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Judy Garland & More Featured on Barry Manilow's Upcoming Album 'My Dream Duets', Out 10/27
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2014

Modern technology has given GRAMMY, TONY, and EMMY Award-winning musician and pop legend Barry Manilow the opportunity to record his 'dream' duets with his own musical heroes on his latest album, MY DREAM DUETS. (more...)

BWW Reviews: TAKE ME HOME – THE MUSIC & LIFE OF JOHN DENVER delights Denver fans in this moving tribute
by Jade Kops - Sep 01, 2014

The historic State Theatre in Sydney was filled with John Denver fans on Sunday night and they were not disappointed. New Zealander Bevan Gardiner recreates Denver's sound beautifully and even looks like the man he pays tribute to with blonde hair and western shirt. The show, produced with John Denver Management approval and support from Denver's personal manager and friend Harold Thau, is a mix of concert and documentary of Denver's life with projections of archival footage, voice over and live music. (more...)

Barry Manilow's New Album, MY DREAM DUETS, Out 10/28 & Available For Pre-Order
by Pat Cerasaro - Aug 26, 2014

Internationally celebrated recording artist, composer and performer Barry Manilow is set to release a new duets album later this year titled MY DREAM DUETS and it is now available for pre-order. (more...)

PUMP BOYS AND DINETTES Opens 9/11 at Georgia Ensemble Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2014

Georgia Ensemble Theatre (GET), North Fulton's only professional theatre company, will kick off its 2014-2015 season with the toe-tapping roadside party Pump Boys and Dinettes by John Foley, Mark Hardwick, Debra Monk, Cass Morgan, John Schimmel, and Jim Wann. Directed by GET Artistic Director Robert J. Farley, this foot-stomping musical runs September 11-28, 2014, at the Theatre's home, the Roswell Cultural Arts Center, 950 Forrest Street, Roswell, GA. The music director is Dolph Amick. This production is generously sponsored by the The Mimms Company. (more...)

The Philly POPS to Open 2014-15 Season with ERA OF ABBA, 10/17-19
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2014

The Philly POPS launches its 36th season with the sound of the 70's, highlighting the electrifying music of ABBA, known worldwide through the successful Broadway musical Mamma Mia!. Also included on the program will be disco hits and music of Carole King, Paul Simon and John Denver. On Friday October 17 (8 p.m.), Saturday, October 18 (3 p.m.) and Sunday, October 19 (3 p.m.), the Era of Abba will be conducted by Music Director Michael Krajewski and feature the internationally renowned vocal ensemble Rajaton from Finland. (more...)

Theatre Aspen Expands Food Service at the Hurst; Hosts BeerCRUSH at 8/1 Performance of THE FULL MONTY
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2014

Theatre Aspen announces expanded lobby hours as well as exciting food offerings at the Hurst Theatre. Located in the beautiful setting of the John Denver Sanctuary in Rio Grande Park, Theatre Aspen's concession area is now open throughout the day offering gourmet, pre-packaged items daily (closed Sundays). In partnership with local chef Mawa McQueen, of Mawa's Kitchen, visitors can enjoy healthy snack boxes in the theatre's open air lobby or picnic outside in and around the Rio Grande Park. Food items include charcuterie platters, salads, a Mediterranean sampler and other small meals. Mawa's Kitchen is available for "pop-up" dinners at the tent for groups wishing to cater a meal prior to a Theatre Aspen performance. Group ticket discounts would apply. (more...)

Cape May Stage to Present Anna Bergman in 'YOU & THE NIGHT & THE MUSIC,' 7/14
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2014

On Monday, July 14 at 8 p.m., Cape May Stage presents Anna Bergman in 'You & the Night & the Music: An Evening of Musical Imports and Exports' at the Robert Shackleton Playhouse as part of the Equity theatre's highly-acclaimed Second Stage Broadway Series. (more...)

Guitar Virtuoso and Former Supertramp Member Marty Walsh Releases New CD
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2014

Much to the excitement of guitar aficionados across the globe, celebrated guitarist Marty Walsh released his eagerly awaited debut instrumental solo album 'The Total Plan' on June 16th 2014! Making the release even more thrilling is the array of guest artists appearing on the release – Billy Sherwood (YES/CIRCA:), John “JR” Robinson (Rufus, Eric Clapton, Mike Oldfield/Steve Winwood) and a multitude of LA Studio Legends. (more...)

BWW Reviews: PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT in Athens in Greek
by Charles Shubow - Jun 02, 2014

What a hoot this Greek production of the Broadway musical was. (more...)

John Prine Comes to PlayhouseSquare Tonight
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2014

Long considered a 'songwriter's songwriter,' John Prine is a rare talent who writes the songs other songwriters would sell their souls for. Evidence of this is the long list of songwriters who have recorded gems from his extensive catalog, including Johnny Cash, Bonnie Raitt, the Everly Brothers, John Denver, Kris Kristofferson, Carly Simon, Ben Harper, Joan Baez, and many others. With immeasurable accolades, including two Grammys and the distinction of being one of the few songwriters honored by the Library of Congress and US Poet Laureate, Prine is more than a musician…he is an American treasure. (more...)

