Julie Benko to Perform at Cornelia Street Cafe, 8/2by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2015
Whether she is lending her luminescent soprano to Broadway melodies, keenly reinterpreting contemporary folk and rock songs, or crooning jazz favorites in her warm alto range, singer Julie Benko possesses the rare vocal dexterity of range and genre that defines a true musical chameleon. Known for her sparkling tone, buttery phrasing, and adept storytelling, this longtime member of New York City's theatrical community momentarily steps off the Broadway stage (where she regularly appears in Les Miserables) and launches into the jazz world, bringing her unique fusion of melodic expressiveness and introspective clarity to the Cornelia Street Cafe on Sunday, August 2nd at 8:30 PM. (more...)
Photo Coverage: New-York Historical Society Celebrates Launch of THE HIRSCHFELD CENTURYby Walter McBride - May 21, 2015
Al Hirschfeld immortalized celebrities, politicians, Broadway productions, films, television shows and beyond with his iconic linear drawings for nine decades, establishing himself as one of the most important contemporary portrait artists. Over a decade since the legendary artist drew his final line drawing, he continues to inspire. This spring, Hirschfeld will be celebrated with the publication of a new book and a major exhibition at the New-York Historical Society. Just last night the New-York Historical Society celebrated the launch of The Hirschfeld Century: The Art of Al Hirschfeld. the first major retrospective of Hirschfeld. Below, check out photos from insode the special cocktail party! (more...)
JAWS, CABARET, MY FAIR LADY, THE KID and More Set for 2015 CAPA Summer Movie Seriesby BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2015
The CAPA Summer Movie Series, the longest-running classic film series in America, celebrates its 45th anniversary in 2015 with an impressive assembly of classics, cult favorites, and beloved films. The 2015 series will run June 5-August 9 at the historic Ohio Theatre (39 E. State St.) and will feature 29 films over nine weeks (no films scheduled for the week of the Fourth of July). (more...)
Tickets to Pink Martini at The VETS Now on Saleby BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2015
Pink Martini with singer Storm Large will play The VETS in Providence on May 5th, 2015 at 7:30pm. Tickets are $59.50 - $39.50, on sale now, and be purchased by visiting www.TheVetsRI.com, by calling (401) 421. ARTS (2787), or in person at the PPAC/The VETS box office located at 220 Weybosset St. Box office hours are Mon-Fri 10am to 5pm; Sat 10am-2pm. The VETS on-site box office, located at One Avenue of The Arts in Providence, is only open on show days. (more...)
10 Hairy Legs Coming to Crossroads Theatre, 3/29by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2015
Randy James' all male dance company, 10 Hairy Legs, returns to Crossroads Theatre, New Brunswick for its third consecutive appearance on Sunday, March 29 at 3:00 pm. Continuing to showcase the company's expanded repertory that explores the range of the male dancer, the performance will be followed by a Panel Discussion on the stage with Artistic Director Randy James, New Jersey choreographer Cleo Mack and Company Member Kyle Marshall. Tickets are $25 for Premium Seating Center Section and $22.50 for Seniors, $20 Adult Side Seating and $15 for students and children. (more...)
STAGE TUBE: Anita Darian Dies at Age 87by Stage Tube - Feb 2, 2015
Anita Darian, a soprano whose four-octave voice earned her the nickname “The Armenian Yma Sumac” and spawned an eclectic 50-year career that ranged from performances with the New York City Opera, Leonard Bernstein and the New York Philharmonic to big-band jazz concerts, co-starring roles with Barbara Cook, and hit pop recordings that included “The Lion Sleeps Tonight” is dead at 87. A longtime resident of East Atlantic Beach, L.I., she died Sunday, Feb. 1 at South Nassau Communities Hospital in Oceanside of complications from surgery. (more...)
CINDERELLA AT 70 is Releasedby BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2015
Cinderella is alive and well in 2015. Prince Charming having divorced her for a trophy wife, she's teamed up with a new 70-year-old BFF as her mentor and author. She's learning about online dating, sex, boob jobs, botox, technology, the Millenia generation - and, of course, men. She can make a great martini - shaken, not stirred - and she's using her 2,000 years of experience to add a new dimension to everyone who meets her. Our favorite princess is delightful, funny, and promises to become your BFF too.
The original idea for 'Cinderella at 70' was born when three women in their 60s spent a weekend together in Los Angeles, Treacy says. 'Sex and the City was hot,' she says. 'Over cosmos one evening, someone asked, 'Where do you think these women will be 30 years from now?' For the rest of the evening, happily inebriated, we continued to hypothesize. Would Carrie and Big have children? Would Miranda choose her career or life in Brooklyn? What would happen to Samantha and James? Would debutante Charlotte find happiness with her Jewish husband? It's taken 10 years from that night for Cinderella to evolve, but now we're both looking forward to the spotlight, the red carpet, and sharing our adventures with the world.'
