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Klea Blackhurst, Jim Caruso and Billy Stritch Bring 'Swinging' Christmas Party to Birdland, 12/21-25Klea Blackhurst, Jim Caruso and Billy Stritch Bring 'Swinging' Christmas Party to Birdland, 12/21-25
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2014

Birdland presents the fifth annual "A Swinging Birdland Christmas" celebration at Birdland Jazz Club starring Birdland regulars Klea Blackhurst, Jim Caruso and Billy Stritch. To celebrate the holidays Blackhurst, Caruso and Stritch will perform swinging arrangements of beloved seasonal specials like "Christmas Waltz," Kay Thompson's "Holiday Season," "Sleigh Ride," and "I've Got My Love To Keep Me Warm" among other favorites. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Christina Bianco Spreads Christmas Cheer with Celebrity Impressions!STAGE TUBE: Christina Bianco Spreads Christmas Cheer with Celebrity Impressions!
by Stage Tube - Dec 19, 2014

Drama Desk nominee Christina Bianco (Forbidden Broadway) released a new video last week in time for the holidays full of celebrity impressions spreading holiday cheer. Check out the full video below! (more...)

Travis Tritt, Billy Ray Cyrus & More to Join Charlie Daniels Band for 40th Anniversary Volunteer JamTravis Tritt, Billy Ray Cyrus & More to Join Charlie Daniels Band for 40th Anniversary Volunteer Jam
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2014

On Aug. 12, 2015, The Charlie Daniels Band's legendary Volunteer Jam, a star-studded, multi-genre musical extravaganza that has featured artists like James Brown, Billy Joel, Garth Brooks, Don Henley and Lynyrd Skynyrd (to name a few), returns to Nashville. In addition to The Charlie Daniels Band, the highly-anticipated 40th anniversary event will bring a slew of special guests to Bridgestone Arena, including Billy Ray Cyrus, Kentucky Headhunters, Montgomery Gentry, the Outlaws, Lee Roy Parnell and Travis Tritt, with even more exciting artist announcements coming soon. And, because this is THE Volunteer Jam, ticket holders can expect a few BIG surprises from unannounced acts. (more...)

Sunda Croonquist to Headline Tropicana Las Vegas Laugh Factory, 12/22-28Sunda Croonquist to Headline Tropicana Las Vegas Laugh Factory, 12/22-28
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2014

Actress / comic / television personality Sunda Croonquist brings her hilarious, flavorful, “kosher soul food” to the New Tropicana Las Vegas Laugh Factory for a weeklong engagement beginning Monday, December 22nd . Joining Croonquist during the six-day, 12-show residency (venue dark on Thursday, December 25) will be her Jewish Life TV talk show (“James & Sunda”) co- host writer/ comedian James Harris and veteran comedy performer Jeff Altman. Shows are scheduled daily at 8:30pm & 10:30pm and for reservations, go to:www.laughfactory.com/clubs/las-vegas/. (more...)

ROCK OF AGES' Chris D'Arienzo Developing Stage Musical Adaptation of Martin Scorcese's THE KING OF COMEDYROCK OF AGES' Chris D'Arienzo Developing Stage Musical Adaptation of Martin Scorcese's THE KING OF COMEDY
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2014

According to Variety, Chris D'Arienzo, who wrote Broadway's ROCK OF AGES and its film adaptation, is currently at work on bringing Martin Scorsese's film THE KING OF COMEDY to the stage. D'Arienzo has also signed on with CAA. (more...)

Photo Flash: Dick Cavett Introduces Newest Book at W83 in ManhattanPhoto Flash: Dick Cavett Introduces Newest Book at W83 in Manhattan
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2014

Socrates in the City presented a very special onstage interview with legendary TV personality, Dick Cavett, December 3rd at W83 Space in Manhattan. The interview, conducted by bestselling author and founder of Socrates in the City, Eric Metaxas, focused on Cavett's new book Brief Encounters: Conversations, Magic Moments and Assorted Hijinks. (more...)

