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THE BODYGUARD, Starring Deborah Cox, Adds Two Shows at Paper Mill Before Tour LaunchTHE BODYGUARD, Starring Deborah Cox, Adds Two Shows at Paper Mill Before Tour Launch
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2016

Paper Mill Playhouse, recipient of the 2016 Regional Theatre Tony Award, in association with Michael Harrison, David Ian and Nederlander Presentations, Inc., has announced the addition of two Friday matinee performances due to the show's popularity among ticket buyers. (more...)

Tickets on Sale for THE BODYGUARD, Starring Deborah Cox and Judson Mills, in San JoseTickets on Sale for THE BODYGUARD, Starring Deborah Cox and Judson Mills, in San Jose
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2016

Broadway San Jose, a Nederlander Presentation, is delighted to announce that the first U.S. National tour of the hit musical THE BODYGUARD, will play San Jose's Center for the Performing Arts (255 S. Almaden Blvd.) from April 25 - 30, 2017. (more...)

Judson Mills to Join Deborah Cox in THE BODYGUARD Tour, Launching at Paper Mill This FallJudson Mills to Join Deborah Cox in THE BODYGUARD Tour, Launching at Paper Mill This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2016

Paper Mill Playhouse has announced casting for North American premiere of the hit new musical The Bodyguard based on the Warner Bros. film written by Lawrence Kasdan, with book by Alexander Dinelaris (Birdman), directed by Thea Sharrock (Equus) and with choreography by Karen Bruce (Strictly Come Dancing). (more...)

BWW Review: Natalie Douglas Brings Glitter and Magic to Birdland in STEVIE SONGSBWW Review: Natalie Douglas Brings Glitter and Magic to Birdland in STEVIE SONGS
by Victoria Ordin - Sep 15, 2016

For her soulful, imaginative rendering of jazz, pop, and R&B music, Los Angeles native and septuple MAC Award winner Natalie Douglas has earned raves for two decades from American and British critics alike. Superlatives like 'transcendent,' 'heart-stopping,' and '[the] greatest' pepper reviews both of her live performances and work in the studio. Douglas' new show, STEVIE SONGS, which marked her 50th performance at Birdland, made clear why Clive Davis of The New York Times wrote, 'By the end [of a show], you want to her to carry on into the small hours.' (more...)

Photo Flash: Natalie Douglas Sings Stevie Wonder & Stevie Nicks at BirdlandPhoto Flash: Natalie Douglas Sings Stevie Wonder & Stevie Nicks at Birdland
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2016

The Broadway at Birdland concert series was proud to present singer Natalie Douglas on Monday, September 5 in 'Stevie Songs: The Music of Stevie Nicks & Stevie Wonder.' Scroll down for photos from the concert! (more...)

BWW Review: With THE GREAT JAZZ STANDARDS, Michael Feinstein Opens This Year's Jazz at Lincoln Center's 'Jazz and Popular Song Series' With Appealing VitalityBWW Review: With THE GREAT JAZZ STANDARDS, Michael Feinstein Opens This Year's Jazz at Lincoln Center's 'Jazz and Popular Song Series' With Appealing Vitality
by Alix Cohen - Apr 16, 2016

I hear music, mighty fine music . . . Host Michael Feinstein sings with pristine bass accompaniment, as Musical Director Tedd Firth's Big Band filters in musician by musician. The sweetest sounds I ever heard . . . he continues as a light saxophone joins syncopated rhythm. Then whomp! All 17 players swing. Rarely have I heard sound design so perfectly balanced, appropriately favoring vocals. Feinstein remains smooth and easy riding the wave. 'You may wonder about the role of jazz in popular song . . . ' our host begins at the start of Jazz at Lincoln Center's first of three segments of the Jazz & Popular Song Series in the Appel Room. At a time when popular songs came and went with alacrity, jazz artists meeting for improvisational jam sessions needed pieces they all knew. Thus jazz mined popular music creating an intersection of the two art forms. Aided and abetted by four very different featured guests, Feinstein illuminates by example, not narrative. (more...)

Photo Flash: Natalie Douglas Celebrates New CD HUMAN HEART at BirdlandPhoto Flash: Natalie Douglas Celebrates New CD HUMAN HEART at Birdland
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2016

The Broadway at Birdland concert series was delighted to welcome Natalie Douglas back to her musical home for the thirty-ninth time on Monday, March 21 with a concert celebrating her new CD, 'Human Heart.' BroadwayWorld has photos from the concert below! (more...)

