Jimmy Smith News

Eureka Theatre presents NO, NO NANETTEEureka Theatre presents NO, NO NANETTE
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2017

No, No, Nanette is musical theatre's equivalent to the perfect glass of champagne. It sparkles, tickles your taste buds, and you can't get enough of it.   San Francisco's acclaimed 42nd Street Moon has announced the tap spectacular No, No, Nanette to close their 24th season. (more...)

Joanne Clifton Is THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE at The Palace Theatre Next MonthJoanne Clifton Is THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE at The Palace Theatre Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2017

Strictly Come Dancing's Joanne Clifton is heading to the Palace Theatre, Manchester, in four weeks when she stars in the lead role in hit musical Thoroughly Modern Millie. (more...)

CCNY Jazz Festival Returns with Dr. Lonnie Smith Trio, Free Master Classes & MoreCCNY Jazz Festival Returns with Dr. Lonnie Smith Trio, Free Master Classes & More
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2017

The City College Center for the Arts (CCCA) and the City College of New York Jazz Program present the 2017 CUNY Jazz Festival featuring Hammond Organ guru Dr. Lonnie Smith. (more...)

NO, NO, NANETTE Charms its Way Back to San FranciscoNO, NO, NANETTE Charms its Way Back to San Francisco
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2017

No, No, Nanette is musical theatre's equivalent to the perfect glass of champagne. It sparkles, tickles your taste buds, and you can't get enough of it. (more...)

BWW Review: THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE, New Alexandra TheatreBWW Review: THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE, New Alexandra Theatre
by Emma Cann - Feb 15, 2017

It's 1922, and young Millie Dillmount arrives in New York from a small town in Kansas, ready to take control of her destiny and make her fortune by marrying well. After all, the modern marriage is a business affair. Skirts get shorter, heels get higher and hair is bobbed flapper style, making Millie the most up to date "modern" the Big Apple has to offer. However, Millie's plans to marry her boss and get rich quick are thrown awry by a surprise love affair and, rather implausibly, the discovery of a secret white slavery ring.  (more...)

Jazz Age Musical THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE Bows on Hale Theatre Centre StageJazz Age Musical THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE Bows on Hale Theatre Centre Stage
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2017

The high-spirited musical Thoroughly Modern Millie, starts February 16th and runs through April 1st. A young ingenue from Kansas, a handsome beau, Jazz Age flappers, and some comically devious characters all come together at Hale Centre Theatre in Gilbert. (more...)

Cyrus Chestnut, SHOWBIZ AFTER HOURS and More Coming Up This Month at BirdlandCyrus Chestnut, SHOWBIZ AFTER HOURS and More Coming Up This Month at Birdland
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2017

Birdland Jazz Club has announced its schedule for February 20-26, featuring Cyrus Chestnut Quartet, ShowBiz After Hours with Frank DiLella, Eric Comstock & Jon Burr, and more. Scroll down for details! (more...)

UK Rock Band Foals Close Out Season 42 Of Austin City LimitsUK Rock Band Foals Close Out Season 42 Of Austin City Limits
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2017

Austin City Limits (ACL) closes out Season 42 with a big rock finish featuring UK band Foals. (more...)

George Winston Coming to Boulder Theater This MayGeorge Winston Coming to Boulder Theater This May
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2017

AN EVENING WITH GEORGE WINSTON is set for Boulder Theater on May 9, 2017.  (more...)

Jay Armstrong Johnson, Love Songs for V-Day and More Coming Up This February at BirdlandJay Armstrong Johnson, Love Songs for V-Day and More Coming Up This February at Birdland
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2017

Birdland Jazz Club has announced its February 2017 lineup - scroll down for details! (more...)

Spike TV and Bellator Present One-Hour Special COUNTDOWN TO ORTIZ VS SONNEN, 1/13Spike TV and Bellator Present One-Hour Special COUNTDOWN TO ORTIZ VS SONNEN, 1/13
by TV News Desk - Jan 11, 2017

Spike TV and Bellator present COUNTDOWN TO ORTIZ VS SONNE, a one-hour special celebrating one of the most anticipated fights of 2017. (more...)

