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Broadway Musicians to Bring DATE NIGHT Concert to Symphony Space, 3/24
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2014

The Pit Stop Players, a fourteen-member instrumental ensemble composed of veteran Broadway pit musicians, will present an unusual concert entitled 'Date Night,' featuring group members and their spouses performing together. The event will take place Monday, March 24, 2014, at 7:30 p.m., at the Leonard Nimoy Thalia at Peter Norton Symphony Space, 2537 Broadway at 95th Street. (more...)

NPR Music and WBGO/Jazz 88.3FM to Ring in 2014 with New Year's Eve Celebration
by BWW News Desk - Dec 24, 2013

WBGO, the jazz source in Newark, NJ, and NPR Music invite you to an all-night New Year's Eve musical feast of jazz, Latin, classical and spirituals. Swing out the old year and ring in the new with listeners from coast to coast and around the world. Beginning December 31 at 9:00 pm and continuing until 5:00 am New Year's morning, the music will feature theDonald Harrison Quintet, Cecile McLorin Salvant with the Aaron Diehl Trio, the Wynton Marsalis Septet, Paquito D'Rivera and the Kaia String Quartet, Convergence with special guest Larry Goldings and Bobby McFerrin and the spirityouall band. (more...)

Exclusive Photo Coverage: THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA Cast Records Carols For A Cure
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Dec 08, 2013

Stars and casts from the current Broadway line-up have been busy in the studio, recording for the 2013 Broadway's Carols for a Cure, Volume 15. Singing traditional and original holiday songs, this annual holiday music CD benefits Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS (BC/EFA), one of the nation's leading industry-based, nonprofit AIDS fundraising and grant-making organizations. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you exclusive photos from THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA's recording session for 'Gloria in Excelsis Deo' with castmembers Bill Kazdan, Joy L. Matthews-Jacobs, Cindy Hoxie, Wade Walfon, Kenneth Kantor, Angie Finn, Rose Mary Taylor, Laird Mackintosh, David Michael Garry, Victoria Toelker, Marni Raab, Mary Michael Patterson, Lynne Abeles, Elizabeth Welch, Nathan Patrick Morgan, Kelly Jeanne Grant, Jeremy Hays, Duane McDevitt, Michele McConnell, Santomi Hofman, Katherine McNamee, Tim Jerome, Heather Hill, Grace P. Jones, Arlo Hill, Elena Pellicciaro, Richard Poole and Sarah Bakker. (more...)

Pit Stop Players to Open 5th Season with Performance at Christ & Saint Stephen's Episcopal Church, 10/28
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2013

The Pit Stop Players, a fourteen-member instrumental ensemble composed of veteran Broadway pit musicians, launch their fifth season with a concert of Halloween-themed music at Christ & Saint Stephen's Episcopal Church, 120 West 69th Street, on Monday, October 28, 2013 at 7:30 p.m. (more...)

SummerStage Welcomes Bobby McFerrin to Central Park Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2013

For decades Bobby McFerrin has broken all the rules. The 10-time GRAMMY winner has blurred the distinction between pop music and fine art, goofing around barefoot in the world's finest concert halls, exploring uncharted vocal territory, inspiring a whole new generation of a cappella singers and the beatbox movement. His latest album, spirityouall, is a bluesy, feel-good recording, an unexpected move from the music-industry rebel who singlehandedly redefined the role of the human voice with his a cappella hit 'Don't Worry, Be Happy,' his collaborations with Yo-Yo Ma, Chick Corea and the Vienna Philharmonic, his improvising choir Voicestra, and his legendary solo vocal performances. The spirityouall project embraces Bobby McFerrin's folk, rock, and blues influences without abandoning his fearless improvisational approach or his never-ending exploration of the human voice. He moves seamlessly between lyrics and wordless lines, trading phrases with his band, inviting the audience to sing along. Bobby loves to sing this music, and it shows: spirityouall raises the roof with joyful grooves. (more...)