Linda Purl, Brett Rickaby and Peter Van Norden Lead COPENHAGEN, Opening Tonight at RubiconLinda Purl, Brett Rickaby and Peter Van Norden Lead COPENHAGEN, Opening Tonight at Rubicon
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2015

Rubicon Theatre Company welcomes stage and screen veterans Linda Purl, Brett Rickaby and Peter Van Norden in the company's mainstage production of the Tony-Award winning play COPENHAGEN, directed by international artist Judy Hegarty Lovett. (more...)

Rubicon Theatre's COPENHAGEN Begins Previews TonightRubicon Theatre's COPENHAGEN Begins Previews Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Sep 2, 2015

Rubicon Theatre Company welcomes stage and screen veterans Linda Purl, Brett Rickaby and Peter Van Norden to star in the company's mainstage production of the Tony-Award winning play COPENHAGEN, directed by international artist Judy Hegarty Lovett. (more...)

Linda Purl, Brett Rickaby and Peter Van Norden to Lead Rubicon Theatre's COPENHAGEN; Sets Sept Opening!Linda Purl, Brett Rickaby and Peter Van Norden to Lead Rubicon Theatre's COPENHAGEN; Sets Sept Opening!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2015

Rubicon Theatre Company just announced stage and screen veterans Linda Purl, Brett Rickaby and Peter Van Norden will star in the company's mainstage production of the Tony-Award winning play COPENHAGEN, directed by international artist Judy Hegarty Lovett. (more...)

BWW REVIEW: THE LAST TWO PEOPLE ON EARTH Sing and Dance at A.R.T.BWW REVIEW: THE LAST TWO PEOPLE ON EARTH Sing and Dance at A.R.T.
by Jan Nargi - May 15, 2015

In the famous 1960s hit 'Is That All There Is?' by Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller, Peggy Lee croons the melancholy lyric, 'If that's all there is, my friend, then, let's keep dancing. Let's break out the booze and have a ball, if that's all there is.' While this song ironically doesn't make it into the eclectic catalog of tunes that fuel THE LAST TWO PEOPLE ON EARTH: AN APOCALYPTIC VAUDEVILLE, currently in its world premiere at the A.R.T. in Cambridge, it could easily have become the show's theme song. When a flood of epic proportions wipes out all but two scraggly survivors, played as a pair of Estragon and Vladimir-style hobos by Mandy Patinkin and Taylor Mac, there is very little left for them to do but sing and dance. (more...)

Songwriter & Recording Artist Breyan Isaac Shares Hit-Making Tips at SAE Institute MiamiSongwriter & Recording Artist Breyan Isaac Shares Hit-Making Tips at SAE Institute Miami
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2015

Breyan Isaac - a songwriter/producer/artist whose compositions have been recorded by such stars as Justin Bieber, French Montana, Austin Mahone, Flo Rida, Nicki Minaj, Nelly, Pitbull, 2 Chainz, and David Guetta - was a recent guest presenter at SAE Institute Miami's “Behind The Mix” lecture series. I (more...)

Photo Flash: Natalie Douglas Performs 'The Music of Dolly Parton' at BirdlandPhoto Flash: Natalie Douglas Performs 'The Music of Dolly Parton' at Birdland
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2015

This past Monday, the Broadway at Birdland concert series presented singer Natalie Douglas in the first of a four-month run of her concert, 'Hello Dolly...The Music of Dolly Parton.' The celebration of all things Dolly will run Mondays, May 18, July 6 and August 10 at 7pm. (more...)

Photo Flash: Jim Caruso, Jane Monheit & Billy Stritch in HOLLYWOODLAND: Songs From The Silver ScreenPhoto Flash: Jim Caruso, Jane Monheit & Billy Stritch in HOLLYWOODLAND: Songs From The Silver Screen
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2014

Singers Jane Monheit, Jim Caruso and singer/pianist/arranger Billy Stritch have joined forces in HOLLYWOODLAND: Songs From The Silver Screen, which is running at Birdland through Thanksgiving (Thursday) evening with a show at 6pm. Material includes beloved songs like 'Pennies From Heaven,' 'Let's Misbehave,' 'Over The Rainbow,' 'If I Only Had A Brain,' 'Whistle While You Work,' and 'It Happened In Sun Valley.' There is also a tribute to the songs introduced by Fred Astaire. The trio is accompanied by Rick Montalbano on drums and Neal Miner on bass. (more...)

