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BIG OTIS JUMP UP BLUES Revue Plays 54 Below Tonight
by BWW News Desk - May 29, 2014

54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club presents Otis Sallid's Big Otis Jump Up Blues Revue, for one night only tonight, May 29th at 9:30pm. The show features the music of Big Joe Turner, Julia Lee, Duke Ellington, Joe Liggins, La Vern Baker and Nellie Lutcher. It is steeped in the tradition of speakeasy shows that became popular during the rise of the Harlem Renaissance, performed in after-hours joints all across the Midwest and East Coast. (more...)

BIG OTIS JUMP UP BLUES Revue to Play 54 Below, 5/29
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2014

54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club presents Otis Sallid's Big Otis Jump Up Blues Revue, for one night only on Thursday, May 29th at 9:30pm. The show features the music of Big Joe Turner, Julia Lee, Duke Ellington, Joe Liggins, La Vern Baker and Nellie Lutcher. It is steeped in the tradition of speakeasy shows that became popular during the rise of the Harlem Renaissance, performed in after-hours joints all across the Midwest and East Coast. (more...)

HARLEM'S BIG OTIS JUMP UP BLUES REVUE Makes Its Home at Ginny's Supper Club Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2013

Fresh off work on Fox Searchlight's feature film BLACK NATIVITY starring Angela Bassett, Jennifer Hudson, Forest Whitaker and Mary J. Blige - and directed by Kasi Lemmons - Otis Sallid, the creator of SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE, brings an exciting new musical project to life, HARLEM'S BIG OTIS JUMP UP BLUES REVUE. The REVUE will make it's home at Ginny's Supper Club located in Marcus Samuelsson's popular Red Rooster Harlem, (310 Lenox Avenue). Performances are scheduled every Thursday night, two shows - 7:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m., tonight, August 15 and August 22, 29, 2013. (more...)

BIG OTIS JUMP UP BLUES REVUE Plays Ginny's Supper Club Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Aug 08, 2013

For an authentic taste of the Harlem soulful music scene, tourists and locals alike should visit 'Big Otis Jump Up Blues Revue' on Thursday nights at 7:30 p.m. throughout the month of August, with the first show taking place tonight, August 8th, at Ginny's Supper Club. (more...)

HARLEM'S BIG OTIS JUMP UP BLUES REVUE to Make its Home at Ginny's Supper Club, Begin. 8/15
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2013

Fresh off work on Fox Searchlight's feature film BLACK NATIVITY starring Angela Bassett, Jennifer Hudson, Forest Whitaker and Mary J. Blige - and directed by Kasi Lemmons - Otis Sallid, the creator of SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE, brings an exciting new musical project to life, HARLEM'S BIG OTIS JUMP UP BLUES REVUE. The REVUE will make it's home at Ginny's Supper Club located in Marcus Samuelsson's popular Red Rooster Harlem, (310 Lenox Avenue). (more...)

BIG OTIS JUMP UP BLUES REVUE to Play Ginny's Supper Club, Aug 2013
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2013

For an authentic taste of the Harlem soulful music scene, tourists and locals alike should visit 'Big Otis Jump Up Blues Revue' on Thursday nights at 7:30 p.m. throughout the month of August, with the first show taking place on August 8th, at Ginny's Supper Club. (more...)

Mike Stoller Appears at 35th Anniversary Tribute to Elvis Presley at Hollywood's Egyptian Theatre, 8/19
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2012

Mike Stoller, of the legendary Grammy Award-winning songwriting team of Leiber & Stoller, will appear for a book signing of "Hound Dog: The Leiber and Stoller Autobiography" at 1:00 p.m., followed by a Question and Answer Session and screening of the 1957 Warner Bros. classic film (originally made by MGM), "Jailhouse Rock" starring Elvis Presley at 2:00 p.m. today, August 19, 2012 at the American Cinematheque at the Egyptian Theatre, 6712 Hollywood Boulevard, Hollywood, Calif. The screening will celebrate the life of The King of Rock & Roll, Elvis Presley, while simultaneously commemorating the 35th Anniversary of the late singer's passing. (more...)

Mike Stoller to Appear at 35th Anniversary Tribute to Elvis Presley at Hollywood's Egyptian Theatre, 8/19
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2012

Mike Stoller, of the legendary Grammy Award-winning songwriting team of Leiber & Stoller, will appear for a book signing of "Hound Dog: The Leiber and Stoller Autobiography" at 1:00 p.m., followed by a Question and Answer Session and screening of the 1957 Warner Bros. classic film (originally made by MGM), "Jailhouse Rock" starring Elvis Presley at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, August 19, 2012 at the American Cinematheque at the Egyptian Theatre, 6712 Hollywood Boulevard, Hollywood, Calif. The screening will celebrate the life of The King of Rock & Roll, Elvis Presley, while simultaneously commemorating the 35th Anniversary of the late singer's passing. (more...)

