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2014

Tony Award nominee and 'American Idol' finalist Constantine Maroulis returns to the smash hit musical ROCK OF AGES as Drew on Monday, August 4, 2014 for a limited 12-week engagement through October 26, 2014. The five-time Tony Award nominated musical ROCK OF AGES - which recently celebrated its fifth anniversary on Broadway, and its spot in the Top 30 Longest-Running Broadway Shows in History - continues to offer Broadway's Best Party eight times a week at the Helen Hayes Theatre, 240 West 44th (more...)

Theater Actor and Singer George Ball Releases Solo Recording Debut 'Think Of Me'
by BWW News Desk - Jul 09, 2014

Award-winning theater actor/singer, George Ball, celebrates a major milestone with the immediate release of his solo recording debut, 'Think of Me' (Gecko/LML Music). Mr. Ball describes 'Think of Me' as a recording for the 'grownup at heart.' He uses his famous baritone in a contemporary format here with an unusual repertoire that embraces story songs, heartbreakers, contemporary and country-tinged tales of love in its many guises. The recording was inspired by his wife, Amanda McBroom. It is available today on iTunes, LMLMusic, Amazon and other retailers. (more...)

Clare Foster, Jamie Parker and More to Star in GUYS AND DOLLS at Chichester, Aug 11-Sept 21
by BWW News Desk - Jul 08, 2014

Guys and Dolls - a joyous and vibrant celebration of Prohibition-era New York - marks a series of firsts when it bursts onto the Festival Theatre stage at Chichester this summer, running 11 August - 21 September 2014. (more...)

URINETOWN, AS YOU LIKE IT, 21 & More Set for Point Park's Conservatory Theatre Company's 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 08, 2014

Point Park University's Conservatory Theatre Company will produce five works, including the world premiere of a new musical about the life of the legendary Pittsburgh Pirates Hall of Famer Roberto Clemente, in the 2014-2015 season. (more...)

Theo Ubique Cabaret Theatre Extends A MUSICAL TRIBUTE TO THE ANDREWS SISTERS, Now Through 8/31
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2014

Theo Ubique's hit summer cabaret, A Musical Tribute to the Andrews Sisters, has added a month of performances in August following the complete sellout of all its July dates. The schedule continues with performances Thursday through Sunday evenings (though there will be no shows Friday, August 15 through Sunday, August 17), plus Wednesday evening performances beginning August 13. A complete schedule of performances is listed below. (more...)

Plays, Exhibits and More Set for the Crown Center, July 2014-Aug 2015
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2014

Crown Center has announced its upcoming events, July 2014-August 2015. Details below! (more...)

Arlo Hill to Celebrate the Music of Frank Loesser at 54 Below, 7/2
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2014

54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents ARLO HILL in I'VE BEEN IN LOVE BEFORE: THE SONGS AND STORIES OF FRANK LOESSER on Wednesday July 2nd. I'VE BEEN IN LOVE BEFORE goes behind the scenes with the man who wrote Guys & Dolls, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, 'Baby it's Cold Outside,' and much, much more. A brash college dropout journeys from the back rooms of the Tin Pan Alley to the silver screen of Hollywood to the Great White Way - and through two marriages, five Broadway shows, and over 700 songs of life and love. (more...)

'I'VE BEEN IN LOVE BEFORE' to Celebrate Songs of Frank Loesser at 54 Below with Arlo Hill and More, 7/2
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2014

54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents ARLO HILL in I'VE BEEN IN LOVE BEFORE: THE SONGS AND STORIES OF FRANK LOESSER on Wednesday July 2nd. I'VE BEEN IN LOVE BEFORE goes behind the scenes with the man who wrote Guys & Dolls, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, 'Baby it's Cold Outside,' and much, much more. A brash college dropout journeys from the back rooms of the Tin Pan Alley to the silver screen of Hollywood to the Great White Way - and through two marriages, five Broadway shows, and over 700 songs of life and love. (more...)

Broadway's Kenita Miller and More to Star in PROPAGANDA! THE MUSICAL at NYMF, 7/23-27
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2014

The 2014 New York Musical Theatre Festival (NYMF) presents Propaganda! The Musical a world premiere musical Book, Music, and Lyrics by Taylor Ferrera & Matt Webster. Nathan Brewer directs a cast of 10, including MaryJoanna Grisso (Nat. Tour: West Side Story), Nick Mason, Kenita Miller* (Bway: Xanadu, The Color Purple), Kenny Morris* (Bway: Hairspray, Les Miserables), Benjiman Dallas Redding (Nat. Tour: West Side Story), Shaun Repito (Nat. Tour: West Side Story), Dale Sampson*, Beth Cheryl Tarnow*, and Jillian Wallach (Nat. Tour: Legally Blonde). Propaganda! The Musical is being staged at PTC Performance Space, 555 West 42nd Street (bet. 9th & 10th Avenues) in NYC for five performances from Wednesday, July 23 through Sunday, July 27, 2014. (more...)

