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Photo Coverage: Alice Ripley, Christiane Noll & More Sing the Musicals of the Last Decade at Broadway By The YearPhoto Coverage: Alice Ripley, Christiane Noll & More Sing the Musicals of the Last Decade at Broadway By The Year
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Jun 20, 2017

Tony Award winner Alice Ripley (Next to Normal), Erin Davie (Sunday in the Park with George, Side Show, Grey Gardens) and Drama Desk honoree Danny Gardner (Dames at Sea) will join Tony Award nominees Brandon Uranowitz (Falsettos, An American in Paris) and Christiane Noll (Ragtime, Chaplin, Jekyll & Hyde)  two-time Nightlife Award winner Scott Coulter  and more took part in for Town Hall's Broadway by the Year Series last night. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Josh Young, Christina Bianco & More Celebrate BROADWAY BY THE YEAR: 1997-2006Photo Coverage: Josh Young, Christina Bianco & More Celebrate BROADWAY BY THE YEAR: 1997-2006
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - May 23, 2017

Tony Award nominee Josh Young (Jesus Christ Superstar), Drama Desk Award nominees Christina Bianco and Farah Alvin, Brian Charles Rooney (The Threepenny Opera), Maxine Linehan, Jeremy Benton and the Broadway by the Year Chorus appeared at Town Hall's Broadway by the Year Series last night, May 22, for 'The Broadway Musicals of 1997-2007,' which highlighted the music of Stephen Schwartz, Jason Robert Brown, Adam Guettel, Elton John & Tim Rice, Stephen Sondheim, Frank Wildhorn and more. BroadwayWorld has photos from the performances below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Backstage with Christina Bianco, Stephanie D'Abruzzo,  Josh Young and More at BROADWAY BY THE YEARPhoto Coverage: Backstage with Christina Bianco, Stephanie D'Abruzzo, Josh Young and More at BROADWAY BY THE YEAR
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - May 23, 2017

Tony Award nominees Stephanie D'Abruzzo and Josh Young (Jesus Christ Superstar), Drama Desk Award nominees Christina Bianco and Farah Alvin, Brian Charles Rooney (The Threepenny Opera), Maxine Linehan, Jeremy Benton and the Broadway by the Year Chorus appeared at Town Hall's Broadway by the Year Series last night, May 22, for 'The Broadway Musicals of 1997-2007,' which highlighted the music of Stephen Schwartz, Jason Robert Brown, Adam Guettel, Elton John & Tim Rice, Stephen Sondheim, Frank Wildhorn and more. BroadwayWorld has photos from backstage below! (more...)

Ben Rosenblum to  Play Mezzrow with Billy Hart & Curtis LundyBen Rosenblum to Play Mezzrow with Billy Hart & Curtis Lundy
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2017

Pianist Ben Rosenblum will perform music from his debut release Instead alongside a veteran rhythm section of jazz masters, including Curtis Lundy (Grammy-nominated bassist famous for his work with Betty Carter) and Billy Hart (legendary drummer with Miles Davis, McCoy Tyner and Herbie Hancock) at Mezzrow (163 West 10th Street) on Sunday, May 21.   (more...)

Christina Bianco, Emily Skinner, Josh Young and More to Bring the 2000s to BROADWAY BY THE YEAR at Town HallChristina Bianco, Emily Skinner, Josh Young and More to Bring the 2000s to BROADWAY BY THE YEAR at Town Hall
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2017

Tony Award nominees Emily Skinner (Side Show, Billy Elliot) and Josh Young (Jesus Christ Superstar), Drama Desk Award nominees Christina Bianco and Farah Alvin, Brian Charles Rooney (The Threepenny Opera), Maxine Linehan, Jeremy Benton and the Broadway by the Year Chorus are set to appear at Town Hall's Broadway by the Year Series on Monday, May 22 at 8pm, 'The Broadway Musicals of 1997-2007,' which will highlight the music of Stephen Schwartz, Jason Robert Brown, Adam Guettel, Elton John & Tim Rice, Stephen Sondheim, Frank Wildhorn and more. (more...)

