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2 PIANOS 4 HANDS to Play Rubicon, 10/15
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2014

Rubicon Theatre of Ventura opens the company's 17th Season (The Search…) with 2 Pianos 4 Hands, written by Ted Dykstra and Richard Greenblatt. Winner of the coveted Dora Award (the Canadian equivalent of the Tony), 2 Pianos 4 Hands is a musical comedy for anyone who has ever had a dream. Directed by Thomas Frey, this hilariously funny production features two actors, two pianos and multiple characters as fifteen years of piano playing unfolds in all its glory. Stories of crazy instructors, obsessed parents, torturous recitals, and other high points of musical training are accompanied by musical selections ranging from classical to pop to jazz. Along the way, these virtuoso actors/pianists portray a dazzling range of characters and display piano wizardry featuring the music of Beethoven, Bach, Elton John, Jerry Lee Lewis and others. 2 Pianos 4 Hands opens October 18 with low-priced previews October 15 - 17. Performances are Wednesdays through Sundays through November 16. For tickets, call 805.667.2900 or go to rubicontheatre.org. (more...)

MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET to Celebrate 2,500th Performance with Free Concert at Daley Plaza Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2014

Million Dollar Quartet, the longest-running Broadway musical production in Chicago's history, will celebrate its 2500th performance in Chicago on Saturday, September 20. To mark the occasion, the cast will play a free outdoor concert in Daley Plaza during the Farmer's Market on Thursday, September 18 at noon. (more...)

Kristen Hertzenberg to Return to the Smith Center, 9/27
by BWW News Desk - Sep 08, 2014

She dazzled musical-goers as Christine in Phantom -- The Las Vegas Spectacular. She delighted listeners with pianist Philip Fortenberry on her 2011 album Holidays from the Heart. She charmed critics like Las Vegas Sun columnist John Katsilometes, who called her "a graceful performer whose voice is at once lilting and limitless," and Desert Companion magazine, which named her Best Torch Singer earlier this year. Now Kristen Hertzenberg returns to Cabaret Jazz at the Smith Center for the Performing Arts on September 27 at 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. Backed by an eight-piece band, Hertzenberg unveils Spellbound, a love-haunted set of blues, rock, jazz, folk, and country (more...)

Walt Frasier to Play Room 53, 8/29
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2014

There is a hot new room in town for music and cabaret. Room 53 (314 West 53rd Street, New York, NY 10019) is a no cover, no drink minimum wine bar (great beers on tap too!) with amazing food influenced by French and Moroccan Cuisine. On August 29, piano / singer, Walt Frasier delivers a wide variety of music with special guests from Broadway and cabaret. From 8pm until midnight, Mr Frasier will play and sing rock, blues, Broadway, Jazz and even some Opera. (more...)

Tickets to KINKY BOOTS, MOTOWN & More at Fox Theatre On Sale 9/7
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2014

Single tickets for the Fabulous Fox Theatre's 2014-2015 U.S. Bank Broadway Series shows will go on sale Sunday, September 7 at Noon. (more...)

50th Anniversary of the Beatles in Pittsburgh Concert Set for Benedum Center, 9/13
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2014

Fifty years ago, the Beatles came to America.... and made their only Pittsburgh appearance at the Civic Arena on September 14, 1964. Legendary concert promoter Pat DiCesare, who brought the band to Pittsburgh for its historic performance, will reprise his role by hosting a series of events, including a tribute concert featuring Beatlemania Now, on September 13th at 8pm, at the Benedum Center. (more...)

Abingdon's Tent Jams to Continue with Jason D. Williams, 8/29
by BWW News Desk - Aug 01, 2014

Friday, August 29 at 8pm, Abingdon's Tent Jams will continue its highly acclaimed music series with the high-voltage piano playing of Jason D. Williams. (more...)

Legendary Shack Shakers Head to Brooklyn's Knitting Factory, 9/11
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2014

After a near two-year hiatus, Legendary Shack Shakers are back on the road, coming to Knitting Factory Brooklyn in Brookyn, NY on September 11th! (more...)

Review Roundup: Encores! Off-Center's PUMP BOYS AND DINETTES
by Review Roundups - Jul 17, 2014

Pump Boys and Dinettes, the final production of the 2014 Encores! Off-Center series, stars Jordan Dean, Hunter Foster, Mamie Parris, Randy Redd, Katie Thompson and Lorenzo Wolff. Pump Boys and Dinettes began performances last night, July 16. Let's see what the critics had to say... (more...)

BWW Reviews: MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET Rocks the Ohio Theatre…'Great Balls of Fire!'
by Roy Berko - Jul 10, 2014

Part concert, part history lesson, and a lot of rock 'n roll-- that's 'Million Dollar Quartet', now on stage at the Ohio Theatre in PlayhouseSquare. (more...)

Jay Leno, Wynton Marsalis, Audra McDonald, Natalie Cole, Alvin Ailey and More Set for Tilles Center for the Performing Arts' 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 09, 2014

Tilles Center for the Performing Arts at LIU Post, Long Island's leading showplace, today announced its 2014-15 season, featuring some of the most celebrated stars of comedy, music, and dance. (more...)

