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Black Violin, Step AFRIKA!, 'CLIFFORD' and More Set for Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts' 2015-16 SeasonBlack Violin, Step AFRIKA!, 'CLIFFORD' and More Set for Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts' 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2015

Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College announces its 2015-16 Season of music, dance, theater, and family programming, reflecting the multicultural diversity of Brooklyn. Hailing from Austria, Russia, China, Canada, and across the United States, the awards-winning artists include both Brooklyn Center premieres and returning favorites. (more...)

Brian Stokes Mitchell to Headline 2015 SOPAC Gala Next MonthBrian Stokes Mitchell to Headline 2015 SOPAC Gala Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2015

The South Orange Performing Arts Center will host its annual benefit Gala in celebration of the successful completion of its ninth season and receiving the Discover Jersey Arts People's Choice Award for Favorite Small Performing Arts Center in New Jersey on Saturday, May 30, 2015. The festivities begin at 5:30 p.m. and will be held at the Center, One SOPAC Way, South Orange, NJ 07079.á The theme of this year's SOPAC Gala is "Arts and Education," which will highlight three honorees for their extraordinary contributions to cultural and educational endeavors in the local community. (more...)

Photo Coverage: John Pizzarelli with Daniel Jobim Play Cafe CarlylePhoto Coverage: John Pizzarelli with Daniel Jobim Play Cafe Carlyle
by Stephen Sorokoff - Apr 24, 2015

You've probably heard a variation of this joke at a cabaret performance.á The performer will say something like "if you know the words, please don't sing along." Ann Hampton Callaway teasingly cajoles her audience to join in while she's singing a musically complex scat arrangement during her act.á When John Pizzarelli asked the The Carlyle audience to sing along as he and Daniel Jobim sang the nights closing number (Antonio Carlos Jobim's Aqua De beber), it wasn't funny.á The many Brazilians filling the seats in the Cafeá expertly chanted in Portuguese. Sometimes I find it difficult to handle the syncopated rhythms which accent the second beat of a measure in Bossa Nova, but this crowd didn't.á (more...)

Veronica Klaus, Connie Champagne & D'arcy Drollinger to Join Justin Sayre for THE MEETING at Oasis, 4/25Veronica Klaus, Connie Champagne & D'arcy Drollinger to Join Justin Sayre for THE MEETING at Oasis, 4/25
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2015

The Meeting* hosted by Justin Sayre, the acclaimed comedy/variety show, will make its SAN FRANCISO debut to OASIS (298 Eleventh Street, San Francisco CA) on Saturday, April 25 at 7:30 PM. The Meeting* has been called "delicious and delightfullyádroll" byáThe New York Post and "hilarious andásardonic" byáThe Village Voice. A story for Slate.com called the evening "so deliciously icy that it left me shivering with fear and delight." The New York run of The Meeting* - currently running monthly at Joe's Pub at The Public Theater - has been sold out since the New York Times "Arts & Leisure"ápiece ran last September. Special musical guests for the Oasis performance will include Veronica Klaus, Connie Champagne, and D'Arcy Drollinger. Tickets are $20 and are available at SFOasis.com. (more...)

ALL DANCING! ALL SINGING! Irving Berlin Dance Revue Coming to 92Y This MayALL DANCING! ALL SINGING! Irving Berlin Dance Revue Coming to 92Y This May
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2015

We're reaching for the moon, putting all our eggs in one basket, dancing cheek to cheek and pouring our hearts into a song, because it's time to face the music and dance! All Dancing! All Singing! is the first Lyrics & Lyricists dance revue, celebrating Irving Berlin's contributions to Hollywood musicals. Artistic director/choreographer Randy Skinner directs a cast of hand-picked young vocalists/dancers -- Darien Crago, Danny Gardner, Drew Humphrey, Kristie Kerwin, Con O'Shea-Creal and Kristen Beth Williams -- who are joined by veterans Sandy Duncan and Don Correia as special guests. Performances are May 2, 3 and 4. (more...)

Randy Harrison Featured on Latest Episode of SPARKLE & CIRCULATE PodcastRandy Harrison Featured on Latest Episode of SPARKLE & CIRCULATE Podcast
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2015

SPARKLE & CIRCULATE with JUSTIN SAYRE - the official podcast of the International Order of Sodomites - has posted the sixth episode, which features an in-depth chat with Randy Harrison. The show is available on iTunes here. (more...)

THE JOY OF SAX Begins Later This Month at 59E59 TheatersTHE JOY OF SAX Begins Later This Month at 59E59 Theaters
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2015

59E59 Theaters will welcome Peter and Will Anderson with THE JOY OF SAX, featuring Pat Bianchi on the Hammond B-3 Organ. Produced by Reardon-Anderson Music, LLC., THE JOY OF SAX begins performances on Tuesday, April 28 for a limited engagement through Thursday, May 7. The performance schedule is Tuesday - Thursday at 7 PM; Friday at 8 PM; Saturday at 5 PM & 8 PM; Sunday at 3 PM. Single tickets are $45 ($31.50 for 59E59 Members). To purchase tickets, call Ticket Central at ?(212) 279-4200 or visit www.59e59.org. (more...)

Jenn Harris, Drew Droege & More to Honor The Indigo Girls with THE MEETING* at Joe's Pub, 4/19Jenn Harris, Drew Droege & More to Honor The Indigo Girls with THE MEETING* at Joe's Pub, 4/19
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2015

The Meeting* hosted by Justin Sayre, the acclaimed comedy/variety show, will return to JOE'S PUB at The Public Theater on Sunday, April 19 at 9:30 PM to continue the Winter/Spring 2015 Season. (more...)