SummerStage Presents BOBBY MCFERRIN in Central Park, 8/20
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2013

For decades Bobby McFerrin has broken all the rules. The 10-time GRAMMY winner has blurred the distinction between pop music and fine art, goofing around barefoot in the world's finest concert halls, exploring uncharted vocal territory, inspiring a whole new generation of a cappella singers and the beatbox movement. His latest album, spirityouall, is a bluesy, feel-good recording, an unexpected move from the music-industry rebel who singlehandedly redefined the role of the human voice with his a cappella hit 'Don't Worry, Be Happy,' his collaborations with Yo-Yo Ma, Chick Corea and the Vienna Philharmonic, his improvising choir Voicestra, and his legendary solo vocal performances. The spirityouall project embraces Bobby McFerrin's folk, rock, and blues influences without abandoning his fearless improvisational approach or his never-ending exploration of the human voice. He moves seamlessly between lyrics and wordless lines, trading phrases with his band, inviting the audience to sing along. Bobby loves to sing this music, and it shows: spirityouall raises the roof with joyful grooves. (more...)

Cynthia Nixon Narrates Pit Stop Players' THE RITE STUFF Tonight
by BWW News Desk - May 06, 2013

The Pit Stop Players, a thirteen-member instrumental ensemble composed of veteran Broadway pit musicians, will conclude their fourth season with special guest Cynthia Nixon narrating a new work, plus a newly commissioned chamber arrangement of Igor Stravinsky's towering masterpiece, 'The Rite of Spring.' The concert will take place tonight, May 6, 2013 at 8:00 pm at Peter Norton Symphony Space, 2537 Broadway at 95th Street, New York City. (more...)

Cynthia Nixon to Narrate Pit Stop Players' THE RITE STUFF
by BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 2013

The Pit Stop Players, a thirteen-member instrumental ensemble composed of veteran Broadway pit musicians, will conclude their fourth season with special guest Cynthia Nixon narrating a new work, plus a newly commissioned chamber arrangement of IgorStravinsky's towering masterpiece, 'The Rite of Spring.' The concert will take place on Monday, May 6, 2013 at 8:00 pm at Peter Norton Symphony Space, 2537 Broadway at 95th Street, New York City. Tickets range from $20-$35 and can be purchased online at Symphony Space Events or (212) 864-5400. (more...)

Sheldon Harnick, Rachel Potter and More Set for Carnegie Hall COMMUNITY SING Today
by BWW News Desk - Feb 03, 2013

Today, February 3 at 5 p.m., in the Gerald W. Lynch Theater at John Jay College, Carnegie Hall gives Broadway fans the exclusive opportunity to sing along with the brightest stars of today at a FREE Community Sing presented by Carnegie Hall's Weill Music Institute. Mandy Gonzalez, Rachel Potter, Caesar Samayoa, and many more join Leslie Stifelman, musical director and conductor of Chicago: The Musical, and host Thomas Cabaniss in guiding the audience through the show-stopping, electrifying numbers of your most beloved Broadway musicals including Hair, West Side Story, Rent, and LES MISERABLES. (more...)

Sheldon Harnick, Rachel Potter and More Set for Carnegie Hall COMMUNITY SING, 2/3
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2013

On Sunday, February 3 at 5 p.m., in the Gerald W. Lynch Theater at John Jay College, Carnegie Hall gives Broadway fans the exclusive opportunity to sing along with the brightest stars of today at a FREE Community Sing presented by Carnegie Hall's Weill Music Institute. Mandy Gonzalez, Rachel Potter, Caesar Samayoa, and many more join Leslie Stifelman, musical director and conductor of Chicago: The Musical, and host Thomas Cabaniss in guiding the audience through the show-stopping, electrifying numbers of your most beloved Broadway musicals including Hair, West Side Story, Rent, and LES MISERABLES. (more...)

The Pit Stop Players to Present SNAPSHOTS III Concert, 2/11
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2013

The Pit Stop Players (http://www.youtube.com/user/pitstopplayers/videos?view=0), a twelve-member instrumental ensemble composed of veteran Broadway pit musicians, will present its third annual "Snapshots" concert on Monday, February 11, at 7:30 pm, at the Leonard Nimoy Thalia at Peter Norton Symphony Space, 2537 Broadway at 95th Street. (more...)

