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Ben Vereen, Marin Mazzie, Cast of LES MIZ & More Coming to 54 Below in Coming WeeksBen Vereen, Marin Mazzie, Cast of LES MIZ & More Coming to 54 Below in Coming Weeks
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2015

This February and March 54 BELOW presents an exciting lineup of the brightest talent from Broadway and beyond. Located just below the legendary Studio 54 at 254 West 54th Street. For a detailed schedule of upcoming performances at 54 Below and to purchase tickets, visit www.54Below.com. (more...)

BWW Reviews: FIVE GUYS NAMED MOE, STORY LIGHT, Musically Big at Cleveland Play HouseBWW Reviews: FIVE GUYS NAMED MOE, STORY LIGHT, Musically Big at Cleveland Play House
by Roy Berko - Jan 29, 2015

Cleveland Play House has in its recent history included small cast musicals in its offerings. Those shows included TAPPIN' THROUGH LIFE (Maurice Hines), BREATH AND IMAGINATION (Roland Hayes), WOODY SEZ; LIFE AND MUSIC OF WOODY GUTHRIE (Woody Guthrie), THE DEVIL'S MUSIC: THE LIFE AND TIMES OF BESSIE SMITH (Bessie Smith), and ONE NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN (Janis Joplin). Each told a story about the person through their own words, their music, or from the mouths of those who knew them. Often they have been tied to Black History Month. (more...)

A-SIDES: THE SONGS OF ANNA K. JACOBS Set for Laurie Beechman Theatre, 2/2A-SIDES: THE SONGS OF ANNA K. JACOBS Set for Laurie Beechman Theatre, 2/2
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2015

On Monday, February 2nd at 9:30pm, performers will gather to perform A-Sides: The Songs of Anna K. Jacobs at the Laurie Beechman Theatre. (more...)

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at MOTOWN THE MUSICAL, Coming to the Broward Center, 2/24-3/8Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at MOTOWN THE MUSICAL, Coming to the Broward Center, 2/24-3/8
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2015

Performances for MOTOWN THE MUSICAL begin Tuesday, February 24 for a limited two week run through Sunday, March 8, 2015. MOTOWN THE MUSICAL is part of the 2014-2015 Broadway in Fort Lauderdale Series presented by Broadway Across America and Florida Theatrical Association in partnership with The Broward Center for the Performing Arts. Scroll down for a sneak peek at the cast in action! (more...)

Skirball Cultural Center to Present 'Rock & Roll Billboards of the Sunset Strip,' Opening 3/24Skirball Cultural Center to Present 'Rock & Roll Billboards of the Sunset Strip,' Opening 3/24
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2015

From March 24 through August, , the Skirball Cultural Center presents Rock & Roll Billboards of the Sunset Strip, featuring works by Los Angeles-based photographer Robert Landau. On view will be more than twenty photographs from the only extensive collection of images that capture the hand-painted, temporary billboards that lined L.A.'s fabled Sunset Strip for almost two decades. Taken when Landau was just a teen, the photographs document the emergence of an expressive art form uniquely suited to the city of L.A. and bring to life a colorful and fleeting period in American popular culture. They trace the cultural phenomenon of rock billboard advertising from its inception in 1967 - with the promotion of the Doors' debut album - to the advent of MTV in the 1980s. The photographs also offer a glimpse into L.A.'s past, portraying both the city's infrastructure and inhabitants at the time. (more...)

Christine Ebersole, Cast of IF/THEN, Rachelle Rak & More Set for 54 Below This WeekChristine Ebersole, Cast of IF/THEN, Rachelle Rak & More Set for 54 Below This Week
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2015

Coming up this week, 54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz and beyond. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.54Below.com or call (646) 476-3551. (more...)

Tonight's SAY MY NAME Benefit Concert Sets New Lineup Due to Inclement WeatherTonight's SAY MY NAME Benefit Concert Sets New Lineup Due to Inclement Weather
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2015

Tonight, January 26th, twelve established and emerging performers will star in Say My Name; a concert to benefit The Trevor Project, the leading national organization focused on suicide prevention efforts among lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning youth. (more...)

Ellyn Marie Marsh & Gerianne Perez Set for Late Night at 54 Below Next WeekEllyn Marie Marsh & Gerianne Perez Set for Late Night at 54 Below Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2015

Craving a show after the show? 54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, is expanding its popular late-night series with fresh faces and hot new performances to keep the party buzzing into the wee hours. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.54Below.com or call (646) 476-3551. 54 BELOW welcomes you to loosen your tie and embrace the night at its upcoming events: (more...)

VOLLEYGIRLS' Gerianne Perez to Perform in Concert at 54 Below, 1/29VOLLEYGIRLS' Gerianne Perez to Perform in Concert at 54 Below, 1/29
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2015

54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, presents 'An Evening with Gerianne Perez' on January 29th at 11:30pm. (more...)

CABARET LIFE NYC: Listmania Redux! My Best/Favorite 20 Shows & Performances of 2014, With 30 'Bests & Mosts' of An Exciting Year in CabaretCABARET LIFE NYC: Listmania Redux! My Best/Favorite 20 Shows & Performances of 2014, With 30 'Bests & Mosts' of An Exciting Year in Cabaret
by Stephen Hanks - Jan 21, 2015

As the days dwindled down to a precious few in 2014, a few cabaret goers and performers in what is affectionately but also self-mockingly called the “cabaret community” would sidle up and ask if I was planning my annual end-of-the year “Best Of” column, similar to the “Top 20 Bests and Favorites” piece over the first half of the year I posted back in early July. I would respond in the negative with very reasonable and believable excuses, but the truth is I didn't want to reveal my “Bests” of the year until the voting for the 2014 BroadwayWorld New York Cabaret Awards had ended. There's enough baggage and backstage whispering that comes with administering the BWW Awards, so I wasn't about to publish any opinions that might influence the vote while it was in process. I may be crazy but I'm not masochistic. But now all bets are off. You want lists? I'll give you lists. (more...)

