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Date Of Birth:
June 30, 1917 (97)
Birth Place:
Brooklyn, NY, USA
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Vanessa Williams Coming to Van Wezel in JanuaryVanessa Williams Coming to Van Wezel in January
by BWW News Desk - Dec 18, 2014

Vanessa Williams, one of the most respected and multi-faceted performers in entertainment today, will take the stage at The Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall on January 2, 2015. Vanessa Williams has conquered the musical charts, Broadway, music videos, television and motion pictures. She has sold over four million albums worldwide and her skills as an actress on stage, in film and on television have earned critical praise. (more...)

Photo Flash Exclusive: First Look at CAFE SOCIETY SWING at 59E59 TheatersPhoto Flash Exclusive: First Look at CAFE SOCIETY SWING at 59E59 Theaters
by BWW News Desk - Dec 18, 2014

59E59 Theaters (Elysabeth Kleinhans, Artistic Director; Peter Tear, Executive Producer; Brian Beirne, Managing Director) is thrilled to host the US premiere of CAFE SOCIETY SWING, written by Alex Webb and directed by Simon Green. Produced by Richard Darbourne Ltd (producer of last season's Drama League nominated All That Fall) and The Copasetic Foundation, CAFE SOCIETY SWING begins performances on Tuesday, December 16 for a limited engagement through Sunday, January 4. Opening Night is Sunday, December 21 at 7 PM. The performance schedule is Tuesday - Thursday at 7 PM; Friday at 8 PM; Saturday at 2 PM & 8 PM; Sunday at 3 PM & 7 PM. Please note the following Holiday schedule adjustments: There is no performance on Thursday, December 25; there is an added performance on Friday, December 26 at 2 PM; the performances on December 24 and December 31 are at 6 PM. Single tickets are $70 ($49 for 59E59 Members). To purchase tickets, call Ticket Central at (212) 279-4200 or visit www.59e59.org. (more...)

Billy Crystal Imagines Robin Williams Stand Up Routine in Heaven in New TributeBilly Crystal Imagines Robin Williams Stand Up Routine in Heaven in New Tribute
by Movies News Desk - Dec 14, 2014

Following the passing of his long-time friend and fellow comedic legend, Billy Crystal has penned a script, imagining the late Robin Williams in heaven. You can read it in full below, via Entertainment Weekly: (more...)

BEGINAGAIN, St. Lawrence String Quartet, AS I REMEMBER IT and More Set for BAC's Spring 2015 SeasonBEGINAGAIN, St. Lawrence String Quartet, AS I REMEMBER IT and More Set for BAC's Spring 2015 Season
by BWW News Desk - Dec 11, 2014

Baryshnikov Arts Center (BAC) celebrates its tenth anniversary in 2015, beginning with the spring season performance and residency series running January 14 to June 28. Programs at BAC throughout 2015 will exemplify the kind of creative engagement for which BAC has earned recognition during the last decade: presenting and nurturing artists from around the world, at varying stages in their careers, and who are working innovatively across disciplines. (more...)

The Orpheum Theatre President Announces RetirementThe Orpheum Theatre President Announces Retirement
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2014

Pat Halloran, longtime President and CEO of the Memphis Development Foundation which operates The Orpheum Theatre, has announced plans to retire on December 31, 2015. Halloran joined the Memphis Development Foundation (MDF) in 1980 and will have completed 35 years of service at the time of his retirement. (more...)

Kalup Linzy, Lisa Kron & More Celebrate Creative Capital's 15th Anniversary, 11/24-26Kalup Linzy, Lisa Kron & More Celebrate Creative Capital's 15th Anniversary, 11/24-26
by BWW News Desk - Nov 22, 2014

Creative Capital celebrates its 15th anniversary milestone with artist events, community gatherings and special programs across the country, including a Joe's Pub program spotlighting their New York artists. (more...)

Bridget Everett, Rev Billy, Tammy Faye/Lenny Kaye and More Set for This Week at Joe's PubBridget Everett, Rev Billy, Tammy Faye/Lenny Kaye and More Set for This Week at Joe's Pub
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2014

Joe's Pub at the Public has announced its performances through the rest of November 2014. Visit www.joespub.com for a complete list of shows and scroll down for more! (more...)

BWW Exclusive: Counting Down to Jennifer Ashley Tepper's THE UNTOLD STORIES OF BROADWAY, VOLUME 2 - The Nederlander TheatreBWW Exclusive: Counting Down to Jennifer Ashley Tepper's THE UNTOLD STORIES OF BROADWAY, VOLUME 2 - The Nederlander Theatre
by Jennifer Ashley Tepper - Nov 17, 2014

To celebrate the publication of The Untold Stories of Broadway, Volume 2 on November 18 by Dress Circle Publishing, Jennifer Ashley Tepper will be sharing three short excerpts about each of the Broadway theaters featured in the book-countdown style! Today: The Nederlander Theatre (more...)