Photo Coverage: 54 Below Tributes Peter, Paul and Mary!
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - May 14, 2014

Peter, Paul & Mary's years together were spent communicating personal, political and social imperatives by way of their impeccably chosen songs, personally crafted harmonies, humor and passion. 54 Below just relived the timeless music of Peter Yarrow, Paul Stookey and Mary Travers in a one-night-only concert event. Check out photos from the special event below! (more...)

Kate Baldwin, Marilyn Maye, Mark Nadler & More Set for 54 Below this Week
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2014

Coming up this week, 54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz and beyond. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.54Below.com or call (646) 476-3551. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Darien Arts Center Presents JACQUES BREL IS ALIVE AND WELL AND LIVING IN PARIS
by Cindy Cardozo - May 12, 2014

Darien Arts Center Stage is a community theatre dedicated to providing excellence in entertainment through plays, musicals, cabarets, and special events. Their Weatherstone Studio at the Darien Arts Center has recently played host to a production of Jacques Brel is Alive and Well and Living in Paris. Flawlessly directed by Peter Green, the timeless songs, intimate theater setting, simple set pieces, inspired costumes and brilliant Broadway-caliber cast combined for an entertaining and memorable evening. I felt privileged to be able to attend such a perfect production. (more...)

Laura Benanti and Nicholas Rodriguez Join 2014 Orlando Cabaret Festival at Mad Cow Theatre, 4/24-5/11
by BWW News Desk - May 08, 2014

MAD COW THEATRE announces the headliners for the The Twelfth Annual Orlando Cabaret Festival, Orlando's Home of the Great American Songbook. The Festival features cabaret artists and acts from Central Florida and beyond. Joining the previously announced headliner Christiane Noll (April 25-26) are Nicholas Rodriguez (May 1-3) and Tony Award-winner Laura Benanti (May 9-10). (more...)

Universals Studios Dedicates 'Jay Leno Lane' in Honor of TONIGHT SHOW Host
by TV News Desk - May 01, 2014

Jay Leno visited the Universal Studios lot Wednesday, April 30 to be on hand for the street dedication in his honor as the longtime host of 'The Tonight Show with Jay Leno.' (more...)

Laura Benanti and Nicholas Rodriguez Join 2014 Orlando Cabaret Festival at Mad Cow Theatre, 4/24-5/11
by BWW News Desk - Apr 30, 2014

MAD COW THEATRE announces the headliners for the The Twelfth Annual Orlando Cabaret Festival, Orlando's Home of the Great American Songbook. The Festival features cabaret artists and acts from Central Florida and beyond. Joining the previously announced headliner Christiane Noll (April 25-26) are Nicholas Rodriguez (May 1-3) and Tony Award-winner Laura Benanti (May 9-10). (more...)

Cast Announced for BIG RIVER at The Lone Tree Arts Center
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2014

Tony-Nominated Director Randal Myler and multi-talented Music Director Dan Wheetman return to Lone Tree Arts Center (LTAC) to create a new vision for Big River: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn after setting the bar high with Hank Williams: Lost Highway last spring and John Denver Holiday Concert in 2012. Returning to the roots of Mark Twain's classic American folktale, this production of Big River focuses on the talent and voices of the cast as they each become storytellers. (more...)

Documentary on Neo-Nazi Threat to Holocaust Survivors to Air on WLIW/WNET TV
by TV News Desk - Apr 22, 2014

Three decades after the end of World War II and the liberation of Nazi concentration camps, a group of neo-Nazis threatened to march through a Chicago suburb that was home to some 7,000 Holocaust survivors—the largest concentration of survivors outside of Jerusalem at that time. (more...)

Nancy Dussault, Conchata Ferrell and JoBeth Williams Among Rotating Cast for Rubicon Theatre's LOVE, LOSS, AND WHAT I WORE, Now thru 5/18
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2014

Rubicon Theatre continues the company's 16th Not Your Typical Season with a special run of Love, Loss, and What I Wore -- a witty and wise celebration of womanhood adapted by Nora and Delia Ephron, creators of such hits as 'When Harry Met Sally,' 'Sleepless in Seattle,' 'You've Got Mail,' 'The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants' and 'Silkwood.' (more...)

The Stockton Symphony's Pops Concert Features THE TEXAS TENORS, 5/3
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2014

Since wowing audiences as the highest-ranking vocal group ever on NBC's America's Got Talent, JC Fisher, Marcus Collins and John Hagen bring their diverse brand of harmonic, pop melodies to the Stockton Symphony's Pops & Picnic concert on Saturday, May 3. Concert attendees will celebrate the 25th anniversary of the biggest musical party of the year at University of the Pacific's Spanos Center. Doors open at 5:45 and the concert begins at 8:00 pm. (more...)

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