Lena Horne News

Date of Birth: June 30, 1917 (99)
Birth Place: Brooklyn, NY, USA
Gender: Female
Composer Michel Legrand and Discovery-Vocalist Laury Shelley Release Tribute Recording: THE WINDMILLS OF YOUR MINDComposer Michel Legrand and Discovery-Vocalist Laury Shelley Release Tribute Recording: THE WINDMILLS OF YOUR MIND
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2016

Oscar & Grammy-winning Composer Michel Legrand Discovery-Vocalist Laury Shelley Pays Tribute To Her Mentor with New Recording: The WindmIlls of Your Mind (more...)

Lynn University Announces 2017 Season Lineup of The Mabel Mercer Foundation's CabaretLynn University Announces 2017 Season Lineup of The Mabel Mercer Foundation's Cabaret
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2016

Lynn University and Jan McArt, producer and director of theatre arts program development, today announced that both season subscriptions and individual show tickets are now available for the popular Mabel Mercer Foundation's Cabaret at Lincoln Center comes to Live at Lynn series. Starting in January 2017, five of Manhattan's leading cabaret shows will be presented in Lynn's Amarnick-Goldstein Concert Hall. Season tickets are $150. (more...)

Vivian Reed Returns to the Metropolitan Room with STANDARDS AND MOREVivian Reed Returns to the Metropolitan Room with STANDARDS AND MORE
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2016

VIVIAN REED - the two-time Tony Award-nominated Broadway star and concert artist called "remarkable and ferocious" by The New York Times and "a force of nature" by The New York Post - will return with her acclaimed concert "Standards and More" at The Metropolitan Room on Thursday,July 21 at 7:00 PM. Special guests for this show will be soprano Andrea Jones-Sojola, who appeared on Broadway in The Gershwins' Porgy & Bess, and theater and nightclub star Raun Ruffin, who appeared in The Civil War. The show was recently extended through this fall and Reed will also perform at The Metropolitan Room on September 26 and November 10, backed by a four-piece band led by Billy McDaniel. The evening includes unique arrangements of classic standards by Duke Ellington, Rodgers & Hart, Cole Porter and George Gershwin in a dazzling blend of pop, jazz, soul and R&B. A recent rave review from BroadwayWorld.com praises "the profound originality of Reed's arrangements and interpretations. Reed dives headlong into the songs and emerges with something entirely new, fresh and hers." (more...)

Ace Young to Join Valisia LeKae & More in SINGLE at NYMFAce Young to Join Valisia LeKae & More in SINGLE at NYMF
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2016

Executive Producer Aaron Grant has announced that American Idol Finalist Ace Young will star in the new musical SINGLE as part of the New York Musical Festival. (more...)

Jane Lee Hooker, Ellen Kaye, Vernon Reid and More Set for The Iridium This SummerJane Lee Hooker, Ellen Kaye, Vernon Reid and More Set for The Iridium This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2016

Coming up at The Iridium are: NYC's all-women blues band JANE LEE HOOKER on July 23; ELLEN KAYE with UK guitarist PAUL ROSE and Ethan Fein and the LiveIt!LIVE Band on July 26; VERNON REID POWER TRIO on July 29; and soul singer/songwriter/guitarist RAUL MIDON on September 24 & 25. Scroll down for details! (more...)

Vanessa Williams to Perform in Martha's Vineyard & Provincetown This JulyVanessa Williams to Perform in Martha's Vineyard & Provincetown This July
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2016

?Vanessa Williams, the Grammy, Emmy, and Tony Award nominated superstar, will make her Martha's Vineyard debut at The Performing Arts Center on Saturday, July 9 at 8:00 PM, and will kick-off Bear Week in Provincetown at Town Hall on Monday, July 11 at 8:30 PM. Both shows, featuring SiriusXM radio star Seth Rudetsky as pianist and host, will help raise funds for the Tyler Clementi Foundation.  Varla Jean Merman will be the special guest opening act for Vanessa Williams' performance in Provincetown.  For tickets call 800-838-3006 or visit http://www.vineyardbroadway.com/ and www.ptownarthouse.com. (more...)

