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MEN ARE FROM MARS, WOMEN ARE FROM VENUS LIVE Makes Triumphant Return To The PlayhouseMEN ARE FROM MARS, WOMEN ARE FROM VENUS LIVE Makes Triumphant Return To The Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2017

Produced by Emery Entertainment, MEN ARE FROM MARS-WOMEN ARE FROM VENUS LIVE! will make a triumphant return to the Playhouse @ Westport Plaza April 19 - May 7. The Off-Broadway hit is a light-hearted theatrical comedy based on the New York Times #1 best-selling book of the last decade by John Gray. Moving swiftly through a series of vignettes, the one-man fusion of theatre and stand-up covers everything from dating and marriage to the bedroom. Tickets may be purchased through MetroTix at www.metrotix.com or by calling 314/534-1111.  Additionally, tickets will be available at the Playhouse @ Westport Plaza box office one hour prior to show time. All seats are $50. (more...)

Orchestra of St. Luke's to Honor Pablo Heras-Casado and David Bury 4/12Orchestra of St. Luke's to Honor Pablo Heras-Casado and David Bury 4/12
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2017

The Orchestra of St. Luke's (OSL) will honor its Principal Conductor, Pablo Heras-Casado, and the Chairman of The Bay & Paul Foundations, David Bury, at its annual Gift of Music Gala on Wednesday, April 12, 2017 at The Plaza Hotel. The event will feature a special performance by 2016 Grammy Award-winning mezzo-soprano Isabel Leonard with Pablo Heras-Casado and the Orchestra of St. Luke's, and will be hosted by mezzo-soprano and OSL board member Susan Graham. (more...)

James Grace Returns to the Alexander Upstairs with GUITAR HERO 2James Grace Returns to the Alexander Upstairs with GUITAR HERO 2
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2017

Acclaimed guitarist and two-time SAMA nominee James Grace makes a welcome return to the Alexander Bar with GUITAR HERO 2, which showcases the most popular guitar-based songs and melodies from the 20th century, drawing on a variety of playing techniques from an array of genres. (more...)

VIDEO: John Oliver Examines Proposed Federal Budget on LAST WEEK TONIGHTVIDEO: John Oliver Examines Proposed Federal Budget on LAST WEEK TONIGHT
by TV News Desk - Mar 20, 2017

Donald Trump's federal budget plan proposes large funding cuts with largely negative consequences. On last night's LAST WEEK TONIGHT,  John Oliver examined the troubling priorities of the new administration. (more...)

Jessie Mueller, Christopher Jackson, Will Chase, and Adrienne Warren to Perform with The New York PopsJessie Mueller, Christopher Jackson, Will Chase, and Adrienne Warren to Perform with The New York Pops
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2017

On April 21, 2017 at 8:00PM, The New York Pops, led by Music Director Steven Reineke, will continue its 34th season at Carnegie Hall's Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage, by bringing to life the soundtrack of a generation, including songs by James Taylor, Carole King, and more. (more...)

Wendy Mae Brown, Cavin Cornwall, and More Announced for THE COLOR PURPLE in ConcertWendy Mae Brown, Cavin Cornwall, and More Announced for THE COLOR PURPLE in Concert
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2017

???????An all-star West End cast is announced today for a one night only concert version of The Color Purple at London's Cadogan Hall on Sunday 21 May at 6.00pm. (more...)

Lincoln Center Moments, a Free Program for Individuals with Dementia and Their Caregivers, Set to Launch on 3/17Lincoln Center Moments, a Free Program for Individuals with Dementia and Their Caregivers, Set to Launch on 3/17
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2017

Lincoln Center Moments, a program for individuals with dementia and their caregivers, launches on Friday, March 17, with a performance of a Schumann piano trio featuring musicians of the New York Philharmonic. Created to bring Lincoln Center's unparalleled artistry to an intimate and supportive setting, the free performance series is designed to address the needs of the rapidly growing population affected by dementia and provide meaningful connections to the arts for an audience that may be unable to attend mainstream performances. The spring 2017 season features six performances representing genres across the Lincoln Center's campus. Participants enjoy one-hour-long chamber music, jazz, and theater performances, each followed by a one-hour, interactive workshop to share their experience with their fellow concertgoers. All programs start at 1 pm and take place at The Stanley H. Kaplan Penthouse, Frederick P. Rose Building, 10th floor, 165 West 65th Street, between Amsterdam and Broadway. (more...)