BWW REVIEW: New Work, SMURF IN WANDERLAND Shines A Spotlight On Sydney, Its People, Passion And Perseverance As A Community United By Sport.BWW REVIEW: New Work, SMURF IN WANDERLAND Shines A Spotlight On Sydney, Its People, Passion And Perseverance As A Community United By Sport.
by Jade Kops - Apr 23, 2017

David William's new one man show, SMURF IN WANDERLAND, shares a personal story of discovery as he undertakes his own social experiment to challenge the notion that Sydney is dangerously divided by its' sporting loyalties. (more...)

Performing Arts Center, Purchase College Celebrates Sonny RollinsPerforming Arts Center, Purchase College Celebrates Sonny Rollins
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2017

THE PERFORMING ARTS CENTER, PURCHASE COLLEGE (PAC) is pleased to present A CELEBRATION OF SONNY ROLLINS, the latest in their JAZZ AT THE CENTER series. Ravi Coltrane, James Carter, Jimmy Heath, James Brandon Lewis, and Joe Lovano are headlining this evening honoring one of the jazz world's living legends. (more...)

Die Verlockung der Schlichtheit: NORAH JONES auf Tour - Konzerte in Hamburg und BerlinDie Verlockung der Schlichtheit: NORAH JONES auf Tour - Konzerte in Hamburg und Berlin
by Marcel Konrath - Apr 18, 2017

Die Verlockung der Schlichtheit: Norah Jones auf Tour - Konzerte in Hamburg und Berlin (more...)

Birdland Announces May 2017 ScheduleBirdland Announces May 2017 Schedule
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2017

Birdland will kick-off their exciting month of programming with the following acts: (more...)

Prince's Paisley Park Announces Exciting Events For Celebration 2017Prince's Paisley Park Announces Exciting Events For Celebration 2017
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2017

Prince's Paisley Park in Chanhassen, Minnesota has announced a broad list of exciting speakers and performers participating in Celebration 2017. Taking place April 20-23 at Prince's historic recording sanctuary outside Minneapolis, the event will honor the life and legacy of the music icon Prince Rogers Nelson.  (more...)

Ron Carter & The Golden Striker Trio Come to The Nash 5/13Ron Carter & The Golden Striker Trio Come to The Nash 5/13
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2017

The most recorded bassist in history, the legendary RON CARTER and his GOLDEN STRIKER TRIO come to The Nash May 13th for two shows at 7:00 pm and 9:15 pm. The Nash is located at 110 E Roosevelt, Phoenix  AZ  85004. (more...)

Mona Golabek to Bring THE CHILDREN OF WILLESDEN LANE to Town HallMona Golabek to Bring THE CHILDREN OF WILLESDEN LANE to Town Hall
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2017

On April 25 at 8pm at The Town Hall (123 West 43rd St.), The Museum of Jewish Heritage and The Town Hall Foundation will present a special performance from American concert pianist Mona Golabek who tells the gripping, true story of her mother, Lisa Jura, who held on to her music and her dreams to survive one of the darkest periods in history. (more...)

Town Hall and (Le) Poisson Rouge present One of the Most Exciting Jazz Events of the YearTown Hall and (Le) Poisson Rouge present One of the Most Exciting Jazz Events of the Year
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2017

Town Hall and (Le) Poisson Rouge are proud to present the Jazz Epistles, featuring Abdullah Ibrahim and Hugh Masekela live in New York City for the first time on South African Freedom Day, April 27th. Half a century after recording South Africa's landmark jazz album, Jazz Epistle, Verse 1, these original bebop legends reunite for their first North American performance at the Town Hall at 123 West 43rd Street in New York.  (more...)