SPARKLE & CIRCULATE's Latest Episode Features Robert W. RichardsSPARKLE & CIRCULATE's Latest Episode Features Robert W. Richards
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2016

SPARKLE & CIRCULATE with JUSTIN SAYRE - the official monthly podcast of the International Order of Sodomites - has posted its new episode, which features an interview with Robert W. Richards. (more...)

Carol Lipnik to Launch Summer Residency at Pangea in JulyCarol Lipnik to Launch Summer Residency at Pangea in July
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2016

?CAROL LIPNIK - the spellbinding, wistfully-humorous singer and songwriter called an "ethereal vocal phenomenon" by The New York Times - will launch her Sunday Night Summer Residency at Pangea on Sunday, July 10 at 7:00 PM to run through Sunday, August 28. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Watch Highlights of Tony Sheldon and More in THE ROAR OF THE GREASEPAINT - THE SMELL OF THE CROWD at GoodspeedSTAGE TUBE: Watch Highlights of Tony Sheldon and More in THE ROAR OF THE GREASEPAINT - THE SMELL OF THE CROWD at Goodspeed
by Stage Tube - May 31, 2016

Goodspeed Musicals continues its commitment to innovative, thought-provoking works with a bold reimagining of the witty and ridiculous The Roar of the Greasepaint - The Smell of the Crowd. The tremendously talented cast of four will be Tony Sheldon playing the role of Sir,Caesar Samayoa appearing as Cocky, Michelle Aravena as The Kid, and Gregory Treco as The Stranger. BroadwayWorld brings you a first look at highlights below! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Tony Sheldon, Caesar Samayoa, Michelle Aravena and More in Goodspeed's THE ROAR OF THE GREASEPAINT - THE SMELL OF THE CROWDPhoto Flash: First Look at Tony Sheldon, Caesar Samayoa, Michelle Aravena and More in Goodspeed's THE ROAR OF THE GREASEPAINT - THE SMELL OF THE CROWD
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2016

Goodspeed Musicals continues its commitment to innovative, thought-provoking works with a bold reimagining of the witty and ridiculous The Roar of the Greasepaint - The Smell of the Crowd. The tremendously talented cast of four will be Tony Sheldon playing the role of Sir,Caesar Samayoa appearing as Cocky, Michelle Aravena as The Kid, and Gregory Treco as The Stranger. BroadwayWorld brings you a first look below! (more...)

BWW Review: THE CLIFTON'S CANTEEN - An Entertaining, Interactive USO Evening Making Full Use of Clifton's Unique SpaceBWW Review: THE CLIFTON'S CANTEEN - An Entertaining, Interactive USO Evening Making Full Use of Clifton's Unique Space
by Gil Kaan - May 31, 2016

In their inaugural collaboration with Clifton's Cafeteria, Creating Arts Studios has produced THE CLIFTON'S CANTEEN, a fitting and entertaining tribute to and for our servicemen and servicewomen during Memorial Weekend. Patterned after a USO show, each member of the troupe played a famous celebrity of the 1940s (save for the vocally gifted Lee Marshall and Jason Cichon as Army Guy Lee and Army Guy Jason). (more...)

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at Tony Sheldon, Caesar Samayoa, Michelle Aravena and Gregory Treco in Goodspeed's THE ROAR OF THE GREASEPAINTPhoto Flash: Sneak Peek at Tony Sheldon, Caesar Samayoa, Michelle Aravena and Gregory Treco in Goodspeed's THE ROAR OF THE GREASEPAINT
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2016

Goodspeed Musicals continues its commitment to innovative, thought-provoking works with a bold reimagining of the witty and ridiculous The Roar of the Greasepaint - The Smell of the Crowd. The tremendously talented cast of four will be Tony Sheldon playing the role of Sir, Caesar Samayoa appearing as Cocky, Michelle Aravena as The Kid, and Gregory Treco as The Stranger.  BroadwayWorld brings you a sneak peek below! (more...)

Photo Flash: THIS IS YOUR NIGHT Celebrates James Gavin at The Metropolitan RoomPhoto Flash: THIS IS YOUR NIGHT Celebrates James Gavin at The Metropolitan Room
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2016

James Gavin, author of the definitive cabaret history Intimate Nights: The Golden Age of New York Cabaret as well as acclaimed biographies of Peggy Lee, Chet Baker, and Lena Horne, was honored at The Metropolitan Room, 34 W. 22nd St. on May 17, as part of its This Is Your Night series of tributes to cabaret movers and shakers. Scroll down for photos from the concert! (more...)