Sharon Leal, Angela Lin, Brandon Scott and More Star in Pasadena Playhouse's STOP KISS, Beginning TonightSharon Leal, Angela Lin, Brandon Scott and More Star in Pasadena Playhouse's STOP KISS, Beginning Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2014

The Pasadena Playhouse presents STOP KISS, the second production of its 2014-2015 Season. Written by Diana Son and directed by Pasadena Playhouse Associate Artistic Director Seema Sueko, STOP KISS stars Sharon Leal (Bill Condon's Dreamgirls, Fox's 'Boston Public,' and Lionsgate's Addicted), Angela Lin (Broadway's Chinglish), John Sloan (Fox's 'Happy Hour'), Brandon Scott (ABC's 'Grey's Anatomy'), Amanda Carlin (Liar Liar), and Jeff De Serrano (A&E's 'Longmire'). The production is performed tonight, November 4 - 30, 2014 with the official press night on Wednesday, November 9, 2014. (more...)

THE SECRET LIFE OF WALTER NEWKIRK is ReleasedTHE SECRET LIFE OF WALTER NEWKIRK is Released
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2014

CHATHAM, N.J., Nov. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ The Secret Life of Walter Newkirk is a new book outlining a story of 17 years of misdiagnosis and over medication. The author was labeled 'bipolar' which led to a breakdown of his private life and 4 hospitalizations. The story spotlights the problem with depression medications and how the medical system deals with unique individuals. Newkirk recently diagnosed with Type II Diabetes, stopped the depression meds and now has control of his health and is living happily drug free. (more...)

DREAMGIRLS, GREY GARDENS, Lena Horne, and More Featured in New BookDREAMGIRLS, GREY GARDENS, Lena Horne, and More Featured in New Book
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2014

New Book from Theatre/Film/Art Publicist Now Available: THE SECRET LIFE OF WALTER NEWKIRK by Walter Newkirk. Backstage stories about Lena Horne/LENA HORNE: The Lady & Her Music, Sheryl Lee Ralph/ DREAMGIRLS, Grey Gardens The Musical and The Broadway Annies including Sarah Jessica Parker, Andrea McArdle, Shelley Bruce, Alyson Kirk and Alyson Smith are featured in the new book The Secret LIfe of Walter Newkirk. (more...)

Cyrill Aimee, Anita Gillette, Peter Mazza, The Lilly Awards and More Set for Birdland This MonthCyrill Aimee, Anita Gillette, Peter Mazza, The Lilly Awards and More Set for Birdland This Month
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2014

Birdland Jazz Club is thrilled to announce their great line-up of amazing talent for the month of November 2014. Featuring: Django Reinhardt NY Festival's 15th Anniversary, Karrin Allyson, Cyrill Aimee, Barbara Carroll, Anita Gillette, Music of Joe Henderson, Native Soul, Peter Mazza, Jim Caruso's Cast Party, and more. (more...)

InDepth InterView Exclusive: Vanessa Williams Talks NY Philharmonic SHOW BOAT, Plus THE TRIP TO BOUNTIFUL NYC Vs. LA, INTO THE WOODS Memories & MoreInDepth InterView Exclusive: Vanessa Williams Talks NY Philharmonic SHOW BOAT, Plus THE TRIP TO BOUNTIFUL NYC Vs. LA, INTO THE WOODS Memories & More
by Pat Cerasaro - Oct 29, 2014

Today we are talking to a world famous triple-threat star of stage and screen who first shot to fame in the 1980s as the first African American Miss America and found considerable success as a recording artist and actress thereafter, the divine Vanessa Williams. Sharing sage wisdom from her life and career as well as reflecting on many of her most popular properties to date, Williams reveals some of her many secrets to success while also looking ahead to next month's hotly anticipated all-star concert presentation of legendary Jerome Kern and Oscar Hammerstein musical SHOW BOAT, co-starring Julian Ovenden, Norm Lewis, Jane Alexander and many more along with the New York Philharmonic under the direction of Ted Sperling. Also, Williams shares her enthusiasm for setting out to create new renditions of some of SHOW BOAT's most noted selections, including 'Can't Help Lovin' Dat Man Of Mine'. Additionally, Williams opens up about her multiple musical theatre endeavors highlighting the work of Stephen Sondheim, including the Tony Award-winning 2002 Best Revival production of INTO THE WOODS and the recent original revue SONDHEIM ON SONDHEIM. Plus, Williams details her ongoing participation in THE TRIP TO BOUNTIFUL, after having starred in the well-received Broadway production last season and now finishing up headlining the Los Angeles production before bringing the drama to Boston. All of that, KISS OF THE SPIDER WOMAN memories, saving Audra McDonald's wedding day and much, much more with one of Broadway's brightest stars! (more...)

