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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...)

HAM: A MUSICAL MEMOIR, Directed by Billy Porter, Opens Tonight at Theater 511 at Ars NovaHAM: A MUSICAL MEMOIR, Directed by Billy Porter, Opens Tonight at Theater 511 at Ars Nova
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2015

HAM: A Musical Memoir, a new theatrical event based on Sam Harris' book, HAM: Slices of a Life (a collection of stories and essays published by Simon & Schuster) is an innovative and exciting hybrid theatrical concept and the culmination of Harris' successful 30 year career as actor, vocalist and, now, author. HAM: A Musical Memoir will play a limited engagement, with an opening night set for tonight, January 12, 2015 at Theater 511 at Ars Nova. (more...)

Billy Porter-Helmed HAM: A MUSICAL MEMOIR Begins Tonight at Ars NovaBilly Porter-Helmed HAM: A MUSICAL MEMOIR Begins Tonight at Ars Nova
by BWW News Desk - Jan 8, 2015

HAM: A Musical Memoir, a new theatrical event based on Sam Harris' book, HAM: Slices of a Life (a collection of stories and essays published by Simon & Schuster) begins previews tonight, January 8 at Theater 511 at Ars Nova. (more...)

Billy Porter-Helmed HAM: A MUSICAL MEMOIR Begins Tomorrow at Ars NovaBilly Porter-Helmed HAM: A MUSICAL MEMOIR Begins Tomorrow at Ars Nova
by BWW News Desk - Jan 7, 2015

HAM: A Musical Memoir, a new theatrical event based on Sam Harris' book, HAM: Slices of a Life (a collection of stories and essays published by Simon & Schuster) begins previews tomorrow night Thursday, January 8 at Theater 511 at Ars Nova. (more...)

BWW Reviews: A ROCKIN' MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM is High Energy FunBWW Reviews: A ROCKIN' MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM is High Energy Fun
by David Clarke - Jan 6, 2015

Last August, the 12.14 Foundation premiered Michael Unger and Eric Svejcar's A ROCKIN' Midsummer Night's Dream. This week, the new musical comes to New York City at 54 BELOW. With a ton of energy and some serious vocal talent, the kids involved with the 12.14 Foundation and the Broadway vetted adults bring fabulous new life to William Shakespeare's classic tale of love and fairy mischief. (more...)

Books-A-Million Names Best Of List For 2014Books-A-Million Names Best Of List For 2014
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2015

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Bookworks Presents Today's Shelf Awareness for ReadersBookworks Presents Today's Shelf Awareness for Readers
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2014

Last year, when brainstorming our Best Books list, we pared down our initial list of favorites to 87; this year we're more efficient: we managed to end up with just 81 titles--still way too many. There's just too much love in our hearts to limit ourselves, so, once again, we're cheating by adding just a few more to our 30 Best Books of 2014--consider them honorable mentions. (more...)

MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET Offers Winter Weather Guarantee, Jan-March 2015MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET Offers Winter Weather Guarantee, Jan-March 2015
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2014

Million Dollar Quartet, the longest-running Broadway musical production in Chicago's history, which has been extended through Spring 2015, announces an unprecedented Winter Weather Guarantee. From January-March 2015, Million Dollar Quartet will exchange previously purchased tickets if inclement weather makes it difficult, or impossible, to travel to the theater. (more...)

Emily Berman, Rebecca Finnegan & More Set for Porchlight Music Theatre's SONDHEIM ON SONDHEIM in 2015Emily Berman, Rebecca Finnegan & More Set for Porchlight Music Theatre's SONDHEIM ON SONDHEIM in 2015
by BWW News Desk - Dec 11, 2014

Porchlight Music Theatre has announce dthe second production in its 20th Anniversary Season of Sondheim, the Chicago premiere of Sondheim on Sondheim, February 6 - March 15, 2015, 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...)

Barnes & Noble Announces the Top Books for Holiday GiftsBarnes & Noble Announces the Top Books for Holiday Gifts
by BWW News Desk - Dec 11, 2014

Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE:BKS), the nation's largest retail bookseller and the leading retailer of content, digital media and educational products, today announced its top book picks for every interest, providing another great resource to help customers find the perfect gifts for the adults on their list. The company's booksellers have chosen from personal recommendations and customer favorites to compile a list of books that adults will love, with categories including 'For Thriller Fans,' 'For Mystery Lovers,' 'For On Screen Buffs,' 'For Business Readers,' 'For Sports Fans' and many more. (more...)

Jack White to Play Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas in FebruaryJack White to Play Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas in February
by BWW News Desk - Dec 10, 2014

Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas, recently named 'Best Live Music Venue' by Las Vegas Weekly and 'Best New Venue' by Vegas Seven, is thrilled to announce Jack White live at Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas. (more...)

Niece of Jerry Lee Lewis Teams with Guitar Great Danny B. Harvey for Rockin' New Christmas AlbumNiece of Jerry Lee Lewis Teams with Guitar Great Danny B. Harvey for Rockin' New Christmas Album
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2014

Annie Marie Lewis hails from one of the most distinguished musical families in history, and the closest thing to royalty America has ever had (more...)

Gabe Bowling, Scott Moreau & More to Lead MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET National TourGabe Bowling, Scott Moreau & More to Lead MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET National Tour
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2014

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. (more...)

Billy Porter Will Direct Sam Harris' HAM Musical at Theater 511 at Ars NovaBilly Porter Will Direct Sam Harris' HAM Musical at Theater 511 at Ars Nova
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2014

HAM: A Musical Memoir, a new theatrical event based on Sam Harris' book, HAM: Slices of a Life (a collection of stories and essays published by Simon & Schuster) will premiere at Theater 511 at Ars Nova in the New Year. This innovative and exciting hybrid theatrical concept is the culmination of Harris' successful 30 year career as actor, vocalist and, now, author. HAM: A Musical Memoir will play a limited engagement, with preview performances beginning Thursday, January 8, 2015, with an opening night set for Monday, January 12, 2015. (more...)

Las Vegas Headliner Clint Holmes Joins MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET for One-Night-Only TonightLas Vegas Headliner Clint Holmes Joins MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET for One-Night-Only Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Dec 4, 2014

In celebration of the 58th anniversary of the infamous night that inspired the smash-hit production MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET, renowned musician Clint Holmes will take the stage for a special encore performance alongside the cast tonight, Dec. 4 at 8 p.m. in the Harrah's Las Vegas Showroom. For one-night-only, Holmes will perform Elvis Presley's 'All Shook Up' alongside the MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET cast during the finale. Tickets are available at the Showroom box office, by visiting MDQVegas.com or by calling (702) 777-2782. (more...)

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