The Orpheum Theatre President Announces RetirementThe Orpheum Theatre President Announces Retirement
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2014

Pat Halloran, longtime President and CEO of the Memphis Development Foundation which operates The Orpheum Theatre, has announced plans to retire on December 31, 2015. Halloran joined the Memphis Development Foundation (MDF) in 1980 and will have completed 35 years of service at the time of his retirement. (more...)

Dick Cavett to Appear at W83 TonightDick Cavett to Appear at W83 Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Dec 3, 2014

Tonight (Wednesday) at 7 PM, Socrates in the City will present a very special onstage interview with legendary TV personality and star of Broadway's INTO THE WOODS and THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW, Dick Cavett, at W83, 150 West 83rd Street (between Columbus & Amsterdam Ave.) The interview, conducted by bestselling author and founder of Socrates in the City, Eric Metaxas, will focus on Cavett's new book BRIEF ENCOUNTERS: CONVERSATIONS, MAGIC MOMENTS AND ASSORTED HIJINKS. (more...)

VIDEO: Christopher Walken Reveals Why PETER PAN LIVE! Is 'So Scary' on 'Tonight Show'VIDEO: Christopher Walken Reveals Why PETER PAN LIVE! Is 'So Scary' on 'Tonight Show'
by TV News Desk - Nov 28, 2014

Jimmy talked to Christopher Walken about starring in a sketch with Jerry Lewis and Dean Martin as a kid and why he's so nervous about playing Captain Hook in NBC's Peter Pan Live! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Sherri Shepherd Gets Dirty in THE LUKE AND JEFF SHOW's 'A Very Sherri Thanksgiving'STAGE TUBE: Sherri Shepherd Gets Dirty in THE LUKE AND JEFF SHOW's 'A Very Sherri Thanksgiving'
by Stage Tube - Nov 25, 2014

THE LUKE AND JEFF SHOW is a new, original web series featuring the zany and foolish exploits of Broadway performers Luke Hawkins and Jeff Pew as they gallivant frivolously through New York City. Below, check out the latest episode featuring Broadway's CINDERELLA and talk show star Sherri Shepherd stripping down some sexy turkeys in 'A Very Sherry Thanksgiving'! (more...)

Dick Cavett to Discuss New Book at Socrates in the CityDick Cavett to Discuss New Book at Socrates in the City
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2014

On Wednesday, December 3rd at 7 PM, Socrates in the City will present a very special onstage interview with legendary television personality and New York Times columnist Dick Cavett at W83, 150 West 83rd Street (between Columbus & Amsterdam Ave.) The interview, conducted by bestselling author and founder of Socrates in the City, Eric Metaxas, will focus on Cavett's new book Brief Encounters: Conversations, Magic Moments and Assorted Hijinks. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: THE LUKE AND JEFF SHOW - Face OffSTAGE TUBE: THE LUKE AND JEFF SHOW - Face Off
by Stage Tube - Nov 11, 2014

THE LUKE AND JEFF SHOW is a new, original web series featuring the zany and foolish exploits of Broadway performers Luke Hawkins and Jeff Pew as they gallivant frivolously through New York City. Below, check out the latest episode - Face Off! (more...)

Sunda Croonquist Set for Stand Up New York In Manhattan TonightSunda Croonquist Set for Stand Up New York In Manhattan Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2014

Actress/ comic / television personality Sunda Croonquist celebrates her birthday with a performance at at Stand Up New York in Manhattan on Tuesday, November 04, 2014 @ 8PM. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: THE LUKE AND JEFF SHOW- A One on One with Jeff PewSTAGE TUBE: THE LUKE AND JEFF SHOW- A One on One with Jeff Pew
by Stage Tube - Nov 4, 2014

THE LUKE AND JEFF SHOW is a new, original web series featuring the zany and foolish exploits of Broadway performers Luke Hawkins and Jeff Pew as they gallivant frivolously through New York City. Below, check out the latest episode- A One on One with Jeff Pew. (more...)