Theater Project Receives NEA GrantTheater Project Receives NEA Grant
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2016

The award-winning professional company The Theater Project has received a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts to produce the musical CROWNS at its home base in Maplewood's Burgdorff Center for the Arts. Tickets, group rates and information are available at www.thetheaterproject.org. (more...)

A.R. Gurney & Carmen de Lavallade to Receive Lifetime Achievement Honors at 61st Annual Obie AwardsA.R. Gurney & Carmen de Lavallade to Receive Lifetime Achievement Honors at 61st Annual Obie Awards
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2016

The American Theatre Wing and The Village Voice have announced that legendary actor/dancer/choreographer Carmen de Lavallade and renowned playwright A.R. Gurney will each receive a special Obie Award for Lifetime Achievement at the 61st Annual Obie Awards, which will be held on Monday, May 23, 2016 at Webster Hall (125 East 11th Street). Tickets to the 2016 Obie Awards are now available via www.ObieAwards.com. (more...)

Two-Time Tony Nominee Vivian Reed Returns to The Metropolitan Room This MonthTwo-Time Tony Nominee Vivian Reed Returns to The Metropolitan Room This Month
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2016

?VIVIAN REED, the two-time Tony Award-nominated Broadway star and concert artist called "remarkable and ferocious" by The New York Times and "a force of nature" by The New York Post, continues her acclaimed concert series "Standards and More" at The Metropolitan Room on Monday, May 23 at 7:00 PM. Returning as special guests for this performance will be Metropolitan Opera soprano Janinah Burnett and Broadway and nightclub Raun Ruffin star, who appeared in The Civil War. Reed will also perform at The Metropolitan Room on June 17 and July 21, backed by a four-piece band led by Billy McDaniel. The evening includes unique arrangements of classic standards by Duke Ellington, Rodgers & Hart, Cole Porter and George Gershwin in a dazzling blend of pop, jazz, soul and R&B. (more...)

12 Ladies to Salute Author James Gavin at The Met Room12 Ladies to Salute Author James Gavin at The Met Room
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2016

James Gavin, author of the definitive cabaret history Intimate Nights: The Golden Age of New York Cabaret as well as acclaimed biographies of Peggy Lee, Chet Baker, and Lena Horne, will be honored at the Metropolitan Room, 34 W. 22nd St. on May 17, as part of its This Is Your Night series of tributes to cabaret movers and shakers. (more...)

Daniels Corporate Advisory Co. Inc. Acquires THE JUDY GARLAND SHOW SeriesDaniels Corporate Advisory Co. Inc. Acquires THE JUDY GARLAND SHOW Series
by TV News Desk - May 2, 2016

Daniels Corporate Advisory Company, Inc. ('Daniels) (OTCQB: DCAC) and Clearwave Telecommunications, Inc. (OTC PINK: CWTC) World Nation Live Entertainment, Inc. today announced a revenue sharing deal license for 26 One Hour Episodes of The Judy Garland Show Series in the USA. (more...)

Judy Garland Will Return to the Stage Via Hologram!Judy Garland Will Return to the Stage Via Hologram!
by TV News Desk - Apr 29, 2016

Hologram USA and Royal Rainbow Productions announced the launch of a touring stage show featuring Judy Garland faithfully recreated and singing her most famous songs. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Marina Kamen's 'Musical Health Talk' Video Broadcast Gets Those Vocals Soaring with Entertainment Award Winner Natalie DouglasSTAGE TUBE: Marina Kamen's 'Musical Health Talk' Video Broadcast Gets Those Vocals Soaring with Entertainment Award Winner Natalie Douglas
by Marina Kamen - Apr 22, 2016

Enjoy this 'Musical Health Talk' Video Broadcast Musical Interview with myself, Marina Kamen & Natalie Douglas as we get you moving to the Beat! From NYC to London and around the globe, critically acclaimed Natalie Douglas is a pro in every sense of the word. An energetic, fun & motivating program, we promise to get you on up and move as you watch or simply bop along with us for your Musical Health! (more...)

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