Dionne Warwick On Bacharach & David, Plus Biggest InfluencesDionne Warwick On Bacharach & David, Plus Biggest Influences
by Pat Cerasaro - Oct 28, 2014

Dionne Warwick discusses her hits and her influences! (more...)

Robert Callely's ON A STOOL AT THE END OF THE BAR to Premiere at 59E59 TheatersRobert Callely's ON A STOOL AT THE END OF THE BAR to Premiere at 59E59 Theaters
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2014

59E59 Theaters will welcome The Directors Company with ON A STOOL AT THE END OF THE BAR, written by Robert Callely and directed by Michael Parva. ON A STOOL AT THE END OF THE BAR begins performances on Friday, November 14 for a limited engagement through Sunday, December 14. Press Opening is Thursday, November 20 at 7:15 PM. The performance schedule is Tuesday - Thursday at 7:15 PM; Friday at 8:15 PM; Saturday at 2:15 PM & 8:15 PM; and Sunday at 3:15 PM. Please note, there is no performance on Thursday, November 27 (Thanksgiving). Performances are at 59E59 Theaters (59 East 59th Street, between Park and Madison Avenues). Single tickets are $35 ($24.50 for 59E59 Members). To purchase tickets, call Ticket Central at (212) 279-4200 or go to www.59e59.org. (more...)

Banks Brothers Productions to Present BLAQUE TCHERIE in 2015Banks Brothers Productions to Present BLAQUE TCHERIE in 2015
by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2014

Banks Brothers Productions will be presenting the World Premiere of the stage play 'Blaque Tcherie'written by Houston Playwright Vincent Victoria. The show opens March 6 ,2015 and runs through March 22 at Midtown Art Center .3414 La Branch Houston, Texas 77004 (more...)

Joe's Pub to Celebrate Creative Capital's 15th Anniversary, 11/24-26Joe's Pub to Celebrate Creative Capital's 15th Anniversary, 11/24-26
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2014

?Joe's Pub at The Public joins Creative Capital's15th anniversary celebration with a slate of performances by some of New York's most adventurous and exciting artists Lisa Kron, Danny Hoch, Kalup Linzy, Jomama Jones & Samora Pinderhughes, and Champagne Jerry. Running Monday Wednesday, November 24-26, the program of shows exemplifies the shared goal of both organizations to support innovative artists making inter-disciplinary work. Tickets ($15-20) are now available online, by phone (212-967-7555) and in person at The Public's Box Office (425 Lafayette, NYC). (more...)

Ron Carter Nonet, Trevor McQueen and More to Play Birdland, Week of October 27Ron Carter Nonet, Trevor McQueen and More to Play Birdland, Week of October 27
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2014

Birdland Jazz Club is pleased to announce their amazing line-up of talent for October 27 - November 2. Featuring: Ron Carter Nonet, Trevor McQueen, Barbara Carroll, The Birdland Jazz Party Featuring Vocalist Gabrielle Stravelli and more. Details below! (more...)

Cyrill Aimee, Anita Gillette, Peter Mazza, The Lilly Awards and More Set for Birdland Next MonthCyrill Aimee, Anita Gillette, Peter Mazza, The Lilly Awards and More Set for Birdland Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Oct 15, 2014

Birdland Jazz Club is thrilled to announce their great line-up of amazing talent for the month of November 2014. Featuring: Django Reinhardt NY Festival's 15th Anniversary, Karrin Allyson, Cyrill Aimee, Barbara Carroll, Anita Gillette, Music of Joe Henderson, Native Soul, Peter Mazza, Jim Caruso's Cast Party, and more. (more...)

'Judy Garland And Friends: Duets' & 'That Old Feeling: Classic Ballads From The Judy Garland Show' Available On Savoy Jazz'Judy Garland And Friends: Duets' & 'That Old Feeling: Classic Ballads From The Judy Garland Show' Available On Savoy Jazz
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2014

SANTA MONICA, Calif., Oct. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ Songstress Barbra Streisand has been garnering incredible attention and sales for her 'Partners' album, but Savoy Jazz has a few of the brightest gems in her duet repertoireher duets with icon Judy Garland. The songs featured on two Savoy Jazz releases 'Hooray For Love' medley which appears on 'Judy Garland and Friends: Duets' and the all-time classic 'Get Happy/Happy Days Are Here Again' medley taken from 'That Old Feeling: Classic Ballads From the Judy Garland Show'are priceless recordings from the early 60's.Both albums are collections of hand-picked performances taken from the 1963 CBS-TV series 'The Judy Garland Show.' Compiled by Emmy-winning historian John Fricke, the stellar sets feature unforgettable performances (as well as many previously unavailable on CD), showcasing the talents of entertainers such as Streisand, Tony Bennett, Mel Torme, Lena Horne, Count Basie, Vic Damone and others. Also included in the packages are rare black and white photographs taken from rehearsals and tapings of the Garland series. (more...)

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