Linda Purl Stars in THE YEAR OF MAGICAL THINKING, Beginning Tonight at Laguna PlayhouseLinda Purl Stars in THE YEAR OF MAGICAL THINKING, Beginning Tonight at Laguna Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Oct 8, 2014

The Laguna Playhouse Executive and Artistic Directors, Karen Wood and Ann E. Wareham are thrilled to present the second show of their 2014-2015 season, THE YEAR OF MAGICAL THINKING by Joan Didion and directed by Jenny Sullivan (Steel Magnolias). 'To have Linda Purl on our stage with one of the more powerful pieces of theatre I have come across is just a triumph that our audiences and subscribers are going to treasure,' offers Wood. 'Jenny Sullivan is quite simply one of our best theatre directors working today and to have her bring her magic touch to the powerful words of Joan Didion is simply a dream realized,' adds Wareham. THE YEAR OF MAGICAL THINKING will begin previews tonight, October 8 and will open on Saturday, October 11 at 7:30pm and run through Sunday, November 2, 2014 at the Laguna Playhouse, 606 Laguna Canyon Road in Laguna Beach. (more...)

Stars from MOTOWN, MATILDA and BEAUTIFUL Set for FUNKYTOWN in NYC, 10/6Stars from MOTOWN, MATILDA and BEAUTIFUL Set for FUNKYTOWN in NYC, 10/6
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2014

On Monday, October 6th, 2014, Damn The Light (a NYC based production and promotional company founded by Mike Greco and MaryAnne Piccolo) present FUNKYTOWN: New York City's Greatest Disco Revue at Santos Party House. (more...)

Linda Purl to Star in THE YEAR OF MAGICAL THINKING at Laguna Playhouse, Begin. 10/8Linda Purl to Star in THE YEAR OF MAGICAL THINKING at Laguna Playhouse, Begin. 10/8
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2014

The Laguna Playhouse Executive and Artistic Directors, Karen Wood and Ann E. Wareham are thrilled to present the second show of their 2014-2015 season, THE YEAR OF MAGICAL THINKING by Joan Didion and directed by Jenny Sullivan (Steel Magnolias). 'To have Linda Purl on our stage with one of the more powerful pieces of theatre I have come across is just a triumph that our audiences and subscribers are going to treasure,' offers Wood. 'Jenny Sullivan is quite simply one of our best theatre directors working today and to have her bring her magic touch to the powerful words of Joan Didion is simply a dream realized,' adds Wareham. THE YEAR OF MAGICAL THINKING will begin previews on Wednesday, October 8 and will open on Saturday, October 11 at 7:30pm and run through Sunday, November 2, 2014 at the Laguna Playhouse, 606 Laguna Canyon Road in Laguna Beach. (more...)

Photo Flash: Natalie Douglas Brings HELLO DOLLY to BirdlandPhoto Flash: Natalie Douglas Brings HELLO DOLLY to Birdland
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2014

On Monday, September 15, the Broadway at Birdland concert series presented Natalie Douglas in 'Hello Dolly,' an all-new concert celebrating the music of Dolly Parton. (more...)

Photo Flash: Broadway at Birdland Features Natalie DouglasPhoto Flash: Broadway at Birdland Features Natalie Douglas
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2014

On Monday, September 8, the Broadway at Birdland concert series was pleased to welcome Natalie Douglas back to her musical home. Her concert, Four Women, celebrated the music of Dr. Nina Simone, Lena Horne, Abbey Lincoln and Billie Holiday. Check out photos below! (more...)

BLONDIE Tribute to Feature Emily McNamara and Matt Katz-Bohen, 3/28BLONDIE Tribute to Feature Emily McNamara and Matt Katz-Bohen, 3/28
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2014

Friday, March 28th, 2014 Damn The Light Promotions (a nightlife based production and promotion company founded by Mike Greco and MaryAnne Piccolo) returns to Duane Park (right across from the site of the original CBGB) for a one night only tribute to the legendary rock band Blondie. This all-star evening will showcase some of NYC's Premiere vocalists from both the downtown rock-and-roll scene and theatre community. (more...)

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