Stage & Screen Stars Jonathan Freeman, Chris Sullivan and Jeffrey Schecter Join MasterVoices' BABES IN TOYLANDStage & Screen Stars Jonathan Freeman, Chris Sullivan and Jeffrey Schecter Join MasterVoices' BABES IN TOYLAND
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2017

The production will be conducted by MasterVoices' Artistic Director Ted Sperling and will feature previously announced stars Kelli O'Hara, Bill Irwin, Lauren Worsham, Christopher Fitzgerald - with Jonathan Freeman, Chris Sullivan, and Jeffrey Schecter just joining the lineup - alongside 130 singers of MasterVoices, with Orchestra of St. Luke's. (more...)

Phoenix Chorale Performs MIX TAPE 4/28-30Phoenix Chorale Performs MIX TAPE 4/28-30
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2017

The votes have been tallied and the results are in for the Phoenix Chorale's final concert of the season, MIX TAPE.  Audiences submitted nearly 250 of their favorite choral selections and voted on their top ten favorite pieces, with the most popular songs to be performed at the Phoenix Chorale's MIX TAPE concerts, April 28-30 (detailed schedule below).    (more...)

Flat Rock Playhouse to Present THE MUSIC OF SIMON & GARFUNKELFlat Rock Playhouse to Present THE MUSIC OF SIMON & GARFUNKEL
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2017

The Playhouse is returning to the 'rock' of Music on the Rock with their next tribute performance featuring the folk-rock music of Simon & Garfunkel. (more...)

Charitybuzz Opens Bidding for Time with Celine Dion, Cher, Carrie Underwood & More!Charitybuzz Opens Bidding for Time with Celine Dion, Cher, Carrie Underwood & More!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2017

Charitybuzz.com is changing the tune of online fundraising with the opening of their latest auction, Charitybuzz Curates: Music. On the heels of this year's GRAMMY Awards, and as the spring and summer tours and festivals start to heat up, Charitybuzz is proud to announce their first-ever curated music auction. (more...)

Lexie Roth Announces 'MOVE ME' EP + 'Hanging Around' Short FilmLexie Roth Announces 'MOVE ME' EP + 'Hanging Around' Short Film
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2017

Actress, musician and chef Lexie Roth has announced the release of MOVE ME, out March 31. Roth, who's acting career stands on legs of it's own, appeared alongside Jennifer Lawrence in Joy and will be featured in this Fall's Chappaquiddick (more...)

VIDEO: John Oliver Takes a Look at New American Health Care Act on LAST WEEKVIDEO: John Oliver Takes a Look at New American Health Care Act on LAST WEEK
by TV News Desk - Mar 13, 2017

The episode covered international reactions to International Women's Day, what WikiLeaks revealed about the CIA, and a detailed look at the potential impact of the American Health Care Act. (more...)

SF Opera Lab Presents Soprano Anna Caterina Antonacci In Poulenc's LA VOIX HUMAINESF Opera Lab Presents Soprano Anna Caterina Antonacci In Poulenc's LA VOIX HUMAINE
by BWW News Desk - Mar 12, 2017

SF Opera Lab presents three performances of Francis Poulenc's 1958 monodrama La Voix humaine (The Human Voice) starring internationally acclaimed sopranoAnna Caterina Antonacci with pianist Donald Sulzen on March 11, 14 and 17, 2017. In these rare appearances outside of Europe, Antonacci will perform "Elle," the distraught character at the heart of the opera and one of the soprano's most celebrated portrayals, along with a program of French art songs in the intimate, 299-seat Dianne and Tad Taube Atrium Theater at the Diane B. Wilsey Center for Opera. (more...)

