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Patti LuPone, Sierra Boggess, Jeremy Jordan & More Set for 54 Below in October & NovemberPatti LuPone, Sierra Boggess, Jeremy Jordan & More Set for 54 Below in October & November
by BWW News Desk - Oct 1, 2014

This October and November 54 BELOW presents a lineup of the brightest talent from Broadway and beyond. Located just below the legendary Studio 54 at 254 West 54thStreet. For a detailed schedule of upcoming performances at 54 Below and to purchase tickets, visit www.54Below.com. (more...)

Tony DeSare, Isabel Rose, The Skivvies & More Set for 54 Below this WeekTony DeSare, Isabel Rose, The Skivvies & More Set for 54 Below this Week
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 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...)

Cyrus, Beyonce, Pharrell Among TIME's 100 Most Influential PeopleCyrus, Beyonce, Pharrell Among TIME's 100 Most Influential People
by TV News Desk - Apr 24, 2014

Today, TIME reveals the eleventh annual TIME 100, TIME's list of the 100 most influential people in the world. (more...)

BWW Interviews: Molly Smith and Larry Wright on CAMP DAVID's Journey from Summit to StageBWW Interviews: Molly Smith and Larry Wright on CAMP DAVID's Journey from Summit to Stage
by Benjamin Tomchik - Mar 27, 2014

In Washington, it is not unusual to see Marine One fly the first family to the presidential retreat - Naval Support Facility Thurmont, more commonly known as Camp David. A trip to the wooded retreat located 62 miles north of the nation's capital in Thurmont, Maryland, is usually intended to be a relaxing weekend for the nation's chief executive. However, 36 years ago it became the crux of American foreign policy in the Middle East and home to a summit that was anything but tranquil. After five wars in less than three decades, Egyptian President Anwar Sadat and Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin were brought together by President Jimmy Carter to broker peace between the two nations. The resulting Camp David Accords would be a highpoint of American foreign policy in the twentieth century. The story behind the Accords is the focus of Arena's Stage's world premiere production of Camp David. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Theater J's YELLOW FACE is Entertaining and Thought-ProvokingBWW Reviews: Theater J's YELLOW FACE is Entertaining and Thought-Provoking
by Audrey Liebross - Feb 9, 2014

YELLOW FACE, appearing at Theater J, is a serio-comedy by David Henry Hwang, based on his involvement in the casting controversy in 1990 regarding Cameron Mackintosh's insistence on having a white actor play a non-white role. The excellent production is well worth seeing. (more...)

DVR Alert: AVENUE Q to Be Featured on Lifetime's 'Celebrity Bucket List' on 1/25DVR Alert: AVENUE Q to Be Featured on Lifetime's 'Celebrity Bucket List' on 1/25
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2014

The Tony Award-winning musical AVENUE Q will be featured on the Lifetime TV series "Celebrity Bucket List" on Saturday, Jan. 25th (check local listings for broadcast times across the U.S.) in a half-hour segment with best-selling author Jodi Picoult ("My Sister's Keeper"), who realizes her lifelong dream of appearing in a show on stage. In the segment, she (expertly) performs various walk-on roles as Q characters Nicky and Mrs. T. (more...)

Photo Flash: Sutton Foster, Patina Miller and More Perform at 36th Annual KENNEDY CENTER HONORS, Airing TonightPhoto Flash: Sutton Foster, Patina Miller and More Perform at 36th Annual KENNEDY CENTER HONORS, Airing Tonight
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 29, 2013

Opera singer Martina Arroyo, pianist, keyboardist, bandleader and composer Herbie Hancock, pianist, singer and songwriter Billy Joel, actress Shirley MacLaine and musician and songwriter Carlos Santana received honors at THE 36TH ANNUAL KENNEDY CENTER HONORS, to be broadcast tonight, Dec. 29 (9:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Below, check out performances by Broadway vets Patina Miller, Sutton Foster and more as they pay tribute to this year's honorees! (more...)

VIDEO: First Look - Billy Joel Tribute & More on 36th KENNEDY CENTER HONORSVIDEO: First Look - Billy Joel Tribute & More on 36th KENNEDY CENTER HONORS
by TV News Desk - Dec 24, 2013

Watch Garth Brooks, Snoop Dogg and more pay tribute to the honorees at the annual event to be broadcast Sunday, Dec. 29 (9:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. (more...)

Seth Meyers to Welcome Amy Poehler as First LATE SHOW Guest; Hoping for Hilary ClintonSeth Meyers to Welcome Amy Poehler as First LATE SHOW Guest; Hoping for Hilary Clinton
by TV News Desk - Dec 13, 2013

While making an appearance on the Dan Patrick Show, SNL alum revealed that funny lady Amy Poehler will be his first guest on the debut of LATE NIGHT WITH SETH MEYERS, set to air February 24th. (more...)

CJO Selected as Kennedy Center Honors House Orchestra for 25th Year; Gala Set for TonightCJO Selected as Kennedy Center Honors House Orchestra for 25th Year; Gala Set for Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2013

The Chicago Jazz Orchestra (CJO) under the direction of Jeff Lindberg is excited and honored to have been chosen to perform at the 36th Annual Kennedy Center Honors Gala tonight, December 8, 2013 in Washington, D.C. This performance marks the 25th consecutive year that the CJO has been chosen for this singular honor. (more...)

