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BWW Reviews: MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET Rocks the Fabulous Fox TheatreBWW Reviews: MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET Rocks the Fabulous Fox Theatre
by Chris Gibson - Mar 1, 2015

While it is certainly a fact that on December 4, 1956, Sun Records was host to an incredible gathering of talent (Elvis Presley, Carl Perkins, Johnny Cash and Jerry Lee Lewis), a listen to the actual recordings made that day were more along the lines of favorite folk and gospel numbers that the four shared in common. And though some of that does come through, the stage musical, MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET, utilizes this historic meeting as a jumping off point for an evening of truly classic rock and roll, with some other more reverent material sprinkled in for good measure. But honestly, a faithful recreation of the truth would be a bit of a letdown to most fans, so instead we're treated to a re-imagining that might bend the truth a bit (book by Colin Escott and Floyd Mutrux), but only in the quest to give audiences a glimpse at what could have been. (more...)

Liberace's Razzle Dazzle to Return in MUSIC, MEMORIES AND THE MANSION Benefit for Opera Las Vegas This WeekendLiberace's Razzle Dazzle to Return in MUSIC, MEMORIES AND THE MANSION Benefit for Opera Las Vegas This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2015

This Saturday night at 8 p.m., exactly 28 years to the month after the passing of Wladziu Valentino Liberace, old friends, former show business colleagues and admirers of the flamboyantly affable entertainer, widely known as Mr. Showmanship, will once again light the candelabra and return music and frivolity into his home. The former Walter Busterkeys inspired the glitz and glamour of many a performer including current day music icons Elton John and Lady GaGa. The celebration is called 'Music, Memories and The Mansion: A Night with Liberace' to benefit Opera Las Vegas, a nonprofit company dedicated to bringing world-class opera to Southern Nevada. (more...)

Las Vegas Names Feb. 19 MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET DayLas Vegas Names Feb. 19 MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET Day
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2015

This morning (Thursday, Feb. 19) Clark County named Feb. 19 "MDQ Vegas Day" in honor of MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET's second anniversary on the Las Vegas Strip. County Commissioner Chris Giunchigliani joined the cast in celebration of the occasion onstage in the Harrah's Showroom at Harrah's Las Vegas for a presentation of the proclamation. The cast and crew of MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET shared their thanks and appreciation with the commissioner and were joined by friends and family in honor of the special day. (more...)

2015 Ameripolitan Music Award Winners Announced at Paramount Theatre2015 Ameripolitan Music Award Winners Announced at Paramount Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 2015

The 2nd Annual Ameripolitan Music Awards took place last night at the historic Paramount Theatre, 713 Congress Avenue in downtown Austin, presented by Lone Star and Fender Guitars, with winners in classic country music categories as Honky Tonk, Western Swing, Rockabilly and Outlaw. (more...)

InDepth InterView 2010 Flashback: Lesley GoreInDepth InterView 2010 Flashback: Lesley Gore
by Pat Cerasaro - Feb 17, 2015

Today we remember the iconic 1960s pop superstar and occasional musical theatre star who passed away earlier this week at 68, the one and only 'It's My Party' crooner herself, Lesley Gore, who generously participated in my InDepth InterView column way back in 2010 with an expansive and fascinating conversation covering her pop heyday, MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET, CARRIE and much more. (more...)

BE BOP A LULA! to Open March 4 at the Ambassadors TheatreBE BOP A LULA! to Open March 4 at the Ambassadors Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2015

This spring, the outright kings of Rock n' Roll explode onto the West End stage in a brand new show, set to have audiences rocking in the aisles. The four giants of late Fifties and early Sixties popular music, Eddie Cochran, Gene Vincent, Billy Fury and Roy Orbison come together for the first time in BE BOP A LULA!, which opens at The Ambassadors Theatre on March 4 and returns for the first Wednesday in every month. (more...)

Portland Ovations to Offer Free Tickets to MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET at Merrill Auditorium, 2/21Portland Ovations to Offer Free Tickets to MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET at Merrill Auditorium, 2/21
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2015

Portland Ovations has announced that they will give a free pair of tickets for the Broadway National Tour of Million Dollar Quartet to anyone that still holds a ticket stub to the August 1977 Elvis concerts that never took place at the Cumberland County Civic Center because of the superstars untimely death. (more...)

Peter Frampton & Cheap Trick Add Additional Dates to Summer TourPeter Frampton & Cheap Trick Add Additional Dates to Summer Tour
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2015

Following another year of non-stop touring including select solo performances, dates with The Doobie Brothers and the return of Frampton's Guitar Circus, Grammy Award winner Peter Frampton is back on the road—this time co-headlining with American rock legends Cheap Trick. (more...)

MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET National Tour to Play Merrill Auditorium, 2/21MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET National Tour to Play Merrill Auditorium, 2/21
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2015

Portland Ovations presents the national tour of the Broadway musical Million Dollar Quartet, inspired by the electrifying true story, at Merrill Auditorium on Saturday, February 21 at 4pm and 8pm. (more...)

MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET National Tour Returning to Fisher Theatre, 3/6-8MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET National Tour Returning to Fisher Theatre, 3/6-8
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2015

The national tour of the Broadway musical MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET, inspired by the electrifying true story, will return to Detroit's Fisher Theatre for a limited four-performance, three-day engagement March 6 - 8. Tickets ($35-$75) are available now online at broadwayindetroit.com, ticketmaster.com, charge by phone (800) 982-2787, the Fisher Theatre box office and all Ticketmaster Ticket Centers. A complete performance schedule follows this release. (more...)

Fairfield County Jazz Guild Series Set for Bijou TheatreFairfield County Jazz Guild Series Set for Bijou Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2015

The Bijou Theatre presents The Fairfield County Jazz Guild Series. The local Big Band fills the Bijou with the sounds of 20th Century American Music on Sunday, February 22nd & Saturday, March 22nd at 4:00pm. Tickets are $25 for theatre seats and $35 for table seats. (more...)

Emily Berman, Rebecca Finnegan and More Set for Chicago Debut of SONDHEIM ON SONDHEIM, Beginning Tonight at PorchlightEmily Berman, Rebecca Finnegan and More Set for Chicago Debut of SONDHEIM ON SONDHEIM, Beginning Tonight at Porchlight
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2015

Porchlight Music Theatre presents the second production in its 20th Anniversary Season of Sondheim, the Chicago premiere of Sondheim on Sondheim, beginning tonight, February 6, and running through March 15, 2015, featuring music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, conceived by James Lapine, direction by Nick Bowling with music direction by Porchlight Artistic Associate Austin Cook at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont Ave. (more...)

RAVE ON! THE BUDDY HOLLY EXPERIENCE Coming to the Warner Theatre, 3/5RAVE ON! THE BUDDY HOLLY EXPERIENCE Coming to the Warner Theatre, 3/5
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2015

Billy McGuigan has received national attention and critical acclaim for his portrayals of the legendary Buddy Holly. Audiences continue to be awed by his energy, realism, sincerity and talent. (more...)

BWW Reviews: JASON ALEXANDER with Baltimore Symphony - What a Gifted PerformerBWW Reviews: JASON ALEXANDER with Baltimore Symphony - What a Gifted Performer
by Charles Shubow - Feb 2, 2015

Conductor Michael Krajewski subs for BSO Pops Conductor Jack Everly (more...)

BWW Reviews: Will Friedwald's CLIP JOINT Has Become One of New York's Most Entertaining Open SecretsBWW Reviews: Will Friedwald's CLIP JOINT Has Become One of New York's Most Entertaining Open Secrets
by Alix Cohen - Jan 31, 2015

This past Thursday night, a group of die-hard music enthusiasts, vocalists, and musicians packed a private home in Chelsea for the latest iteration of Will Friedwald's Clip Joint. The monthly series, which was launched in the summer of 2013 by the Wall Street Journal columnist, night crawler, and music historian who has authored of eight books on music and popular culture, screens highly curated musical performance on film and video with every third session promoted as an “extravaganza,” additionally featuring live performers. (more...)

BE BOP A LULA! Opens in March at The Ambassadors TheatreBE BOP A LULA! Opens in March at The Ambassadors Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2015

This spring, the outright kings of Rock n' Roll explode onto the West End stage in a brand new show, set to have audiences rocking in the aisles. The four giants of late Fifties and early Sixties popular music, Eddie Cochran, Gene Vincent, Billy Fury and Roy Orbison come together for the first time in BE BOP A LULA!, which opens at The Ambassadors Theatre on March 4 and returns for the first Wednesday in every month. (more...)

MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET to Return to Shea's Buffalo Theatre, 2/6-7MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET to Return to Shea's Buffalo Theatre, 2/6-7
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2015

MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET, which is entering its fourth smash year on the road and will play over 60 cities this year, bringing the Broadway musical inspired by the electrifying true story of four rock 'n' roll icons to many new locations across the country. (more...)

Philly POPS to Welcome Tony DeSare for AMERICAN SONGBOOK, THEN AND NOW in MarchPhilly POPS to Welcome Tony DeSare for AMERICAN SONGBOOK, THEN AND NOW in March
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2015

Whether he's swingin' like Frank Sinatra or sizzlin' like Jerry Lee Lewis, internationally acclaimed singer/pianist Tony DeSare will thrill The Philly POPS audiences in American Songbook, Then and Now on Friday, March 13, through Sunday, March 15. Conducted by Philly POPS Music Director Michael Krajewski, DeSare will perform the great jazz standards from the classic American Songbook and add new standards that bring a contemporary touch to this collection of music. The concerts will take place in Verizon Hall at the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts on Friday, March 13, at 8 p.m.; and on Saturday, March 14, and Sunday, March 15, at 3 p.m. (more...)

MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET to Play the Fabulous Fox, 2/27-3/1MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET to Play the Fabulous Fox, 2/27-3/1
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2015

New casting has been announced for the National Tour of MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET, which is entering its fourth smash year on the road and will play over 60 cities in the next year, bringing the Broadway musical inspired by the electrifying true story of four rock 'n' roll icons to many new locations across the country. MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET will make a stop at the Fabulous Fox Theatre February 27 - March 1. (more...)

THE WHO to Perform at New Orleans Jazz & Heritage FestivalTHE WHO to Perform at New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2015

THE WHO will perform their first U.S. festival appearance in more than 40 years at this year's New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival presented by Shell (more...)

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