CABARET LIFE NYC: It's Raining Women -- Reviews of 12 Shows From a Cabaret Fall
by Stephen Hanks - Dec 29, 2012

By the last August, I had fallen so far behind on writing reviews of cabaret shows from the spring and early summer (I guess it's a positive when there are more performers and shows in New York than days in the week) that I decided to play catch up by combining a bunch of critiques into one big column. I hadn't planned on doing that again, but this fall there were so many shows that once again I couldn't keep up. but at least I've beaten my self-imposed deadline New Year's Eve deadline of posting these reviews of 12 shows, all staged between September-December by lovely, attractive women (okay, so one is a gender-bender) of varying talents and levels on the cabaret depth chart, from established stars to MAC and Bistro Award-winners to comeback 'kids' to interesting beginners and occasional performers who are in the game to follow their bliss. Whether their performances were rave-worthy, earning of qualified praise, or not quite up to snuff, they all deserve kudos for taking the plunge. (more...)

Marcus Goldhaber Brings New Year's Eve Concert to Fabio's, NYC
by BWW News Desk - Dec 24, 2012

Acclaimed New York jazz pop singer-songwriter MARCUS GOLDHABER will be back at Fabio's, NYC, for his 6th Annual NEW YEAR'S EVE CONCERT (9:30 and 11 p.m.). It's his last concert before opening Off-Broadway (Jan. 10) as one of the stars of 'The Wonderful Wizard of Song,' a musical salute to legendary composer Harold Arlen. (more...)

Pit Stop Players to Present A MATTER OF LIFE AND DEATH Concert, 5/14
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2012

The Pit Stop Players http://rosenblummusic.com/pitstop.html, a fourteen-member instrumental ensemble composed of veteran Broadway pit musicians, closes its third season with a concert at the DiMenna Center for Classical Music, Benzaquen Hall, 450 W. 37th Street, New York, NY, on Monday, May 14, 2012 at 7:00 pm. Tickets are $25 ($15 for students) http://www.smarttix.com/show.aspx?showcode=PIT4 or cash at the door. (more...)

Photo Coverage: CHICAGO's Amra-Faye Wright Plays Feinstein's at Loews Regency in NYC
by Stephen Sorokoff - Apr 06, 2012

Amra-Faye Wright, who is currently starring as Velma Kelly in the Broadway musical Chicago, returned to Feinstein's at Loews Regency, April 3 and 5, to perform her celebrated cabaret act. (more...)

The Balboa Theatre to Host Bobby McFerrin, 2/22
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2012

Ten-time Grammy® Award winning vocalist, Bobby McFerrin, comes to the Historic Balboa Theatre in "An Evening with Bobby McFerrin" on Wednesday, February 22, 2012 at 7:30PM, with special guest Jeff Carney. (more...)

The Balboa Theatre to Host Bobby McFerrin, 2/22
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2012

Ten-time Grammy® Award winning vocalist, Bobby McFerrin, comes to the Historic Balboa Theatre in "An Evening with Bobby McFerrin" on Wednesday, February 22, 2012 at 7:30PM, with special guest Jeff Carney. (more...)

Pit Stop's Snapshots Plays Leonard Nimoy Thalia 2/13
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2012

The Pit Stop Players, a twelve-member instrumental ensemble composed of veteran Broadway pit musicians, will present its second annual "Snapshots" concert on Monday, February 13, at 7:00 pm, at the Leonard Nimoy Thalia at Peter Norton Symphony Space, 2537 Broadway at 95th Street. (more...)

Pit Stop's Snapshots Plays Leonard Nimoy Thalia 2/13
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2012

The Pit Stop Players, a twelve-member instrumental ensemble composed of veteran Broadway pit musicians, will present its second annual "Snapshots" concert on Monday, February 13, at 7:00 pm, at the Leonard Nimoy Thalia at Peter Norton Symphony Space, 2537 Broadway at 95th Street. (more...)

Pit Stop Players Present DARK SIDE OF THE TUNE Concert, 10/30
by BWW News Desk - Oct 30, 2011

The Pit Stop Players, a thirteen-member instrumental ensemble composed of veteran Broadway pit musicians, will kick off their third season with a concert at the DiMenna Center for Classical Music on Sunday, October 30, 2011 at 7:00 pm. The critically acclaimed group will offer creepy-themed music the night before Halloween, in a program titled 'Dark Side of the Tune.' (more...)

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