Lena Horne News

Date of Birth: June 30, 1917 (98)
Birth Place: Brooklyn, NY, USA
Gender: Female
Meg McLynn to Return to Palm Desert with 'I COULD GO ON SINGING', 9/13Meg McLynn to Return to Palm Desert with 'I COULD GO ON SINGING', 9/13
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2015

Meg McLynn was a huge hit with the audience last season in her tribute to Patsy Cline, so this time she returns with a tribute to one of the most iconic singers of all time, Judy Garland, in “I Could Go On Singing: The Judy Garland Songbook”. Musical director David Duvall will join Meg once again on the baby grand for the Sunday, September 13, 2015 at 2 PM performance at the Arthur Newman Theatre located at the Joslyn Center in Palm Desert as part of the Sundays In Summer Cabaret Series produced by Les Michaels.   (more...)

Vanessa Williams to Close Out Broadway @ Town Hall Series in ProvincetownVanessa Williams to Close Out Broadway @ Town Hall Series in Provincetown
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2015

Vanessa Williams, superstar in film, television, stage, and in recordings, will make her Provincetown debut this Labor Day Weekend, on Sunday, September 6 at 6:30 PM. Her one-night-only performance will be the finale of this year's inaugural Broadway @ Town Hall concert series produced by Mark Cortale and hosted by SiriusXM Radio's Seth Rudetsky and benefiting the Tyler Clementi Foundation. (more...)

Elijah Jamal Quintet Set for The Iridium, 9/4; Rain Pryor Moved to 10/10Elijah Jamal Quintet Set for The Iridium, 9/4; Rain Pryor Moved to 10/10
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2015

Just announced! The NYC debut of ELIJAH JAMAL QUINTET and Guests performing on Friday, September 4!  The quintet is led by saxophonist and composer Elijah Jamal Balbed, a Washington DC native named 'Best Tenor Saxophonist' and 'Best New Jazz Musician' by the Washington City Paper.  (more...)

Joyce Theater to Open Fall Season with Camille A. Brown & DancersJoyce Theater to Open Fall Season with Camille A. Brown & Dancers
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2015

The Joyce Theater Foundation, Linda Shelton Executive Director, proudly kicks-off its 2015 fall season on September 22 with a world premiere by Camille A. Brown & Dancers. The work, BLACK GIRL: Linguistic Play, will be performed by an all-female cast during the company's week-long engagement at The Joyce, which runs through September 27. Tickets are $10-$40 and can be purchased through JoyceCharge online at www.joyce.org or by calling 212-242-0800. Please note: ticket prices are subject to change. The Joyce Theater is located at 175 Eighth Avenue at 19th Street.    (more...)

Matthew J. Taylor, Kaitlin Lawrence and Caitlin Ehlinger to Lead 42nd STREET in Chicago This SpringMatthew J. Taylor, Kaitlin Lawrence and Caitlin Ehlinger to Lead 42nd STREET in Chicago This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2015

Broadway In Chicago is thrilled to announce the quintessential backstage musical comedy classic 42nd STREET will celebrate a two-week engagement at the Cadillac Palace Theatre (151 W. Randolph) with a sparkling new production, March 8 - March 20, 2016. 42nd STREET will be directed by co-author Mark Bramble and choreographed by Randy Skinner, the team who staged the 2001 Tony Award winning Best Revival. (more...)

Peggy Lee & James Gavin Featured on SPARKLE & CIRCULATE PodcastPeggy Lee & James Gavin Featured on SPARKLE & CIRCULATE Podcast
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2015

SPARKLE & CIRCULATE with JUSTIN SAYRE - the official monthly podcast of the International Order of Sodomites - has posted the ninth episode, which features an in-depth conversation with James Gavin, author of the acclaimed biography 'Is That All There Is? The Strange Life of Peggy Lee' and previous books on Lena Horne, Chet Baker and New York nightlife. The show is available on iTunes here. Previous episodes- featuring interviews with Randy Harrison, Justin Vivian Bond, Michael Musto, Frank DeCaro, Kim David Smith, Jeffery Self and R&B legend Sarah Dash - are also available. SPARKLE & CIRCULATE is produced by Dan Fortune and Tyrus Emory. (more...)

Vicky's of Santa Fe Sets 2016 Jazz Supper Club Benefit SeriesVicky's of Santa Fe Sets 2016 Jazz Supper Club Benefit Series
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2015

THE SERIES: These unique Supper Concerts headline critically acclaimed jazz and music artists, exclusively performed at Vicky's of Santa Fe in an intimate and elegant setting. This season features vocalists each with their own distinct style and talent that is sure to make 2016 a stand out Series. In our efforts to keep the arts as an integral part of our culture and community, a portion of the series proceeds will benefit The Muses and Patroness Circle of the McCallum Theatre. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Monty Python's SPAMALOT Splendidly Delivers Ham-a-Lot, Via Puns-a-Lot, Making Everyone Laugh-a-Lot!BWW Reviews: Monty Python's SPAMALOT Splendidly Delivers Ham-a-Lot, Via Puns-a-Lot, Making Everyone Laugh-a-Lot!
by Gil Kaan - Aug 1, 2015

Hollywood Bowl succeeds again with their most entertaining, head-shakingly pun-ny, visually stimulating production of Monty Python's Spamalot. Director BT McNicholl keeps his talented cast soft-shoe-ing, high kicking, horse-riding, sword lifting and just laugh-inducing at a steady, 'can't catch my breath from laughing' pace. (more...)