Photo Coverage: The New York Pops First Concert Of 2017 Celebrates Kander & EbbPhoto Coverage: The New York Pops First Concert Of 2017 Celebrates Kander & Ebb
by Stephen Sorokoff - Mar 11, 2017

Maestro Steven Reineke lifted his baton, pointed to a first tier box and started the New York Pops playing probably the most well known song ever written as he led the audience in Happy Birthday to soon to be 90 year old John Kander.  BroadwayWorld was there for the opening night exciting concert which celebrated the music of the award winning song writers, the legendary Kander & Ebb.  Cassie Levy and Tony Yazbeck, the triple threat singer, actor, dancers were the concerts guest artists. Probably not since Vladimir Horowitz had a nail tapped into Carnegie's stage for his piano placement has there been better tapping (dancing) than Mr. Yazbeck displayed at this concert.  As in every New York Pops Concert, the joy of the music continues as Steven Reineke hosts an after party. (more...)

New Jersey Symphony Orchestra presents Famous Duets and Solos of Ella Fitzgerald and Louis ArmstrongNew Jersey Symphony Orchestra presents Famous Duets and Solos of Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2017

The New Jersey Symphony Orchestra presents famous duets and solos of Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong, including "Love is Here to Stay," "Just One of Those Things" and highlights from Gershwin's Porgy and Bess, April 21-23 in Red Bank, Newark and New Brunswick. Vocalist Marva Hicks and trumpeter Byron Stripling bring Armstrong and Fitzgerald's legendary partnership to life; Lee Musiker conducts. (more...)

THE BEST OF DAVID CROHAN Piano Concert to Benefit Lighthouse for the BlindTHE BEST OF DAVID CROHAN Piano Concert to Benefit Lighthouse for the Blind
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2017

Legendary local pianist David Crohan will once again lend his extraordinary talents at the piano during a performance of "The Best of David Crohan"as part of the monthly "Music for the Mind" concert series by the Kretzer Piano Music Foundation. The Lighthouse for the Blind of the Palm Beaches will benefit from this concert at the Harriet Himmel Theater at CityPlace on Tuesday, March 21. (more...)

 Stephen Schwartz Will Receive ASCAP's Founders Award Stephen Schwartz Will Receive ASCAP's Founders Award
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2017

ASCAP, the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers, will present legendary composer Stephen Schwartz with its prestigious Founders Award at its 32nd annual ASCAP Screen Music Awards on Tuesday, May 16. The exclusive, invitation-only gala celebrates ASCAP's top film, television and videogame composers of 2016 at The Wiltern in Los Angeles, CA. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2017

John Pizzarelli returns to Cafe Carlyle with an all-new show celebrating iconic singer-songwriter Johnny Mercer, April 25 - May 6. The New York Times recently described John Pizzarelli and his wife Jessica Molaskey as "the supreme nightclub act of our time." Specifically, Jazz Weekly recently raved about John Pizzarelli's Johnny Mercer program: "A gig like this oozes with style, class and fun, with Pizzarelli being one of the best ambassadors for the Great American Songbook. One of his best."At the Cafe, he'll perform Johnny's most recognizable hits as well as lesser-known gems such as "Jamboree Jones" and "Slue Foot." (more...)

Artist Laura Kimpton's Rainbow LOVE Sculpture Comes To The Beacon TheaterArtist Laura Kimpton's Rainbow LOVE Sculpture Comes To The Beacon Theater
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2017

Artist Laura Kimpton is bringing 'Rainbow LOVE,' one of her iconic Monumental Word sculptures to the Beacon Theater on Thursday, March 9 for LOVE ROCKS NYC! A Change is Gonna Come:Celebrating Songs of Peace, Love and Hope.  The benefit concert for God's Love We Deliver is presented by fashion designer John Varvatos and NYC real estate executive and God's Love supporter Greg Williamson. The concert will support and honor the work of the cherished New York-based not-for profit-organization, which is celebrating its 31st anniversary. (more...)

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