Planned Parenthood's New LA Facility Named For Mike and Corky Hale Stoller, 4/24
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2012

The Stoller-Filer Health Center, the newest Planned Parenthood Los Angeles facility, to be located at 11722 South Wilmington Avenue, Compton, CA 90059, will celebrate its Grand Opening on Tuesday, April 24, 2012, Sue Dunlap, President of Planned Parenthood Los Angeles announced today. "The new health center will be named after the renowned Jazz Pianist, Harpist and Singer, Corky Hale Stoller and her Grammy Award winning husband, Mike Stoller of Leiber & Stoller fame, along with the late Compton Civic Leader, Maxcy Dean Filer, who was affectionately known as 'Mr. Compton,'" Dunlap said. (more...)

Mike Stoller Awarded American Celebration Lifetime Achievement in the Arts
by BWW News Desk - Nov 05, 2011

Mike Stoller, the Grammy Award winning composer who is one half of the legendary songwriting team of Leiber and Stoller, will be honored with Chapman University's 30th Annual American Celebration Lifetime Achievement in the Arts Award at a Black-tie Gala to be held on Saturday, November 5, 2011 from 6:00 - 11:30 p.m. at Chapman Auditorium in Memorial Hall; Chapman University; One University Drive; Orange, CA 92866. (more...)

Mike Stoller Honored With Chapman's Lifetime Achievement in the Arts Award
by BWW News Desk - Nov 05, 2011

Mike Stoller, the Grammy Award winning composer who is one half of the legendary songwriting team of Leiber and Stoller, will be honored with Chapman University's 30th Annual American Celebration Lifetime Achievement in the Arts Award at a Black-tie Gala to be held on Saturday, November 5, 2011 from 6:00 - 11:30 p.m. at Chapman Auditorium in Memorial Hall; Chapman University; One University Drive; Orange, CA 92866. (more...)

Mike Stoller Honored With Chapman's Lifetime Achievement in the Arts Award
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2011

Mike Stoller, the Grammy Award winning composer who is one half of the legendary songwriting team of Leiber and Stoller, will be honored with Chapman University's 30th Annual American Celebration Lifetime Achievement in the Arts Award at a Black-tie Gala to be held on Saturday, November 5, 2011 from 6:00 - 11:30 p.m. at Chapman Auditorium in Memorial Hall; Chapman University; One University Drive; Orange, CA 92866. (more...)

Mike Stoller Awarded American Celebration Lifetime Achievement in the Arts
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2011

Mike Stoller, the Grammy Award winning composer who is one half of the legendary songwriting team of Leiber and Stoller, will be honored with Chapman University's 30th Annual American Celebration Lifetime Achievement in the Arts Award at a Black-tie Gala to be held on Saturday, November 5, 2011 from 6:00 - 11:30 p.m. at Chapman Auditorium in Memorial Hall; Chapman University; One University Drive; Orange, CA 92866. (more...)

Roundabout Completes Cast for Murphy Led PEOPLE IN THE PICTURE
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2011

Roundabout Theatre Company in association with Tracy Aron, announces the complete cast for the new Broadway musical THE PEOPLE IN THE PICTURE, starring two time TonyŽ Award-winner Donna Murphy, directed by Leonard Foglia. THE PEOPLE IN THE PICTURE features book & lyrics by Iris Rainer Dart and music by Mike Stoller and Artie Butler. (more...)

Gemignani, Zien, Parker & More Join Murphy in Roundabout's PEOPLE IN THE PICTURE; Additional Casting Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 03, 2011

Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director), in association with Tracy Aron, announces additional casting for the new Broadway musical THE PEOPLE IN THE PICUTRE, starring two time TonyŽ Award-winner Donna Murphy, directed by Leonard Foglia. THE PEOPLE IN THE PICTURE features book & lyrics by Iris Rainer Dart and music by Mike Stoller and Artie Butler. (more...)

Donna Murphy to Return to Broadway in THE PEOPLE IN THE PICTURE
by BWW News Desk - Oct 31, 2010

Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director), in association with Tracy Aron, announced that two time TonyŽ Award-winner Donna Murphy will star in the new Broadway musical THE PEOPLE IN THE PICTURE, directed by Leonard Foglia. THE PEOPLE IN THE PICTURE features book & lyrics by Iris Rainer Dart and music by Mike Stoller and Artie Butler. (more...)