The Hasty Pudding Institute of 1770 to Honor Legendary Music Executive Clive Davis with the Order of the Golden Sphinx AwardThe Hasty Pudding Institute of 1770 to Honor Legendary Music Executive Clive Davis with the Order of the Golden Sphinx Award
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2015

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Jan. 21, 2015 /PRNewswire/ The Hasty Pudding Institute of 1770 announces that legendary Music Producer Clive Davis will be the 2015 recipient of the Order of the Golden Sphinx award. Mr. Davis will be honored and presented with the prestigious award at the annual Order of the Golden Sphinx Gala to be held at the Plaza Hotel in New York City on April 13, 2015. (more...)

The Hasty Pudding Institute of 1770 to Honor Legendary Music Executive Clive Davis with the Order of the Golden Sphinx AwardThe Hasty Pudding Institute of 1770 to Honor Legendary Music Executive Clive Davis with the Order of the Golden Sphinx Award
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2015

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Jan. 21, 2015 /PRNewswire/ The Hasty Pudding Institute of 1770 announces that legendary Music Producer Clive Davis will be the 2015 recipient of the Order of the Golden Sphinx award. Mr. Davis will be honored and presented with the prestigious award at the annual Order of the Golden Sphinx Gala to be held at the Plaza Hotel in New York City on April 13, 2015. (more...)

VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE Begins Tonight at Paper Mill PlayhouseVANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE Begins Tonight at Paper Mill Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2015

Paper Mill Playhouse presents its winter comedy, Christopher Durang's Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike. This touching and wickedly hysterical Tony Award-winning best play features Broadway, television and film veterans: Philippe Bowgen (Spike), Gina Daniels (Cassandra), Carolyn McCormick (Masha), Mark Nelson (Vanya), Michele Pawk (Sonia) and Jamie Ann Romero (Nina). Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike will be directed by Don Stephenson. Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike will run eight times a week at the Millburn, New Jersey, theater from tonight, January 21 through February 15, 2015. The official press opening night is Sunday, January 25, at 7:00pm. (more...)

Original MOTOWN Cast Member to Join National Tour as 'Smokey Robinson'Original MOTOWN Cast Member to Join National Tour as 'Smokey Robinson'
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2015

Producers Kevin McCollum, Doug Morris and Berry Gordy have announced that MOTOWN: THE MUSICAL original Broadway cast member Jesse Nager has joined the First National Tour in the leading role of Smokey Robinson. (more...)

REBEKKA KARIJORD Releases New Music Video on JezebelREBEKKA KARIJORD Releases New Music Video on Jezebel
by Danielle DeSisto - Jan 14, 2015

Norwegian born singer-songwriter Rebekka Karjord debuts video “Use My Body While It' Still Young” on Jezebel today. (more...)

Skirball Cultural Center to Present New Exhibit on Bill Graham and the Rock & Roll RevolutionSkirball Cultural Center to Present New Exhibit on Bill Graham and the Rock & Roll Revolution
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2015

The Skirball Cultural Center presents Bill Graham and the Rock & Roll Revolution, the first comprehensive retrospective about the life and career of renowned music industry impresario Bill Graham (1931–1991). (more...)

Jewish Museum to Present BANG ON A CAN Performance Piece, 1/29Jewish Museum to Present BANG ON A CAN Performance Piece, 1/29
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2015

New York, NY - Bang on a Can: Beauty Is Power, a concert featuring 'cello goddess' (The New Yorker) Maya Beiser, will take place at the Jewish Museum on Thursday, January 29 at 7:30pm. Tied to the Museum's exhibition, Helena Rubinstein: Beauty Is Power, the first exhibition about the legendary cosmetics entrepreneur and trendsetting art collector Helena Rubinstein, the performance will highlight powerful women composers. This program is the third concert of the Jewish Museum and Bang on a Can's partnership to produce a series of dynamic musical performances at the Museum from June 2014 to May 2015, inspired by the Jewish Museum's diverse slate of exhibitions. (more...)

Queen Latifah Stars as 'Bessie Smith' for HBO Films This SpringQueen Latifah Stars as 'Bessie Smith' for HBO Films This Spring
by Movies News Desk - Jan 8, 2015

Oscar nominee Queen Latifah ('Chicago') stars as legendary blues singer Bessie Smith in the HBO Films drama BESSIE, directed by acclaimed filmmaker Dee Rees ('Pariah') from a screenplay by Rees and Christopher Cleveland & Bettina Gilois. With a story by Rees and Horton Foote, the film focuses on Smith's transformation from a struggling young singer into 'The Empress of the Blues,' one of the most successful recording artists of the 1920s and an enduring icon today. (more...)

Alison Cusano Joins Cast of Castaway Players' TOMMY, Beginning Next MonthAlison Cusano Joins Cast of Castaway Players' TOMMY, Beginning Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Jan 7, 2015

The Castaway Players Theatre Company, 'the alternative theatre company of the Hudson Valley', will present the classic rock opera, The Who's TOMMY, opening Feb. 6th at The CENTER for Performing Arts in Rhinebeck, NY. (more...)

Broadway's ON THE TOWN Bumps Two-Disc Cast Album Release to MarchBroadway's ON THE TOWN Bumps Two-Disc Cast Album Release to March
by BWW News Desk - Jan 2, 2015

The new Broadway revival of On The Town was recorded in November 2014 for a two-disc cast album to be released by PS Classics. After announcing a previous date for January 20, the label's website now lists a March 3 release. (more...)

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