Sports Legend and Broadcaster TERRY BRADSHAW to Be Honored at Friars Club ESPN Sports RoastSports Legend and Broadcaster TERRY BRADSHAW to Be Honored at Friars Club ESPN Sports Roast
by TV News Desk - Nov 3, 2014

Hall of Famer, NFL quarterback and FOX NFL SUNDAY commentator, Terry Bradshaw, will get the full Friars comedy treatment as guest of honor at the next Friars Club Roast on Thursday, January 29, 2015 at a luncheon at the Arizona Biltmore Hotel, in Phoenix, AZ. Taped excerpts from the event, which will take place during the week of the Super Bowl, will premiere on ESPN2 in an hour-long special before the Super Bowl, on Friday, January 30th from 8p-9p ET. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Marilyn Maye Honored at the Friars ClubPhoto Coverage: Marilyn Maye Honored at the Friars Club
by Stephen Sorokoff - Oct 24, 2014

There smiling pictures of Frank Sinatra & Jerry Lewis looked down on "Super Singer" as she continues her New York City Marathon of Marilyn Maye appearances at the Friars Club. (more...)

The Pacific Symphony Presents MICHAEL ANDREW SINGS SINATRA, 11/6-8The Pacific Symphony Presents MICHAEL ANDREW SINGS SINATRA, 11/6-8
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2014

Standards made wildly popular by the great male nightclub singers of the 1950s—Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr., Bobby Darin and others—electrify the concert hall for the opening of Pacific Symphony's 2014-15 Pops Season. This high-energy show features award-winning vocalist Michael Andrew, who was praised on Larry King Live, “as one of the great singers of all time.” Andrew headlined the world-famous Rainbow Room atop Rockefeller Center for two years as its main singer and bandleader. He was also the band leader and singer for Merv Griffin's “Coconut Club” at The Beverly Hilton before creating his hit musical comedy, “Mickey Swingerhead and The Earthgirls” and the 18-piece Atomic Big Band featured in the film “Poseidon.” Now taking orchestras by storm in cities across America, Andrew joins the Symphony, led by Principal Pops Conductor Richard Kaufman, to recall the “good old days” when music was swinging, jazzy and always came with a Big Band. (more...)

Tony Sheldon Replaces Roger Rees in Encores! THE BAND WAGONTony Sheldon Replaces Roger Rees in Encores! THE BAND WAGON
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2014

Tony Award nominee Tony Sheldon (Priscilla Queen of the Desert) has joined the cast of the Encores! Special Event The Band Wagon in the role of Jeffrey Cordova, an egotistical British director. (Roger Rees, previously announced in the role, is no longer available.) The Band Wagon cast stars Tony Award winner Brian Stokes Mitchell, seven-time Emmy Award winner Tracey Ullman, Academy Award nominee Michael McKean, Tony Award nominee Laura Osnes, Tony Award nominee Michael Berresse and Don Stephenson. The Band Wagon will open on Sunday, November 8. (more...)

Sommore, Arnez J, Tony Rock & Gary Owen to Bring TOP SHELF COMEDY TOUR to NJPAC, 1/30Sommore, Arnez J, Tony Rock & Gary Owen to Bring TOP SHELF COMEDY TOUR to NJPAC, 1/30
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2014

Only tour stop in the metro area! Sommore, Arnez J., Tony Rock and Gary Owens: The Top Shelf Comedy Tour brings some of the greatest veteran comedians in the business together on one stage on Friday, January 30th 2015. Whether you like your comedy neat or on the rocks, this tour promises a night of non-stop, gut-busting laughter. (more...)

Scoop: Roger Rees, Tracey Ullman, Michael McKean, & Laura Osnes & More Join Cast of Encores! THE BAND WAGONScoop: Roger Rees, Tracey Ullman, Michael McKean, & Laura Osnes & More Join Cast of Encores! THE BAND WAGON
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2014

This just in! Previously announced Tony Award winner Brian Stokes Mitchell will be joined by Tony Award winner Roger Rees, seven-time Emmy Award winner Tracey Ullman, Academy Award nominee Michael McKean, Tony Award nominee Laura Osnes, Tony Award nominee Michael Berresse, and Don Stephenson in The Band Wagon, an Encores! Special Event from November 6 - 16, 2014 at City Center. The Band Wagon will open on Sunday, November 8. (more...)

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