John Mellencamp announced dates for his upcoming Plain Spoken tour beginning in January 2015 throughout the summer. "The Voice of the Heartland" will play 80 shows including multiple dates in the artist's hometown of Bloomington, Indiana; Nashville, Chicago, Minneapolis, New York, and more.
Jason Morris performed his unique show - Musically Yogic - Saturday, night 8/30, at Metropolitan Room, with a repertoire that included Broadway and Pop, from Pink (Glitter in the Air) and Leonard Cohen (Hallelujah) to Rodgers and Hammerstein (Climb Every Mountain). (more...)
AEG Live will be bringing music to NCM's FirstLook pre-show in movie theaters nationwide in a new multi-year deal with National CineMedia (NCM), America's #1 weekend video network, reaching moviegoers on-screen, on-site, online and on mobile devices. (more...)
Coming up this week, 54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz and beyond. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.54Below.com or call (646) 476-3551. (more...)
Direct from the USA and following 1000 Las Vegas headlining shows as well as two North American concert tours, Smokey Robinson Presents Human Nature: The Motown Show will have its first London performance on Sunday 23 November 2014 at Eventim Apollo. Tickets will go on sale to the public from 9.00am on Thursday 31 July. (more...)
'ONE OF THE NATION'S FUNNIEST IMPERSONATORS' - Independent
Jess Robinson, the star of BBC1's Dead Ringers, Impressions Show, and the UK tour of Jim Cartwright's Little Voice, is proud to present her debut solo show at this year's Edinburgh Festival Fringe.
'A BLIZZARD OF SONGS. SHE BRINGS THE HOUSE DOWN' - Express
Join Jess for a sublime hour of music and laughter as she impersonates everyone from classic Hollywood stars to pampered pop celebs. Discover why she is a mimic (her overbearing Jewish mother) and learn some impressions yourself so you can impress your mates. You may never be yourself again... (more...)
Since I attended more than 50 shows over the past eight months (a few more than once)--the large majority of which were reviewed on these web pages—I felt I had more than enough cabaret show inventory to present my second-annual “Mid-Year Cabaret Review” citing the “20 Best Cabaret Shows and Performances” for the first half of 2014. Since the eligibility period for 2014 BroadwayWorld New York Cabaret Award consideration begins with shows staged since last November (late October if it was the first of a run), I've included a few of those late 2013 shows in this group. And with the announcement of the BWW Award nominees just four months away, I've offered some projections on the Award categories for which these shows very well might receive consideration. (more...)
The acclaimed Days and Nights Festival, founded and curated by Philip Glass, returns for its 2014 edition September 25-28 with four days of performances in Big Sur and Carmel, CA. Highlights of the long weekend include public radio host Ira Glass' new live show, Three Acts, Two Dancers, One Radio Host; Brian Greene's Icarus at the Edge of Time accompanied by a live performance of Glass' score conducted by Michael Riesman; an evening of music and spoken word with Glass on piano, spoken word artists Jerry Quickley and Mike Garry, and renowned instrumentalists Tim Fain (vioin), Matt Haimovitz (cello) and Jaron Lanier; and a screening of Visitors, the latest collaboration between Glass and director Godfrey Reggio, accompanied by a live Q&A. Tickets go on sale July 1-see below for schedule and details. (more...)
Join veteran Chicago actor Jeremy Trager (Recipient of two Jeff Awards, the After Dark Award, and the Broadway World Chicago Award) and his musical collaborator Jason Grimm on a moody, inventive journey through the strange weather of longing, lost loves, and broken souls. Featuring music by Tom Waits, Marriane Faithfull, Angelo Badalamenti, Lou Reed, Leonard Cohen, The Cure, INXS, Chris Isaak, Roy Orbison, Jackson Browne, Bruce Springsteen, and Johnny Cash, 'Strange Weather' promises an intimate exploration of non-traditional cabaret classics and rarities. (more...)
Mr Johnson Presents is the latest solo show from award-winning musician, composer, cabaret star, director and actor, Godfrey Johnson. Following a rave-reviewed run at Kalk Bay Theatre, KBT Productions brings this musical sit down comedy cabaret to the Albany Cabaret Club at the National Arts Festival from 3 to 13 July. (more...)
Last night, the legendary CHITA RIVERA wowed the packed Marriot Marquis ballroom for the 45th Annual Songwriters Hall of Fame Induction Gala. She was greeted with cheers and a standing ovation as she sang a medley from WEST SIDE STORY, which included 'A Boy Like That' and the show-stopping 'America', in a program designed to mix past and future sounds. (more...)
Luminato Festival is excited to present the world premiere of SLEEPING IN THE DEVIL'S BED: THE MUSIC OF DANIEL LANOIS, an all-star salute to an incomparable musical legacy. Producer Hal Willner has crafted legendary concerts interpreting and celebrating the work of Neil Young, Leonard Cohen, Randy Newman and Nino Rota, among many others. His salute to Lanois, featuring Bill Frisell, Kevin Drew, the Handsome Family, Emmylou Harris, Mary Margaret O'Hara, Anna McGarrigle, Martha Wainwright and more, celebrates five decades of artistic brilliance. (more...)