Birdland Presents Joey DeFrancesco Quartet, Natalie Douglas and More Week of 1/16Birdland Presents Joey DeFrancesco Quartet, Natalie Douglas and More Week of 1/16
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2017

Birdland will kick-off their great week of programming with the following acts: (more...)

The Dr. Lonnie Smith Trio to Perform at Brooklyn CollegeThe Dr. Lonnie Smith Trio to Perform at Brooklyn College
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2017

Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College continues its 2016-17 Jazz series on Saturday, February 25, 2017 at 8pm with 2017 NEA Jazz Master Dr. Lonnie Smith. (more...)

First Night's Top Ten of 2017 Announced in Music CityFirst Night's Top Ten of 2017 Announced in Music City
by Jeffrey Ellis - Dec 28, 2016

First Night's Top Ten of 2017 - critic Jeffrey Ellis' annual review of the best in Tennessee theater - were revealed tonight during a live Facebook broadcast at 7:30 p.m. (CST), with Actor's Bridge Ensemble and Studio Tenn/TPAC leading the nods in this year's listing of categories. (more...)

Randy Rainbow, Ziegfeld Follies and More Slated for Birdland This JanuaryRandy Rainbow, Ziegfeld Follies and More Slated for Birdland This January
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2016

Birdland Jazz Club has announced its January 2017 schedule, featuring The Marcus Roberts Trio, Joey DeFrancesco Quartet, Natalie Douglas, John Abercrombie Quartet,  Randy Rainbow, Danny Bacher, Nicolas King, Jim Caruso's Cast Party, and more. Scroll down for details! (more...)

Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts to Welcome The Dr. Lonnie Smith TrioBrooklyn Center for the Performing Arts to Welcome The Dr. Lonnie Smith Trio
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2016

Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College continues its 2016-17 Jazz series on Saturday, February 25, 2017 at 8pm with 2017 NEA Jazz Master Dr. Lonnie Smith. (more...)

Joanne Clifton and Michelle Collins Set for THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIEJoanne Clifton and Michelle Collins Set for THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2016

Award winning musical Thoroughly Modern Millie is set to tour the UK in 2017 opening at New Wimbledon Theatre on Tuesday 17 January. (more...)

The Lisa Smith Wengler Center for the Arts Presents GEORGE WINSTONThe Lisa Smith Wengler Center for the Arts Presents GEORGE WINSTON
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2016

Celebrated pianist George Winston brings his unique performance, featuring melodic folk, New Orleans R&B, and stride piano stylings, to Pepperdine University's Smothers Theatre at 8 p.m. on Tuesday, January 24. (more...)

Quartet of Hosts Named for Midwinter's First NightQuartet of Hosts Named for Midwinter's First Night
by Jeffrey Ellis - Dec 8, 2016

Austin Jeffrey Smith, Taylor Tracey, Jenna Pryor and Julia Nettles will share the stage as co-hosts of 2017 Midwinter's First Night, set for Sunday, January 8, 2017, at The Larry Keeton Theatre in Donelson. (more...)

BWW Review: 21st Annual Youth Musical THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE a Big Hit at the Morgan-WixsonBWW Review: 21st Annual Youth Musical THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE a Big Hit at the Morgan-Wixson
by Shari Barrett - Dec 2, 2016

Surely most theatre folks have seen productions of the fabulous musical THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE, winner of six Tony Awards including Best Musical, making the show the 2002 season's most awarded new show on Broadway, based on the original story and screenplay by Richard Morris for the 1967 Universal Pictures film directed by George Roy Hill and starring Julie Andrews. I can tell you without a shadow of a doubt, the current production directed by Anne Gesling for the Y.E.S. Youth/Teen Program at Santa Monica's Morgan-Wixson Theatre is just as good as many adult production I have seen, given the cast's talent, Gesling's spot-on fast-paced direction and fabulous 1920's costuming, Daniel Koh's musical direction creating wonderful cast harmonies, and creative choreography by Lauren Blair. (more...)

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