Lance Lipinsky & the Lovers to Perform at the Spencer Theatre, 7/18
by BWW News Desk - Jul 08, 2014

"Million Dollar Quartet" Chicago theatre star Lance Lipinsky, a 28-year-old Texas native, carries on the tradition of Jerry Lee Lewis, Ray Charles and Fats Domino in a crusade that is the "retro revival." The head-turning music star shares explosive stage energy with his rockabilly band The Lovers, a Chicago-based quintet with John Perrin on drums, Zach Lentino on bass, Wyatt Maxwell on guitar, and Jess Lyons and Darcy Jo Wood with backup vocals. (more...)

Brandon Bennett's ELVIS MY WAY Returns to Suncoast Showroom, 8/16-17
by BWW News Desk - Jul 03, 2014

Brandon Bennett returns to the Suncoast Showroom to celebrate the "King of Rock and Roll" with his "Elvis My Way" show on August 16 and 17. (more...)

Spencer Wine Fest is This Saturday, 7/5
by BWW News Desk - Jul 01, 2014

Celebrating the vast grape growing and wine producing industry in southern New Mexico, as well as the state's booming microbrews, the Spencer unveils the first Spencer Wine & Brew Festival at the theater on Saturday, July 5 from 2 p.m.- 9 p.m. Various wineries and breweries will provide pours at booths set throughout the hall and arts & crafts vendors will also be on site, as will a selection of edibles including gourmet sliders & sides, fruit & cheese plates will be available for purchase. Live jazz music performed by the sizzling ensemble Straight Up Jazz of Albuquerque, and Spanish guitar with area favorite Tomas Vigil, also sets the mood for a day of popping good fun. (more...)

Tony Winner Levi Kreis Joins VIOLET as 'The Preacher'
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2014

Roundabout Theatre Company has announced that Tony Award winner Levi Kreis (Million Dollar Quartet) joins the company of Violet as 'The Preacher.' Violet stars two-time Tony Award winner Sutton Foster, Colin Donnell, Alexander Gemignani and Tony Award nominee Joshua Henry. Only six weeks remain to see the Tony nominated production, which plays a strictly limited engagement at Broadway's American Airlines Theatre (227 West 42nd Street) through August 10, 2014. (more...)

Peter Frampton's HUMMINGBIRD IN A BOX Set for June 23
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2014

Hummingbird in a Box, the latest work from legendary musician Peter Frampton, will be released June 23 via RED Distribution. The new music was inspired by the Cincinnati Ballet, featuring seven original guitar pieces in Frampton's virtuosic stylings. Frampton composed all songs on the mini-album along with Gordon Kennedy, who also co-produced the recording. The two previously teamed up for Fingerprints, which garnered them both a Grammy Award for Best Pop Instrumental Album. (more...)

Imaginary People Bring Their Dance Americana on a Spy Adventure
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2014

James Bond is sent on a spy mission to an abandoned prison camp and ends up at a one-man Burning Man. Sweaty, frenetic, and wonderfully weird, Imaginary People's video for “Fever Nation” fits perfectly with the tracks instructions to “dance, dance, dance.” (more...)

MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET Performer Lance Lipinsky to Return to Raue Center, 6/29
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2014

Raue Center For The Arts has announced the lineup for the third annual National Piano Conference at Raue Center. The organization is thrilled to announce that Lance Lipinsky of Chicago's "Million Dollar Quartet" will play the big event for a second time! His appearance last year at Raue Center was a SOLD OUT show in which he appeared as part of a performance entitled Jerry Lee & Friends: An Evening of The King, the Killer & Cash! This year, Lance returns, but he has brought with him his own band of rockabilly rockers, the Lovers. The conference runs from June 27, 2014 to June 29, 2014. Lance Lipinsky and his band The Lovers will perform on June 29, 2014 at 7:00 pm. (more...)

MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET Extended Through the Holidays, Now Through Jan 4
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2014

Million Dollar Quartet, the longest-running Broadway musical production in Chicago's history, has been extended through January 4, 2015. With over 2,000 performances and nearly 6 smash years in Chicago, the Tony Award-winning rock 'n' roll musical holds the record for the longest-running Broadway musical in Chicago. Tickets will go on sale Friday, June 20, 2014, at 10:00am. (more...)

Tony Winner Levi Kreis to Join Broadway's VIOLET as 'The Preacher' on 7/1
by BWW News Desk - Jun 11, 2014

Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director) just announced that Tony Award winner Levi Kreis (Million Dollar Quartet) will join the company of Violet as 'The Preacher,' beginning performances Tuesday, July 1, 2014. Violet stars two-time Tony Award winner Sutton Foster, Colin Donnell, Alexander Gemignani and Tony Award nominee Joshua Henry. The Tony nominated production plays a strictly limited engagement at Broadway's American Airlines Theatre (227 West 42nd Street) through August 10, 2014. (more...)

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