Toni Demarco, whose best seller Heartgasm, Increasing Intimacy and Ecstacy with Your Beloved was endorsed by Larry King, says 'Cinderella at 70' is a blissful read that took me on a journey and did not set me down until the final page.'
Having already completed several pre-media buzz appearances in Las Vegas and Palm Springs, Treacy says, 'The stage is set for a roll out of 'Cinderella at 70' with many book readings, book signings, and media appearances lined up in 2015.'
Request for review copies of the book can be secured at Beyond Publishing.net 702.623.2040.
About Jane Friedlander Treacy
Jane Friedlander Treacy is a native of Brooklyn, New York and a graduate of Barnard College and Columbia University.
At the age of 15, she began her theatrical career working in off-Broadway theatres. At 20, she produced her first off-Broadway show, the hit revival of 'Anything Goes,' starring Hal Linden.
For the next two decades, Jane produced more than 30 Broadway and National Touring shows, including 'Lord Pengo', starring Charles Boyer and Agnes Moorhead; 'The Odd Couple', starring Tony Randall and Jack Klugman; 'South Pacific:, starring Jane Powell and Howard Keel; 'Can Can', starring Leslie Caron; 'Seesaw', starring Lucie Arnaz and Tommy Tune; 'The Rainbmaker', starring Burt Reynolds, and 'Charley's Aunt', starring Vincent Price and Roddy McDowell.
Her productions received numerous awards, including the Lid Angele Drama Critics 'Outstanding Musical Award' and the Off-Broadway Critic's Circle Award.
Jane also served as Special Assistant to New York Senator Jacob K. Javits, and co-produced the 1964 Democratic Party Rally at Madison Square Garden. She resided in Indianapolis from 1978-1998, where she founded and published Teen Track, the only not-for-profit news magazine in the United States written totally by, for and about teenagers. She also served as Managing
Editor for Indianapolis Woman magazine, helped found and was elected president of two theatres, and received the 'Woman of the Year' for her philanthropic work.
Since moving to Palm Desert, California 15 years ago, Jane founded and co-produced five seasons of Cabaret Theatre West and has served on the Boards of numerous not-for-profit organizations.
She is honored to be included in 'Who's Who of American Women' and 'Who's Who Worldwide.' (more...)
MUSIC MAN Among Reel 13's Classic Movie Musicals This Octoberby Movies News Desk - Oct 2, 2014
Viewers may find themselves singing in the shower, and pirouetting around the house all month as Reel 13 presents a classic song-and-dance film each week in October. (more...)
TV Host and Comic Skip E. Lowe Dies at 85by TV News Desk - Sep 23, 2014
Skip E. Lowe, the comic, raconteur and perennial TV host whose weekly public access cable program has been airing in Los Angeles, New York and other major markets for more than 35 years--the longest in television history--and is generally credited as the inspiration for the Martin Short character “Jiminy Glick,” died in his home at Kingsley Manor Apartments in Hollywood on Monday, Sept. 22. He was 85 and had been suffering from emphysema and other respiratory ailments, though he never smoked, but blamed years of working as a comic in smoke-infested nightclubs. Lowe had conducted more than 6,000 interviews, often two a week, with guests that included Orson Welles and Bette Davis. (more...)
Paley Center Celebrates Mary Rodgers with ONCE UPON A MATTRESS and FEATHERTOP Screenings Todayby Movies News Desk - Jul 19, 2014
Paley Presents will host 'A Celebration of Mary Rodgers' today, July 19, 2014, beginning at 2 pm in New York City. (more...)
BWW Reviews: Stars of MSMT's SEVEN BRIDES FOR SEVEN BROTHERS Reimagine Their Rolesby Carla Maria Verdino-Süllwold - Jul 16, 2014
'What I love that Patti [Colombo] is doing with this show is that she is not making it a sepia-toned romance,' declares Jarid Faubel, the actor who portrays Adam Pontipee in Maine State Music Theatre's new production of Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, directed and choreographed by Patti Colombo, which opens its three-week run July 17th.
His co-star, Heidi Kettenring, concurs: 'Millie is one of the most challenging musical roles I have done of late. I am basing her character on a line early in the play where she says that she buried her parents on the Oregon Trail and finished the trek herself. She is feminine, but strong enough to have made that journey alone.' (more...)