CALL MY PUBLICIST Encore Set for York Theatre Company, 8/20CALL MY PUBLICIST Encore Set for York Theatre Company, 8/20
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2015

Get the inside scoop!  Due to popular demand, The York Theatre Company, as part of its acclaimed Developmental Readings Series, will present the return one-night performance of Call My Publicist! - The Starry Education of a Broadway Press Agent, written and performed by Joshua Ellis and directed by Gretchen Cryer, on Thursday, August 20, 2015 at 7:30 p.m. at The York Theatre Company at Saint Peter's (Entrance on East 54th Street, just east of Lexington Avenue).  The reading is open to the public with a suggested donation of $5.00. (more...)

Beyonce to Play 'Glinda the Good' in NBC's THE WIZ LIVE?Beyonce to Play 'Glinda the Good' in NBC's THE WIZ LIVE?
by TV News Desk - Jul 29, 2015

Sources have revealed that Beyonce is currently in discussions to take on the role of Glinda THE GOOD WITCH (more...)

Broadway's Vanessa Williams Weds Longtime Beau Jim SkripBroadway's Vanessa Williams Weds Longtime Beau Jim Skrip
by TV News Desk - Jul 6, 2015

Tony nominee Vanessa Williams tied the knot in front of family and friends with longtime beau Jim Skrip in a patriotic fourth of July ceremony. (more...)

Trey Ellis & Ricardo Khan's FLY Headed Off-Broadway Next SpringTrey Ellis & Ricardo Khan's FLY Headed Off-Broadway Next Spring
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2015

The Pasadena Playhouse announced today that The New Victory Theater in New York will present the Off-Broadway premiere of The Pasadena Playhouse/Crossroads Theatre Company production of FLY, by Trey Ellis and Ricardo Khan, the Tony Award-winning co-founder and former artistic director of Crossroads Theatre Company, to open March 11, 2016. FLY will be directed by Ricardo Khan. (more...)

Jake Gyllenhaal, Ellen Greene and More Lead Encores! Off-Center's LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS, Opening TonightJake Gyllenhaal, Ellen Greene and More Lead Encores! Off-Center's LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS, Opening Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2015

Eddie Cooper and Joe Grifasi join Ellen Greene, Jake Gyllenhaal and Taran Killam in the Encores! Off-Center concert production of Howard Ashman and Alan Menken's LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS, running for three performances, tonight, July 1, and tomorrow, July 2, 2015 at New York City Center. (more...)

MetroStar Extends 2015 Submissions DeadlineMetroStar Extends 2015 Submissions Deadline
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2015

The 2015 'MetroStar Talent Challenge' is extending its deadline for applications to July 4 and adding new mentoring to help competitors up their games during the 7-week contest. The eighth annual edition of the summer tradition runs for seven consecutive Mondays, from July 6 through August 17.  All contestants must certify that they will be available to compete throughout the jury-and audience-voted, elimination-round competition. (more...)

Darko Tresnjak Helms Anastasia Barzee in KISS ME, KATE at The Old Globe; Full Cast, Creative Team Announced!Darko Tresnjak Helms Anastasia Barzee in KISS ME, KATE at The Old Globe; Full Cast, Creative Team Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2015

The complete cast and creative team have been announced for The Old Globe's presentation of Kiss Me, Kate, the classic musical comedy featuring a book by Sam and Bella Spewack and an iconic score by Cole Porter. (more...)

Axis Theatre to Present World Premiere of THE VAST MACHINE This FallAxis Theatre to Present World Premiere of THE VAST MACHINE This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2015

Axis Theatre will present the world premiere of The Vast Machine, a new play written and directed by Randy Sharp about the dilemmas facing the crew of a slave ship at sea in the Middle Passage. Performances will take place October 1-24 at Axis Theatre (1 Sheridan Square) in the West Village. (more...)

National Music Council to Honor Kris Kristofferson & MoreNational Music Council to Honor Kris Kristofferson & More
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2015

The National Music Council will continue its 75th Anniversary Celebrations by bringing its Annual American Eagle Awards presentation to Nashville, Tennessee (more...)

Kristin Chenoweth, Bob Newhart, THE PRODUCERS, and More Lead 2015-2016 Mayo Performing Arts Center SeasonKristin Chenoweth, Bob Newhart, THE PRODUCERS, and More Lead 2015-2016 Mayo Performing Arts Center Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2015

Tony-winning performer Kristin Chenoweth officially kicks off the Mayo Performing Arts Center 2015-2016 season with a performance on Friday, September 11 at 8 pm. It is one of over 150 events to take place at MPAC from July 1, 2015 to June 30, 2016. (more...)

The Colony's Royal Room to Welcome Jill Switzer and Eric Comstock & Barbara FasanoThe Colony's Royal Room to Welcome Jill Switzer and Eric Comstock & Barbara Fasano
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2015

The Colony Hotel, which is widely recognized as the Palm Beach Home of the Great American Songbook, is promising guests and fans “Intimate Evenings” on Saturdays from 7 to 10:30 pm.  (more...)

Eddie Cooper & Joe Grifasi Will Join Ellen Greene, Jake Gyllenhaal & Taran Killam in Encores! Off-Center's LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORSEddie Cooper & Joe Grifasi Will Join Ellen Greene, Jake Gyllenhaal & Taran Killam in Encores! Off-Center's LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2015

Eddie Cooper and Joe Grifasi will join the previously announced Ellen Greene, Jake Gyllenhaal and Taran Killam in the Encores! Off-Center concert production of Howard Ashman and Alan Menken's Little Shop of Horrors, running for three performances, July 1-2, 2015 at New York City Center. Eddie Cooper replaces his father Chuck Cooper, who will be starring in the upcoming Broadway musical Amazing Grace. (more...)

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