Tenorman/Clarinetist Frank Griffith to Perform at Ware Center , 4/17-18Tenorman/Clarinetist Frank Griffith to Perform at Ware Center , 4/17-18
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2015

Accomplished jazz clarinetist and tenorman, Frank Griffith travels from England to Lancaster to perform two unique concerts on Friday, April 17 and Saturday, April 18. His performance on April 17 is promised to wrap up the Ware Center's season of the Jazz in the Sky performances on a high note. The concert begins at 7:30 pm at the Ware Center located at 42 N. Prince Street, Lancaster. On Saturday, April 18 at 7:30 pm, Frank Griffith will join the 10th Annual Single Reed Symposium and finish the evening as a guest artist in the Jazz & Java concert on campus at Gordinier Hall located at 40 S. George Street, Millersville. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Apr 2, 2015

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Liz Callaway, Melissa Errico, Randy Graff and More Set for NIGHT OF A THOUSAND JUDYS This JuneLiz Callaway, Melissa Errico, Randy Graff and More Set for NIGHT OF A THOUSAND JUDYS This June
by BWW News Desk - Apr 2, 2015

Melissa Errico, Liz Callaway, Michael McElroy, Lauren Worsham, Rachel York, Randy Graff, Kim David Smith and Danielle Grabianowski will headline the fifth annual 'Night Of A Thousand Judys' -- presented by The Meeting* hosted by Justin Sayre -- on Monday, June 1. (more...)

THE MEETING to Celebrate The Indigo Girls at Joe's Pub, 4/19THE MEETING to Celebrate The Indigo Girls at Joe's Pub, 4/19
by BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 2015

The Meeting* hosted by Justin Sayre, the acclaimed comedy/variety show, will return to JOE'S PUB at The Public Theater on Sunday, April 19 at 9:30 PM to continue the Winter/Spring 2015 Season. The April show will be a celebration of The Indigo Girls. Tracy Stark serves as the show's Music Director with special guests will be announced. (more...)

NJPAC to Welcome Jessica Molaskey & Jonathan Schwartz, 5/30NJPAC to Welcome Jessica Molaskey & Jonathan Schwartz, 5/30
by BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 2015

New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) presents an evening with Cabaret singer and Broadway star Jessica Molaskey and radio host Jonathan Schwartz for an incredible concert performance and conversation. Saturday, May 30, 2015 at 8:00 PM in the Victoria Theater. Get your tickets now at NJPAC.org or 888.GO.NJPAC (888.466.5722) (more...)

John Pizzarelli & Daniel Jobim Returning to Cafe Carlyle, 4/21-5/2John Pizzarelli & Daniel Jobim Returning to Cafe Carlyle, 4/21-5/2
by BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 2015

Cafe Carlyle is pleased to welcome back guitarist John Pizzarelli, who just performed a sold-out, critically lauded show with wife Jessica Molaskey which TIME placed on their list of 2014's Ten Best Plays & Musicals. (more...)

Michael Feinstein, BoDeans, Doktor Kaboom and More Set for Music by the Lake's 2015 LineupMichael Feinstein, BoDeans, Doktor Kaboom and More Set for Music by the Lake's 2015 Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2015

Outdoor summer entertainment venue Music by the Lake, presented by George Williams College of Aurora University, announces its 15th annual season presenting six artist debuts and a range of musical genres and shows, including American classics, jazz, contemporary rock, comedy for families, pop and classic rock. The season, which includes weekend events from June 27 through August 8, features performances for all generations to enjoy. (more...)

2015 New York Hot Jazz Fest to Kick Off May 32015 New York Hot Jazz Fest to Kick Off May 3
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2015

Following the success of the previous two festivals, the 3rd Annual New York Hot Jazz Festival -- produced by the impresario Michael 'Misha' Katsobashvili, performer Bria Skonberg, and composer/producer Patrick Soluri (of Prohibition Productions and The Salon) -- returns to The Players this year and promises some of the biggest stars of the Hot Jazz and swing scenes in a summit of uptown and downtown talent spanning three generations. (more...)

Ottawa's Rat Pack Performs Crooner Classics for Make-A-Wish OntarioOttawa's Rat Pack Performs Crooner Classics for Make-A-Wish Ontario
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2015

The 5th Annual World Wish Day Concert, featuring a 10 piece jazz band orchestra, with crooners Michael Pytura and Johnny Vegas performing, comes to Ottawa April 23, 2015. (more...)

THE MEETING to Debut in San Francisco at OASIS, 4/25THE MEETING to Debut in San Francisco at OASIS, 4/25
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2015

?The Meeting* hosted by Justin Sayre, the acclaimed comedy/variety show, will make its SAN FRANCISO debut to OASIS (298 Eleventh Street, San Francisco CA) on Saturday, April 25 at 7:30 PM. (more...)

Ramsey Lewis to Bring 50th Anniversary Celebration to Nashville, 4/25Ramsey Lewis to Bring 50th Anniversary Celebration to Nashville, 4/25
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2015

Ramsey Lewis, the iconic jazz great and National Endowment for the Arts Jazz Master Award winner, brings his 50th Anniversary performance of "The 'In' Crowd" and "Hang on Ramsey" to the Tennessee Performing Arts Center's James K. Polk Theater on Saturday, April 25 at 8:00 p.m. (more...)

POMPIE'S PLACE Set for Residency at Don't Tell MamaPOMPIE'S PLACE Set for Residency at Don't Tell Mama
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2015

'Pompie's Place,' a unique pop-up blues supper-club is taking up residence at Don't Tell Mama, 343 West 46th Street, in April. Produced by Arthur Pomposello, "Pompie's Place" is an immersive nightclub experience transporting audiences to a mythic blues room of another time and place, in which the food is hot and the music even hotter! (more...)

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