Photo Flash: Art and Exile Take the Stage in Robert Lepage's NEEDLES AND OPIUM at A.C.T.Photo Flash: Art and Exile Take the Stage in Robert Lepage's NEEDLES AND OPIUM at A.C.T.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2017

This spring, American Conservatory Theater (A.C.T.) presents Robert Lepage's internationally acclaimed play, Needles and Opium, running now through April 23, 2017. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the stars onstage below, plus click here for highlights! (more...)

VIDEO: Sneak Peek at NEEDLES AND OPIUM at A.C.T.VIDEO: Sneak Peek at NEEDLES AND OPIUM at A.C.T.
by Stage Tube - Mar 31, 2017

Jazz legend Miles Davis travels to Europe in 1949 to discover the pleasures of Paris, unlock his creativity, and find his heroine in Juliette Greco. At the same time, French filmmaker Jean Cocteau embarks on his own opium-fueled journey to New York. Individually, the stories are thrilling and heartbreaking, but what elevates this production is the extraordinary storytelling. (more...)

Blood Sweat & Tears, Roseanne Barr, Miles Electric Band and More Coming Up This April at Blue Note HawaiiBlood Sweat & Tears, Roseanne Barr, Miles Electric Band and More Coming Up This April at Blue Note Hawaii
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2017

April offers an eclectic lineup at Blue Note Hawaii, the state's premier venue for the world's most celebrated artists, continuing the series with Blood Sweat & Tears, followed up by local favorite Jake Shimabukuro, the Devon Allman Band, and Roseanne Barr ushering in the new Blue Note Comedy Series April 8th and 9th. (more...)

Wallace Roney Orchestra to Kick Off Wayne Shorter Weekend at NJPACWallace Roney Orchestra to Kick Off Wayne Shorter Weekend at NJPAC
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2017

Wayne Shorter Weekend kicks off with trumpet great Wallace Roney and his orchestra paying tribute to Newark jazz legend Wayne Shorter with this performance of Universe, a long-lost composition originally created for Miles Davis, featuring Buster Williams, Lenny White and Patrice Rushen on Friday, April 20, 2017 at New Jersey Performing Arts Center (1 Center Street, Newark NJ). (more...)

Bivins Gallery Hosts Exclusive Exhibition Featuring Early Works by Artist Jack WhittenBivins Gallery Hosts Exclusive Exhibition Featuring Early Works by Artist Jack Whitten
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2017

DALLAS, March 28, 2017 /PRNewswire/ Showcased in the main gallery, Jack Whitten: Earlier Works will run from April 1 through May 6, 2017 at Bivins Gallery. Karen and Michael Bivins will host a reception to open the exhibition on Sat., April 1, 2017, from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the gallery. Complimentary valet parking is provided for the opening as well as for all guests visiting Bivins Gallery anytime during its normal business hours. (more...)

BWW Interview: Singer and Songwriter Nick RandallBWW Interview: Singer and Songwriter Nick Randall
by Mark C. Lloyd - Mar 27, 2017

BWW Interview: SINGER AND SONGWRITER NICK RANDALL (more...)

Ben Davis, Lesli Margherita and More to Sing '40s Tunes in BROADWAY BY THE YEAR at Town HallBen Davis, Lesli Margherita and More to Sing '40s Tunes in BROADWAY BY THE YEAR at Town Hall
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2017

Tony Award Honoree Ben Davis (Violet, A Little Night Music, La Boheme), Lesli Margherita (Matilda, Dames at Sea), Kendrick Jones (Shuffle Along, The Scottsboro Boys) & Drama Desk Award-nominee Daniel Reichard (Original Cast of Jersey Boys) will join previously announced Tony Award winner Karen Ziemba (Bullets Over Broadway, Curtains, Contact), multi-award winning Nightclub star Klea Blackhurst & Steve 'The Whistler' Herbst at Town Hall's Broadway by the Year Series on Monday, March 27 at 8pm, 'The Broadway Musicals of the 1940s,' which will highlight the music of Rodgers & Hammerstein, Kurt Weill & Leonard Bernstein. (more...)

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