John Lloyd Young Appointed to President's Committee on the Arts and the HumanitiesJohn Lloyd Young Appointed to President's Committee on the Arts and the Humanities
by BWW News Desk - Nov 22, 2013

President Barack Obama appointed seven new members of the President's Committee on the Arts and the Humanities. They will join 30 other private members appointed by the President and twelve federal representatives, whose agencies have cultural programs such as the National Endowments for the Arts and the Humanities, the Institute of Museum and Library Services, U.S. Department of Education, the Smithsonian Institution, the Library of Congress, the National Gallery of Art and the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. A swearing-in ceremony will be held at the Supreme Court with Justice Kagan presiding. (more...)

Nick Hexum Quintet to Play Fox Theatre, 1/17Nick Hexum Quintet to Play Fox Theatre, 1/17
by BWW News Desk - Nov 22, 2013

Z2 Entertainment will present The Nick Hexum Quintet at the Fox Theatre on Friday, January 17th, 2014. Tickets will go on sale to the public on Friday, November 22nd at 12:00pm for $25 GA. (more...)

President Obama Appoints Four Arts Leaders to Administration PostsPresident Obama Appoints Four Arts Leaders to Administration Posts
by BWW News Desk - Nov 19, 2013

Today, President Obama announced his intent to appoint the following individuals to key Administration posts: Stephanie Cutter - Member, President's Committee on the Arts and the Humanities; Caroline "Kim" Taylor - Member, President's Committee on the Arts and the Humanities; Margaret Russell - General Trustee, Board of Trustees of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts; Mary Menell Zients - Chair, President's Commission on White House Fellowships. (more...)

CJO Selected as Kennedy Center Honors House Orchestra for 25th Year, 12/8CJO Selected as Kennedy Center Honors House Orchestra for 25th Year, 12/8
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2013

The Chicago Jazz Orchestra (CJO) under the direction of Jeff Lindberg is excited and honored to have been chosen to perform at the 36th Annual Kennedy Center Honors Gala on December 8, 2013 in Washington, D.C. This performance marks the 25th consecutive year that the CJO has been chosen for this singular honor. (more...)

Marcus Center to Host 30th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday Celebration, Jan 19Marcus Center to Host 30th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday Celebration, Jan 19
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2013

The 30th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday Celebration, coordinated by the MLK Steering Committee, will be held on Sunday, January 19, 2014 at the Marcus Center for the Performing Arts. The program will begin at 1:00 PM in Uihlein Hall and highlight our youth who interpreted Dr. King's works through art, speech and writing. (more...)

Original Broadway Cast Member Jennifer Barnhart Joins New World Stages' AVENUE QOriginal Broadway Cast Member Jennifer Barnhart Joins New World Stages' AVENUE Q
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2013

Jennifer Barnhart - who made her Broadway debut in 2003 in the original cast of the Tony Award-winning musical AVENUE Q - returns to the long-running hit at New World Stages (340 W. 50 St.) starting with the Monday, November 11 performance at 8 pm. Ms. Barnhart will perform the roles she helped create over 10 years ago: as a Bad Idea Bear, kindergarten school principal Mrs. T, as well as her trademark 'second-hand' work with puppets Nicky and Trekkie Monster. (more...)

McAfee Launches Online Safety Programme Across IrelandMcAfee Launches Online Safety Programme Across Ireland
by BWW News Desk - Nov 6, 2013

According to the Digital Divide study, more than half of the Irish teens surveyed admitted to wiping their browser history to hide what they're doing online from their parents. Alarmingly, 11 per cent of teens said they had actually met up with someone they met online. The survey demonstrates that many Irish teens are accessing inappropriate content online, despite being trusted by their parents to do what's right when surfing the Web. (more...)

Shirley Maclaine, Billy Joel Among Recipients of 36th ANNUAL KENNEDY CENTER HONORSShirley Maclaine, Billy Joel Among Recipients of 36th ANNUAL KENNEDY CENTER HONORS
by TV News Desk - Sep 12, 2013

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts today announced the selection of the five individuals who will receive the 2013 Kennedy Center Honors. (more...)

AVENUE Q Celebrates 10th Anniversary on 7/31AVENUE Q Celebrates 10th Anniversary on 7/31
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2013

If ever a show has become part of the 'fabric' of New York and pop culture, it is the Tony Award-winning musical AVENUE Q -- with its colorful cast of humans and puppets. The ground-breaking musical hits a new landmark this summer when it celebrates its 10th anniversary on Wednesday, July 31, 2013 with a 'Thank Q' to fans for the decade of laughter and love: starting at 10 a.m., the first 100 patrons in line can purchase $10 seats (cash only) to the special 7 p.m. 10th anniversary performance at New World Stages (340 W. 50 St.), where AVENUE Q has performed for the past four years following its triumphant six-year run on Broadway. (more...)

AVENUE Q to Celebrate 10th Anniversary on July 31; NYC Awards Musical its Own DayAVENUE Q to Celebrate 10th Anniversary on July 31; NYC Awards Musical its Own Day
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2013

If ever a show has become part of the 'fabric' of New York and pop culture, it is the Tony Award-winning musical AVENUE Q -- with its colorful cast of humans and puppets. The ground-breaking musical hits a new landmark this summer when it celebrates its 10th anniversary on Wednesday, July 31, 2013 with a 'Thank Q' to fans for the decade of laughter and love: starting at 10 a.m., the first 100 patrons in line can purchase $10 seats (cash only) to the special 7 p.m. 10th anniversary performance at New World Stages (340 W. 50 St.), where AVENUE Q has performed for the past four years following its triumphant six-year run on Broadway. (more...)

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