BWW Review: JACQUES BREL Comes Alive at Gloucester Stage Company
by Nancy Grossman - Jun 19, 2014

Good music stands the test of time and the Gloucester Stage Company celebrates its 35th Anniversary Season by revisiting one of their most requested productions. Jacques Brel IS ALIVE AND WELL AND LIVING IN PARIS still shows a lot of life more than 45 years since its off-Broadway debut. A quartet of polished actor-singers reveals the heart and soul in Brel's music and the brilliant complexity of his lyrics. (more...)

MR JOHNSON PRESENTS Set for Albany Cabaret Club, 3-13 July
by BWW News Desk - Jun 17, 2014

Mr Johnson Presents is the latest solo show from award-winning musician, composer, cabaret star, director and actor, Godfrey Johnson. Following a rave-reviewed run at Kalk Bay Theatre, KBT Productions brings this musical sit down comedy cabaret to the Albany Cabaret Club at the National Arts Festival from 3 to 13 July. (more...)

Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of Gloucester Stage's JACQUES BREL IS ALIVE AND WELL AND LIVING IN PARIS
by BWW News Desk - Jun 09, 2014

Gloucester Stage Company kicked off the 35th Anniversary Season on June 12 with Jacques Brel Is Alive and Well and Living in Paris, the internationally acclaimed musical revue of satirical and poignant songs by the late Belgian genius, Jacques Brel. Scroll down for a first look at the cast! (more...)

Brent Carver Replaces Andrew Rannells in IF I LOVED YOU at Luminato Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jun 09, 2014

Luminato Festival has confirmed that Andrew Rannells has withdrawn from the world premiere presentation of IF I LOVED YOU - GENTLEMEN PREFER BROADWAY- An Evening of Love Duets, due to a scheduling conflict with a new film project. (more...)

Premi BroadwayWorld 2013-14 - La giuria: Rossana Casale
by Nino Prattico - Jun 09, 2014

C'eravamo lasciati la settimana scorsa con l'annuncio del primo giurato d'eccellenza per i Premi BroadwayWorld Italia 2013-14, Gino Landi, e con la promessa di comunicare, di settimana in settimana, l'intera composizione della giuria. Annunciamo oggi il secondo nome della nostra giuria di qualita: cantante straordinaria, attrice, esperta vocal coach e autrice... Signore e signori, ROSSANA CASALE! Rossana Casale nasce a New York da papa americano e mamma veneziana. Poco dopo si trasferisce a Venezia e poi a Milano. Dal 1996 vive a Roma. Nel 1972 inizia le collaborazioni come corista (more...)

BWW Reviews: Go, Go, Go JOSEPH Rocks the Pantages
by Don Grigware - Jun 05, 2014

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat/lyrics by Tim Rice/ music by Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber/directed & choreographed by Andy Blankenbuehler/Pantages Theater/through June 22 (more...)

Final Day to RSVP for Sunday's Free Off Broadway Alliance Seminar
by BWW News Desk - May 30, 2014

The Off Broadway Alliance, the organization of Off Broadway producers, theaters, general managers, press agents, and marketing firms, will hold another in its Sunday Seminars series, focused on the culture, business and history of Off Broadway this Sunday, June 1st. (more...)

Andy Senor, Jr., Adam Kantor & More Set for District Stage Company's 'BROADWAY UNPLUGGED,' 5/30-31
by BWW News Desk - May 28, 2014

District Stage Company will present Broadway Unplugged: World Jam on Friday, May 30 at 8:30 PM and Saturday, May 31 at 7:30 PM and 9:30 PM at South Miami Dade Cultural Arts Center, 10950 SW 211 Street in Cutler Bay, FL. Broadway Unplugged: World Jam is an intimate evening packed with songs from electrifying shows to hit the Great White Way in recent decades with Broadway stars Adam Kantor, Kevin Mambo, Janet Dacal and Andy Señor, Jr., under the musical direction of Greg Brown, with special guests Jeremy Charvet, Carlos Jose Alvarez, Jeanfranco Cardenty and Isabel Signoret. (more...)

Olney Theatre Center to Present AVENUE Q, 6/11-7/6
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2014

Olney Theatre Center, a Maryland destination for professional theater performance and education, continues its critically-acclaimed 76thAnniversary season with Avenue Q, winner of the 2004 Tony Award® for Best Musical, running June 11 - July 6, 2014 on the Mainstage. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Darien Arts Center Presents JACQUES BREL IS ALIVE AND WELL AND LIVING IN PARIS
by Cindy Cardozo - May 12, 2014

Darien Arts Center Stage is a community theatre dedicated to providing excellence in entertainment through plays, musicals, cabarets, and special events. Their Weatherstone Studio at the Darien Arts Center has recently played host to a production of Jacques Brel is Alive and Well and Living in Paris. Flawlessly directed by Peter Green, the timeless songs, intimate theater setting, simple set pieces, inspired costumes and brilliant Broadway-caliber cast combined for an entertaining and memorable evening. I felt privileged to be able to attend such a perfect production. (more...)

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