InDepth InterView: Martin Charnin Talks New ANNIE Movie & National Tour, Plus ANNIE WARBUCKS Broadway Plans, Vivid Mary Rodgers Memories & Moreby Pat Cerasaro - Jul 2, 2014
Today we are talking to a remarkably accomplished writer and director who has amassed numerous top entertainment trophies over the course of his long and distinguished career, including multiple Emmy Awards, Tony Awards and even a Grammy - the uniquely talented Martin Charnin. Sharing his thoughts on the forthcoming big screen adaptation of his hit musical property ANNIE as well as previewing what we can expect from the forthcoming 2014-2015 national tour, Charnin also reflects on the original production of the classic Depression-era musical and analyzes why it remains a continual cultural touchstone for generations new and old while also looking ahead to a potential Broadway production of the sequel, written with original composer Charles Strouse, ANNIE WARBUCKS. Also, Charnin touches upon his time as a member of the original cast of iconic musical WEST SIDE STORY and recounts working alongside legends such as Leonard Bernstein, Stephen Sondheim, Arthur Laurents and more. Additionally, Charnin sheds some light on his illustrious string of collaborations with recently deceased composer Mary Rodgers Guettel, ranging from more than 50 songs written as a team to a string of special TV musicals as well as working together on the stage musicals HOT SPOT and THE MADWOMAN OF CENTRAL PARK WEST. Besides of all of that, Charnin also looks back to his heyday as a TV variety special helmer, having created award-winning tributes to a slew of Broadway's best composers and lyricists including George Gershwin, Harold Arlen, Cole Porter and many more. Plus, Charnin shares his thoughts on GLEE, how show business has changed, the possible future life for TWO BY TWO and much, much more in this wide-ranging chat with a major Broadway notable. (more...)
Paley Center to Celebrate Mary Rodgers with ONCE UPON A MATTRESS and FEATHERTOP Screenings, 7/19by Movies News Desk - Jul 1, 2014
Paley Presents will host 'A Celebration of Mary Rodgers' on Saturday, July 19, 2014, beginning at 2 pm in New York City. (more...)
10 Hairy Legs Kicks Off New York Season Tonightby BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2014
Randy James' all male dance company, 10 Hairy Legs, appears at New York Live Arts tonight, June 26-28 at 7:30 pm and June 29 at 2:00 pm. Continuing the company's aggressive repertory expansion that explores the range of the male dancer, the four performances feature two programs with works by Julie Bour, David Dorfman and Dan Froot, Doug Elkins, Tiffany Mills, David Parker, Claire Porter and Randy James. Tickets are $20 for General Seating, $15 for students, seniors, artists, and New York Live Arts Members. (more...)
Musicals About Clinton, Oprah, Wikipedia, Zombies and More at the Center of NYMF 2014, Running 7/7-27by BWW News Desk - Jun 2, 2014
The New York Musical Theatre Festival (NYMF) has announced the full lineup of productions, concerts, readings and special events for its 11th annual festival. This year's Festival will begin July 7th and continue through July 27th. (more...)
10 Hairy Legs Announces New York Season, Running 6/26-29by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2014
Randy James' all male dance company, 10 Hairy Legs, appears at New York Live Arts June 26-28 at 7:30 pm and June 29 at 2:00 pm. Continuing the company's aggressive repertory expansion that explores the range of the male dancer, the four performances feature two programs with works by Julie Bour, David Dorfman and Dan Froot, Doug Elkins, Tiffany Mills, David Parker, Claire Porter and Randy James. Tickets are $20 for General Seating, $15 for students, seniors, artists, and New York Live Arts Members. (more...)
HIT THE DECK Now Available On Blu-rayby Pat Cerasaro - Apr 22, 2014
A slew of Golden Age major movie musical stars headline the classic HIT THE DECK, now available on Blu-ray for the very first time. (more...)
BWW Reviews: SEVEN BRIDES FOR SEVEN BROTHERS is a Dance Festival on Stage at Dutch Appleby Marakay Rogers - Apr 11, 2014
Kerry Lambert's choreography keeps the show moving as seven badly behaved mountain men kidnap wives from the local town and hold them for the winter. (more...)
10 Hairy Legs to Perform at Crossroad Theatre, 5/4by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2014
Randy James' all male dance company, 10 Hairy Legs, appears at Crossroads Theatre, New Brunswick on Sunday, May 4, 2014 at 3:00 pm for its final New Jersey performance of its 2013-2014 season. The performance features all ten of the company members. The company is now double our size since our founding in 2012. (more...)
BWW Reviews: SEVEN BRIDES FOR SEVEN BROTHERS Takes Plutarch's Ancient Rome to the Ozarks in 1850by Barry Lenny - Mar 29, 2014
Northern Light Theatre Company are giving an airing to that golden oldie, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, a show that has not been seen in Adelaide for a while. (more...)
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